Archive for February 2015

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Detroit – Building A Vibrant Future Built On The Past

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams. Quote attributed to: Herb Caen I was recently asked by my friend Andy Levine to share my thoughts on how strategically Detroit leaders should return the city to a path of prosperity.  Andy […]

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How home-grown organisations can improve their economical development

Friday, February 20th, 2015

It has been more than five years since the financial crisis of 2008, and while the economy is improving, it is not doing so at a fast enough rate for many people. In order for the US to get back to the thriving fiscal position it was in before the recession, the country needs to […]

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City Branding Case Study – The Story Of Cork

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

We’re not that much smarter than we used to be, even though we have much more information — and that means the real skill now is learning how to pick out the useful information from all this noise.   Branding The City Of Cork My friend and place branding expert Malcolm Allan shares this case […]

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Are You Ever Too Old To Achieve The American Dream?

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Today Is The Oldest You’ve Been, And The Youngest You Will Ever Be Again. Quote attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt Differences Between Age Group Achievement of the American Dream Overall reported achievement of the American Dream is not the same between generations and  there are notable differences in the self-reported level of achievement among the 35 dimensions […]

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Differences Between Male and Female Achievement of the American Dream  

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder. Quote attributed to : Sheryl Sandberg Overall reported achievement of the American Dream is reported by men and women to be essentially the same, but there are notable differences in the self-reported level of achievement among the 35 dimensions (sub-dreams) that statistically define the American Dream. Background […]

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How Tillamook County, Oregon Is Quickly Becoming A Top Destination

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Brands are built around stories.  And stories of identity – who we are, where we have come from –  are the most effective stories of all.  This storytelling is a powerful way to bring brands to life. Quote attributed to:  Bill Dauphinais, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Every community has a brand promise and branding is the process of […]

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