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Continuity Marketing: Profit or Scale?

I had an interesting discussion on continuity acquisition strategy yesterday, which boiled down to two questions: Do we spend profitability, at break-even, or to penetrate (i.e. at a loss) at the margin? By profit, do we mean gross margin, marketing … Continue reading

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Mayan Marketing

“All you have to know is what it is.” Said Richard Feynman, in his introduction to his famous Sir Douglas Robb Lectures on quantum electrodynamics at Auckland University in 1979. Feynman’s brilliance in those lectures and his book on the … Continue reading

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Administrivia Root Cause: The Simple Heuristic

I used to work for a large corporation that required managerial approval to get a corporate Blackberry or to order food or snacks for meetings. Said another way, vice presidents were responsible for assessing the need for $30 worth of … Continue reading

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Bottom-Up P&L

I was looking for a file this morning and stumbled across a P&L sensitivity model I built in 1998.  I built the model while working for the continuity marketer International Masters Publishers, where I learned  (and eventually taught) proper direct … Continue reading

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