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Tom Peters’ Seminar 2002: We Are In A Brawl With No Rules! TBWA. Square. Tom Peters’ Seminar 2002: We Are In A Brawl With No Rules! TBWA. Square. Root. Madrid. 03/05/2002

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1. Nobody Knows. 1. Nobody Knows.

“There will be more confusion in the business world in the next decade than “There will be more confusion in the business world in the next decade than in any decade in history. And the current pace of change will only accelerate. ” Steve Case

2. Blow It Up. 2. Blow It Up.

Forbes 100 from 1917 to 1987: 39 members of the Class of ’ 17 Forbes 100 from 1917 to 1987: 39 members of the Class of ’ 17 were alive in ’ 87; 18 in ’ 87 F 100; 18 F 100 “survivors” underperformed the market by 20%; just 2 (2%), GE & Kodak, outperformed the market 1917 to 1987. S&P 500 from 1957 to 1997: 74 members of the Class of ’ 57 were alive in ’ 97; 12 (2. 4%) of 500 outperformed the market from 1957 to 1997. Source: Dick Foster & Sarah Kaplan, Creative Destruction: Why Companies That Are Built to Last Underperform the Market

“Good management was the most powerful reason [leading firms] failed to stay atop their “Good management was the most powerful reason [leading firms] failed to stay atop their industries. Precisely because these firms listened to their customers, invested aggressively in technologies that would provide their customers more and better products of the sort they wanted, and because they carefully studied market trends and systematically allocated investment capital to innovations that promised the best returns, they lost their positions of leadership. ” Clayton Christensen, The Innovator’s Dilemma

Forget>“Learn” “The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, Forget>“Learn” “The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get the old ones out. ” Dee Hock

W. I. W. ? ? ? : 20 of 26 (7 of top 10) W. I. W. ? ? ? : 20 of 26 (7 of top 10)

P&G: Declining domestic sales in 20 of 26 (The “billion-dollar” problem. ) categories; 7 P&G: Declining domestic sales in 20 of 26 (The “billion-dollar” problem. ) categories; 7 of top 10 categories. Source: Advertising Age 01. 2002/Bof. A Securities

Primary Obstacles to “Marketing-driven Change” 1. Fear of “cannibalism. ” 2. “Excessive cult of Primary Obstacles to “Marketing-driven Change” 1. Fear of “cannibalism. ” 2. “Excessive cult of the consumer”/ “customer driven”/ “slavery to demographics, market research and focus groups. ” 3. Creating “sustainable advantage. ” Source: Jean-Marie Dru, Disruption

“Organize” for … performance & customer satisfaction. “Disorganize” for … renewal & innovation. “Organize” for … performance & customer satisfaction. “Disorganize” for … renewal & innovation.

Jim & Tom. Joined at the hip. Not. Jim & Tom. Joined at the hip. Not.

“The Silicon Valley of today is built less atop the spires of earlier triumphs “The Silicon Valley of today is built less atop the spires of earlier triumphs than upon the rubble of earlier debacles. ”—Newsweek/ Paul Saffo (03. 02)

The Gales of Creative Destruction +29 M = -44 M + 73 M +4 The Gales of Creative Destruction +29 M = -44 M + 73 M +4 M = +4 M - 0 M

Can 3. We Do It All! (Must? ) Can 3. We Do It All! (Must? )

Base Case: The Sameness Trap Base Case: The Sameness Trap

“The ‘surplus society’ has a surplus of similar companies, employing similar people, with similar “The ‘surplus society’ has a surplus of similar companies, employing similar people, with similar educational backgrounds, working in similar jobs, coming up with similar ideas, producing similar things, with similar prices and similar quality. ” Kjell Nordstrom and Jonas Ridderstrale, Funky Business

The Big Day! The Big Day!

09. 11. 2000: HP bids $18, 000, 000 for Pricewaterhouse. Coopers consulting business! 09. 11. 2000: HP bids $18, 000, 000 for Pricewaterhouse. Coopers consulting business!

“These days, building the best server isn’t enough. That’s the price of entry. ” “These days, building the best server isn’t enough. That’s the price of entry. ” Ann Livermore, Hewlett-Packard

Systems Integrator of choice. Global Services: Gerstner’s IBM: $35 B. Pledge/’ 99: Business Partner Systems Integrator of choice. Global Services: Gerstner’s IBM: $35 B. Pledge/’ 99: Business Partner Charter. 72 strategic partners, aim for 200. Drop many in-house programs/products. (BW/12. 01).

“We want to be the air traffic controllers of electrons. ” Bob Nardelli, GE “We want to be the air traffic controllers of electrons. ” Bob Nardelli, GE Power Systems

“UPS wants to take over the sweet spot in the endless loop of goods, “UPS wants to take over the sweet spot in the endless loop of goods, information and capital that all the packages [it moves] represent. ” ecompany. com/06. 01 (E. g. , UPS Logistics manages the logistics of 4. 5 M Ford vehicles, from 21 mfg. sites to 6, 000 NA dealers)

“No longer are we only an insurance provider. Today, we also offer our customers “No longer are we only an insurance provider. Today, we also offer our customers the products and services that help them achieve their dreams, whether it’s financial security, buying a car, paying for home repairs, or even taking a dream vacation. ”—Martin Feinstein, CEO, Farmers Group

“VISIONS OF A BRAND-NAME OFFICE EMPIRE. Sam Zell is not a man plagued by “VISIONS OF A BRAND-NAME OFFICE EMPIRE. Sam Zell is not a man plagued by self doubt. Mr. Zell controls public companies that own nearly 700 office buildings in the United States. … Now Mr. Zell says he will transform the real estate market by turning those REITs into national brands. … Mr. Zell believes [clients] will start to view those offices as something more than a commodity chosen chiefly by price and location. ” –New York Times (12. 16. 2001)

Omnicom: 57% from “Other” (DAS/ “integrated marketing services”) Omnicom: 57% from “Other” (DAS/ “integrated marketing services”)

TBWA … Your Partner for [Brand Excellence] [Innovation & Enterprise Transformation] [DYB. com] [Etc. TBWA … Your Partner for [Brand Excellence] [Innovation & Enterprise Transformation] [DYB. com] [Etc. ]

4. “It” is all about … THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE. 4. “It” is all about … THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE.

“Experiences are as distinct from services as services are from goods. ” Joseph Pine “Experiences are as distinct from services as services are from goods. ” Joseph Pine & James Gilmore, The Experience Economy: Work Is Theatre & Every Business a Stage

Experience: “Rebel Lifestyle!” “What we sell is the ability for a 43 -year-old accountant Experience: “Rebel Lifestyle!” “What we sell is the ability for a 43 -year-old accountant to dress in black leather, ride through small towns and have people be afraid of him. ” Harley exec, quoted in Results-Based Leadership

“Club Med is more than just a ‘resort’; it’s a means of rediscovering oneself, “Club Med is more than just a ‘resort’; it’s a means of rediscovering oneself, of inventing an entirely new ‘me. ’ ” Source: Jean-Marie Dru, Disruption

“I see us as being in the art business. Art, entertainment and mobile sculpture, “I see us as being in the art business. Art, entertainment and mobile sculpture, which, coincidentally, also happens to provide transportation. ” Bob Lutz: Source: NYT 10. 19. 01

The “Experience Ladder” Experiences Services Goods Raw Materials The “Experience Ladder” Experiences Services Goods Raw Materials

Message: “Experience” is the “Last 80%” P. S. : “Experience” applies to all work! Message: “Experience” is the “Last 80%” P. S. : “Experience” applies to all work!

5. And … the “Soul” of “Experiences” is … GUTSY DESIGN/ ADS. (Seriously Good 5. And … the “Soul” of “Experiences” is … GUTSY DESIGN/ ADS. (Seriously Good Shit)

All Equal Except … “At Sony we assume that all products of our competitors All Equal Except … “At Sony we assume that all products of our competitors have basically the same technology, price, performance and Design is the only thing that differentiates one product from another in the marketplace. ” features. Norio Ohga

“We don’t have a good language to talk about this kind of thing. In “We don’t have a good language to talk about this kind of thing. In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. … But to me, nothing could be further from the Design is the fundamental soul meaning of design. of a man-made creation. ” Steve Jobs

Object of Desire! “Every now and then, a design comes along that radically changes Object of Desire! “Every now and then, a design comes along that radically changes the way we think about a particular object. Case in point: the i. Mac. Suddenly, a computer is no longer an anonymous box. It is a sculpture, an object of desire, something that you look at. ” Katherine Mc. Coy & Michael Mc. Coy, Illinois Institute of Technology

“Design is treated like a religion at BMW. ” Fortune “Design is treated like a religion at BMW. ” Fortune

“The new Beetle fails at most categories. The only thing it doesn’t fail in “The new Beetle fails at most categories. The only thing it doesn’t fail in is drop-dead charm. ” Jerry Hirshberg, Nissan Design International

“The good 10 percent of product design comes out of bigidea companies that don’t “The good 10 percent of product design comes out of bigidea companies that don’t believe in talking to the customer. They're run by passionate maniacs who make everybody’s life miserable until they get what they want. ” Bran Ferren, Applied Minds/Wired 1 -2001

“Today the problem is not how to The fundamental question is that of the “Today the problem is not how to The fundamental question is that of the product’s right to exist. And it is the designer’s produce more to sell more. right and duty to question the legitimacy of the product. ” Philippe Starck

Instill … “Strategic” “Design Mindfulness. ” Goal: Instill … “Strategic” “Design Mindfulness. ” Goal:

Message (? ? ? ): Men cannot design for women’s needs. Message (? ? ? ): Men cannot design for women’s needs.

“Today, 80 per cent of objects are unnecessarily macho. Yet it is plain: The “Today, 80 per cent of objects are unnecessarily macho. Yet it is plain: The intelligence of a truly modern society must be feminine. … Apart from a machine pistol, I can’t think of many objects which actually need to be extravagantly masculine. ” Philippe Starck

6. Bottom line: The WOW Project. 6. Bottom line: The WOW Project.

“Reward excellent failures. Punish mediocre successes. ” Phil Daniels, Sydney exec “Reward excellent failures. Punish mediocre successes. ” Phil Daniels, Sydney exec

“Let’s make a dent in the universe. ” Steve Jobs “Let’s make a dent in the universe. ” Steve Jobs

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. Michelangelo

If you are not prepared to be fired over your beliefs … you are If you are not prepared to be fired over your beliefs … you are working on the wrong project - TP

7. Our Brand = Our Talent. (No kidding. ) 7. Our Brand = Our Talent. (No kidding. )

“The leaders of Great Groups love talent and know where to find it. They “The leaders of Great Groups love talent and know where to find it. They revel in the talent of others. ” Warren Bennis & Patricia Ward Biederman, Organizing Genius

Message: Some people are better than other people. Some people are a helluva lot Message: Some people are better than other people. Some people are a helluva lot better than other people.

“Why focus on these late teens and twentysomethings? Because they are the first young “Why focus on these late teens and twentysomethings? Because they are the first young who are both in a position to change the world, and are actually doing so. … For the first time in history, children are more comfortable, knowledgeable and literate than their parents about an innovation central to society. … The Internet has triggered the first industrial revolution in history to be led by the young. ” The Economist [12/2000]

“Diversity defines the health and wealth of nations in a new century. Mighty is “Diversity defines the health and wealth of nations in a new century. Mighty is the mongrel. The hybrid is hip. The impure, the mélange, the adulterated, the blemished, the rough, the black-and-blue, the mix-andmatch – these people are inheriting the earth. Mixing is the new norm. Mixing trumps isolation. It spawns creativity, nourishes the human spirit, spurs economic growth and empowers nations. ” G. Pascal Zachary, The Global Me: New Cosmopolitans and the Competitive Edge

“AS LEADERS, WOMEN RULE: New Studies find that female managers outshine their male counterparts “AS LEADERS, WOMEN RULE: New Studies find that female managers outshine their male counterparts in almost every measure” Title, Special Report, Business Week, 11. 20. 00

Women’s Strengths Match New Economy Imperatives: Link [rather than rank] workers; favor interactive-collaborative leadership Women’s Strengths Match New Economy Imperatives: Link [rather than rank] workers; favor interactive-collaborative leadership style [empowerment beats top-down decision making]; sustain fruitful collaborations; comfortable with sharing information; see redistribution of power as victory, not surrender; favor multi-dimensional feedback; value technical & interpersonal skills, individual & group contributions equally; readily accept ambiguity; honor intuition as well as pure “rationality”; inherently flexible; appreciate cultural diversity. Source: Judy B. Rosener, America’s Competitive Secret

The Cracked Ones Let in the Light “Our business needs a massive transfusion of The Cracked Ones Let in the Light “Our business needs a massive transfusion of talent, and talent, I believe, is most likely to be found among non-conformists, dissenters and rebels. ” David Ogilvy

enough weird people in “Are the lab these days? ” V. Chmn. , pharmaceutical enough weird people in “Are the lab these days? ” V. Chmn. , pharmaceutical house, to a lab director (06. 01)

8. THINK WEIRD … the H. V. A. Bedrock. 8. THINK WEIRD … the H. V. A. Bedrock.

The High Standard Deviation Enterprise. THINK WEIRD: The High Standard Deviation Enterprise. THINK WEIRD:

Saviors-in-Waiting Disgruntled Customers Off-the-Scope Competitors Rogue Employees Fringe Suppliers Wayne Burkan, Wide Angle Vision: Saviors-in-Waiting Disgruntled Customers Off-the-Scope Competitors Rogue Employees Fringe Suppliers Wayne Burkan, Wide Angle Vision: Beat the Competition by Focusing on Fringe Competitors, Lost Customers, and Rogue Employees

CUSTOMERS: “Futuredefining customers may account for only 2% to 3% of your total, but CUSTOMERS: “Futuredefining customers may account for only 2% to 3% of your total, but they represent a crucial window on the future. ” Adrian Slywotzky, Mercer Consultants

COMPETITORS: “The best swordsman in the world doesn’t need to fear the second best COMPETITORS: “The best swordsman in the world doesn’t need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never had a sword in his hand before; he doesn’t do the thing he ought to do, and so the expert isn’t prepared for him; he does the thing he ought not to do and often it catches the expert out and ends him on the spot. ” Mark Twain

Employees: “Are there enough weird people in the lab these days? ” V. Chmn. Employees: “Are there enough weird people in the lab these days? ” V. Chmn. , pharmaceutical house, to a lab director (06. 01)

Suppliers: “There is an ominous downside to strategic supplier relationships. An SSR supplier is Suppliers: “There is an ominous downside to strategic supplier relationships. An SSR supplier is not likely to function as any more than a mirror to your organization. Fringe suppliers that offer innovative business practices need not apply. ” Wayne Burkan, Wide Angle Vision: Beat the Competition by Focusing on Fringe Competitors, Lost Customers, and Rogue Employees

We become who we hang out with! (Which just may be all you need We become who we hang out with! (Which just may be all you need to know in life. )

WEIRD IDEAS THAT WORK: (1) Hire slow learners (of the organizational code). (1. 5) WEIRD IDEAS THAT WORK: (1) Hire slow learners (of the organizational code). (1. 5) Hire people who make you uncomfortable, even those you dislike. (2) Hire people you (probably) don’t need. (3) Use job interviews to get ideas, not to screen candidates. (4) Encourage people to ignore and defy superiors and peers. (5) Find some happy people and get them to fight. (6) Reward success and failure, punish inaction. (7) Decide to do something that will probably fail, then convince yourself and everyone else that success is certain. (8) Think of some ridiculous, impractical things to do, then do them. (9) Avoid, distract, and bore customers, critics, and anyone who just wants to talk about money. (10) Don’t try to learn anything from people who seem to have solved the problems you face. (11) Forget the past, particularly your company’s success. Bob Sutton, Weird Ideas that Work: 11½ Ideas for Promoting, Managing and Sustaining Innovation

“Deviance tells the story of every mass market ever created. What Deviants, Inc. starts “Deviance tells the story of every mass market ever created. What Deviants, Inc. starts out weird and dangerous becomes America’s next big corporate payday. So are you looking for the next mass market idea? It’s out there … way out there. ” Source: Ryan Matthews & Watts Wacker, Fast Company (03. 02)

9. Tomorrow’s Organizations … Itinerant Potential Machines. (Ready to Pounce. ) 9. Tomorrow’s Organizations … Itinerant Potential Machines. (Ready to Pounce. )

TALENT POOL TO DIE FOR. Youthful. Insanely energetic. Value creativity. Risk taking is routine. TALENT POOL TO DIE FOR. Youthful. Insanely energetic. Value creativity. Risk taking is routine. Failing is normal … if you’re stretching. Want to “make their bones” in “the revolution. ”Love the new technologies. Well rewarded. Don’t plan to be around 10 years from now.

TALENT POOL PLUS. Seek out and work with “world’s best” as needed (it’s often TALENT POOL PLUS. Seek out and work with “world’s best” as needed (it’s often needed). “We aim to change the world, and we need gifted colleagues—who well may not be on our payroll. ”

BRASSY-BUT-GROUNDED-LEADERSHIP. Say “I don’t know”—and then unleash the TALENT. Have a vision to be BRASSY-BUT-GROUNDED-LEADERSHIP. Say “I don’t know”—and then unleash the TALENT. Have a vision to be DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT —but don’t expect the co. to be around forever. Will scrap pet projects, and change course 180 degrees—and take a big write-off in the process. NO REGRETS FROM SCREW-UPS WHOSE TIME HAS NOT-YET-COME. GREAT REGRETS AT TIME & $$$ WASTED ON “ME TOO” PRODUCTS AND PROJECTS.

BRASSY-BUT-GROUNDED-LEADERSHIP. (Cont. ) “Visionary” leaders matched by leaders with shrewd business sense: “HOW DO BRASSY-BUT-GROUNDED-LEADERSHIP. (Cont. ) “Visionary” leaders matched by leaders with shrewd business sense: “HOW DO WE TURN A PROFIT ON THIS GORGEOUS IDEA? ” Appreciate “market creation” as much as or more than “market share growth. ” ARE INSANELY AWARE THAT MARKET LEADERS ARE ALWAYS IN PRECARIOUS POSITIONS, AND THAT MARKET SHARE WILL NOT PROTECT US, IN TODAY’S VOLATILE WORLD, FROM THE NEXT KILLER IDEA AND KILLER ENTREPRENEUR. (Gates. Ellison. Venter. Mc. Nealy. Walton. Case. Etc. )

ALLIANCE MANIACS. Don’t assume that “the best resides within. ” WORK WITH A SHIFTING ALLIANCE MANIACS. Don’t assume that “the best resides within. ” WORK WITH A SHIFTING ARRAY OF STATE-OF-THE-ART PARTNERS FROM ONE END OF THE “SUPPLY CHAIN” TO THE OTHER. Including vendors and consultants and … especially … PIONEERING CUSTOMERS … who will “pull us into the future. ”

TECHNOLOGY-NETWORK FANATICS. Run the whole-damn-company, and relations with all outsiders, on the Internet … TECHNOLOGY-NETWORK FANATICS. Run the whole-damn-company, and relations with all outsiders, on the Internet … at Internet speed. Reluctant to work with those who don’t share this (radical) vision.

POTENTIAL MACHINES-ORGANISMS. Don’t know what’s coming next. But are ready to jump at opportunities, POTENTIAL MACHINES-ORGANISMS. Don’t know what’s coming next. But are ready to jump at opportunities, especially those that challenge -overturn our own “way of doing things. ”

2 TRENDS WORTH TRILLION$ 2 TRENDS WORTH TRILLION$

10. Trends I: Women Roar. 10. Trends I: Women Roar.

? ? ? ? ? Home Furnishings … 94% Vacations … 92% (Adventure Travel ? ? ? ? ? Home Furnishings … 94% Vacations … 92% (Adventure Travel … 70%/ $55 B travel equipment) Houses … 91% Consumer Electronics … 51% Cars … 60% (90%) All consumer purchases … 83% Bank Account … 89% Health Care … 80%

2/3 rds working women/ 50+% working wives > 50% 80% checks 61% bills 53% 2/3 rds working women/ 50+% working wives > 50% 80% checks 61% bills 53% stock (mutual fund boom) 43% > $500 K 95% financial decisions/ 29% single handed

OPPORTUNITY NO. 1! OPPORTUNITY NO. 1!

Carol Gilligan/ In a Different Voice Men: Get away from authority, family Women: Connect Carol Gilligan/ In a Different Voice Men: Get away from authority, family Women: Connect Men: Self-oriented Women: Other-oriented Men: Rights Women: Responsibilities

Female. Think/ Popcorn “Men and women don’t think the same way, don’t communicate the Female. Think/ Popcorn “Men and women don’t think the same way, don’t communicate the same way, don’t buy for the same reasons. ” “He simply wants the transaction to take place. She’s interested in creating a relationship. Every place women go, they make connections. ”

Read This: Barbara & Allan Pease’s Why Men Don’t Listen & Women Can’t Read Read This: Barbara & Allan Pease’s Why Men Don’t Listen & Women Can’t Read Maps

“It is obvious to a woman when another woman is upset, while a man “It is obvious to a woman when another woman is upset, while a man generally has to physically witness tears or a temper tantrum or be slapped in the face before he even has a clue that anything is going on. Like most female mammals, women are equipped with far more finely tuned sensory skills than men. ” Barbara & Allan Pease, Why Men Don’t Listen & Women Can’t Read Maps

“Resting” State: 30%, 90%: “A woman knows her children’s friends, hopes, dreams, romances, secret “Resting” State: 30%, 90%: “A woman knows her children’s friends, hopes, dreams, romances, secret fears, what they are thinking, how they are feeling. Men are vaguely aware of some short people also living in the house. ” Barbara & Allan Pease, Why Men Don’t Listen & Women Can’t Read Maps

“As a hunter, a man needed vision that would allow him to zero in “As a hunter, a man needed vision that would allow him to zero in on targets in the distance … whereas a woman needed eyes to allow a wide arc of vision so that she could monitor any predators sneaking up on the nest. This is why modern men can find their way effortlessly to a distant pub, but can never find things in fridges, cupboards or drawers. ” Barbara & Allan Pease, Why Men Don’t Listen & Women Can’t Read Maps

“Female hearing advantage contributes significantly to what is called ‘women’s intuition’ and is one “Female hearing advantage contributes significantly to what is called ‘women’s intuition’ and is one of the reasons why a woman can read between the lines of what people say. Men, however, shouldn’t despair. They are excellent at imitating animal sounds. ” Barbara & Allan Pease, Why Men Don’t Listen & Women Can’t Read Maps

Read This Book … EVEolution: The Eight Truths of Marketing to Women Faith Popcorn Read This Book … EVEolution: The Eight Truths of Marketing to Women Faith Popcorn & Lys Marigold

EVEolution: Truth No. 1 Connecting Your Female Consumers to Each Other Connects Them to EVEolution: Truth No. 1 Connecting Your Female Consumers to Each Other Connects Them to Your Brand

“The ‘Connection Proclivity’ in women starts early. When asked, ‘How was school today? ’ “The ‘Connection Proclivity’ in women starts early. When asked, ‘How was school today? ’ a girl usually tells her mother every detail of what happened, while a boy might grunt, ‘Fine. ’ ” EVEolution

“Women don’t buy brands. They join them. ” EVEolution “Women don’t buy brands. They join them. ” EVEolution

Not ! “Year of the Woman” Not ! “Year of the Woman”

Enterprise Reinvention! Recruiting Hiring/Rewarding/Promoting Structure Processes Measurement Strategy Culture Vision Leadership THE BRAND ITSELF! Enterprise Reinvention! Recruiting Hiring/Rewarding/Promoting Structure Processes Measurement Strategy Culture Vision Leadership THE BRAND ITSELF!

“Honey, are you sure you have the kind of money it takes to be “Honey, are you sure you have the kind of money it takes to be looking at a car like this? ”

STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY: I am a businessperson. An analyst. A pragmatist. The enormous social STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY: I am a businessperson. An analyst. A pragmatist. The enormous social good of increased women’s power is clear to me; but it is not my bailiwick. My “game” is haranguing business leaders about my fact-based conviction that women’s increasing power – leadership skills and purchasing power – is the strongest and most dynamic force at work in the American economy today. Dare I say it as a long-time Palo Alto resident … THIS IS EVEN BIGGER THAN THE INTERNET! Tom Peters

Psssst! Wanna see my “porn” collection? Psssst! Wanna see my “porn” collection?

Ad from Furniture /Today (04. 01): “MEET WITH THE EXPERTS!: How Retailing’s Most Successful Ad from Furniture /Today (04. 01): “MEET WITH THE EXPERTS!: How Retailing’s Most Successful Stay that Way” Presenting Experts: M = F= ? ? 16; (94% = 272)

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Stupid! Stupid!

“Customer is King”: 4, 440 “Customer is Queen”: 29 Source: Steve Farber/Google search/04. 2002 “Customer is King”: 4, 440 “Customer is Queen”: 29 Source: Steve Farber/Google search/04. 2002

11. Trends II: Boomer Bonanza/ Godzilla Geezer. (American) 11. Trends II: Boomer Bonanza/ Godzilla Geezer. (American)

Subject: Marketers & Stupidity “It’s 18 -44, stupid!” Subject: Marketers & Stupidity “It’s 18 -44, stupid!”

Subject: Marketers & Stupidity “ 18 -44 is stupid, stupid!” Or is it: Subject: Marketers & Stupidity “ 18 -44 is stupid, stupid!” Or is it:

2000 -2010 Stats 18 -44: -1% 55+: +21% (55 -64: +47%) 2000 -2010 Stats 18 -44: -1% 55+: +21% (55 -64: +47%)

Aging/“Elderly” $$$$$$ “I’m in charge!” Aging/“Elderly” $$$$$$ “I’m in charge!”

50+ $7 T wealth (70%)/$2 T annual income 50% all discretionary spending 79% own 50+ $7 T wealth (70%)/$2 T annual income 50% all discretionary spending 79% own homes/40 M credit card users 41% new cars/48% luxury cars $610 B healthcare spending/ 74% prescription drugs 5% of advertising targets Ken Dychtwald, Age Power: How the 21 st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old

“Advertisers pay more to reach the kid because they think that once someone hits “Advertisers pay more to reach the kid because they think that once someone hits middle age he’s too set in his ways to be susceptible to advertising. … In fact this notion of impressionable kids and hidebound geezers is little more than a fairy tale, a Madison Avenue gloss on Hollywood’s cult of youth. ”—James Surowiecki (The New Yorker/04. 01. 2002)

“ ‘Age Power’ will st 21 rule the century, and we are woefully unprepared. “ ‘Age Power’ will st 21 rule the century, and we are woefully unprepared. ” Ken Dychtwald, Age Power: How the 21 st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old

No: “Target Marketing” Yes: “Target Innovation” & “Target Delivery Systems” No: “Target Marketing” Yes: “Target Innovation” & “Target Delivery Systems”

12. LEADING IN TOTALLY SCREWEDUP TIMES 12. LEADING IN TOTALLY SCREWEDUP TIMES

“Create a ‘cause, ’ not a ‘business. ’ ” G. H. : “Create a ‘cause, ’ not a ‘business. ’ ” G. H. :

BZ: “I am a … Dispenser of Enthusiasm!” BZ: “I am a … Dispenser of Enthusiasm!”

“If things seem under control, you’re just not going fast enough. ” Mario Andretti “If things seem under control, you’re just not going fast enough. ” Mario Andretti