Sexy is Out; Comfort is In

L Brand’s Victoria’s Secret is not having a good year. Their stock has declined considerably as have same-store-sales. A hidden cause? The brand’s well known style of provocative advertising falls tone deaf in the era of women’s empowerment.

The Breakup

Over the last 30 years, some of the largest Consumer Packed Goods (CPGs) and brands built powerful businesses that outpaced the rest of the market. Pursuing constant innovation, expanding gross margins, and growing in emerging markets, large CPGs outperformed the…

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (of retail)

The digital consumer is difficult to catch and moves quickly, typically in an unpredictable manner and often without notice. As a result, retailers attempt a wide variety of ways to both please their customers as well as their shareholders. In today’s article, we highlight three interesting trends which companies employ as they strike the required balance.

Pumping up the talent strategy (Part 2 of 2)

So, the follow-up becomes how can leaders think through the approach to talent and create a strategy to execute against and build company value? We identified three key ways leaders and organizations can address to build a sustainable advantage. As Michael Scott from The Office says, "You need to play to win. But you also have to win to play."