Frans Johansson: How Diversity Drives Innovation and Attracts Top Talent

As CEO of The Medici Group, Frans Johansson spends his days consulting with business leaders on the value of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I), and how they support business differentiation and growth. He founded the business following the release of his 2004 book, The Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation. […]

Brand Founders Reveal The Payoffs Of Risk-Taking

We’ve been hearing a lot about risk-taking lately. We’ve heard that agility is crucial to adapting and evolving with the changing nature of the industry; that teams can’t be afraid to fail fast and learn faster. Talking about it is one thing, but applying these principles takes a lot of guts. I would argue that […]

Look Under The Hood Of Kroger’s Innovation Machine

When COVID first hit, we felt retail businesses screech to a halt. Stores shuttered, associates were furloughed, if not laid off. While the industry felt like it was in a holding pattern, we saw some retailers step on the gas and really stand out from the pack.   One of those companies was Kroger. Rather than look at this moment of […]

Olivela CXO: Content, Charitable Giving Keep Luxury Consumers Engaged

The luxury market has taken a significant hit as a result of the pandemic, but some brands and retailers are finding new ways to adapt, respond and thrive. Olivela, a digitally native, mission-based retail platform, is emphasizing its key differentiators as a way to forge stronger relationships with customers and reach new audiences across channels. […]