How to Turn Brand Anxiety into Brand Intelligence

By Emily Soccorsy + Justin Foster You’ve been going along and growing your company. You are a good leader, and you have a good heart. And you are good at […]

Market As You Would Like To Be Marketed To

By Emily Soccorsy + Justin Foster In our world, the most egregious violators of the Golden Rule are marketers. By in large, they do not market unto others as they […]

3 Corporate Habits that Will Crush Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

  By Emily Soccorsy + Justin Foster We heart entrepreneurial people. We heart them wherever they may be, and whenever they might find us. In the last year, we’ve seen […]

Amor Fati and Your Brand

  As humans we love to quantify. Predict. Determine. Forecast. Around 300,000 years ago (when we as a human race began) predicting, determining and developing and sharing systems of knowing […]

Synthesis Episode 4: How to Make Deep Connections, a Conversation with Kristi Hall

EPISODE 4: Kristi Hall  LISTEN HERE (video + audio)   Synthesis is a Root + River hosted webcast featuring nonconformist leaders whose ideas make them — and us — see […]

Why You Should Stop Saying, “I Don’t Have a Story”

By Jennifer Lawhead “I have nothing to say.” “I don’t have an exciting story to tell.” “I’m just a typical business owner.” When I work with clients to help them […]

Know Thyself: A 21st Century Branding Principle

One of the most surprising moments of a Root Session is when our beloved client has the realization their brand was already inside of them. We did not tell them […]

A Very Different Kind of New Year’s Resolution…

New Year’s resolutions are lame.  For the most part, anyway. They are generally some in-the-moment super important idea abandoned as quickly as a battery-less toy on Christmas morning. But setting […]

How much money should I spend on marketing?

As little as possible, mate. Surprised? You’ve been taught to believe that marketing is a cost center. You’ve been trained to think that when you invest in marketing you are […]

Synthesis Episode 3: Cort Dial: An Unconventional Take on the Crisis in Leadership

EPISODE 3: Cort Dial, author, speaker, leader whisperer LISTEN HERE (video + audio)   Synthesis is a Root + River hosted webcast featuring nonconformist leaders whose ideas make them — […]
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