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  • Trying to setup any product is enough to send anyone into the depths of despair. So bad. Why can’t everyone just use @google,
  • Hey, anyone got line of sight to a great contract or semi perm proposal writer in the US?,
  • Huge congrats to the Four Pillars gang. Amazing brand building and products are brilliant. Way to go. Beer giant Li… ,
  • And it so so hard for so many small businesses - tax policies and particular are just crazy ,
  • Whoever voted for this guy, please don’t do it again. Clearly has neither the intellect or sensitivity to lead. Ra… ,
  • Makes me physically sick reading this. Thoughts are with all Kiwis and all of you in Christchurch. Just horrific. ,
  • Great suggestions here... How to Configure Your iPhone to Work for You, Not Against You by ,
  • This is a delicious gin from Four Pillars. Up there with the Manly Seasider Gin ,
  • Love the idea of the cool seats but based on the rest of the concept they haven’t flown international cargo class m… ,
  • Going to cancel my SMH subscription. How any credible newspaper could peddle this crap is beyond me. Staggering. ,
  • Love the positive energy of the NZ commentators on what has to be one of the worst displays of rugby by any… ,
  • So A2 milk invests 75% more in marketing and reaps massive results. Great to see a brand with the courage to bet o… ,
  • The hunt for the fish pirates who exploit the sea ... great read ,
  • Execsplaining the McSweeny’s “Business Words” – : The Next Generation ,
  • I see the highlanders are still sporting their awful hi-vis safety vest uniforms.,
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The Authentic Workplace

More and more brands are looking to anchor themselves in authenticity. This is a strategy that needs to go beyond the brand – in fact, it needs to start in the workplace.

Reading a story on Eileen Fisher in the Style issue of The New Yorker (highly recommend it) they highlight a piece from an employee brochure entitled, “To Be Oursleves”.

The underlying philosophy of our design – no constraints, freedom of expression – extends to the company itself, which is run in a loosely structured manner that allows for an open exchange of ideas. Every employee is encouraged to give input to any area, no matter what their position or expertise. The individual is valued for the total picture of who they are and what they contribute.

Live that, and you’ve got authenticity in org design and in cutlure. Which probably explains why, amongst other things, Eileen Fisher has been such a success.

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