2017 Perspectives and a Look Ahead

December 22, 2017 - In making any summary statement on 2017, it is tempting for us to join the chorus of superlatives already flooding the Internet as we approach the new year. While 2017 was many things to many people, our job is to make sense of it for our clients and collaborators. One of the ways we do this is through the voices of our Senior Advisors, the personification of our commitment to strategic and operational expertise within our firm.

 

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Meet Bob Kaplan, Senior Advisor

December 18, 2017 - Bob Kaplan is one of our original Senior Advisors. He works in the fields of strategy, organizational structure and processes, and IT. He acts as a counselor and sounding board for CEOs and other senior level executives. We recently sat down with him to learn more.

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Unwrapping the Holiday e-Commerce Contradiction

December 1, 2017 - A a recent Deloitte survey indicates that Americans plan to spend a majority of their holiday shopping budget online. Meanwhile, in a major Pitney Bowes study of retailers and consumers from around the world, almost half of respondents reported issues, frustrations and an overall experience that did not meet their expectations. So everyone is doing it while almost half of us seem to hate it. What gives?

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Meet Anna Minto, Senior Advisor

November 6, 2017 - Comprised of former leaders from the world’s top consulting firms, our Senior Advisors are valuable resources for clients, providing thoughtful collaboration and partnership on projects at all stages.

Anna Minto is one of our newest Senior Advisors and the author of “Define Your Brand”, our most recent InSights article.

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HighPoint’s New Look

October 31, 2017 - HighPoint is pleased to finally show off one of our big initiatives of 2017: new branding and an improved online experience.

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Define Your Brand

October 4, 2017 - At the heart of anything we read or often do is the same fundamental question: “What’s in it for me?” It seems a selfish question, but if you believe that your best you comes from the realization of your dreams and strengths, it’s an empowering question. This doesn’t just apply to your personal life, but also to your job and career—equally important since it’s where you spend half of your waking hours.

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Moving the Chains: Taking Strategy Pointers from the World of Fantasy Football

October 2, 2017 - Fantasy football’s runaway popularity – and the massive gambling activity it attracts – are borne from the endless combinations and possibilities it offers. After all, there is no such thing as fantasy boxing or tennis. Two competitors meet, one is victorious and the result hinges on individual performance. A football team, on the other hand, is an interconnected web of capabilities, flaws and potential. It’s a puzzle. At Highpoint, we think about that puzzle in the corporate context all the time and seek inspiration wherever we can find it.

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Chasing the Green: Inspiration from Central Park’s Douglas Blonsky

September 25, 2017 - We often forget what large swaths of New York used to be like. This was made clear to me recently during a fascinating session with Douglas Blonsky, President of the Central Park Conservancy and perhaps the single biggest reason the park appears the way it does today.

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Salesforce Effectiveness

September 1, 2017 - In order to better align incentive compensation and overall business priorities for project managers, a publicly traded $15B+ international engineering and construction firm sought assessment and planning expertise.

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Strategic Planning Support

August 15, 2017 - A $10B global vision care products provider was in search of support to create and execute a new strategic planning process for one of its key divisions.

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