What's Your Competitive Attitude?



When facing the competition, do you work to:

a) Improve your service and/or features relative to the competitor's?

b) Outspend your competition's marketing efforts?

c) Reinvent the category/change the playing field?

Guess which one moves your brand to market leadership?

Hint: It's the same principle that keeps Apple innovating way ahead of the personal electronics game, Wallmart ahead of the retail game, and (sadly) Al Qaeda staying alive while bleeding U.S. government resources trying to fight an "understood" enemy...

So why is it that emerging brands mimic the organizational behavior of industry Goliaths with fewer resources? How do you think their stories will end? Just think about that the next time you see a Startup more concerned with "appearing" like industry giants rather than being clever enough to actually change the game.

1 Responses to “What's Your Competitive Attitude?”

  1. # Anonymous Amanda Mooney

    "Just think about that the next time you see a Startup more concerned with "appearing" like industry giants rather than being clever enough to actually change the game."

    Ray- I wish I could highlight and underline this part. Dead on. This is the time to see small, nimble flexibility as the competitive distinction to not only be accepted by the cool brands' crowd but to create the environment to make every one of these established brands seem irrelevant or old-school.  

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