Ian Lurie Jun 18 2015
TL;DR: I wrote my very first Medium post ever. It’s about marketing leadership and getting to “Why not?” Click here to read it.
Any smart organization has the risk-takers and the risk-averse. That’s a very necessary balance. If all you have are risk-takers you’ll probably run aground in a hurry. If everyone on your team is risk-averse, you probably won’t make any progress.
As Internet marketers, we’re usually called upon to be the risk takers. We charge in with all sorts of ideas for change. We assume everyone will fall all over themselves to implement those ideas. But they don’t.
That’s because they are doing their jobs!
To lead organizations towards stronger branding and growth and all the other good things that come with smart Internet marketing, we have to change the conversation from:
“Why should I do this risky thing?”
“What are the risks if I do not do this risky thing?”
That’s what I talk about in my very first Medium post ever. Click here to read it.
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Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More