Yes, it’s hard selling peers, internal partners and clients on ideas. (Such is life. Think about the last time you and your family negotiated over the remote during prime time.) Yet, when an idea sells like “hotcakes” to the consumer, especially if it was one of the less popular pitches, you have to dig deeper and ask what resonated to them that you may not have recognized. It’s humbling when culture “schools” strategy, but the learning lasts much longer.
Geez Louise! What I wouldn’t give to take the younger version of myself out to lunch.