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Get Your Association to Think Like an Employer: Lessons from the Amazon.com Story

Posted by Andy Freed on 8/28/15 7:54 AM

There was a front page article in the New York Times recently about the culture at Amazon.com

I don’t know how much of it is true. The Times makes a compelling case. Jeff Bezos makes a compelling rebuttal

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Topics: Association Membership, Membership Value

What happens when the magic is gone? And how to get it back!

Posted by Joan Jacobs on 3/17/15 8:00 AM

New organizations have an energy, an excitement, related to a new technology that has the promise to open up new global markets and significantly change or enhance the way companies or individuals use technology-based products or services. During the start-up phase, the founders likely have a clear vision as to the technology’s value, what benefits it will provide and a sense for how to differentiate the technology from both existing products and from other approaches being brokered by competitive coalitions.

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Topics: Association Management, Membership, Life Cycle, Membership Value

Demonstrate member value by frustrating your members

Posted by Greg Kohn on 2/4/15 7:00 AM

You’re right, that title seems really counterintuitive. Let’s be honest, it’s really never a good idea to frustrate your members. Ever. But a recent experience on my home front brought that concept to mind. Let me explain. 

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Topics: Association Management Companies, Membership Value

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