After five years of appearances as a Globe and Mail business bestseller, the fully updated
and revised edition of this book could not be more timely. The first edition was a plea to North
American leaders to confront three crises – hyper-messaging, the labor shortage and the rise
of China – by embracing the fact that a Brand is not a logo, advertising or any other marketing
communication, but what people think of you.
Unfortunately, these crises have only become more serious, and the majority of North American
executives still fundamentally misunderstand Brand’s true meaning. Yet there is good news:
once you realize that your Brand is what people think of you, you realize it is your culture. Then
you can build a “remark-able” Brand that cuts through competing messaging, helps you attract,
retain and inspire the best and brightest, and leverages the full power of Branding – our single
remaining advantage over the East Asian economies.
This new edition is packed with entertaining and practical new stories, along with numerous
actionable frameworks, on how to build a Brand for the 21st century – starting by rooting it in an
inspiring core purpose and Brand Foundation. You can put this book to work at your organization
– whether B2B, not-for-profit, B2C or government – today.