Entries by Jay York

Larry Light in Forbes.com: Activist Pressures For Demergers Will Hurt AT&T And Others

The financial engineers are at it again. Discussions about financial engineering routinely focus on massive debt accumulation, zero-based budgeting, share buybacks, increased dividends for investors and cost cutting. Now, the spotlight is on spinoffs. It turns out that spinoffs forced by activist investors can be damaging for the corporate brand that is asked to separate – […]

Larry Light’s Forbes.com Column Returns

Larry Light’s Forbes.com column is making waves with insightful pieces on the state of some of the biggest auto brands. Read his piece What Is The Lincoln Auto Brand? Or his latest piece The Nissan Brand Message Is ‘Let’s Make A Deal’

Larry Light asks “Is This Your Grandfather’s Harley-Davidson?” in Forbes.com

Has Harley-Davidson met its Oldsmobile moment? The venerable motorcycle brand faces the deleterious consequences of demography. On the one hand, Harley continues to be reliant on the defining mood, spirit and discretionary spending of Baby Boomers (think Marlon Brando’s outlaw motorcycle 1953 film, The Wild Ones, Jack Nicholson and Dennis Hopper in the 1969 film […]

Larry Light’s 3 Latest Pieces In Forbes.com

Larry Light’s Forbes column is teaming with insight and information for Marketers from the entry level to C-Suite Executives. Here are THREE of his latest pieces including The Two Keys To Barnes & Noble’s Future, The Three Dimensions Of Ease: Too Much Choice Is Hurting Nature Valley, and Dunkin’s New Strategy … Destined For Failure! […]

The Mass Middle of the Market is Muddling its Way Into the Future

The village of Tupper Lake, NY, in the Adirondack Park has a population hovering just under 6000. In the short summer season tourists and second-home owners boost that number. Recently, there has been a seasonal gentrification with the opening of two craft breweries, but it is basically a struggling place to live. Tupper Lake is […]