Mission vs. Vision: What’s the Difference?

The first principle of getting culture right is to put a brand strategy in place—a vision which can then guide the selection of core values. But what does a thoughtful brand strategy framework look ...
Developing A Brand

Branding From the Inside Out 

When Howard Schultz embarked on a brand refresh for Starbucks a few years ago, he didn’t make a high-profile change to the logo—he closed all outlets for a few hours so he could coach managers on ...
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QBE Selling U.S. Agency Biz For $300M

QBE Insurance Group Ltd. announced Tuesday that it is selling its U.S. agency businesses to California-based Alliant Services Inc. for about $300 million and exiting the distribution business. The ...
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Brown & Brown Selling Axiom Re Assets to Beach Re

In connection with a strategy to exit the reinsurance brokerage space, insurance intermediary Brown & Brown, Inc. said it is selling certain assets of subsidiary Axiom Re LP to Beach Re Limited ...
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2014 in Video, Courtesy of Carrier Management

Carrier Management's video interviews ran the gamut in 2014, from an evaluation of life without TRIA, to employee talent, the reinsurance market, expansion, P/C industry expectations for 2015 and ...
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Marsh’s Top 10 U.S. Casualty Trends for 2015

Marsh’s U.S. Casualty Practice sees a number of new insurance trends shaping the market in 2015, including a softening market, new capacity, and the greater use of data to enhance underwriting. ...