Dan Mack

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  • Wed, 07/08/2015 - 5:41pm

    The New General Market consumer, influenced by the millennial mindset, is not just a new consumer that must be understood, but also the core influencer of tomorrow’s shopping experience.

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  • Sat, 04/25/2015 - 1:41pm

    The New General Market Leadership platform — a Drug Store News and Mack Elevation Forum co-produced industry platform — kicked off before NACDS Annual Meeting with a special reception highlighting guest speaker Michael Yormark, president of Jay Z’s Roc Nation.

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  • Thu, 02/26/2015 - 4:41pm

    "Why do you think the TV show 'Shark Tank' is so popular? You would think that a show about a bunch of finely dressed business people assessing new business ventures is more fodder for boardrooms than family living rooms. So what’s the hook and what can we all learn from this happening?" writes Dan Mack in his latest blog post. 


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  • Mon, 12/08/2014 - 4:23pm

    "There are no perfect organizations, and we all have a performance gap between where we are and where we hope to land," writes Dan Mack in his latest blog entry. 

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  • Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:35am
    "The best organizations are built on healthy consistent leadership practices. And they invest in getting even healthier.  So what gets in the way of creating a healthy organization?" writes Dan Mack, founder of Mack Elevation Forum, in his latest blog post. 
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  • Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:34pm

    "The seven deadly are a list of rebellious vices that historically have afflicted mankind. The center of each vice is the tendency to focus too much on one’s self and not enough on others. Sounds like the criticism many buyers have of a number of today’s top sales and marketing leaders, doesn’t it?" writes Dan Mack, founder of the Mack Elevation Forum, in his latest blog post.

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  • Mon, 03/31/2014 - 1:59pm

    "Retailers are not just looking for new products, and lots of talk, they are looking for trusted partners and results," writes Dan Mack, founder of the Mack Elevation Forum, in his latest blog post.

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  • Fri, 01/03/2014 - 3:02pm

    “How do we develop and maintain higher level strategic partnerships?” That was the theme of the recent Drug Store Industry Issues Summit in New York in December. Once a year, senior retail and manufacturing leaders get together to review the ever changing dynamics around how we create value for each other while satisfying the needs of the shopper.

  • Mon, 07/15/2013 - 12:45pm

    Everyone loves a dark horse — the come-from-behind winner that no one expects. We cheer for them, marvel at their tenacity, and hope for their victory over stronger, better-known competitors. "But why do dark horses win?" asks Mack Elevation Forum founder, Dan Mack.

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  • Fri, 04/12/2013 - 10:19am

    A leading category manager who purchases a $4 billion category of business shared with me during a recent interview that he believes less than 5% of the companies calling on him “truly create meaningful value” and actually “get it.” He went on to share that, “they don’t understand or appreciate my definition of value.”

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