Donald Sterling, the disgraced owner of the Los Angeles Clippers has decided to sell his team, and Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft placed a bid of $2 billion to purchase it. Since the NBA approved his proposal, now many people are wondering the same thing: Should Balmer rename the LA Clippers? Do they … Continue reading Should the LA Clippers Change its Name?
Previously, we analyzed the Toronto Raptors as an organization, focusing on the causes of its perpetual mediocrity. We mentioned that there is a systemic problem that’s been bothering the Raptors since its inception. Our first analysis focused on the Shifting the Burden archetype. Today, we are going to focus on another Systems Archetype: Escalation. A … Continue reading Systemic Solutions for Toronto Raptors – Part 2
Two years ago, I wrote an article about the Raptors’ brand strategy or lack thereof. Recently, I asked the Raptors Republic community what has changed over the last two years. The topic generated decent interest and started an excellent dialogue, so I decided to edit my comments and share them with you. It is about … Continue reading Systems Thinking and Toronto Raptors
NBA lockout is about to end. The hot topic of discussion is what's the damage to Brand Jordan? Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest basketball player of all times. But his skills and will are not enough to explain how he became the magnetic person that he is. During his Hall of Fame induction speech, … Continue reading Brand Jordan
A lot has been written and said about LeBron James and his famous decision to sign with the Miami Heat. So why address this topic now? Hasn’t everything been said about “the decision?” My answer is “no”, because nobody looked at this issue from brand strategy perspective. So let’s put our branding goggles and see … Continue reading LeBron James: Really a villain brand?
I am an avid fan of basketball and Toronto Raptors. Be that as it may, this article is not about the most recent lackadaisical season of the Raptors. If you want to discuss basketball, I would suggest you visit Raptors Republic, for the real basketball sages hang out there. This article, on the other hand, … Continue reading What is missing from Toronto Raptors’ brand strategy?
Orlando Magi, one of NBA's elite franchises, announced its new logo. If I am not mistaken, this is the third logo of the franchise. Last time Magic changed its logo, the club chose a much more subtle approach. This time? Not so much... We always say brand identity should stem from brand strategy. So before slicing … Continue reading Orlando Magic’s new identity