Tag Archives: Mark Overbye

How to avoid being on the “Most Hated Business” list

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By Mark Overbye Try this right now. Whether on your computer keyboard or an imaginary one, type the word, “typewriter.” Notice the letters are all on the top line? This isn’t a coincidence, it’s intentional. In 1873 E. Remington and Sons acquired the manufacturing rights to a new invention called the typewriter.  As the story goes, Remington’s engineers altered the final keyboard to ...

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Linda has a lesson for you

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By Mark Overbye Have you ever received an email trying to sell you Linda Ronstadt music? Me neither. Do Linda Ronstadt ads follow you around the internet? Didn’t think so. How about being asked to subscribe to Linda Ronstadt’s website or online store? No again. While on a recent flight to attend a west coast dealer meeting, I watched a ...

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If you want sales success just do this one thing

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By Mark Overbye We need a table, but not just any table, for our new boat brand soon to be in production. My wife’s an awesome cook and the prospect of her preparing food on the seat or the gunnel when boating with friends and family isn’t right. You’ve seen it too. Holding a drink between your legs while juggling ...

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Overbye: Heckuva time to start a startup

By Mark Overbye The prophetic lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s Promised Land ring true as we attempt to launch a new boat company in the heart of a pandemic: Well there’s a dark cloud rising from the desert floorI packed my bags and I’m heading straight into the storm Gonna be a twister to blow everything down That ain’t got the ...

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Anthem Marine creates boating industry hub for federal disaster assistance

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Anthem Marine updated its website with a page dedicated to federal disaster assistance resources for the recreational boating industry. To help direct manufacturers, suppliers, importers, retailers and others find the right forms and links, Anthem has created an easy to navigate choice of direct connections for disaster aid. Anthem CEO Mark Overbye remarked, “While we’re in the process of bringing ...

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The 4 P’s of business strategy are dead

By Mark Overbye In the olden days of business, a manufacturer drove the product cycle, internally deciding how products got developed and presented in a controlled manner. Developed in the 1960’s, the "4 P's" representing Product, Price, Place, Promotion comprised a business strategy that helped define success in that bygone era. It’s a supplier-sided mindset that defines how products get ...

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