The Marketer as Philosopher:

40 Brief Reflections on the Power of Your Value Proposition

by Flint McGlaughlin

This course was inspired by The Marketer as Philosopher: 40 Brief Reflections on the Power of Your Value Proposition by Flint McGlaughlin.

The Marketer as Philosopher isn’t just a book, it’s an experience, designed to help you get off your digital device and spark the next great idea for your clients, your company, or your career. This five-minute video shows how your leather edition is crafted.

“Asking ‘how’ leads to information; asking ‘why’ leads to wisdom.” This is the essence of Flint’s book.

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After twenty-five years of asking “why” to a single question and testing his hypotheses using the web as a living laboratory, McGlaughlin has released a collection of his findings.

These 40 brief reflections unfold in a series of layers that suggest a new framework and theory of messaging.

Often, business leaders spend so much time asking the “how to” questions, that they often forget to ask the “why so” questions.

The purpose of The Marketer as Philosopher is to foster reflection. It aims to cause thinkers to transcend the urgency of the answer and focus on the importance of the method.



Each section’s title forms one of the three core propositions that ground the entire theory to help you unlock the power of your value proposition.



12 reflections in each section. Eight reflections expound upon the core proposition. Four reflections touch on the critical dangers the marketer must consider.



A sketch series in each section that connects and grows with the principle idea. Each section climaxes with a master sketch to ensure visual coherence.

About the Author

Flint McGlaughlin is an American academic and business leader. He served as the Director of Enterprise Research for Transforming Business at the University of Cambridge (UK) and the Founder of the MECLABS Institute. His work has been quoted all over the world and has won numerous awards including an Emmy Award and the Mountainland Award for Short Fiction.

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Product Details

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Dimensions: 5 x 7-1/2 inches (portrait)
Leather Back: 152 pages
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Dr. Crispin Fletcher-Louis

Dr. Crispin Fletcher-Louis

This is a work of genius that McGlaughlin’s profound and incisive understanding of marketing has the potential to impact academic disciplines and spheres of life far beyond the world of marketing.

Peter Von Moltke

Former CEO, UBM Aviation

Countless books have been written on marketing and marketing science, but not a single one of them as deeply compelling as “The Marketer as Philosopher“.

Colin Stewart

Director, Hoover Institute

I returned today from a trip, opened my Fedex package and read your book from cover to cover in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down. It is a masterful work, and quite takes my breath away.