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Mr. Allison

David Allison

Founder, The Valuegraphics Database

Human Behavior Expert and Values Thinking Pioneer David Allison is a bestselling author, an international speaker, and an advisor in a wide variety of industry sectors and disciplines. His research helps organizations all over the world engage and influence their target audiences as much as 8X more powerfully than possible before.

He is the Founder of The Valuegraphics Database, the first global record of what we all care about, created from a half-million surveys in 152 languages and 180 countries. Valuegraphics measures what everyone on earth values, wants, needs and expects, and can determine exactly what buttons to push to trigger specific behaviors from any group of people, anywhere on earth.

As the Pioneer of Values Thinking, a decision-making process centered on the shared values of an audience, he is a tireless advocate for disrupting demographic profiling. The Valuegraphics Database proves conclusively that demographic stereotypes have no place in any organization, especially during this increasingly divisive moment in history.

His most recent book, We Are All the Same Age Now, was a #1 best-seller within 24 hours of its release, and INC Magazine named it one of the top ten Leadership Books of the year. Kirkus Reviews called it "a genuinely original contribution to marketing literature." Douglas Coupland says "Mr. Allison can see the patterns in the noise and tell us what the real signal is." Dorian Carroll, the VP of Mobile Shopping for Amazon says "Mr. Allison knows how to understand, reach and motivate target audiences more effectively and efficiently." Inc Magazine named his book one of the top ten Leadership Books of the year.  

Please visit http://www.valuegraphics.com for more information.

Mr. Allison can be contacted at +1 604-786-0152 or david@valuegraphics.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.