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That's Life! Getting Back in the Race at 40

In 2017, a good portion of the retail industry found itself operating in red ocean strategies. Slumped sales numbers were driving company reorganizations and veteran employees were scrambling to outperform their colleagues. That kind of cut-throat competition described by was the ultimate demise for thousands of ...

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How Chronic Migraines Have Helped Me in my Career

You're in the middle of a busy day and then all of a sudden you feel a deep sense of dread and see something that isn't really there. No, you're not going're experiencing a migraine aura. In my case, the aura usually looks kind of like sparkly golden snow falling or a mirage. Other people may see flashing lights, ...

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Words With Herbs - Michael Bousquet


Michael Bousquet

How did you get to gap intelligence? 

About a year ago, I started playing tennis with a guy who would not stop talking about this awesome company called gap intelligence. His fondness seemed to grow even more when he would talk about the CEO, a Texas A&M grad like himself. Besides having my first exposure to ...

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We Paid it Forward

When I started gap intelligence back in 2003, my passion was to build a company that made a concerted effort to give back to our community. I was inspired by values-led companies such as Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, The Container Store, and Whole Foods that put people and giving ahead of shareholders and profits. In many ways, a ...

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gap intelligence Goes Green: A Values-Led Company Commits to Sustainability

As gappers, we pride ourselves on our passion and being inspired by life. We are passionate about each other, our clients, and our community! We live a high five culture – we celebrate both personal & professional successes and most importantly we break for group snack attack every Wednesday morning. Following a successful team ...

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No Bad Days

I am writing this blog from Twin Lakes, California, a pocket of a campground within the snowcapped Mammoth Mountains. My two kids are down for a nap (so I can type) and I have a direct view of a cascading waterfall. A good day.

The first day of this family adventure had a bumpy start. No more than two feet into the trip, I scraped the side of ...

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Drives for Rides Golf Tournament - May 6, 2016

We are excited to announce that Drives for Rides is back for the fourth year in a row! The countdown is on as we are less than two months away from our awesome golf tournament benefitting the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF). If you are not familiar with ENF, it is a local non-profit here in San Diego that navigates families through their ...

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Values-Led Hiring

Most companies will say that hiring is the most important thing to ensure their success. gap intelligence is no different. We focus on bringing in good people who will not only be awesome tactical additions but who also align themselves with our core values and beliefs. If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’ve seen those ...

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