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An Unconventional Way To Retain a Client

I have always thought that honest goes a long way.   This approach to life may be interpreted as naive, but I do believe that becoming trustworthy will often work out for your best interests in the long run.   Trustworthiness is … Continue reading

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Knockoffs Decrease Sales. Really?

Authors Kal Raustiala and Chris Sprigman have a new book out, The Knockoff Economy, exploring the effects of imitation on innovation and on profitability. Common sense would say that when imitations (knockoffs) of products appear on the market, the sales … Continue reading

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Trailers and Lean Accounting

Bill Waddell, famous lean expert and consultant, describes in a short talk the basics of Lean Accounting.  It is always positive to see that leaders of various continuous improvement disciplines agree that an accounting and measurement system focused on real value … Continue reading

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Sleep No More, Zimbardo and Milgram

Stanley Milgram and Philip Zimbardo are two recognized psychologists that conducted a some of the most famous social experiments in history to try to better understand human behavior.   What they were trying to prove in their own ways was that behavior … Continue reading

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The Flip a Coin With a Twist Method

Ever been in a dilemma, and have no idea what to do? When implications are so big that even an conflict resolution diagram will not help you find an answer, there is always the traditional “flip a coin” advice.  But is … Continue reading

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Instant America Infographic

In a world were information can be accessed immediately with the tap of a finger, the click of a mouse or a couple of keystrokes, have you asked yourself how the instantaneous world we live in has changed our behavior? … Continue reading

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Are You A Linchpin?

If you don’t know about Seth Godin’s Linchpins, maybe Hugh’s illustration can help to understand the gist of it. Bottom line:  Are you indispensable?  If not, what are you doing about it?

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The Laws of Subtraction – Free Preview

Matt May, the former Toyota consultant and innovation expert, is in the process of writing his newest book, The Laws of Subtraction. Matt has reminded us over the years that what constitutes an elegant solution is the ability to remove … Continue reading

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TEDs Top 20 Talks of All Time

You’ve probably watched many TED videos before. If not, TED was a venture started in 1984, as an annual conference with speakers sharing new ideas about Technology and Design.   Afterward, it’s objective was to promote “ideas worth sharing” about different … Continue reading

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Dan Pink’s Inspirational Quotes

We all need some inspiration from time to time.   Need some?  Check out the three quotes that author Dan Pink keeps on this wall. “Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had … Continue reading

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