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IdeaParachute Case #1 – Specialty Valve Manufacturer
Hello all, I’m finally beginning the IdeaParachute initiative. As my first case I have randomly chosen a Valve Manufacturer company. The relevant information about this company, gathered from public information (i.e. website, google), is the following: [RELEVANT COMPANY INFO] Manufacture … Continue reading
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Guess Who’s Back!
After several years without actively blogging, I”m back. Writing about what I like the most, business. But not in the way I used to. I am testing a new concept, called IdeaParachute. Hope you like it. PS #1 – The older … Continue reading
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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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