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Low cost is often assimilated with cheap prices and cheap quality to match. Wrongly so! This dramatically innovative business model has generated major savings. Could “low cost” offer new inspiration to improve the profitability of your organization?
Convincing consumers to change their routine and try something new is not easy! Yet, some new products and services manage to become blockbusters. What fixations guide those who have accomplished this feat?
Leaders are often idealized as fearless conquering heroes. Yet, careful observation paints a very different picture of sustainably successful leaders. How to be mindful of the gap between fantasy and reality to develop our own leadership qualities?
As atypical as they may be, the high-reliability organizations —aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, rocket launch bases, etc.—are characterized by a remarkably low number of accidents. How to learn from their methods to raise the bar on safety?
Our intuition is astonishingly effective at mobilizing the knowledge stored in our brain in a fraction of a second. However, intuition is not infaillible. Subject to many biases, our intuition may easily lead us into error.
Without being intrinsically lucky, some people spontaneously do things that make good things happen to them. So what behaviors are conducive to luck, and how to implement them to develop what is actually a real skill?
The duration and extent of the economic crisis makes it difficult for business to know where to turn and what to do. Indeed, how do you find the right balance between prudence and audacity to continue moving forward?
The “wisdom of crowds” turns out to be infinitely more reliable than individual good sense, and even expert predictions. How to gather and capitalize on employees’ collective perception of company stakes?
In every business organization, hundreds of ideas are generated every day, ranging from creative solutions to everyday problems to revolutionary new products and services. What if innovation were principally a question of personal discipline?
The West is anxiously keeping a close eye on how the emerging regions of the world are developing, especially the BRIC countries–Brazil, Russia, India and China. Emerging countries indeed are now showing a surprising ability to innovate and are becoming potentially formidable competitors. What can be learned from their innovation...