After September 11, there were customers who sent cheques to Southwest Airlines to show their support. One note that accompanied a cheque for $1,000 read, “You’ve been so good to me over the years, in these hard times I wanted to say thank you by helping you out.” The cheques that Southwes...
Business lesson from Detroit.
Forbes updated its annual “Most Miserable Cities” list. It looks at employment/unemployment, inflation, incomes and cost of living, crime, weather, commute times – a pretty good overview of things tied to living somewhere.
Chobani’s success story
Chobani CEO: “Our Success Has Nothing To Do With Yogurt” Chobani Yogurt has been one of the most explosive food start-ups to ever hit the market. The company’s now infamous Greek yogurt is netting more than $1 billion in annual sales — and it only went to market five years ago. B...
Find your passion
Not everyone is good at everything, but everyone is good at something. This is about an eight-year-old girl, Gillian, who was having trouble in school: missing deadlines, testing poorly, and becoming easily distracted. This true story took place in the 1930s. School administers thought that G...
If today your company doesn’t know what it’s ONE Thing is, then the company’s ONE Thing is to find out! When you see someone who has a lot of knowledge, they learned it over time. When you see someone who has a lot of skills, they developed them over time. When you see someone who …
I Need You
“You know how you survive? You make them need you. When they need what you have, they have nowhere else to go” – Bill Gates Where will you go if you don’t have Microsoft Office? Value is often a matter of how you see what you do. For example notice the following conversation betw...
Innovation workshop with IPM
A one day public program on Innovation with the Institute of Personnel Management will be conducted on the 23rd of July 2013.
Intoxicated by Success
Did Success Kill Kodak? Can we say that an intoxication borne of success eventually killed Kodak? During its 131-year history, Kodak was renowned for its innovation, flexibility and responsiveness. In the early years, founder George Eastman pioneered a cellulose film technology to replace the bulky ...
Microsoft’s Missed Opportunity
Apple’s new tablet, the iPad, was introduced in January 2010. When it went on sale in April, it shot out of the gate, selling one million units in twenty-eight days. Jobs was not the only visionary to see the need for a tablet computer. Another famous entrepreneur, Bill Gates, had this to say: “...
What is Passion? We often talk about passion but find it surprisingly difficult to explain what it means. I found two quotes that might add flavour to your definition of passion. I find them to be very inspiring hope you will feel the same. “Passion is the emotional fuel that drives your vision. I...