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Dirty Profits – The Problems with Profit Maximization

May 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Ideas

There are so many companies, that once they have a captive consumer, will try to gouge as much as they possibly can. It is not about creating value for the consumer. They are only concerned with extorting as much cash as they can. Is the the best way to build a viable business for the long run?

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The Art of Business – Ristr8tto Cafe in Thailand

April 30th, 2012 · No Comments · Entrepreneurship

Most businesses do a pretty lousy job of serving their customers. Ristr8tto is an example of company that clearly gets it. Great businesses are not built on efficiency and administration, success is dependent on delivering a great customer experience. Business can be art if you really care.

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The Creativity Lie

April 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · Ideas

Everyone wants to be more creative and innovative, however, they are too afraid of doing something different because it might lead to failure. Here are some ideas and questions to get you to become more creative.

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Every Business is Becoming a Coffee Shop

March 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Collaboration

In the idea economy, our social connections (social capital), and effectiveness in collaboration are critical success factors. Historically, there has been no better location for the creative classes to work, connect and share ideas than coffee shops. Futurist Stephen Gordon, predicts that In the Future, Everything will be a Coffee Shop.

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The End of the Middle Class

February 23rd, 2012 · No Comments · Ideas

Big Ideas: Technology is leading to more automation and outsourcing of work, increasing rates of unemployment are the inevitable result. The middle class is bearing the brunt of these job losses. Developed societies must change their fundamental social pact to cope with massively higher rates of structural unemployment. We are automating, outsourcing, crowdsourcing and off-shoring […]

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Occupy Wall Street – Grows to a World Wide Protest

October 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Collaboration

Big Ideas Tens of thousands are now involved with the Occupy Wall Street Protests worldwide Web based platforms facilitate the coordination of mass gatherings and protests around the world With online collaboration tools, a single leader or clear plan are not required. You have undoubtedly heard about the Occupy Wall Street protests that have been […]

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The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship

July 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Ideas

A great lifestyle is not just about leisure time and personal satisfaction; making a real difference in the world is also becoming an essential component. Entrepreneurship is often necessary to have the freedom to craft a perfect lifestyle, but an even more important factor is the opportunity to really create social good in the world.

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Lady Gaga Isn’t a More Efficient Brittany Spears.

May 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Ideas

From bikini stage outfits to arriving at an awards ceremony in a man-carried egg, Lady Gaga knows how to make a splash.

Most businesses don’t think like Lady Gaga. Playing by the rules and doing what everyone else is doing is much safer than taking bold risks. That is why the state of business is so damn lousy.

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How David Beats Goliath – Break the Rules to Succeed

May 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Ideas

Malcolm Gladwell has a great article in The New Yorker on how underdogs can triumph against more skilled opponents. There are many great military and sports examples of how unconventional strategies and outworking your competition are the only ways to succeed.

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The Gamification of Email

May 6th, 2011 · No Comments · Ideas

Finally, one of the greatest productivity destroyers has been gamified. If you have trouble emptying your inbox, Baydin’s Email Game might be the solution.

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