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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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Vegie Bar Melbourne – Lessons in Customer Service from Australia’s Worst Restaurant

April 7th, 2012 · No Comments · Ideas

Effectively dealing with complaints can be a great marketing opportunity. Negative experiences spread much more than positive ones. Create an effective procedure to make customers happy, it costs much less than what you have to potentially lose.

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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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Forget Collaboration – Individuals are More Creative than Groups

February 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Collaboration

Individuals perform better than groups in quantity and quality of ideas. The larger the group, the more they are susceptible to group think.

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33 Social Entrepreneurs Who Make This World A Better Place

January 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Entrepreneurship

IdeaMensch has a great post providing examples of 33 social entrepreneurs. These social entrepreneurs are proof that talented individuals can indeed make a substantial difference to the world.

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Why Collaboration Often Fails and What to Do About It.

January 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Collaboration

There is no question that the Internet has changed the way we work and connect with others. From a few people working on a shared Google document to thousands contributing to projects like Wikipedia or Linux, we are collaborating in unprecedented ways. When it works, collaboration is synergistic and amazing. The problem is that too often, real, meaningful collaboration is thwarted by an ugly thing called people.

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What Happens When Average Lifespans hit 100 years old, or 150?

November 4th, 2011 · No Comments · Ideas

Average lifespans have been increasing for more than a century. Science is on the verge of substantially increasing our longevity. Aging is a disease and it can be slowed. Increased lifespans are already altering our economies, this is only the beginning.

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