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Eight Companies that Switched What They Did

Destination Innovation

Here are examples of eight successful companies which switched from one activity to another in order to meet a customer need. Berkshire Hathaway was originally a textile manufacturing company established by Oliver Chace in 1839 in Rhode Island. He used it as a vehicle to buy stakes in insurance companies and other businesses.

Company 287
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Companies Are Not Families

Innovation Excellence

Some well-meaning executive somewhere described the company culture as feeling like a family. In fact, it probably didn’t start as a metaphor (“we are a family”); it probably started as a simile (“we are like a family”). That a high-powered CEO would feel […]

Company 74
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The Challenges of Becoming a Less Hierarchical Company

Harvard Business Review

But recent research at a food processing company in Colombia outlines some stumbling blocks companies might face when trying to change their structure. Specifically, the researchers and company CEO highlight a series of structural and people dynamics leaders should look out for in their own efforts.

Company 128
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6 Strategic Concepts That Set High-Performing Companies Apart

Harvard Business Review

Research and analysis of today’s landscape identifies six key strategic concepts that set outperforming companies apart: Borrow someone’s road, partner with a third party, reveal your strategy, be good, let the competition go, and adopt small scale attacks.

Company 143
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LLMs in Production: Tooling, Process, and Team Structure

Speaker: Dr. Greg Loughnane and Chris Alexiuk

Register today to save your seat! December 6th, 2023 at 11:00am PST, 2:00pm EST, 7:pm GMT

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Normalcy Bias: Why companies don’t react in a disaster

Idea to Value

How is it possible that so many companies fail to react while they are being disrupted ? This results in people and companies refusing to plan for things which could impact them negatively, such as another company disrupting them, even after they have been warned or the event has even begun to happen.

Company 178
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Addictive, exclusive, experience: Critical factors for new products or companies

Jeffrey Phillips

Along the way I encountered a couple of very successful companies: Starbucks, where I met a potential partner, Apple, where I went to get some repairs done on my iPhone and Chik-Fil-A, which was down the hall from the Apple store. What does this say about the creation of a new product or company? Build a community.

Company 120
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Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. In 2022, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses.

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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

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The Definitive Guide to Embedded Analytics

But many companies fail to achieve this goal because they struggle to provide the reporting and analytics users have come to expect. It will show you what embedded analytics are and how they can help your company. Every application provider has the same goals: to help their users work more efficiently, and to drive user adoption.

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The Rapid Innovation Sprint as an Accelerator for Your Big Idea

Rapid Innovation Sprints (RISE) help companies incubate greenfield digital product ideas that have the potential to radically transform their business. The techniques of RISE help to uncover game-changing opportunities with structure, collaboration, and commitment. Bring your next amazing idea to life!

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How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences. Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail.

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5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

It can create international trade, build partnerships, and grow company revenue, but language barriers often stand in the way of such progress. Download today to open a new door of possibilities for your company! Luckily, there is one very simple and effective solution: language training. The retention of talented employees.

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Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Do you want to “change the game” in your company or industry? Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. There are BIG rewards for people who challenge the status quo.

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The Definitive Guide to Embedded Analytics

But many companies fail to achieve this goal because they struggle to provide the reporting and analytics users have come to expect. It will show you what embedded analytics are and how they can help your company. Every application provider has the same goals: to help their users work more efficiently, and to drive user adoption.