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Every market has two sides, buyers and sellers. Markets are where the forces of supply and demand operate, and where buyers and sellers interact to trade goods and services, usually for money. If...
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In my work with both manufacturing and nonmanufacturing organizations, I have been faced with the challenge of improving quality. Toward that end, I'd like to offer a few simple lessons that I have...
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Clarity is extremely valuable for building profitable strategies and conducting sustainable business. Without clarity many firms refrain from taking strategic steps in fear of the unknown, leaving...
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It seems the most popular way to improve a process these days is by applying the glorious "Lean Toolkit." Many companies focus on learning and implementing process improvement practices introduced...
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Leaders and managers are faced with difficult decisions every day. Even process-level decisions must be made with the firm’s overall strategy in mind. The difficulty is that business strategy is a...
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Story update 4/07/2011: A reference to Rick Nash was changed to John Forbes Nash. In 1776 Adam Smith claimed that the best result comes from everyone in the group doing what’s best for...
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Many writers, including me, have claimed that a lot of our business headaches and hurdles can be solved by simply unifying people within the organization and generating contribution. The catch is...
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The business world seems fascinated with the story of how Toyota “invented” lean manufacturing. In actuality, Toyota did not aim to create this heavily marketed tool kit that we call lean...
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Most organizations are reluctant to set prices too low or too high because exceeding the boundaries on either side yields damaging consequences. If we accept that, to succeed in the long run, a firm...
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The uncertainty that comes with change is a debilitating fear in many firms. Intimidated by the thought of straying from the tried and true, those who are hired to lead often fall short as they grow...