Tag Archives: Business Models

#NewYears2019 Innovation Excellence Ranks the Top 10 Innovative COO’s on Social Media

Success in the world of work today is, as always, tied to the indelible link between talent, brand and innovation. What has changed and continues to evolve is the opportunity for savvy leaders to optimize their passion and their work on social channels. Innovation Excellence, likes to recognize the Top Ten Innovative – as in most engaged and engaging – ...

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Conscious Capitalism: Conversation with Selim Bassoul, CEO of Middleby

Please tell me the Middleby Definition of Conscious Capitalism.  We define it as socially responsible business both locally and globally.   How does Middleby use the CC model in its operations? How does it measure and report the outcomes? The hallmark of Middleby management is that we lead by example. We have a culture of very few layers and all employees can make an impact. ...

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Conscious Capitalism: Conversation with Raj Sisoda, Part One

Raj Sisoda is the Professor of Global Business, Babson College, Co-founder & Co-Chairman, Conscious Capitalism, Inc. Raj has written ten books and over 100 academic articles. He is the co-author (with John Mackey, co-founder, and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market) of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business (Harvard Business Review Publishing, 2013), a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. He is also ...

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Another Conscious Company: Which Wich

Describe the Vibe and how it helps the company operate. The Vibe is the positive energy that’s at the heart of our culture and courses through the veins of the Which Wich system. When I founded Which Wich, I really wanted to build a special company where every member of the team would feel like they were making an impact in ...

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Is Business Killing Our Creative Spirits?

This week there was an article on INC. magazine that was wildly popular on social media. Elon Musk named his favorite books and there was only one business book out of 10. The rest were Science Fiction, Classics, Great Books. Many were surprised to learn that Musk finds inspiration in the arts and other fields and finds the canon of ...

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The Bright (and Innovative) Future of the Mom and Pop Shop

Small businesses can't compete with the massive logistics machines and bargaining power of mega retailers. Prime retail space prevents competing with the cost structure of online retailers, who ship out of low-rent warehouses, and may avoid sales tax for being out-of-state; or they can't offer same variety of online retailers. Yet, there is a future for small businesses...if they understand their advantage.

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Have You Tried New Ways to Innovate?

After relying on cost and operational efficiencies to grow the bottom line, many businesses are emerging from an innovation slumber post-recession. Now there is an imperative to refocus on organic growth. The importance of innovation in driving this growth is resurfacing to the top of the agenda. For many organizations, there are some radically new behavioural, structural and operational models of meeting this challenge are gaining popularity.

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Why Being First is not Always an Advantage

Why Being First is not Always an Advantage - Innovation Excellence

As an investor, I often heard entrepreneurs claiming being first to market as an advantage. However, you must remember that Facebook wasn't the first social media platform, Apple didn't produce the first cellphone, and Dell didn't make the first PC. In fact, MySpace, Motorola, and IBM were the first in those fields.

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