Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – November 2016

Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – November 2016

Sponsored By Issue: 2016-11 November 2016 Founder’s Corner Fail fast, fail small, learn, and move on   Joseph F Paris Jr   Nobody likes to fail. Failing causes us embarrassment. Failing bruises our ego. Failing might be a dark spot on our performance assessments. All we have to do is reflect on our childhood for…

The great divergence

The great divergence

The Economist reports that a group of elite firms has established a sustained lead – and it’s not a good thing. This article is centered around the “Schumpeterian mechanism”, which states that successful businesses are, as a matter of fact, standing on unsteady ground.  And while it’s true that today’s leader is tomorrow’s failure as per the principle…

Are Americans Enamored with the Wrong Kinds of Entrepreneurs?

Are Americans Enamored with the Wrong Kinds of Entrepreneurs?

Entrepreneurs are generally adored across America – held in high esteem over and above big businesses. The reason for which, is closely connected to the American population’s general positive feelings about small business perse – with which entrepreneurship is often conflated. So why the spotlight on small business? The answer is partly found in the well-propagated…

5 ways to lead in an era of constant change

5 ways to lead in an era of constant change

Most people fear change in the workspace, because they tend to attach negative connotations . But who says it needs to be so hard? Organizational change expert Jim Hemerling practices smart ways to deal with, and grow from, the unavoidable and accelerating change transformations taking place at work. He means that adapting your business in today’s constantly-evolving world…

The Merging Worlds of Technology and Cars

The Merging Worlds of Technology and Cars

In this 21st century era we find ourselves living in, the line between technology and automotive industries is blurring. With the advent of companies such as Uber and Lyft, transportation is ever more tied closer with technology in the form of your cellular phone. Not to mention the continuous improvement of autonomous driving technology – that’s literally…