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    Unpacking Packaging Costs

    - by David K. Schneider

    Packaging is everywhere.  Almost everything that we buy comes packaged in some form.  New cars are packaged in protective films for transport.  The jeans on the store shelf came in a corrugated paperboard box.  Even the fresh fruit at the farmer’s market arrived in a box, and you took it home in a bag. The trend of the YouTube unboxing videos is driving new attention to packaging.  The unboxing experience, along with a quick initial review of the product by product influencers, is becoming a decision point for consumers.  While Amazon drives the marketplace with 2-day delivery, a significant portion…

  • Thought Food

    Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise

    - by MIT Sloan

    MIT Sloan means that innovation is one of the driving forces in our world. The constant creation of new ideas and their transformation into technologies and products forms a powerful cornerstone for 21st century society. Indeed, many universities and institutes, along with regions such as Silicon Valley, cultivate this process. The crux of the article is that the work could lead to a new approach to the study of what is possible, and how it follows from what already exists. Read more

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    The Power of Leadership at High Performance Organizations

    - by Jonathan Escobar

    The power of leadership at High-Performance Organizations is found in the essence of Servant Leadership, the alternative approach to the “default” model most common in society until now: The Command and Control Leadership Model. Taking a look at it, we may even better understand what Servant Leadership means and why it needs to be the basic thinking for leaders in High-Performance Organizations. The Command and Control Model Focus is primarily on who has the power, not who uses it intelligently. Authority is largely position-based versus credibility gained or know-how based. Success and status are measured by how much power you…

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    Hurry Up and Slow Down

    - by Joseph Paris

    I just got off the golf course hitting 9-holes with my Pop, who is 84 years old.  God bless him, I hope he has many more rounds to play and I look forward to getting out as often as I can with him.  We played the En-Joie Golf Club; a stop on the PGA Tour from 1972 to 2005 when the BC Open was played there – and now, as the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, which is a stop on the Champions Tour.  It is unique in that the course is owned and operated by Broome County.  This means that…

  • Podcasts

    The Outliers Inn – Episode 37 – Paul Connelly; All the World’s a Stage

    Topic: It’s a small world, but I wouldn’t want to hoover it. What can improv and performing comedy tell us about learning and collaboration?  After discovering several contacts in common, JP and Benjamin are joined by the Public Service Transformation Academy’s Paul Conneely to talk insights from his past forays into improv and comedy and their applicability to the developing collaborate and innovate teams. Listen Now!

  • Webinars

    Operational Excellence Webinar Series

    - by Operational Excellence Society

    The Operational Excellence Society is proudly hosting its latest online business educational initiative, coined the Operational Excellence Webinar series. This webinar’s thought leader is Joseph Paris from the Operational Excellence Society. Date & Time : Monday, June 24, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT) Lessons from Mt Stupid Webinar Abstract Experience is the hardest teacher, for first she gives us the test, then teaches us the lesson. Change often fails because we set expectations based upon what we know – failing to give proper consideration to circumstances or outright ignoring what we don’t know. The more arrogant in our ignorance we…

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