The Outliers Inn; German Waste Disposal, Food Waste, Logistics
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The Outliers Inn; German Waste Disposal, Food Waste, Logistics

Topic:  JP shares his challenges with a recent move of premises.  Many of the frustrations involve the discarding of waste in Germany; the myriad of bins and methods of discarding and the confusions that go with their use is but one of the challenges.  The biggest challenge, besides JP holding the opinion that his landlords were assholes…

Lessons from the military on creating highly effective teams
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Lessons from the military on creating highly effective teams

‘Leadership by intent’ has been described as the leadership technique that can best contribute to making organisations more adaptable and effective. That it can create an environment of employee empowerment. That it can help businesses thrive in environments that are increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. In this article, I describe what leadership by intent…

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Are You Working to Best in Class Performance?

Are your operations achieving best-in-class operating performance? As corporate earnings continue to show good growth and the great recession falls further into the past, adverse results may be creeping into operating performance levels while businesses emphasize top line growth.  Understanding what best in class performance is for today’s operations and how our improvement efforts affect…

Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?
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Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?

Behavioral economist, Dan Ariely reveals why the dismal science of economics is not as firmly grounded in actual behavior as was once supposed. And, in this TED talk, he examines the motivations behind our drive to work. In doing so, he presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our…

Understanding Investor Due Diligence
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Understanding Investor Due Diligence

The investor due diligence process has evolved with the growth of the hedge fund industry. What was once a short and rather perfunctory process has grown into one which today is highly quantitative and detailed. While there is no one-size-fits-all formula for investors, one certainty is that managers who understand the components of the due…