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19June 2019

Southwest Airlines’ 3 Jets of Success

Southwest may be the most profitable company in the competitive airline industry. They utilize three “jets” that drive their success and make up their model. Any business wanting to reach greater heights should take note....

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19June 2019

Ice-Cream-Maker Inventor: A True Game Changer

About 1.54 billion gallons of ice cream and related frozen desserts were produced in the U.S. alone in 2015 (most recent data).1 It is estimated that by 2022, the global ice-cream and gelato market will reach $89 billion.2 Can you imagine a world without ice cream? But who invented the first ice-cream maker? How did that one invention impact the production of ice cream and affect society?...

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19June 2019

Mars and Good Management Make for Long-Lasting Success

Mars Candies applied management skill to grow their company for more than 100 years. With a keen understanding of good management practices, this company has become one of the most popular places to work in Europe....

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19June 2019

How Dyson’s “Purpose and Intensity” Helped Create a Multibillion-Dollar Business

Sir James Dyson: You know him from his Dyson vacuums. But Sir James is much more than a vacuum inventor. He’s an entrepreneur and leader extraordinaire. How he got there is something every prosperity-minded person will want to know....

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26February 2019

beMatrix: the European Award-Winning Company Reveals Its Formula for Success

The internet makes it easier for businesses to reach more people. Because of the increased competition it also makes it harder to stand out in the crowd. Learn how an award-winning company from Belgium slayed the competition by gaining respect for their company and products....

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26February 2019

From Near Bankruptcy to a Billion-Dollar Company—All Because of a Silly Bright Idea

Who could have predicted that a silly app about angry birds would create a gaming empire worth upward of a billion dollars? The app’s creators were facing bankruptcy—until they adroitly used this “administrative tool.”...

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26February 2019

Meccano: A Hundred Years and Still Building

Meccano, a brand that was built from a bright idea in the late nineteenth century, still entertains and teaches young people across the globe. How did this toy revolutionize favorite toys in Great Britain and ultimately around the world, building an enthusiastic following of young men and women? Forced to keep up with the times, Meccano is finding new followers, including British TV fans....

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26February 2019

Compassion vs. Corporation—How Repurpose is Fueling Global Change

Sustainability is on the minds of consumers and corporations, and it’s likely to be more than a buzzword and become a byword of commerce from here on out. ...

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26February 2019

From Rebel to Multimillionaire—A Recipe for Success

He was an angry self-starter and a rebel. He was warned by his father not to go into the restaurant business. Today, David Chang is one of the most famous and richest chefs in the world. His success path broke all the rules—except one. ...

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23September 2018

Shofur—from Zero to Five Million Miles

A company in Atlanta of 14 employees took a good idea—a platform for managing thousands of buses—and integrated it (knowingly or otherwise) with two of the most fundamental laws governing any organization. The result: a booming and viable company that not only provides a vital service but saves lives. ...

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23September 2018

Innovation & Invention—from the Himalayas to Detroit

In India’s far north, a story emerges, one of a personal quest, ambition minus arrogance, unlimited energy, life-giving water, and a will to make the world a better place, soundly and economically....

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23September 2018

Trader Joe’s—Good Vibes, Good Buys

What is the unique appeal of Trader Joe’s? How did they rise to be among the top three grocery stores in surveys of nearly 13,000 customers? Of the best grocery stores ranked in 2017 on attributes like best value, fastest service and cleanliness by Market Force Information, friendly service and cashier courtesy brought Trader Joe’s near the top of the list....

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23September 2018

Overcome the “Invisible” Revenue Killer

Prosperity can be achieved by many means: hard work, smart money management or killer advertising. The list goes on. But there’s one prosperity-producing subject that rarely gets enough press. And that’s the subject of . . ....

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23September 2018

How a Bad Idea Sprung Success That is Helping to Save the Ocean

What a company stands for may be as important as the products or services they sell. This is the story of three young men who utilized a special aspect of public relations to turn a failed idea into a multi-million-dollar business in a few short years....

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26August 2018

Business Advice from a Knockout Artist

In the fifties, George Foreman grew up in the slums of Houston, Texas. He dropped out of school in the ninth grade and ran with street gangs. A life of crime was written in the stars. Today, George is worth $300 million. What went right? ...

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20August 2018

Old Spice—This Ship Still Sails the Ocean

Old Spice, the brand once associated with sea captains and early Americana, completely rebranded their products in 2008 and have been successfully expanding their line ever since. How they reinvented the brand and continue to appeal to the younger generation is a story in super-successful promotion....