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Can a 4-Day Workweek Jump Productivity 40%?

Microsoft recently experimented with a 4-day workweek in Japan. This CNN report details the results: “While the amount of time spent at work was cut dramatically, productivity — measured by sales per employee — went up by almost 40% compared to the same period the previous year.” In addition they encouraged shorter meetings (30 minutes)…

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12 Universal Barriers to Sustainable Growth

What keeps many businesses from growing? For larger companies, it is often maturing markets and inflexible organizations that dampen growth. However, closely held and entrepreneurial companies are built for growth. They operate in a world of innovation, rapidly changing technology, and entrepreneurial passion. For these businesses the challenge is not how to grow, it’s how…

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Is It Time To Rethink Your Business Model?

Is it time to rethink? The demise of well known companies such as Borders, Blockbuster, Kodak, Newsweek Magazine, as well as many mid-market companies is yet another stark indicator of the changing answers for business success today. It’s a jolting reminder that all the best intentions in the world are useless in the face of…

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Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd

Youngme Moon of the Harvard Business School created this video introducing her new book, DIFFERENT, an intimately drawn meditation on the meaning of business differentiation. She teaches one of the most sought-after courses in the school’s curriculum, and has published some of the best-selling case studies in the world. How is your business different?