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How the Rapid Growth of Ecommerce Is Driving Changes in Logistics and Transportation Management

Strategy Driven

However, for e-commerce businesses, shipping parcels to different locations safely and punctually requires complex planning. The proximity to urban areas allows parcels to get delivered faster, which is a key differentiator.

5 Why's and a How

CEO Blog

The biggest innovation that I add to the process is to not only ask the 5 Why''s but to add the How question. EG - in analyzing a shipping line, the 5 why''s might determine that only 1,000 parcels per hour can be shipped per hour. But ask "How can we ship 1,500 parcels per hour" might elicit creative responses like add a new line or do things differently. At one of the boards I am on, discussion turned to efficiency. I suggested the 5 Why''s process.

Design Matters

N2Growth Blog

Whether it is aesthetic, functional, creative, process, innovative, intellectual, technical or applicational…design matters. You bring up Apple, a shining example (no pun intended) of design being part and parcel of brand.

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Transforming Rural India Through Agricultural Innovation

Harvard Business Review

On my last trip to India, I witnessed an innovation experiment, National Agro Foundation (NAF) , that addresses this wicked problem. Addressing the agriculture value chain—soil testing, facilitation of inputs and credit, market linkage, and field advisory services—is part and parcel of agriculture development initiatives. Reducing income inequality is not just a matter of charity, it is a challenge for innovation. Corporate social responsibility India Innovation

Sometimes Cutting R&D Spending Can Yield More Innovation

Harvard Business Review

The chart may appear to show merely that Cisco’s patent filings lagged its R&D spending by three years, but in fact the decline in spending and the rise in patents were part and parcel of a deliberate strategic shift by the company in 2001.

Leadership & Emotional Control | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Controlling one's emotions is part and parcel of emotional intelligence.

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Who is an Entrepreneur?

Rajesh Setty

Innovation is the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a different service.” “An entrepreneur is the ultimate innovator and earns his profits, however temporary, from successful innovations.”

My Personal Coach

Coaching Tip

They parcel out their observations carefully. The sort of coaching that fosters effective innovation and judgment, not merely the replication of technique, may not be so easy to cultivate. The concept of a coach is slippery. Coaches are not teachers, but they teach.

Economies of Unscale: Why Business Has Never Been Easier for the Little Guy

Harvard Business Review

These two changes alone allow a lone innovator in Austin to build a world class product in China and ship it to Berlin — and that’s a revolution for someone with a good idea. They leverage a whole range of services — from the logistics of parcel carriers like UPS to customer analytics software and social media marketing — to build a new business with extremely high customer satisfaction rates. Innovation Technology The American worker just can’t seem to get a break.

How Corporate Investors Can Improve Their Odds

Harvard Business Review

VCs, they’re told, take more of a long-term approach, have a greater degree of risk tolerance, and parcel out their funds in stages to mitigate risk. By contrast, for corporate innovators each idea needs to carry its own weight. Innovation Project management

How the Internet Saved Handmade Goods

Harvard Business Review

A recent article in The Economist , citing the work of Ryan Raffaelli at Harvard Business School, points to what it calls a “paradox” in the aftermath of disruptive innovation. This is typical of the stage of Big Bang Disruption we refer to as “Entropy,” when the supply chain supporting products and services displaced by a disruptive innovation collapse into a kind of economic black hole. Disruptive innovation Information & technology Innovation

Doing Good Via Spam Protection: The Art of Leverage | Rajesh Setty

Rajesh Setty

You are breaking down the problem (OCR errors) into small pieces and parceling them out to individual websites. What IF you realized that you are a spammer… The competition dilemma Prices are always relative… Posted in the Business Models , Innovation category. HELLO THERE AND WELCOME. You are a new visitor to this blog. Here you’ll find more than 1500 articles and mini-sagas on entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity and simply how to distinguish yourself.

How Companies Say They’re Using Big Data

Harvard Business Review

” Survey respondents included Presidents, Chief Information Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, and Chief Data Officers representing 50 industry giants, including American Express, Capital One, Disney, Ford Motors, General Electric, JP Morgan, MetLife, Nielsen, Turner Broadcasting, United Parcel Service, and USAA. The next phase will be to use data for new products and other innovations. Laura Schneider for HBR.

What to Do When Each Department Uses Different Words to Describe the Same Thing

Harvard Business Review

Specialized vocabularies develop in the business world every day to support new or specialized disciplines, departments, problems, and innovative opportunities. Instead, companies must thread the needle, following two rules: First, do all you can to encourage innovation and the growth of specialized language that comes with it. Since developing new language is part and parcel to innovation, you must not interfere with the process. Jorg Greuel/Getty Images.

Explain Your New Strategy By Emphasizing What It Isn’t

Harvard Business Review

Then ask the student to “compare and contrast” the vacuum salesman’s approach with a peace negotiator’s tactic of asking for a small and relatively unimportant parcel of land before requesting a large payment of reparations.

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Is It Time to Be Skeptical on China?

Harvard Business Review

The question that Chinese and outside economists now are debating is whether China’s leadership has the guts to allow the kinds of reforms that are needed to sustain growth and foster innovation. Innovation surely depends on such change.

How to Design Work Projects for Maximum Learning

Harvard Business Review

The severances team aimed to increase the number of land parcels processed per day by 50% in one field office in 100 days. The severances team increased parcels processed per day by 175%. Skill development is clearly a major priority for companies and managers these days.

6 Ways to Keep Good Ideas from Dying at Your Company

Harvard Business Review

And yet when companies suddenly decide to “get more innovative,” starting hackathons, idea competitions, and accelerator programs, they typically forget to address all those things that kill perfectly good ideas after they hatch. Spinning up new innovation initiatives is exciting, but changing the environment those new ideas are born into is really difficult. Many companies have figured out how to parcel out small amounts of money to employees cultivating something new.

Rising Sea Levels Won’t Doom U.S. Coastal Cities

Harvard Business Review

The induced innovation literature has taught us that drug companies focus their efforts on researching and marketing new drugs for which there is expected to be great demand (think of aging baby boomers’ aching knees). Innovation in Cities.

Mary Barra Brings Teaming to General Motors

Harvard Business Review

That’s part and parcel of Mary’s success, and the rest of the team plays well together, too.” Bringing teaming into an organization plagued by legacy routines and mindsets is critical to reviving innovation and employee engagement. Innovation is always the product of teaming. When you find yourself thinking about old-fashioned, out-of-touch, hierarchical, siloed organizations, General Motors quickly comes to mind.

How the Insurance Industry Can Push Us to Prepare for Climate Change

Harvard Business Review

But the emerging challenge of reducing risk exposure for coastal residents creates new opportunities for firms that can innovate and provide new solutions. Innovations in spatial sciences, combined with big data, raise the possibility of the insurance industry introducing innovative pricing strategies that induce private real estate owners and local governments to take efforts that together yield a more resilient real estate capital stock.

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What to Do When Your Future Strategy Clashes with Your Present

Harvard Business Review

The innovation portfolio. The innovation portfolio also contained a new business unit called MedStar Ambulatory Services, a network of small, storefront clinics, diagnostic labs, and primary care offices located in dozens of neighborhoods.

Google, Don't Choose Micromanagement

Harvard Business Review

No, no, no," you're thinking, "It's about keeping the staff or innovating or making sure the wheels stay on the bus or." My point is that when you have a culture of innovation, people stay, products ship, and performance sizzles. So how would they keep that innovation on track?

Workforce Analytics Isn't as Scary as It Sounds

Harvard Business Review

ready to weigh and measure any parcel of human nature, and tell you what it comes to." How can we share insights and innovations that allow our employees to be more productive? When faced with a major investment decision, how many organizations would bet their success on a gut feeling? How many organizations would rely mainly on intuition when taking a new product to market? Not many.

Will Moneyball Analytics Kill Loyalty and Leadership?

Harvard Business Review

Bill Parcells, the Super Bowl-winning coach, was famous for saying , "You are what your record says you are." Future potential matters (much) more than past performance. That's the new quantitative consensus reshaping professional sports worldwide.

Europe’s Other Crisis: A Digital Recession

Harvard Business Review

and China take the lead in tech innovation. ” According to Der Standard , an Austrian newspaper , mailing a parcel from Munich to Salzburg (distance: 145km; 90 miles) costs many times more than mailing it from Munich to Berlin (distance: 585km; 364 miles).

Become Businessperson of the Year

Harvard Business Review

Increasingly, businesses need 2-in-1 leaders to help cope with everything from globalization to quickening innovation to shorter product lifecycles. We fully expect that the 2-in-1 mentality — and accompanying capabilities — will become part and parcel of what distinguishes the most successful leaders of tomorrow. Fortune recently named its Businesspersons of the Year for 2010 , and the list was, for the most part, predictable.

New York’s Fashion Industry Reveals a New Truth About Economic Clusters

Harvard Business Review

The Garment District’s agglomeration economies foster the freedom necessary for creativity to thrive, which is part and parcel of how great dresses are made in the first place. This phenomenon unfolds in particular places, and those special places must be preserved if we want to keep our cities bright and our industries innovative. The week before Fashion Week in New York, now underway, is perhaps the busiest in the city’s apparel industry.

How to Revive a Tired Network

Harvard Business Review

Make you more innovative. And in a connected world, build­ing stronger external networks to tap into the best sources of insight into environmental trends is also part and parcel of the leadership role. Find out how he thinks about leadership and innovation.