The Toyota Production System, as its name suggests, is a car manufacturing method. But nearly a century after the system was first developed for a factory, it has been applied in office settings around the world. Today, THE TOYOTA WAY remains one of the most influential systems in business and project management. Here are two top insights […]
Across the US, faceless donors will try to swing the 2020 election towards their preferred candidates by funding super political action committees. These Super PACs spent more than a billion dollars on political messaging in the 2018 midterms alone—all without disclosing the names of their wealthy donors. Who are these people, and why are their […]
Social media influencer and self-help powerhouse Rachel Hollis is known for her candid style. But even Hollis’s most casual photos and confessional posts are part of a personality that she has carefully curated for public consumption. Our latest Success Story goes behind the brand to get the story of the real Rachel Hollis.
Have you been looking for ways to improve your life, either professionally or personally? You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Successful professionals often borrow tactics and routines from one another to achieve their goals. By emulating the habits of effective people, you can make incremental changes to your life that add up to huge […]
Good business isn’t just about buying and selling. It’s also about generosity—giving and taking. We often think of independence as a virtue, especially in the Western world. But the research on networking tells a different story, in which receiving help from others actually boosts your reputation. Here’s an interesting example: Allowing yourself to express vulnerability […]
How much of a role does luck play in investments and other important decisions? Former stock trader and influential statistician-philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb is uniquely equipped to examine the question—and the answer he finds in FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS might surprise you. Here are two top insights from our latest Instaread. Key Insight 1: The value of a […]
The Bezos brand is constantly under attack. Amazon’s reputation is routinely called into question by journalists who are skeptical of the company’s business practices. The founder’s personal rep was on the line with his divorce and a scandal with nude photos. And don’t forget that one of Bezos’s biggest detractors happens to be the President […]
Companies and entrepreneurs should build their business by focusing on the client’s favorite subject: himself.