Peter J Lauer

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“Dry and wet aged” von Netto

Nachdem mein Posting auf Facebook für das neue “dry and wet aged” Rindfleisch von Netto für einigen Wirbel gesorgt hat, sehe ich mich veranlasst, dem …

Deutschland

Implementing Innovation: Segment Your Non-Customers

Some of the most successful and disruptive innovations stem from a company’s ability to tap into demand from non-customers in its market category. The challenge, of course, is to identify <i>why</i> these people aren’t customers already. Once you know why potential customers aren’t buying your product, you …

Not Raising the Debt Ceiling: A Crisis, If We're Lucky, a Historic Calamity If We're Not

If we don't raise the debt limit, we know we would get mega-austerity and maybe a new financial crisis. But just how bad could it get?<p>And if we don't lift that self-imposed limit, we enter a world of economic pain. We couldn't borrow more to pay for the spending Congress has already authorized. …

The White House's Bill Yosses at Harvard: 'Elasticity: Dessert = Flavor + Texture'

<i>Harvard University's third annual Science & Cooking public lecture series brings chefs from around the world to lecture on the intersection of science and cooking. And Eater Boston editor Rachel Leah Blumenthal is on the scene. This week: White House pastry chef Bill Yosses.</i><p>As part of Harvard's …

The Rise of Compassionate Management (Finally)

Don’t look now, but all of a sudden the topic of compassionate management is becoming trendy.<p>A growing number of business conferences are focusing in on the topic of compassion at work. There’s the International Working Group on Compassionate Organizations. There’s the Changing Culture in the …

Kurzfilm "I forgot my phone": Allein unter Smartphone-Zombies

Ein Kurzfilm über Smartphones erobert gerade das Netz. Die Macherin will darin zeigen, wie Smartphones unseren Alltag verändern. Und trifft einen Nerv der Youtube-Gemeinde.<p>Szenen aus dem Smartphone-Alltag: Nach dem morgendlichen Aufwachen geht der erste Blick des Partners auf den Bildschirm. Beim …

Los Angeles

5 Activities that Yield the Biggest ROI on Time Usage

If you’re like most small-business owners, time is your most valuable resource. Figuring out how and where to spend your time to yield the biggest …

Don’t Make Decisions, Orchestrate Them

Is the role of the manager to make decisions, or to make sure that decisions get made? The answer, of course, is both — but many managers focus so much on the first role that they neglect the second. The reality, however, is that decision-making often is not a solo activity, but rather an …

Bill Gates And His Foundation: Employers Should Focus On Skills, NOT College Degrees

By using a college degree as a requirement, employers are automatically overlooking people that are capable but have no degree.<p>Ultimately, this isn't helping the employer, the workforce or the economy, Angela Cobb argued in a blog posted by the Gates Foundation on Monday.<p>Research from the Aspen …

Bill Gates

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No one is talking about the implicit costs of entrepreneurship

There is good news and bad news about entrepreneurship. The good news is that there is emerging global consensus that fostering entrepreneurship should be an integral part of every region’s economic policy. Entrepreneurship is a way to generate growth, with the associated outcomes of dignified …

Entrepreneurship

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Here’s How to Actually Empower Customer Service Employees

There is perhaps nothing as fundamental for organizations as customer service. Any company in a truly competitive market suffers an inevitable decline if it ignores this basic discipline for too long. Take McDonald’s for example—the organization’s recent confession to franchisees that 20 percent of …