Unless something goes wrong, you probably don't spend much time fretting over your bones. But just because you weren't thinking about them doesn't mean no one was.
This is not your father's mainframe. As the mighty mainframe celebrates 50 years in existence, it's more powerful and reliable than ever. It's estimated that there are more mainframe transactions on CICS every second than there are Google searches every second. Bottom line: the mainframe is not only still…
What does couture have to do with cured Italian meats? Almost nothing. Which means: something! Both are produced by small companies who know something about taste.
Much has already been said about the healing power of music. But would it ever occur to you to link the healing of broken bones with composing a power ballad? Of course not. Unless you considered the companies that create the tools that help accomplish those feats. Suddenly, the common threads start revealing…
You might think arctic work-wear and Italian cheese have nothing in common. And you’d be right. Well, mostly right. It’s only when you consider how they’re made and the companies that create them that you start to see what they share. And how it’s all about building trust.
By now, you probably have a decent sense of how important data is to your midsize business. You might even think you collect it like a pro. Customer satisfaction surveys? No problem. Financial reports? Easy! You’re practically drowning in data waiting to be mined.
Bring stability to your business
Turn old hard copies into gift wrap
Part of running a successful business is saving money where it matters. You thought that you could do just that by installing a few pay elevators around the office. (Hey, if an employee wants to move between floors, the company might as well get a cut, right?) Wrong. Instead, your staff is now too broke to afford…
Install coin-operated elevators
Sublease extra space to a doggie daycare
Pilot experimental human-powered technology
Implement rolling blackouts
What does every business need? A hypnotist! Wait, what?
Hypnotist-run focus groups
Consumer consumption analysis in the field
Use emoticons in customer surveys
Add private eyes to your marketing department
For a business to be successful, it must run like a well-oiled machine. If you don’t intend on losing tons of money due to rampant inefficiency, having things run like clockwork is an absolute must. Business should move at a swift, steady, and reliable pace. Like marching to the beat of a drum. No, not actually …