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Inquisitive Leaders

It was labeled as the first FDA approved sleep aid that wasn’t potentially addictive.  The executives of the company who owned the patent believed they had a blockbuster that would revive the company’s fortunes and launch them into the big leagues.   With approximately 70 million Americans suffering from insomnia and only 3 million of them [...]

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The Art of Negative Thinking

International Harvester was started in the 1800’s by the McCormick brothers, ushering in the end of manual harvesting and revolutionizing the agriculture industry.  A century later, in the 1980s, all was lost when corporate strategists leaned too heavily on the power of positive thinking to hold up their lofty goals and ‘stretch’ objectives with little [...]

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Triple Bogey

Aligning business resources with great market opportunities can sometimes lead to some tough ethical situations. The world is a complicated place and enterprises can find it is difficult to choose with whom to do business.  We don’t always get it right.  Even with the best of intentions companies can find themselves associated with countries or [...]

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