Vol. 1 Issue 1

Today's Quote: "Wealth can be measured in that which you can do without."


  • Amdahl Computer
  • Baxter Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • Bimbo Bread (Mexico)
  • British Telecom (U.K.)
  • Country Fried Chicken, Inc.
  • Exxon, Inc.
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Hadco, Inc.
  • Hercules, Inc.
  • IBM, Inc.
  • Intertech, Inc.
  • Jefferson Smurfit, Inc.
  • Johnson Truck Bodies
  • Kaiser Aluminum, Inc.
  • Lagovan (Venezuela)
  • M&M Mars Company
  • Midwest Research Institute
  • Monfort Meats, Inc.
  • Motorola, Inc.
  • Northern Telecom, Inc.
  • Opel, Inc (Germany)
  • Ravenswood Aluminum, Inc.
  • Reynolds Metal, Inc.
  • Rhone-Poulenc, Inc.
  • Rohm-Haas, Inc.
  • Scottish Power (Scotland)
  • Texas Instruments, Inc.
  • United Technologies, Inc.

Profiles in Innovation

Adam L. Gimbel

Executive Summary

  •  Gimbel ran Saks for 43 years
  •  Saks became nation's larget specialty chain
  •  Gimbel's strategy: Good, Better, Best

Adam L. Gimbel, President of Saks Fifth Avenue, liked to keep his finger on the pulse of his business. So each night he hit every floor down from his eighth-floor office. Gimbel chatted with sales associates on each landing. (Read More)

Coaches Corner

How to Motivate Your Employees During the Recession

Want to boost revenue during the slump? Reward customers and workers in novel ways. A few tips: (Read More)

The Idea Incubator

How can trash be used to build new buildings?

Trash may serve as the building blocks of the future, if a Dutch researcher has his way. Rather than burying it in landfills, the researcher suggests mixing trash with cement to make slabs for foundations. Additives could be used to ensure the slabs don't leak toxic materials. The researcher is also building landmarks or tourist attractions from the materials. He laid out his vision in the Journal of Global Environmental Issues. (Read More)

Is the lion really the “King of the Jungle?”

No. A lion may weigh 400 to 500 pounds and grow to eight feet long, but a Siberian tiger can weigh up to 800 pounds and be a foot longer. An elephant or rhinoceros can stomp a lion to death. Contrary to movies, lions do not live in the jungle but are only found in the savanna, areas of grassy plains that cover much of Africa.

How many colors of M&Ms are there?

A regular bag includes six colors: red, orange, yellow, green blue and brown. However, 21 different colors are available: black, blue, light blue, dark blue, brown, cream, gold grey, green , aqua green, teal green, dark green, maroon, orange, pink, dark pink, purple, light purple, red, white and yellow. You can order different colors from a candy store, but you have to buy a ten pound bag of each color, then mix them yourself. The minimum order is forty pounds.