The product was initially a dud, but after examining the habits consumers form around cleaning rituals, they were able to tap into them and make the product a huge success. It also highlights how habit formation helped aluminum manufacturer Alcoa improve safety at their warehouses, which in turn helped them increase sales. Duhigg second book, Smarter Faster Better, is a study in productivity..
Two Canadian businesses that recently made headlines for refusing customers have learned the hard way that there are few circumstances in which they can legally deny service to a patron.A teenage boy hoping to celebrate his 16th birthday at a Toronto cat cafe was reportedly refused entry unless he left his wheelchair outside, after the owners cited a no wheels policy to ensure the cats safety.A few days later, A Food Services of Canada Inc. Apologized on Twitter after a location in Cardson, Alta., made headlines because an employee called the police on a customer who attempted to buy food for an elderly Indigenous woman.Both incidents are troublesome, as one appears to discriminate on the grounds of gender and race, and the other on disability, said Margot Young, a professor at the University of British Columbia Allard School of Law. Burger chain is reaching out to the woman who was denied service to see how it can assist her, it said.
Compared to equity only firms, startups initially using business loans have higher average revenues and survival rates three years later.By contrast, firms using personal loans tend to have lower revenues and no survival advantage. Using trade credit seems to have no effect either way.The study didn explore why business debt is more helpful than personal debt. But there are several likely reasons.Lenders select stronger candidates?One possible explanation relates to differences in the respective lending procedures.
Believe it or not, this is serious stuff: Such technological tricks could make an athlete a fraction of a second faster, or just a little more alert potentially spelling the difference between a medal winner and an also ran. Olympic Committee, has seen both sides of the high tech equation: He says he’s sitting on some not yet publicized innovations in training that have yielded “staggering results,” but he’s also turned down plenty of “hare brained ideas” that he feels aren’t worth the athletes’ time. “People have come up with ideas for performance enhancement that they think are really cool and oftentimes seem logical.