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July 1, 2013

Why Can't We Lean Right?

Countless companies try and fail with this proven strategy for increasing productivity and profitability. What’s the problem?

Within weeks after Paul Zwolan arrived to manage the Sapa Group’s aluminum plant in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, in August 2011, the area was hit by torrential rains from Tropical Storm Lee. About 100,000 area residents […] Read More

July 1, 2013

A Murky Future for BRICS

Once thought to be the next power combine of emerging economies, they now seem to be lost in bickering.

The BRICS acronym was invented in 2001 by a London-based analyst for Goldman Sachs to label the five major emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and, more recently, South Africa. The group met for […] Read More

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