Transportation


How Air Jordans Became the Greatest Shoes of All Time!

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Sep 2019

How Air Jordans Became the Greatest Shoes of All Time!

DEMAND SHAPING: FROM CELEBRITY SPONSORSHIP TO LIMITED RELEASE The modern-day sneaker culture was built on the celebrity limited release. When Michael Jordan first signed with Nike in 1984, the star-endorsed shoes were expected to produce $4 million in sales annually – they did $100 million in the first 9 months. Nike president and co-founder Phil Knight said it was “the perfect combination of a quality product, marketing,...

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Keeping Up with Customer Expectations

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Aug 2019

Keeping Up with Customer Expectations

The customer is king — and the king expects to be treated royally. Kelly McKesten and Stéphanie Thomson, respectively a producer and an editor with Think with Google, report the phrase “the customer is king” can be traced back to the 1930s in book written by William Harold Hutt entitled Economists and the Public: A Study of Competition and Opinion. They assert the phrase has never been...

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Who Comes First: Customers Or Employees?

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Aug 2019

Who Comes First: Customers Or Employees?

Should companies put customers or employees at the center of their universe? There are two competing thoughts on this question, as illustrated by Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson: “The most important single thing is to focus obsessively on the customer. Our goal is to be Earth’s most customer-centric company.” — Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take...

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How to Ensure the Freshness of Your Supply Chain

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Jul 2019

How to Ensure the Freshness of Your Supply Chain

Fresh and refrigerated foods continue to gain in popularity as consumers demand healthier foods and shun preservatives. One need only visit a local supermarket, peruse restaurant menus or count the number of nearby farmer’s markets to know this is true, but statistics also support the claim. A recent article in Food Technology cites Technomic and MSI studies that reveal “nearly nine in 10 adults (87%)...

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Save or Invest? How Companies Should Navigate Recessions

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Jul 2019

Save or Invest? How Companies Should Navigate Recessions

The financial crisis and economic meltdown of 2007-2009 was disruptive for firms across industries, markets, and geographies.  It resulted in the collapse of the financial sector, radical changes in the regulatory and policy environment, and a severe contraction of the world economy. In fact, an economic meltdown of this magnitude fundamentally affects all aspects of firms’ business environment, unsettles their relationships with customers, employees, suppliers,...

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The Truck Driver Who Revolutionized Shipping Containers!

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Jun 2019

The Truck Driver Who Revolutionized Shipping Containers!

Our 17th Hero of Progress is Malcom McLean, an American truck driver and, later, a businessman who developed the modern intermodal shipping container. McLean’s development of standardized shipping containers significantly reduced the cost of transporting cargo across the world. Lower shipping costs significantly boosted international trade which, in turn, helped to lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. McLean’s “containerization” remains a vital pillar of...

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Μισθώθηκε το μεγαλύτερο τμήμα των αποθηκών της περιόδου Τ1 στο Θριάσιο Ε/Κ. Τα… μηνύματα του Θ. Ψαθά της ΕΤΒΑ ΒΙΠΕ

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Apr 2019

Μισθώθηκε το μεγαλύτερο τμήμα των αποθηκών της περιόδου Τ1 στο Θριάσιο Ε/Κ. Τα… μηνύματα του Θ. Ψαθά της ΕΤΒΑ ΒΙΠΕ

Μισθώθηκε το μεγαλύτερο τμήμα των αποθηκών της περιόδου Τ1 στο Θριάσιο Ε/Κ. Οι αποθήκες της πρώτης περιόδου, συνολικής επιφάνειας 125.000 τ.μ., έχουν μισθωθεί από την Goldair (μαζί με την ΕΤΒΑ ΒΙΠΕ διαχειρίζεται το Θριάσιο Ε/Κ, διαθέτοντας μειοψηφική συμμετοχή), την Foodlink και, το επόμενο διάστημα, αναμένεται συμφωνία της αναδόχου κοινοπραξίας με εταιρεία του λιανεμπορίου. Στο Θριάσιο εμπορευματικό κέντρο αναφέρθηκε, στο συνέδριο του Economist, ο διευθύνων σύμβουλος...

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The Key to Career Growth: Surround Yourself with People Who Will Push You

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Jan 2019

The Key to Career Growth: Surround Yourself with People Who Will Push You

When thinking about how to develop in our careers, most of us tend to focus on promotions, projects, courses, certifications. We seek out expanded roles, more senior titles, extra money. We overlook one very key piece of the learning puzzle:  proactively surrounding ourselves with people who will push us to succeed in unexpected ways and, in so doing, build genuinely rich, purposeful lives of growth,...

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What to Do When You’re Covering for Colleagues — and Can’t Keep Up

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Jan 2019

What to Do When You’re Covering for Colleagues — and Can’t Keep Up

The summer vacation season may be behind us, but the holidays are right around the corner. And soon enough your colleagues may be asking you to cover for them while they’re away. All of a sudden, you’re juggling not only your normal work but also someone else’s. That’s potentially more email, more tasks, more meetings, and more searching for answers to questions about items outside of...

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Escaping the ‘planning mismatch’

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Dec 2018

Escaping the ‘planning mismatch’

Breaking the service paradox Going on a family holiday entails a whole host of decisions. Some are made early on in the process, such as the period of time, destination and means of transport, and others much later, such as when and where to stop to eat, to refuel and to go to the toilet. There is a clear reason why you make the latter...

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