Today, Paul Allen says that each of his big ideas—which now include aspects of brain science and aerospace—has begun with a development that sets the stage. In co-founding Microsoft, that development was the evolution of Intel’s early chips.
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The reason Taco Bell's admin team came up with its "Team of Two" training program is clear when you listen to admin Karen Walters describe managers in her building. "There were a few managers in the group who maybe weren't using admins to their greatest capabilities," explains Walters. "In their defense, they didn't have a good model." So the admin team decided to give them one...
By almost any standard, Sara Blakely was living an ordinary life. Blakely had never taken a business course and was clueless on patent law. But doggedly, without quitting her day job, she did the research and took time off to get her invention manufactured and sold. She named it SPANX ...
Country music singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney has 120 employees on the road with him every day, so he can’t afford to fool around. On managing: He says, “I’m not that great with confrontation. But once I started to be OK with that, the better everybody’s life got ... If you don’t clear the air, with that many people together on the road, it can be just a mess. I think it’s helped me as a person."