Case in Point archives

When Flex Technology’s CEO had an offer for his invention, he found that flexibility was his greatest asset.
Large businesses can learn from lessons on global surgical treatment
(The Washington Post, January 2, 2016; 6:02 PM)
Selling gowns to (rational) millennial brides
(The Washington Post, November 14, 2015; 6:25 PM)
It’s not just about customers; it’s about the right customers
(The Washington Post, October 30, 2015; 11:43 AM)
On wait times, taking a queue from world’s most visited Hindu temple
(The Washington Post, October 16, 2015; 1:03 PM)
Focusing on human development as part of the business plan
(The Washington Post, October 3, 2015; 7:13 PM)
Can the ‘little guy’ get a break in private-equity investments?
(The Washington Post, August 14, 2015; 7:03 PM)
What’s the market retail price for a soccer player?
(The Washington Post, July 31, 2015; 11:57 AM)
Murky past of China’s Focus Media provides lesson
(The Washington Post, July 17, 2015; 11:32 AM)
The Times of India’s business strategy: Start the presses
(The Washington Post, July 2, 2015; 12:31 PM)
By walking in competitors’ shoes, a company saw what its customers want
(The Washington Post, June 19, 2015; 12:18 PM)
Bringing new life to an old phone
(The Washington Post, May 29, 2015; 2:25 PM)
Entrepreneurial Cubans are opening restaurants in private homes
(The Washington Post, May 1, 2015; 10:12 AM)
A desire for real food drove a nutrition solution for endurance athletes
(The Washington Post, April 17, 2015; 12:19 PM)
How Heinz got retailers and consumers to accept a larger ketchup bottle
(The Washington Post, April 3, 2015; 12:25 PM)
Chinese educators’ drive and charm created a private university
(The Washington Post, March 20, 2015; 1:32 PM)
‘The planning fallacy’ can derail a project’s best intentions
(The Washington Post, March 6, 2015; 11:11 AM)
Tweaking incentives could aid the adoption of electric vehicles
(The Washington Post, February 20, 2015; 10:22 AM)
Case in point: Patagonia urged buyers to pick used items over new. It was a success.
(The Washington Post, February 6, 2015; 12:15 PM)
Case in point: Optimism and urgency help transform an underperforming division
(The Washington Post, January 23, 2015; 10:54 AM)
Case in point: Adapting to workers pays off
(The Washington Post, January 9, 2015; 10:52 AM)
Mensch on a Bench: An innovator creates a business without quitting his day job
(The Washington Post, December 26, 2014; 9:48 AM)
Ice cream start-up licks its capital needs through crowdfunding campaign
(The Washington Post, November 28, 2014; 10:37 AM)
The secret sauce in Pal’s Sudden Service’s success? Streamlining.
(The Washington Post, November 15, 2014; 7:37 PM)
When effective cases contain contradictions and paradoxes
(The Washington Post, October 31, 2014; 2:04 PM)
Coca-Cola, World Wildlife Fund team up for water conservation
(The Washington Post, October 17, 2014; 11:29 AM)
How IBM overhauled its trade show booths, step by step
(The Washington Post, October 4, 2014; 2:57 PM)
Helping workers deliver for customers
(The Washington Post, September 19, 2014; 12:51 PM)
Innovation helps Lynchburg General Hospital serve emergency patients better
(The Washington Post, September 5, 2014; 11:40 AM)
Sometimes help needed for business can be found within the business itself
(The Washington Post, August 15, 2014; 10:44 AM)
How the Portland Trail Blazers won back their fans
(The Washington Post, August 1, 2014; 10:15 AM)
Citizen Potawatomi Nation reverses decline through strong leaders, entrepreneurship
(The Washington Post, July 18, 2014; 10:24 AM)
How Wal-Mart promoted more-efficient light bulbs
(The Washington Post, July 2, 2014; 1:40 PM)
Case in Point: AutoZone keeps focus on share repurchases instead of switching to dividends
(The Washington Post, June 20, 2014; 12:03 PM)
Case in Point: IndiGo airline stays focused on its low-cost, on-time mission
(The Washington Post, May 30, 2014; 11:41 AM)
UberX marks the spot between cabs, cab-nots
(The Washington Post, May 16, 2014; 7:49 PM)
Case in Point: How countries’ water policies affect multinationals
(The Washington Post, May 3, 2014; 10:10 AM)
Case in Point: Mimicking nature to cut carbon dioxide emissions
(The Washington Post, April 18, 2014; 10:46 AM)
Why Leica Camera decided to leave its beloved R series behind
(The Washington Post, April 4, 2014; 10:30 AM)
How design thinking engaged Dubliners in community revitalization
(The Washington Post, March 21, 2014; 10:25 AM)
How Deutsche Bank found alternative ways for profitability under Basel III regulations
(The Washington Post, March 7, 2014; 12:46 PM)
Warby Parker and the hands-on of retail
(The Washington Post, February 21, 2014; 10:19 AM)
Case in Point: Testing an affordable alternative to payday loans in Mississippi
(The Washington Post, February 7, 2014; 9:42 AM)
Case in Point: In reusable water bottle industry, dealing with a possible toxic problem
(The Washington Post, January 24, 2014; 11:12 AM)
Case in Point: Casket business triumphs, diversifies through acquisitions
(The Washington Post, January 10, 2014; 1:37 PM)
Real diversity: The ability to think differently
(The Washington Post, December 27, 2013; 10:39 AM)
Successful organizational change
(The Washington Post, December 13, 2013; 10:13 AM)
In the game-console market, a holiday battle
(The Washington Post, December 6, 2013; 5:47 PM)
Is it better to trust the best expert, or the average of a group of experts?
(The Washington Post, November 16, 2013; 10:55 AM)
Case in Point: Finding the right market for a new product launch
(The Washington Post, November 1, 2013; 1:12 PM)
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