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INsight: The World Runs SLOW on “Dunkin Donuts”
by Bill Simmel

April 7th, 2014   •   Comments Off on INsight: The World Runs SLOW on “Dunkin Donuts”
by Bill Simmel
   
INsight: The World Runs <i>SLOW</i> on “Dunkin Donuts” <BR>by Bill Simmel

file this one under, “i’m really not making this up. . .”

I went into Dunkin’ Donuts the other day and ordered a # 6 — an egg and cheese sandwich and a medium coffee for a special combo price of $3.99. But I didn’t want that much coffee (I knew I’d drink whatever was in the cup and this was after all, my 9th cup of the morning, I know too much coffee but let me proceed), so I nicely asked the young man to just give me a small cup. He said ok, but when he rung it up, it came to $5.85!!

Now, I’m no mathematician, but even in New Jersey, that sounds like a lot of sales tax on a $3.99 order. Turns out the small coffee wasn’t part of the combo package so the computer rang them up separately. After a discussion and explaining to the young man what happened, I said “let’s retry this again.  .  . Go ahead and ring it up as a medium at the special prices , just give me a small coffee instead of the medium coffee!”  Sounds simple, ya think! read more

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INsights: From The Wizard of Westwood
by Bill Simmel

March 2nd, 2014   •   Comments Off on INsights: From The Wizard of Westwood
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INsights: From The Wizard of Westwood<BR> by Bill Simmel

“It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.”

Coach John Wooden, a.k.a. the “Wizard of Westwood,” is best known for his 27-year legacy at UCLA, where he led the Bruins to 10 NCAA national championships, and for coaching basketball legends such as Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Many consider Wooden the best basketball coach in the history of the sport. But his words and practices about what it takes to win don’t just apply to the basketball court; they apply to all areas of life – especially entrepreneurship. Even though Coach Wooden was known for his simple and old school approach to practice and playing, the results speak for themselves. While, the man leaves us with a basketball legacy his philosophies can be taken from the court to the boardroom. read more

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