Business Lessons from the Aviation World

In the aviation world, safety is given a lot of attention—and rightfully so. Redundancy and checklists are everywhere and there is very strict regulation where everything is codified. As importantly, there are aviation-related organizations whose main focus is on learning from past mistakes. The business world could certainly learn a thing or two from the aviation industry. My name is Gérard Métrailler, and CC:World is my podcast where I'll share perspectives, thoughts, opinions, and discussions related to strategy, products, marketing, and more. Head on over to http://ccworld.ca/podcast/ to subscribe, share, and leave a message. Subscribe on your podcatcher Subscribe on…read more >
Santa, Inc. – The amazing business model of a reindeer pilot

Santa, Inc. – The amazing business model of a reindeer pilot

When the success of your organization depends on global delivery within a window of just 24 hours, it’s imperative for your logistics and delivery systems to be flawless. Add to that a strict focus on delighting the customers using processes that rely heavily on outsourcing and you can see just what a challenge it would be. Wait a minute! There’s also that whole “deliver significant shareholder value and growth, year after year” thing. Daunting? Yes. But not for Santa, Inc. How does the company do it? That's what I look at in this podcast episode, using one of the great…read more >