Innovation + Best Practices Win Race to South Pole – and Business Improvement

February 22, 2011

By Robert F. Brands One hundred years ago, two men set out on a Race to the South Pole. Both Englishman Robert Falcon Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen were experienced explorers. They knew the polar conditions of Antarctica. They knew with reward came inherent risk. Their shared tale is one about best practices versus innovation. One relied on mere “innovation” to master a frozen continent. The other innovated best practices he’d learned through years of intensive research. One traveled... Read more »


February 17, 2011

The year is 1910, and Henry Ford’s Model T is rolling off the assembly line. It soon will join some 8,000 other automobiles currently in the U.S., motoring along at a brisk pace of 10 mph along 144 miles of paved roads – and “gassing up” at the local druggist. Fast forward 101 years, and today’s innovation is no less thought-provoking. Along with cars run on electric power in an effort to save resources and the environment, consumer products fueled by market research are hitting... Read more »