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An Idea A Day by David Thompson

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INTRODUCTION

What are the greatest business ideas ever? People have their own favourites, for example: Henry Ford deciding consumers, and his motor company, would benefit from standardised, mass-produced vehicles; or Bill Gates deciding software, not hardware, was where the fortune lay in computing. Ideas are great not simply because of immediate benefits; they are great because they provide inspiration and a way of working that others can follow.

This is a book about some of the best ideas used in business. Some are simple—sometimes almost embarrassingly so—while others are based on detailed research and brilliant intellect. Most are perennial, as their logic, simplicity or value will help them endure; while others are, to be honest, rather ...

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