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Value Village business model

Posted by on February 26, 2014 – 01:58 pm

Value Village business model

Something smelled foul at Value Village. No, it wasn’t the scent of grandma’s 50-year-old fur wrapped in decade long mothballs. Nope. But the smell was indeed stank and it seemed to stink up every corner of the popular Canadian thrift store, which is called ‘Savers’ in the United States. After careful inspection and a few frugal laps around the so-called ‘village of value’, I found the odorous source. THE PRICES! Have you smelled the prices at Value Village lately? They STINK! Well, at least they seemed a little rank under my schnoz for savings…

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Low cost Airlines business model

Posted by on February 14, 2014 – 02:02 pm

Low cost Airlines business model

Technology too may place some constraints on offshoring. Irving Wladawsky-Berger of IBM argues that some of the tasks currently going to low-cost centres may eventually return because their underlying technologies will evolve in a way that makes economic sense of putting them back in rich countries. At the moment, for instance, customer-service call centres are very labour-intensive. McKinsey says that wages account for 70% of the costs of a call centre in America. That is why they are rapidly shifting to Bangalore, Hyderabad and other Indian cities…

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Southwest Airlines business plan model

Posted by on April 24, 2014 – 08:11 am

Southwest Airlines business plan model

Battery Swap Steiner explains how a former SAP AG executive founded Better Place, a company that wants to be the Exxon Mobil of the electric car world. Drivers would buy the cars without batteries and pay Better Place a monthly fee to supply the juice. When youre running low, just pull into a Better Place depot that will swap in a fully charged battery. So what will happen as gasoline prices tick ever higher? Heres a smattering of Steiners predictions: At $6 a gallon, Americans will embrace diesel engines. At $8, many airlines will shut down…

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