Did you know that brandy was the unintended consequence of a medieval tax dodge?

Brandy is a distilled drink made from wine, though some forms are created from mash made from fruits other than grapes. Some brandies are aged in wooden casks. It is generally served as an after dinner drink, though it is also used as the basis of mixed drinks such as brandy alexander. The name comes from […]

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The unintended consequence of a headache cure invented one of the most popular products in the world

Coca Cola is the most famous soft drink in existence and has penetrated almost every corner of the globe. What many do not know is that Coca Cola started as the unintended consequence when someone was attempting to invent a headache cure. Back in the 1880s John Pemberton, a struggling pharmacist, was attempting to develop a natural cure for headaches by mixing […]

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Hey, What’s the Next Big Idea?! Look for Answers From Your Employees Rather Than Outside Experts

One old idea that continues to block the route to new ones is that only certain people in an organization has the answers to business problems or the ability to find “the next big idea“.  The fact of the matter is that, when it comes to innovation, executives with heaps of industry experience are more weighed down by their […]

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