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Learning from organized crime best practices

How can a legitimate business draw lessons from the operations of global crime syndicates and terrorists?  It’s an intriguing premise.  The text is chilling.  My first reaction was a strong desire to change all my passwords and put my savings under the mattress.  Here are the lessons: 1.) Constantly scan the news to stay up to date on new technology and trends; 2.) Use freelance talent and network like crazy; 3.) Money is not the only motivator; 4.) Lots of small transactions may be more lucrative over the long run than the big sales; 5.) Partner with rivals.

Source: Goodman, M.  What business can learn from organized crime.  Harvard Business Review;  Click here for more: http://hbr.org/2011/11/what-business-can-learn-from-organized-crime/ar/1  Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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