Meeting expectations was once enough to mark a business out. If every meal was served piping hot, served in a timely fashion, with a smile—the restaurant owner won. Now, efficiency is expected. It’s the minimum requirement for operating any business. Good is the new average. Only the exceptional will survive and thrive. Your goal isn’t just…

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The menu at Fumi’s restaurant is identical to every other sushi restaurant in town. The ingredients come from the same fish market, and the prices are similar. On the face of it, there’s nothing to set the restaurants apart and no reason for a diner to favour one over another. The difference is only apparent…

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You might remember when you were a high school student (as I do) trying to work out a revision system that helped you to maximise your chances of academic success. I never had much luck. Teachers held up model students as examples of how ‘hard work’ paid off. Straight-A students it seemed were the ones…

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The service at the restaurant is only as good as the investment the manager makes in staff training. The quality of the website’s user experience is a reflection of how many hours the developer spends testing and tweaking. The hours of research the journalist conducts before writing a single word shines through in the genius…

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