Six of the best: Stories about ‘outliers’
Ready to learn about more business outliers and what these innovators can bring to the table? We’ve found some incredible articles and interviews for you to explore so you can continue to expand your thinking and inspire industry change.
01. Forget committees. One CEO is letting workers decide his pay.
What we learned: Modern salary practices have led to chief executives getting paid over 100x more than their average workers.
Why you should read: Happy CEO Henry Stewart explains how businesses can work toward implementing his groundbreaking practice to create fairer pay distribution and allow for more empowered employees.
02. The best strategy to thrive in a slumping economy probably isn’t what you think.
What we learned: Cutting back on spending during tough economic times can be detrimental for a business, despite it being the most common practice.
Why you should read: This article from Forbes provides some counterintuitive advice for decision makers that can help companies thrive during and after an economic downturn.
03. How four letters can help your business implement change.
What we learned: Despite all the careful work and consideration that goes into them, two thirds of business transformations still somehow fail.
Why you should read: These authors dive into how businesses can better execute change with the DICE framework, a tool that can help evaluate different factors that will cause an effort to succeed or fail.
04. This community of 100,000 women is taking on the tech industry.
What we learned: Tech is still a boy’s club, even with modern diversity efforts.
Why you should read: Allison Modina dives into how she founded Tech Ladies — a community that has grown to over 100,000 women — to help her female colleagues network and disrupt the male-dominated industry.
05. How to stand out in the era of similarity.
What we learned: Sameness is taking over the business world as markets become more saturated and products become more commoditized.
Why you should read: This article lays out the details on how companies can implement a compelling differentiation strategy to separate themselves from the competition.
06. Finding difference-makers means looking for candidates who are different.
What we learned: Traditional job candidates may be considered the safe option for hiring managers, but it’s the outliers who often shine above the rest.
Why you should read:This article offers some tips for identifying and evaluating outliers who will help bring new ideas into your business.