Wednesday, September 30, 2009

BusinessWeek Articles: Cover Story on Glock & "Change by Design"

Pretty intriguing article in the Sept 21 issue of BusinessWeek on the handgun manufacturer Glock.

I suppose it's not a shock given the industry it operates in, but as "Glock's Secret Path to Profits" details, lots of shady (but entertaining) things there. Contracted hits on the founder... tax-haven shell companies, good times all.


On a very different note, there was an interesting piece in the Oct 5 BW issue from IDEO design shop founder Tim Brown. The book excerpt was taken from "Change by Design"... about how companies (such as Kaiser Permanente) can apply design thinking to internal and customer-facing processes.

Interesting stuff...