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The baling-wire-and-braces strategy
Rather than correct problems or prevent them, some companies use contingency measures or adaptive techniques. While often good short-term solutions, when you don’t correct or prevent problems, you end up with an organization full of ineffective and expensive processes and structures. By Todd Ordal

 
More snapshots from the future
Walking down the street in 2034, teens switch to music/game mode where the world as they see it is part of the game itself. Some games send players on eclectic treasure hunts, often getting them to stop at their favorite retailer to try a free sample and learn about the latest in-store special. Others will be less commercialized and more social-based, giving kids a reason to connect – “My game told me I should meet you.” By Tom Frey
 
 
GenXYZ winner: Kristy Taddonio
"When I was 25, I wrote my parents a letter, and I said, ‘I’m in. I want to take over the business. What do I need to do?’ Since then, I’ve worked in every position in the company. Well, my dad never let me drive a tractor-trailer, but nearly every position." By Maria Martin
 
 
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Tech startup: TextUs.Biz
Before starting TextUs.Biz, Ted Guggenheim, Andrew Kimmell and Mike Hickman worked together at Rage Digital, the Boulder app-maker best known for its virtual cowbell used during the 2010 Winter Olympics.The trio witnessed the mobile app market becoming increasingly saturated and realized that text messaging had not been leveraged to its full potential. By Eric Peterson

 
 
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Catch a Wave
Molly Keveney of WhiteWave Foods talks about what made her company a 2013 Top Company winner. Read more about WhiteWave.
 
 
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