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Image: Feature 1Bossy surgeons? Leadership styles in the medical industry
Leadership roles are oft discussed in the context of business and management, but there have hardly been any studies or observations focused on leadership in the medical industry.

Image: Feature 2Corporate Social Responsibility: transparency is key
Recent debates about CSR and sustainability have given rise to the question of whether businesses are really committed to sustainability and ready to take on the responsibilities...

Image: Feature 3The times, they are a'changing: How to transform your business
Everything is mutable, and this holds particularly true in today's corporate environment. In order for a business to thrive, it needs to constantly evolve and adapt...

Image: Feature 4The Nespresso Case: A unique business proposition
Nespresso has proven that success in business goes beyond innovation and involves creating a unique, non-duplicable business. They have successfully differentiated themselves from the competition.

Image: Feature 5HR Audit: A new approach
A human resources management audit can assess how current human resources and employment management arrangements contribute to the purpose and aims of the organization...

Image: Feature 6Training, an essential element to the success of an online business
Focusing on technology is not the only factor critical to the success of an e-business. The human factor or human capital is equally important to successfully transform a company...

Image: Feature 7Introducing financial indicators to health care quality management
At present, most of the indicators considered in health care quality management system (QMS) reports are non-financial measures, such as satisfaction levels, waiting times, or numbers of errors.

Image: Feature 8How technology is improving the learning process one game at a time
The computer game is becoming more than just an entertainment medium and is now regarded as an emerging mass medium or electronic platform for learning.

Image: Feature 9Carbon emissions in the logistics industry: A German perspective
As at 2010, there were 1,251 active companies undertaking business in freight forwarding, logistics, storage or cargo handling in Germany. The sector had a turnover of 190 billion euro in 2007...

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The Nespresso Case: A unique business proposition

It is perhaps an understatement to say these days that product innovation is of prime importance to businesses looking to differentiate themselves. As Nespresso has proven, success in business goes beyond innovation and involves creating a unique, non-duplicable business.

For over a decade now, Nespresso has been slowly but surely seeping into the psyche of coffee lovers worldwide, having grown by 30 per cent since the year 2000 and heralded as Nestle group’s fastest growing business unit. By 2009, sales had grown to CHF2.77 billion (US$3.09 billion), with 10,000 cups of Nespresso being sold worldwide every minute.

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