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Vote Symplicity Designs for the 2015 People’s Choice Award!

The Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce‘s panel of judges has chosen the finalists and ultimately the winners of all but one of the 2015 Excellence Awards. The public gets to choose the choose the winner of the People’s Choice Award. This award will be given to the business from our tri-community area that the public […]

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Back to the Future with The SHIFT

  The Commission for Nova Scotia’s Economic Inquiry has spoken: … the population of Nova Scotia is slowly dwindling, its industries are languishing and its wealth… is considerably lower than the central provinces… and the opportunities for enterprise and investment are correspondingly small.” “The result of this condition is that the younger men and women […]

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A Tale of Two Janitors

Do you work a job? Or do you work for a Purpose? Janitor #1: “I Clean Toilets” Janitor #2: “I Save Lives” “How can that be? You just clean.” “On The contrary” Janitor #2 continued, “Infection is the number one killer in hospitals. My job is to stop the spread of infection.” What are the […]

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Pizza, Improvement, and Innovation

The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business recently published “Three things I learned about innovation by working in a kitchen.” Ted Graham, an innovation leader at PwC Canada, authored the piece. Here’s an excerpt: “Problems can inspire creativity (and more pizza) Delta recently expanded its outdoor seating area for the summer, but it also meant […]

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Good to Great, Performance Excellence, and Compound Interest

In 2001 researcher Jim Collins published Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t. The book was a follow-up to bestselling business book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (1994) which focused on understanding why certain businesses lasted as long as they had (since then a number of those […]

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The Power of the Pareto Chart

Perhaps the most important tool that Symplicity Designs uses with our clients is the Pareto chart. These charts have their origins in the Pareto principle (also known as the 80-20 rule): the notion that, for many small events, a small amount of the causes have a disproportionately large impact on the effects. The Pareto principle […]

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