More than half of travelers would choose a perfect night's sleep over great sex, according to a survey of 12,500 travelers conducted by Westin Hotels & Resorts. In a similar survey a decade ago, only 31% chose sleep.
Technology may have played a part in creating environmental problems, but it's also poised to play a part in the solution, Andrew Winston writes. The rate of technological innovation has never been faster, he points out, and the trend gives businesses enormous incentives to take on environmental challenges.
Companies innovate best when they're working toward a series of concrete goals, writes Jeffrey Phillips. So instead of trying to develop an abstract innovation strategy, use a company's business plan as an innovation framework. "Too many firms are afraid to place clear limits and expectations on an innovation team, and so the team flounders from one seemingly valuable opportunity to another," he writes.
BrightHouse, a British rent-to-own retail company, isn't just stable during the recession -- they're actually expanding. CEO Leo McKee says the company is well-positioned to excel during a downturn, since it typically caters to people who have trouble getting credit elsewhere.
An emphasis on teamwork and modest expansion plans have helped Royal Bank of Canada stay ahead of Canada's other large banks, says CEO Gordon Nixon. "We don't tolerate fiefdoms and so forth," he says. "We can have the hottest-shot trader in the world, but if he doesn't comply with the culture and values of the organization, we don't want that person being part of the [bank]."
As many as 51% of travelers would choose a perfect night's sleep over great sex, according to a survey of 12,500 travelers conducted by Westin Hotels & Resorts and the National Sleep Foundation. The survey, which marks the 10th anniversary of Westin's Heavenly Bed, also found that 57% said a great hotel bed provides a better sleep experience that at home. Westin also announced that it is partnering with the Sleep Foundation to offer a toll-free sleep hotline for a month.