"It's a bit like searching for bargains in a leftovers' sale," but the payoff can be big.
As the West Coast chain went national in the '90s, the former CEO—who died recently at 82—went to great lengths to infuse local influence into each new store.
A case study in making a small country even smaller.
Maybe because senior managers say they view employees who take vacation days as “less dedicated.”
And night owls tend to be less ethical in the morning. Siestas might make everyone behave a little better.
It'll be like a vending machine—but for beds.
Since working over school breaks can predict future job prospects, this matters.
But its factories remain very inefficient, even though there are cost-saving technologies available. Why?