Are You The Next Takata?

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The urgent recall of over 5 million passenger cars manufactured in multiple countries is the result of Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata’s catastrophic product failures.  “Only” 2 people have been killed by the defective airbags, but the identified flaw warrants exigency. The fatal failures appear most probable in high humidity environments, although can occur anywhere.  What does that tell us about the Takata …

Competition is a Lot Like New York City

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As I look through  my hotel window at the New York traffic, I am reminded that this is indeed the city that never sleeps.  The sun is setting, but activity remains high.  That won’t change when I close the curtains and slide into bed. The same is true of the worldwide competition that manufacturers face.  It never sleeps.  Whether your competitors are simply …