Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, was famous for telling people that he never had an original idea in his life. He recognized he value of "stealing" good ideas. Even Steve Jobs was quoted for saying "Good artist copy, great artist steal" and then he went on to enable his company to become the first $2 trillion U.S. company!
There are literally thousands of books, articles, and videos designed to help you succeed. Use them! With the advent of the internet, many companies are even offering free software tools and templates immediately available for download. Professional consultants and coaches are also flooding the market with free advertising content that funnels in potential clients. Use those too!
Obviously there are some rules that are important to know before you steal or leverage value, and we've partnered with Jake Harrell, author and supply-chain professional, to guide us through identifying when it is ok to steal.
Jake is well-versed in operations management, Lean Six Sigma, and continuous improvement, and he is focused on using