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“La Dolce Vita” of Waiting

In Prato, Italy, it sometimes takes so long for the government to process residence renewal permits that by the time they are ready to be picked up, they have already expired. (more…)

Infrastructure Means Commitment

The Minneapolis bridge collapse lead to a widespread call for instant response to inspect other bridges and enact emergency appropriations. The real problem, however, may be systemic. (more…)

Friendly But Bloated Skies

South African Airlines may be at the bottom of the heap among members of the Star Alliance. One study claims they have five times the number of employees per plane as some competitors. (more…)

Untangling Technology

We’re all interested in usable technology. Who are the people who make electronics easy to use? Curiously, these experts are nicknamed “untanglers. (more…)

Unsolved Due to Workflow Error

The British government maintains an ambitious registry of over four million DNA samples used in crime fighting. However, some major data entry problems have left nearly 200 crimes undetected. (more…)

Grocery Store-Inspired Process Improvements

Business researchers at the Wharton School are focusing on the way we shop. Some paths through the supermarket are more efficient than others, changing grocery store layout from intuition to science. (more…)