Some of the best learning happens when you read stories about real people and real companies. Read them for ideas, for lessons, and inspiration. This week’s stories and strategies from real life are about Lucky Shot USA, JonnyPops, Sephora, PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy, and ITT Technical Institutes.
“Orlando’s Lucky Shot USA is turning the discards of U.S. military gun and bomb ranges into household goods, jewelry and art.”
“As a way to gain consumers, JonnyPops worked its product into cafeterias.”
“Accelerate is the brainchild of Corrie Conrad, Sephora’s head of social impact and sustainability. When she joined the company in 2015 after spending eight years at Google, Sephora’s philanthropy and social good efforts were ad hoc. After surveying her coworkers’ ideas and experiences at the company (‘What is Sephora to you?’ was her main question), she helped design three programs to be part of Sephora Stands, the beauty retailer’s department for social good.”
From Will Yakowicz: How a Pharmacy Specializing in Rare-Disease Drugs Grew 13,380 Percent in 3 Years
“Gordon Vanscoy explains how his online specialty pharmacy company carved a multimillion-dollar niche serving patients with rare diseases, cancer, and HIV/AIDS.”
“The collapse of ITT, one of the nation’s largest for-profit educational chains, may have seemed sudden, coming less than two weeks after the Education Department — citing financial instability and the likely loss of accreditation — barred the parent company from enrolling new students using federal funds. But the unraveling stretches further back, to a time when ITT was a Wall Street darling, raking in record profits.”
Thanks to Smartbrief on Leadership for pointing me to this story