Learning and adapting are necessary for business success — and those who take unconventional approaches can reap outsized rewards.
When you're busy just trying to get through today's to-do list, it can be hard to step outside of your routines and take a fresh approach. And many folks feel so maxed out that they worry about the opportunity cost of taking the time for self-development. (Which is not the same as Homer Simpson's concern: "Every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain.")
One of the things I enjoy about observing modern commerce — especially in the auto industry — is getting to see smart people solve problems in unexpected ways.
Reporter Mark Hollmer, a veteran business journalist who is still pretty new to Automotive News, wrote last month about Tekion's experience owning a couple of dealerships, which definitely fits the bill.