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The Hidden Costs of Skipping Steps in Business

Data & Business Science
4 min readApr 5, 2024

Picture this: You’re crafting the world’s most magnificent cake. You’ve got layers of fluffy sponge, clouds of buttercream, and an arsenal of decorations that could make even the grumpiest of grandmas crack a smile. But in your rush to get that cake out the door and into the world, you skip the boring bits. You don’t bother to check if the flour’s got weevils, if the eggs are fresh, or if your baking powder’s still got its poof. The result? A cake that sinks faster than your dreams of becoming the next big thing in baking.

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It sounds silly when we’re talking about cakes, but this is precisely what happens in the business world more often than anyone cares to admit. Companies, in their haste to hit the market or cut costs, skip essential steps in their production and quality control processes. At first glance, it seems like a time and money saver, but it’s a bit like buying discount sushi; it might look like a great deal until you’re paying for it in ways you hadn’t imagined.

Let’s dive into the tales of two behemoths in the business world who learned the hard way that skipping steps can lead to stumbling badly, even when you’re at the top of your game.

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Data & Business Science

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