Instant MBA 27: Statistics. Many learn just enough to pass the exam but it's worth pursuing mastery. It's certainly worth for example understanding the difference between correlation and causation. There may well be a correlation between business failures and the tough economy at the moment. But does the bad economy need cause the demise of your business?
Instant MBA 26: New World of Work Driver 4: Abundance. In a world of too much competition, in a world of one global market place. In a world where apparently the only marketing strategy anyone has is to cut prices, there is a way out: become so damn good you create your own exclusive market place: make excellence your minimum standard.