Marketing über-ninjas like Jay Abraham have done this for a long time. Take what company A does best in its industry and apply that to company B in an entirely different industry.
Tupperware got huge through in-house sales parties. Harley Davidson took the same idea and organized in-house motorcycle parties. And so became the largest "women's motorcycles" company in the US.
But this is so cool:
“The line of people waiting to eat is too long,” Mr. Foriest said. “Make the line shorter.”
Toyota’s engineers went to work. The kitchen, which can seat 50 people, typically opened for dinner at 4 p.m., and when all the chairs were filled, a line would form outside. Mr. Foriest would wait for enough space to open up to allow 10 people in. The average wait time could be up to an hour and a half.
Toyota made three changes. They eliminated the 10-at-a-time system, allowing diners to flow in one by one as soon as a chair was free. Next, a waiting area was set up inside where people lined up closer to where they would pick up food trays. Finally, an employee was assigned the sole duty of spotting empty seats so they could be filled quickly. The average wait time dropped to 18 minutes and more people were fed.