Innovate or Stagnate

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If you are a track and field fan, you probably know all about the “Fosbury Flop,” a story that tells a world of things about innovation, persistence and a burning desire to win. Dick Fosbury was a good high jumper and he seemed to have reached the maximum height his body could c

Coming in 2014: all new videos!

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Hope you’ve had a great holiday season! I wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know about my BIG news for 2014. We’ve got a major upgrade to our video format coming in 2014. Very exciting! I won’t spoil the surprise, but here are a few things to look for: My first […]The post Coming in

Amazon Stock Tops $400 for First Time

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Amazon 's stock topped $400 a share for the first time in early trading Friday after flirting with that record for much of this month.The stock increase follows several upgrades from analysts in recent months, including Goldman Sachs and UBS, citing growth in the ecommerce market and the strength of

Ron Burgundy Management Tips!; STEM Toys for Girls; Hidden Power of Smiling

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"...keeping you great" HEADLINES: (Happy Holidays!) If an Existing Location isn't Working... -- my latest Fortune article encourages businesses to bite the bullet and close unprofitable locations (including international offices) and suggests an alternative approach to picking your next

Know your competitor

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THINKING IN NEW BOXES : FIVE ESSENTIAL STEPS TO SPARK THE NEXT BIG IDEAAUTHOR: Luc De Brabandere and Alan InyPUBLISHER: Random HousePrice:Rs 599ISBN: 9780812986365It's easy to err when thinking about who your true competitors are and what sets them apart from you (and you apart from them). Consider,

Answers to last week's quiz (#330)

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What is the connection between a city in the state of Florida in the US, a rock band formed in the late 60s and the first modern assembly line used for manufacturing during the early 1900s in the US?Ransom Eli Olds. He was a pioneer of the American automotive industry, after whom both the Oldsmobile

Your Ultimate, Ridiculous, Insane, Essential 2013 Holiday GIF Guide

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As you may have heard, selfie is the word of the year.That's cool--some of us here at FC really like selfies .Meanwhile, we all love Gifs. (Smooth transition, right?) Who doesn't?!So while others may be bending over backwards in their shopping carts to offer you their end of year gift guides , we th

Shake Shack CEO: If You're Hungry For Success, You Need To Be On Your Customer's Side

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In New York City Shake Shack is a foodie phenomenon.And like most things bearing the same description, to get your hands on the joint's tasty hamburgers and milkshakes it will cost you time, more than money.Randy Garutti, Shake Shack's CEO, understands this. "Hospitality occurs when you feel like I'

4 Types of Holiday Shoppers and How to Market to Them

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Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday make up some of the biggest shopping days of the holiday season, and retailers everywhere are gearing up for a busy few days of sales. But all holiday shoppers are not created equal: According to a new survey, there are several different shopper

Social Media Drove Just 1% of Black Friday Online Sales

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Black Friday online sales hit another record this year, according to the latest data from IBM, but social media played a relatively small role — at least when measured directly.IBM found that just about 1% of purchases and traffic on ecommerce websites for Black Friday and the week as a whole were d