Alexander Ostrovsky

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How Muji Fuels Its Explosive Growth Without Ads

Muji is continuing its international expansion with two new U.S. stores. Here’s how the company is becoming a household name without compromising its principles.<p>With more than 700 stores spread across three continents, the cult Japanese retailer Muji has shown no signs of slowing down its rapid …

Clothing

Funding Circle wants to create a new business finance ecosystem

From a borrower’s perspective P2P lending (also referred to as ‘debt crowdfunding’) is perhaps the most straightforward of innovations to come out of …

Investing

How 'Mind Mapping' Can Revamp The Way You Work

The organizational chart known as a "mind map" may remind you of something you drew in elementary school, but it's actually a powerful productivity tool when used correctly.<p>The British pop psychologist Tony Buzan coined the term in the '70s for an organizational technique that is like a web of …

5 Reasons Your Rankings Are Falling -- And What To Do About It

Do you ever feel like you’re doing everything right with your content marketing and SEO campaign, and yet your organic search rankings continue to fall? This can be a very frustrating experience, especially when you’re investing heavily in your marketing efforts.<p>There are a number of reasons this …

Russia leads shopping mall building resurgence across Europe

Russia is spearheading a resurgence of mall building across Europe, with nearly 100 new shopping centres springing up in the space of a little over two years, according to a new report.<p>The developments include a Moscow mall, Avia Park, that will be Europe's biggest, covering the space of 22 …

Here's Why Conflict Is Actually Good For Business

But, as it turns out, conflict can be a good thing for your business. "It can even be great," says Joel Peterson, chairman of JetBlue Airways, in a recent LinkedIn post.<p>Peterson says workplace conflict is inevitable; it arises in every office. Employees argue over creative differences; squabble …