Asa Postlethwaite

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The Global Conflicts to Watch in 2014

From a cyberattack on America to a civil war in Iraq, the threats we'll be worrying about next year<p>As South Sudan, the world's newest country, veers dangerously close to ethnic civil war, we're already getting a glimpse of the international crises that could greet us in the new year. Now the Center …

Colin Suttles's answer to What are the most surreal places to visit?

I'd break this question into two parts, (1) naturally surreal places, and (2) man made surreal places.<p><b>(1) NATURALLY SURREAL PLACES</b><br>On the natural …

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The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013

It’s always tempting at this time of year to try to make a definitive list of the best ideas from the past 12 months. But then we end up debating what counts as best — important? useful? original? all three? — and compiling extremely long lists, struggling to shorten them, and over-thinking it all, …

The year in Fight Path, Part 2: Gymnast, ex-drug dealer, chef, world-traveler and more

The year 2013 was the fifth during which we have produced our weekly column on prospects, up-and-comers and unique characters in the MMA world, which …

Creativity Best of 2013: Boston Magazine Marathon Cover, Heineken's Departure Roulette

<i>Creativity continues its countdown of 2013's best moves in brand creativity across film and TV, print and design and interactive and integrated</i> …

Experts outline key digital marketing trends for 2014

Multi-channel marketing and the merging of retail with digital are just some of the predictions from our panel of experts on key digital marketing trends for 2014<p>As we look ahead to the new year, we asked five marketing experts for their big trends in digital marketing for 2014. Here's what they …

2014 Marketing Predictions With A Twist

<i>[NOTE: Revised to include one prediction I inadvertently forgot to include. See first prediction below.]</i><p>It’s that time of year again boys and girls when marketers and advertisers across the land gaze into the future to try and see what lies ahead in the coming new year.<p>In my end-of-the-year piece …

Must-Follow Marketing Minds On Twitter 2014

Last week Vala Afshar wrote a thoughtful and comprehensive list of the 100 Must Follow on Twitter in 2014. These 100 Twitter accounts, he wrote, will educate you on the very latest and best business, technology and leadership practices.<p>What about marketing and media? There is some crossover on the …

Five Global Retail Trends That Will Shape 2014

If you haven't heard of Rakuten, you should change that.<p>It's a big e-commerce company in Japan with global ambitions. It describes itself as "the world's third largest e-commerce marketplace," presumably after Alibaba and eBay.<p>Over the past year or so, Rakuten has made an effort to break into the …

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12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

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