Venkat Iyengar

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How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32

When Kat Cole traveled to Egypt with the international director of Cinnabon last year and the call-to-prayer came on over the speakers, she stopped and said, “That is so beautiful.” The Egyptian franchisee she was with turned around, looked at her and said, “What?” Cole repeated herself. Stunned, …

Big Data: It Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

Marketers must stop abusing the term "Big Data" in order to harness it. Here's how.<p>If the prognosticators are right, we’ve moved from a manufacturing economy to an experience economy. Today, businesses have to create amazing, memorable experiences, rather than simply delivering reliable products at …

6 Ways Successful People Stretch Their Comfort Zones

Truly great entrepreneurs aren't satisfied with comfort. Pushing their own limits is how they get to greatness.<p>Everyone has a so-called "comfort zone." You know what I'm talking about: that mental space you live in where there are boundaries and you feel a sense of emotional security with your work …

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

Inside the Kremlin walls

On the 400th anniversary of the Romanovs, Russia’s dynasty of tsars, explore the often grave and sometimes amusing history of Moscow’s fortified city centre.<p>Overrun by Mongols, rattled by earthquakes and beset by fires, the Kremlin’s fortunes have waxed and waned in tandem with those of Mother …

In Thailand, the Death Railway’s grim history lives on

Made famous by the film The Bridge over the River Kwai, the Thai-Burma railway that once resulted in the death of thousands could help unite Southeast Asia by 2015.<p>Made famous by the film The Bridge over the River Kwai, the Thai-Burma railway that once resulted in the death of thousands could help …

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