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What Is Strategy?

This article has benefited greatly from the assistance of many individuals and companies. The author gives special thanks to Jan Rivkin, the coauthor of a related paper. Substantial research contributions have been made by Nicolaj Siggelkow, Dawn Sylvester, and Lucia Marshall. Tarun Khanna, Roger …

Management

This startup wants to beat Amazon by rejecting its confrontational culture

The Quidsi takeover is a defining story of Amazon’s capacity for ruthlessness.<p>Quidsi’s site, Diapers.com, quickly became popular, threatening Amazon’s e-commerce dominance in a lucrative market. Hackles raised, Amazon burned millions dropping prices, eventually pressuring Quidsi into a sale.<p>Now, …

eCommerce

Why Xiaomi’s new phone could be in your hands sooner than you think

Although the exact details are still under wraps, this much is known: Xiaomi is launching its new flagship device in Beijing on Jan. 15. And, it won’t be a long wait before Indian customers can get their hands on this new phone.<p>“One of our focus is to reduce the time lag between China launch and …

Mobile

Volkswagen Technologies Shown at 2015 CES

Volkswagen’s hot, high-tech Golf R Touch concept and its gesture-based interior control setup is nearly guaranteed to garner the most attention for the brand at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, and why not? Flapping your arms and magically opening the sunroof or switching among different …

2015 Toyota Camry SE Hybrid

Toyota adds a touch of red mist to its green sedan.<p>The Toyota Camry didn’t become the bestselling car in America for the better part of the last two decades by falling short of customer expectations. In terms of reliability reputation, resale value, roominess, fuel economy, practicality, and just …

Sony’s souped-up Walkman costs a cool $1,200

The Sony Walkman is back.<p>This is not the same CD deck you had back in middle school. The new Walkman ZX2, announced this week at CES 2015, is a $1,200 Android device targeted at audiophiles. It’s an upgrade to the similar Walkman ZX1, released last year—it currently sells online for $590.<p>The ZX2 …

Consumer Tech

McDonald’s has run out of French fries in Venezuela

For the second time in as many months, an entire country is having go without McDonald’s fries. Last month it was Japan, and now it’s Venezuela. Here’s the Associated Press’s Hannah Dreier:<p>The fast-food giant confirmed the shortage to Quartz. Becca Hary, a company spokeswoman, wouldn’t say what …

McDonald's

First Airbus A350 XWB delivered to Qatar Airways | CNN Travel

The Secret Language Of Flight Attendants Is Your New Inflight Entertainment

Flight attendants are full of secrets. Not only do they nap in a secret cavern and possess the ultimate cure for jet lag, but as we've recently learned, they have their very own language, too.<p>According to real flight crew members, they use a whole bunch of jargon that regular passengers would never …

Incredible Photos Make Nighttime Look Like Day

Since 1998, British artist Darren Almond has been taking sublime photographs of landscapes around the globe illuminated only by the light of the full moon. Now, 260 of these photographs are compiled in <i>Fullmoon</i>, a new book from Taschen.<p>While taking his photographs, Almond keeps the shutter open for …

How Dogs Understand What We Say

Scientists — and anyone who lives with a canine — know that dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices. They listen for whether our tone is friendly or mean, how the pitch goes up or down and even the rhythms in our speech.<p>But what about the meaning of the words we say?<p>Sure, a few …

Trees

Project info<p>Lonely and delicate. Proud and strong. Standing there, night and day, observing their surroundings. There is so much we don't know about trees. I have been trying to get closer to their souls. I used a camera to capture some still moments of their existence.

Loneliness

Anicca

Project info<p>‘Anicca’ is the Buddhist notion that all of existence is in a constant state of flux and impermanence. The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus also expressed this in his famous aphorisms:<br>“All entities move and nothing remains still,<br>You cannot step twice into the same river.”<br>I feel that …

Maglev elevators are coming that can go up, down, and sideways

ThyssenKrupp, the German steel and engineering giant, has created what it calls “the holy grail” of the elevator industry: a system that isn’t dependent on ropes or steel cables.<p>If the technology, named Multi, does well in tests beginning in 2016, the elevators of the future could be powered by the …

Skyscrapers

This Animated Short Cleverly Reveals The Truth About Addiction And It’s Devastating

Cautionary drug metaphors can often be clumsy. Think: “This is your brain on drugs.” (Your brain is a sunny side up egg.) A new animated short, however, presents a fully realized allegory for addiction and the effect is devastating.<p>“Nuggets” is a five-minute animation that surfaced online back in …

10 Most Important Travel Documents When Traveling With Kids

Unlike business travel or backpacking, travel with kids requires quite a bit of pre-planning and paperwork. Sadly, you cannot just arrive at the airport with your passport and an e-ticket on your phone. Nor are unnecessary delays something you can easily take in your stride - dealing with tired …

3 Unique Theme Parks Redefining the Vacation Experience

Ever since Disneyland opened its doors on July 17, 1955, all kids have had a clear must-visit destination on their bucket list -- the Magic Kingdom ruled by Mickey, Minnie and their friends. A visit to a theme park has been a surefire way to make family vacations magical.<p>Today, theme parks have …

This is why people leave your company

When Carly Guthrie was running HR for Per Se, one of the hottest restaurants in New York, the general manager gave her a piece of advice: “You know, Carly,” he said. “If we’re doing our job as leaders, a performance review should only be two columns: Column A is what you do great and Column B is …

Leadership