Lisa Olson

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Opec unity cracks as disgruntled members call for meeting to stem oil slump

Divisions emerge within Opec as members frustrated by the oil price rout call on Saudi Arabia to scale back production in a bid to restore prices<p>Pressure is building on Saudi Arabia from members within the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) to agree to an emergency meeting to …

How He Feels When You Don't Have an Orgasm

Spoiler alert: not good<p>Good news on the orgasm front: Guys want you to have more of them. Men really get off on women crossing the finish line during sex, according to a new study published in <i>The Journal of Sex Research</i>.<p>For the study, researchers from Western University had 24 undergraduate women …

Camera makers are desperately trying to stay a step ahead of smartphones—and failing

The best camera, experienced photographers say, is the one that’s with you—and the truth of that adage is spelling doom for many of the world’s camera brands, who are desperately trying to stay afloat as their businesses are eroded by the omnipresent smartphone.<p>The average point-and-shoot has …

Cameras

How to give your kids everything but a sense of entitlement

Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion of a recent story in the Wall Street Journal that struck a chord with both my husband and me.<p>Both of us hail from immigrant families who arrived to the US in the 1970s. Both of us grew up …

Kids

Dr Dre to launch Beats Music streaming service in January

Dr Dre is to launch a new music streaming service, Beats Music, following the extraordinary success of his Beats By Dre headphone line.<p>Dre first announced the service late last year under the name Daisy, and originally built it out of the streaming service MOG, but will launch it with the Beats …

Even as Stock Soars, a Not-So-Glamorous Magazine Close-Up of Yahoo's Marissa Mayer

The many splashy photos of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer are there, as are the complimentary pull-quotes (“She’s … single-handedly transformed the culture …

Advertising

Amazon Turned a Flaw into Gold with Advanced Problem-Solving

<i>“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”</i><p>— Albert Einstein<p>Several years ago, Amazon was struggling with scaling its e-commerce infrastructure and realizing that many of its internal software projects took too long to implement, a major pain point from a competitive …

WHOLE FOODS CEO: We're Facing More Competition Than Ever Before

And future outlook isn't great for the grocer.<p>Whole Foods CEO John Mackey blamed the slowdown on other retailers wisening up and offering healthier, organic food in record numbers.<p>"Food retailing is more competitive than ever and with the growing demand for fresh healthy foods, it seems like …

The Facebook Conversion Formula: A Blueprint for Turning Fans into Customers - Jeffbullas's Blog

Just having a Facebook Page is really just the beginning of building a successful social media strategy. But with the right formula will not only …

Guiding Principles for Start Ups

To build the most successful small business in the world, it takes 10 key principles.<p>This is a stylization of an article by MICHAEL E. GERBER

Dreamforce | ExactTarget Marketing Cloud: The Good, the Bad and the Best: Practices for a Post-Wild West Email Marketing World

Adopting email marketing best practices isn’t about ticking boxes. It’s about execution. During this webinar I discuss a variety of best practices and share real-world examples of brands with good, bad and the best executions. Topics covered include signup forms, welcome emails, mobile-friendly …

The Business Model is You!

Companies need to change the way they do business. They change their business models. But what about YOU? What about your personal business model? In this presentation I give you a short overview of Business Model You!

The Future of Relationships

Everything evolves, including how human beings relate to one another in intimate relationships. Norms which have been relatively stable in this space have been mutating and changing rapidly over the past ten years - and will continue along this trajectory into the foreseeable future.<p>In this report …

Designing with Data: Creating Visualizations to Tell Your Story

A presentation explaining the importance of visualizations. I begin by reviewing some general theories about translating data into visuals, and then dive deeper into some specifics for using qualitative and quantitative information to tell your story. Finally I close by discussing some more …

The Life of a Tweet: A Look at the First 24 Hours

Find out how tweets perform during the course of a day -- from the first 10 seconds to the first 24 hours.

The Facebook content game: Who will win and who will lose?

Last month, I wrote about media companies that receive most — if not all — of their traffic from Facebook. These websites, which specialize in “viral …

Want More Revenue? Try This 45-Day Sales Diet | Inc.com

Diets are pervasive to the U.S. culture. There seems to be a diet of every sort for just about everything. My recent favorite is the "digital diet" that limits the number of minutes you spend on digital activities in a day--not a bad idea in this time of hyper-connectedness. All of these diets …

Diets

Is Your Business Ready For The Sharing Economy?

In an economy driven by collaboration, customers have already caught on–think Airbnb, Spotify, or Uber. But it’s not just for users: the model is fundamentally changing the way business–and businesses–work.<p>From finding places to stay on vacation with Airbnb to snagging a ride with Uber, the …

How to Use Tumblr for Marketing | Inc.com

With 105 million blogs and 49 billion posts, Tumblr, the free blog hosting and social networking site, is the 32nd most popular site in the world.<p>So if you're not using Tumblr as part of your marketing efforts, you're missing a very large boat.<p>"Tumblr isn't a blog platform like WordPress; it's a …

Social Media