Merlin Tristano

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Mango’s New Lookbook Is Everything You Want to Wear This Summer

It’s almost (almost!) time for sundresses, shorts and sunnies. We’ve been making our shopping lists for the last few months. Then, just the other day, we went and opened up Mango‘s lookbook and threw our list away. Because the Barcelona-based fast fashion retailer has a wardrobe made of the summer …

Clothing

Throw-Away Society

Project info<p>Three-quarters of a ton. That’s the average amount of waste each American throws out each year. That’s each American – every man, woman and child regardless of age – and that doesn’t include what is recycled. America is the #1 trash-producing country in the world, with our 5% of the …

Minimalism

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

Uber and Airbnb Founders Make Forbes' Billionaires List

The world’s richest person got even richer this year. And a basketball superstar-turned-owner made the list for the first time.<p>Forbes said Monday …

Bill Gates

My Favorite Place in Ireland: The Wild West

An innkeeper, a painter, a bodhran maker.<p>Almost 30 years ago on a chilly June night I stumbled into Ballinalacken Castle House Hotel in County Clare and came upon a gruff lion of a man with an unruly mop of hair who offered me a country welcome amid peat fires, heavy blankets, and flowing pints of …

48 hours in far north Queensland: what to do and where to go

From lush forests to coral reefs, it’s a cacophony of sounds and colours. Jessica Reed spends 48 hours in a region bigger than life<p>North Queensland: land of crocodiles, venomous snakes, and majestic rainforest. What could possibly go wrong?<p>Not a lot, in fact, if you stay away from Cairns, a city …

Australia

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

For great-value city breaks, look past the capitals and big names; some of Europe’s liveliest cultural scenes are in its smaller cities<p>Ghent, Belgium<p><b>Why go?</b><br>While Bruges can sometimes feel a little like a tourist toy-town, Ghent keeps it real. The city still offers picturesque Flemish architecture …

European Travel

Wal-Mart's pay hike will have massive ripple effects in America

Walmart's decision last week to increase the wages of 500,000 staff to at least $9 (£5.80) an hour - $1.75 above the federal minimum - from April comes as retailers are struggling to find and retain good entry-level employees.<p>Doug McMillon, Walmart's chief executive, who was paid $26m last year, …

Human Rights

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

A comprehensive look at the role color plays in marketing and how it impacts customer engagement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting--and most controversial--aspects of marketing.<p><b>The reason:</b> …

Marketing

You Guys Realize The Apple Watch Is Going To Flop, Right?

I’m just saying what a lot of people are thinking.<p>Few analysts or writers will outright say it, but I will: the Apple Watch is going to flop. And I bet a lot of other people are thinking the same thing for many good reasons.<p>Apple has become a perennial hit maker, the company other companies copy. …

Smartwatches

Why Customer Service is the New Marketing

<i>3 Undeniable Principles Entrepreneurs Can’t Afford to Miss</i>If you make a stellar product but don’t provide stellar customer service, guess what you …

Customer Service

Chinese shoppers latest target of Hong Kong protest anger

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police said Monday they arrested more than three dozen people involved in scuffles that broke out at a weekend protest against the growing influx of mainland Chinese shoppers.<p>Police officers drew batons and used pepper spray on the crowds after the demonstration Sunday in …

Hong Kong