Jessica Martel

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The H-1B Visa Debate, Explained

It’s hard to overstate the significance — and complexity — of the H-1B visa system in the U.S. It is the country’s largest guest worker visa program, and an important channel for high-skilled immigration. It allows companies to hire foreign workers for specialized jobs that can be challenging to …

Immigration

Low-Risk, High-Reward Innovation

Wharton professor <b>David Robertson</b> discusses a “third way” to innovate besides disruptive and sustaining innovations. He outlines this approach through the examples of companies including LEGO, GoPro, Victoria’s Secret, USAA, and CarMax. It consists of creating a family of complementary innovations …

Hot Wheels

The Tie Bar Just Launched an Incredibly Affordable Line of Dress Shirts

Think of these $55 wonders as the perfect canvas for your favorite tie.<p>When The Tie Bar's Allyson Lewis noticed that customers were bringing their own shirts into the brand's Chicago store (to better visualize what they'd look like paired with the accessories sold there), she knew she needed to do …

Clothing

Fifty Years — The new Silicon Valley VC that wants to save the world AND make money

<b>“We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium. Synthetic food will, of course, also be used in the future. Nor need the pleasures of the table be banished. That gloomy Utopia of tabloid meals</b> …

Sustainable Development Goals

Leadership from the Core

Marcel Schwantes<p>A leading keynote speaker on the power of servant leadership<p>.<p>Marcel Schwantes<p>A leading keynote speaker on the power of servant …

Thought Leadership

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

7 Ways to Turn Your Life Around

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you could get just one thing through your head, life would be so much better it would turn your whole world upside down. No kidding.<p>Before I tell you what that one thing is, I need to set the mood. Have you ever had an epiphany where …

Self-improvement

5 Habits to Steal From Warren Buffett

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>When the Oracle of Omaha talks, people make pilgrimages. In fact, thousands of Berkshire Hathaway …

Investing

Why babies all over the world are now sleeping in boxes

<b>Nearly three years ago, the Magazine reported on the Finnish baby box - a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys the state gives to expectant mothers. The story went viral and was read by 10 million people in 18 months. Now the box idea itself is spreading around the world.</b><p>It's a tradition that …

Pregnancy

The company behind a human-like AI bot who organizes your meetings just raised $23 million to take on Facebook and Microsoft

x.ai is the company behind Amy Ingram, a virtual PA designed to schedule meetings for busy executives by taking away the long email trail that usually goes with getting time in the calendar.<p>To use Amy Ingram, users just need to link their calendars and then CC amy@x.ai into their next email …

Chatbots

13 Valuable Skills You Can Teach Yourself for Free

Here are 13 skills you can teach yourself for free, along with resources to help you acquire those skills.

65 Top Tips to Sharpen Your Time-Management Skills | Inc.com

Every day, each of us has 24 hours to spend. Some of us make better use of that resource than others. Learning to manage time and spend it wisely is among the most significant things you can do to build personal and professional success.<p>Here are 65 of the best ways to manage your time:<p><b>1. Know</b> …

Time Management

Why a 23-Year-Old Founder Created a 'Black Card' for Millennials | Inc.com

Founded by 23-year-old entrepreneur Billy McFarland, Magnises charges its members $250 a year to attend exclusive events, conduct meetings in its private spaces, and use its "digital concierge" mobile app. The app lets members send text message requests for things like restaurant recommendations …

New York City

This Is the Top Predictor of Success in Life

Increase self control to increase success<p>Self control predicts success even better than IQ.<p>From Charles Duhigg’s excellent book The Power of Habit: …

Psychology

Google Analytics Reports Every Business Needs to Know

Posted on 7/16/2015<p>A website can be your company’s best sales tool for lead generation, but knowing if and how your site is working is the key to …

Loblaw cuts are just part of the new food paradigm

<i>Sylvain Charlebois is a professor at the University of Guelph's Food Institute.</i><p>Loblaw Cos. Ltd. announced the closing of 52 stores across the country this week, surprising more than a few observers by doing so while simultaneously posting respectable profits. Although it struck some as a kind of …

J. Crew Debuts Value-Focused 'Mercantile' Brand to Spark Growth

J. Crew Group Inc., seeking to win over more cost-conscious shoppers, is introducing a new brand that will sell apparel at lower prices.<p><b>NEW YORK,</b> …

Clothing

The Future of Retail is the End of Wholesale

E-commerce will rapidly reshape the entire economic model of retail, spelling the end of wholesale, argues Doug Stephens, founder of Retail</b> …

eCommerce

11 Differences Between Busy People And Productive People

I spent a day with the world’s number one ultraman Kilian Jornet back in 2010. He told me about the difference between his life in the mountains and …

Lululemon Diaries: My Life in an Exploitative Libertarian Happiness Cult

<i>In years past, Lululemon has made the news most frequently in matters related to founder Chip Wilson, a man prone to tone-deaf statements who brought</i> …

Ayn Rand

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When It Comes to Luxury Brands, Chinese Youth Are 'Not Buying It'

BEIJING -- There are two common themes in recent media that, when paired together, may be leading China watchers toward a flawed forecast. The first is China's transition from a production-driven to a consumption-driven economy. The second is Chinese consumers' undying lust toward luxury.<p>Together, …

Luxury Lifestyle

How Kit & Ace’s Lululemon roots have fuelled the ‘technical luxury’ store’s runaway success

When John James “JJ” Wilson was growing up, family dinner-table conversation turned most nights to retail and fashion.<p>Indeed, the son of Lululemon …

Is Kit + Ace the Next Lululemon?

Kit + Ace, the latest retail brainchild from the Lululemon founding family, sounds like it's staking its claim on the next era of Lululemon enthusiasts using the exact same thinking that propelled Lululemon into the spotlight (and caused some controversy along the way). According to <i>The New Yorker</i>, …

New York City

Special Report: The war on big food

Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. Growth …

Agriculture

Canadian luxury retailer Kit and Ace to launch down under; Metcash mulls possible IPO for its $250 million automotive arm: Midday Roundup

Luxury womenswear label Kit and Ace, a Vancouver, BC-based venture by the wife and son of controversial Lululemon founder Chip Wilson, has revealed …

How Kit and Ace plans to become the Lululemon of streetwear

From Canadian Business: The wife and son of Lululemon founder Chip Wilson are looking to stand out in the retail industry with its ace in the</i> …

Corporate Culture

Five Cups of Coffee a Day Could Save You from Heart Attack, Studies Agree

Yet another study is touting the benefits of consuming coffee.<p>Drinking three, four, or even five cups of coffee per day may lower the risk of clogged …

Holistic Medicine