Pieter M. Ottevanger

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Chipotle’s lettuce shortage and the future of America’s favorite burrito chain

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Here is a parable about burritos.<p>A few months ago, Chipotle was the darling of American dining. Its customers were loyal; its sales were only rising; its guacamole was pea-free. Then, disaster, in the form of widespread E. coli and a norovirus outbreak. Customers fled. …

The 10 Ways You're Wrong About Creativity Could Destroy You

Let go of your misconceptions, or your creativity will never breathe.<p>When someone identifies themselves as creative, or tells you that their biggest strength is their creativity, you instantly feel a certain level of respect for them.<p>They're creative! They take the world and everything in it and …

Businesses can't collect tips to share among workers, court says

Businesses cannot collect tips given to waiters, casino dealers or other service employees to share with support staff such as dishwashers even if the tipped employees are receiving minimum wage, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.<p>The 2-1 decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld …

Yahoo cutting workforce by 15% after announcing $4.4bn loss

CEO Marissa Mayer announces a ‘strategic plan’ that includes cutting 1,700 jobs and is expected to lead to the sale of parts of its business<p>Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer has announced plans to cut the company’s workforce by 15% and close five foreign offices by the end of 2016.<p>The struggling …

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Tom Dixon’s Creativity Secret? Perpetual Dissatisfaction

The prolific British designer talks about American nostalgia, why showrooms are dead, and why unhappiness is a key trait for designers.<p>Tom Dixon is one of the most prolific and exciting designers working today. Consider some of his recent work: The self-taught British designer has created scent …

Swiss Army Knives

10 Easy Ways to Stop Eating So Much Sugar

“Eat less sugar” may be a short and sweet suggestion, but the USDA’s most recent dietary guidelines have gotten some pretty long-winded responses …

Nutrition

ChemChina offers $43 billion for Switzerland's Syngenta

A giant Chinese chemical company is betting the farm on agriculture.<p>State-owned ChemChina said Wednesday it has offered a whopping $43 billion for the Swiss company Syngenta (SYENF), a huge global supplier of pesticides and seeds.<p>If it goes through, the deal would be the largest overseas takeover …