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7 Marketing Trends You Need to Know for 2016 | Inc.com

Mobile, video, and other marketing tactics that have been on the rise for years aren't really "trends" anymore. So, how many more trend articles do marketers have to read through that really just tell us what we already know?<p>Now, just because they're not <i>current</i> trends doesn't make them unimportant. …

Marketing

Only 8% of Leaders Are Good at Both Strategy and Execution

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>In a 2013 survey of nearly 700 executives across a variety of industries, our firm asked respondents to rate the effectiveness of the top leaders of their companies. How many excelled at strategy? How many excelled at execution? The results are shown in the chart below. These …

Share markets slide as oil price falls below $30

<b>Global share markets tumbled as the prospect of an end to the Iranian oil export ban sent oil below $30 a barrel for the second time this week.</b><p>London shares fell 2.2% to 5788.2, while France's Cac 40 fell 2.4% and Germany's Dax was 2.5% lower.<p>Wall Street opened down sharply, with the Dow Jones …

Oil

In 20 Years, Most New Cars Won't Have Steering Wheels or Pedals

By 2030, most new cars will be made without rearview mirrors, horns, or emergency brakes. By 2035, they won’t have steering wheels or acceleration …

This Treadmill Uses Your Workout To Wash Your Clothes

Between watching a favorite TV show and mentally checking off a to-do list, many of us are already trying to accomplish five things at once while working out. One student designer from South Korea is taking that a step further with a treadmill that does laundry while in use.<p>Si Hyeong Ryu’s “Wheel” …

University of Michigan

How "Star Wars" Influenced Jibo, The First Robot For Families

Jibo creator Cynthia Breazeal explains why, despite not having a face, her newest creation is the most “human” robot yet.<p>Cynthia Breazeal traces her interest in robotics to the first time she saw <i>Star Wars</i> in theaters as a 10-year-old. “Your jaw just drops,” she told <i>Fast Company</i>. “In many ways those …

Drums Aren’t Just for Music: They’re Therapy, Too

A growing body of research shows that drumming has a positive effect on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, PTSD, and more.<p>YouTube user …

This Smog-Eating Laundry Detergent Turns Your Clothing Into Air Purifiers

We all need more motivation to do our laundry anyway. What better than helping to clean the air around us?<p>Here’s another reason cities need more pedestrians: If someone is wearing clothes that happened to be washed in the right detergent, just their walking down the street can suck smog out of the …

Pollution

Japan Wants An All-Robot Event For The 2020 Olympics

According to Agence France-Presse, Abe expressed his interest in hosting an Olympic event specifically for robots as part of the international athletic competition in 2020.<p>"I would like to gather all of the world's robots and aim to hold an Olympics where they compete in technical skills," Abe …

Forget Passwords: This Startup Wants To Authenticate Your Mind

Biocatch detects fraud and identity theft based on your online behaviors.<p>Most online identity security today is based on what you know (like a password, social security number, or mother’s maiden name) or something you have (like a code sent to your mobile device, fingerprint, or voice pattern).<p>But …

Information Systems

Ge Wang: The DIY orchestra of the future

Make the logo bigger? Publishers downsize

The Web is a noisy place. At a time when legacy publishers like The New York Times and spunky upstarts like Upworthy are on the same playing field, …

How to Create Effective Evergreen Content

As of late 2013, there were two blogs being created every second. As if this weren't overwhelming enough, your precious piece of content competes …

Sure, You Could Bubble-Wrap Your Kid, but This PSA Has a Better Idea

The joke that an overprotective parent might make a child walk around in a cumbersome padded suit might not be a new one, but it certainly still has …

Japanese Toyota Ad With Dancing Gorilla Is So Preposterous, It’s Actually Great

Imagine, if you will, "What Does the Fox Say?" Now, picture Psy's "Gangnam Style" mating with it. Oh, and now throw in the Cadbury gorilla. Think</i> …

How CrossFit Built a Passion Brand

Anyone who knows a CrossFitter knows just how rabid the brand's fans can be.<p>The man behind that brand is Greg Glassman. In 2001, he started his own …

How Content Marketing Plays a Key Role in Aon's Manchester United Deal

When Manchester United dismantled the L.A. Galaxy by a score of 7-0 on Wednesday, its players donned jerseys with the logo for Chevrolet, which this …