Amanda Munday

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Resilience is the new happiness

Happiness is a serious business. Inspired by the positive psychology movement, corporations hold positions for “chief fun officers” and esteemed institutions like Stanford and Yale offer classes on happiness. But this infatuation with good times is only creating confusion about what it means to …

Mindfulness

Why affordable child care is essential to keeping women in tech

<i>Amanda Munday is senior marketer and an advocate for women-identified rights who works at HiMama, an early-education technology startup based in Toronto.</i><p>I’ve worked in technology for 14 years, but I’m questioning my professional identity at a tech startup after returning from a maternity leave …

Tech companies should diversify by making their product teams look like their user base

Some might say that I am a different kind of tech unicorn; a mother of two toddlers working for a startup. Ellen Pao questioned whether anything has changed for women in tech. We’ve established that it can be dangerous. I’ve worked in tech for more than 10 years; from customer service support for …

Customer Service

What Is It About Costco?

Every single Sunday for six years, my family went to Costco. And I learned that Costco is not for what you need; it’s for what you want.<p><b>To walk around</b> <b>Costco</b> as a childless, unattached person is to experience the fragility of your existence. To perk up at the reasonably priced Angus steaks only to …

Ronald Reagan

When Kids Have to Act Like Parents, It Affects Them for Life

Some people who have to be responsible for their siblings or parents as children grow up to be compulsive caretakers.<p>Laura Kiesel was only 6 years old when she became a parent to her infant brother. At home, his crib was placed directly next to her bed, so that when he cried at night, she was the …

What a VC Thinks of Blue Apron’s S-1

Blue Apron filed their S-1 yesterday late in the day. The meal kit delivery startup has been one of the fastest growing consumer businesses in the …

The Art of Raising Kind Kids

We all want our children to be kind, and to grow up to be even kinder. As any parent knows, monitoring unkind behavior is in most cases a practical …

The new fake news: Buzzfeed decision favours clicks over truth

<i>Brandon Ambrosino is a freelance writer in Delaware, who has written for The New York Times, Boston Globe, BBC, and The Economist.</i><p>Buzzfeed's decision to print a 35-page dossier outlining egregious allegations about president-elect Donald Trump has certainly stirred much debate. The report is …

Actually, Let’s Not Be in the Moment

I’m at the kitchen sink, after a long day of work and kids and chores and the emotional exhaustion of a toxic election season, attempting to mindfully focus on congealed SpaghettiOs. My brain flits to the Netflix queue. I manhandle my thoughts back to the leaky orange glob in front of me. My brain …

Mindfulness

You've Won Over the Customer, You Made the Sale - Now What?

Marketers spend the lion's share of their time thinking about how to win over prospective customers and acquire new business.<p>What they — and their …

4 Ways to Sell More Using 'Customer Journey Optimization' Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the greatest customer acquisition strategies that entrepreneurs use to increase revenue is conversion rate optimization (CRO). Rather unfortunately, majority of them do it the wrong way. According to Unbounce, despite 98 percent of …

The Misguided Desire of Wanting Our Kids to be Happy

It’s both human, and typical of how we parent today: At the first indication of unhappiness from our kids, we rush in to fix it, serving, as Dr. …

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Business (Canada)

5 industries going beyond traditional customer reviews

When people think about industries that use reviews, their minds tend to two places first:<p>Restaurants that ask for Yelp endorsements to attract more traffic<br>• E-commerce stores that display customer testimonials to improve on-site conversion<p>But tons of growing industries have started using reviews in …

eCommerce

What “Gone Girl” Is Really About

According to Anthony Lane, there are approximately “twenty-one people” who haven’t read Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl.” I’m one of them. This past weekend, when I saw the movie, I liked it so much that I felt sad about missing out on the book when it was published, two years ago. At the same time, …