Avi Mizrahi

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My Management Lessons from Three Failed Startups, Google, Apple, Dropbox, and Twitter

<b>Kim Scott</b> had one thing to do that day. She was going to price her product. It was the year 2000, she was the founder and CEO of Juice Software, and …

Management

Tulip Retail Thinks It Can Save Brick-And-Mortar And Become A $100 Billion Business. Really.

Ali Asaria, a 37-year-old Canadian entrepreneur, says that despite what you may have read, brick-and-mortar retail is not dying. Asaria is CEO and founder of Tulip Retail, a four-year-old Toronto-based company that makes mobile apps for store salespeople. While many retailers have poured resources …

eCommerce

Why are Canadians less happy balancing work and life in the digital age?

New Statscan findings suggests that, while Canadians feel technology has made them more connected to each other, they're less fulfilled at juggling their work and home lives, Eric Andrew-Gee reports<p>A smaller share of Canadians are satisfied with their work-life balance than eight years ago, a …

Digital Age

Facebook's VP of Product made a 'massive, drastic change' to her team to get Facebook Live off the ground

• <b>Fidji Simo's team at Facebook says that an attribute that makes her stand out is her focus.</b>• <b><br>It helped her and her team develop products like Facebook Live.</b>• <b><br>Over the course of a week, she shifted more than 100 engineers to dedicate them solely to the development of Facebook Live.</b><p>When we asked Fidji …

Management

UX Mapping: A Cheat Sheet

<b>Summary:</b> Empathy maps, customer journey maps, experience maps, and service blueprints depict different processes and have different goals, yet they …

UX Design

Good Strategy Execution Requires Balancing 4 Tensions

Putting strategy into practice is notoriously difficult. In our experience, the primary obstacle to strategy execution is a failure to balance the inherent tensions that characterize any major execution effort. Successful strategy execution calls for skillful orchestration of sometimes opposing …

Harvard Business Review

Fit or miss? Retailers offer new tools to help shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) — Stores watching Amazon take a larger share of clothing sales are trying to solve one of the most vexing issues for online shoppers: Finding items that fit properly.<p>The retailers are unleashing tools that use artificial intelligence to replicate the help a salesperson at a store …

eCommerce

6 Expert Tips to Running Your Instagram Like a Professional Influencer

Want to be a top Instagram Influencer? You need to run your account like a business. Here are the pro tips for getting started.<p>These days, it seems like if you want to be an established brand, influencer, or professional, you need a large social media presence, especially on Instagram. Some of most …

Social Media Marketing

Augmented Reality Offers Futuristic Solutions to Brands and Retailers

Drones are forecasted to transform the market, and retailers are reportedly considering reading customers’ facial expressions. One other technology …

Augmented Reality

Marriott Reveals The Best Way to Retain Your Best Customers (And It's Not What You Think)

Before you decide to give away your product or offer a catalogue of freebees to your best customers, check out what Marriott is doing on the loyalty side of its business.<p>In the digital age, how do you retain your customer's loyalty when your fiercest competition is only a click away? Marriott …

Hospitality

This Year’s Back-to-School Story? It Was Mobile | eMarketer Retail

An analysis of back-to-school ecommerce sales signaled diverging growth trends for mobile and desktop shopping, with mobile logging significant gains …

eCommerce

Retailers Will Fail If This Is Their Solution to Amazon.com's Threat

Worried they're losing customers, retailers are trying some crazy experiments to retain them.<p><b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) is causing the retail industry …

Trends

Is Luxury Retail About to Go Full Inspector Gadget?

For retail, the future is now.<p>By 2019, luxury consumers will be able to use mobile pay everywhere, buy products directly from Alphabet (GOOGL) unit …

Augmented Reality

Home Depot's Future Relies on This Key Customer

And this important segment is delivering incredible growth for the company.<p>In what has proven to be a brutal environment for brick-and-mortar …

Stocks

The Best Interview Questions We've Ever Published

Over the years, we've published interview questions recommended by leaders across every field. Here are the very best for hiring excellent performers …

Leadership

How Facebook’s VP of Product Finds Focus and Creates Conditions for Intentional Work

Facebook VP of Product Fidji Simo shares tactics to master focus in a world where possibilities are endless and the stakes are high. <br>Continue reading …

Management

What it's like to have the best job in America right now

Data scientists have the best job in America, according to Glassdoor.<p>The field may be relatively new and occasionally vaguely defined, but one thing's for sure — it's also growing.<p>That's because, in the digital age, the amount of data available is only going to continue to grow exponentially. And …

Careers

How You Can Stay Human in a World of Digital Selling

By living the day-to-day life of your clients, you can glean insights that are impossible to see from your side of the aisle.<p>Anyone who's ever sold a home looks forward to the closing date. Few, however, enjoy handing over thousands of dollars in commission to real estate agents. A recent startup …

Customer Experience

After Kohl's, will Sears be next to accept Amazon returns?

Kohl's made a surprising move this week by agreeing to accept Amazon product returns. There's reason to think Sears could follow suit.<p>Jeremy Bowman | The Motley Fool<p><b>Kohl's</b> (NYSE: KSS) and <b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ: AMZN) are becoming surprisingly close.<p>The department store chain announced earlier this …

Markets

Facebook lets brands target ads based on offline behavior

Facebook has introduced more ways to help marketers re-engage offline audiences.<p>According to a blog post, since launching last year, thousands of …

Need to Give Negative Feedback? Here's How, According to an Executive Coach

Telling someone what they did wrong is one of the toughest things there is.<p>It's a moment you always dread. Someone--your employee, your partner, your child, or even a vendor, has failed to fulfill a commitment to you, or delivered a poor performance. Now you have to give that person negative …

12 Must-Read Books That Will Raise Your Emotional Intelligence

Your Amazon wish list is about to get longer.<p>I didn't learn about emotional intelligence until well into my 30s. By that time, I had started to realize that the best leaders -- those exhibiting high levels of EQ -- typically showed more self-awareness, collaborated better with others, and got …

Emotional Intelligence

Six Keys To Becoming A Great Persuader

Most of us have been in a situation where we need to persuade others to accept our position or approach. When this happens to me, I will often ruminate in my mind how the conversation might go. I imagine that my colleague will state their position, to which I will respond with such great power and …

Leadership

Nordstrom's New Concept: A Store That Doesn't Stock Clothes

It sounds like a bit of a head-scratcher: Department store giant Nordstrom says its new concept store won't actually have any clothing in stock.<p>Instead, Nordstrom Local will focus on free consultations with personal stylists, who will advise customers and then have the merchandise brought in. …

eCommerce

What Millennial Men Want From Retailers Now

There’s a number of new reports, some released this morning, about the elusive millennial man (ages 20-35) and what motivates him. As millennial men age, their tastes evolve. Millennials are now the largest age cohort in the U.S. population and how they change as they get older has a big impact on …

Millennials

For Marketers, Big Data Is Not Always Better Data

For all the information that Google has about you — and it’s a lot — there is one data point that earns the company more revenue than any other: …

Big Data

The Evolution of Your Attention: Twitter Canada's Head of Research Alyson Gausy

Twitter started out as a platform for users to share messages in 140 characters or less. Although the company’s role within the social space is quite …

5 Elements Many Retailers Miss When It Comes To Marketing

Shutterstock<p>Nearly every retailer has a marketing strategy, but they’re not always as effective as we’d like. According to Econsultancy, only 22 …

Hudson’s Bay Co. To Open First Store in Amsterdam

A look inside the new Hudson’s Bay Co. store in Amsterdam.<p>A look inside the new Hudson’s Bay Co. store in Amsterdam.<p>A look inside the new Hudson’s …