Christopher Caruso

773 Flips | 19 Magazines | 27 Likes | 25 Following | 217 Followers | @ccaruso23 | Director, GM - Amazon Mexico. Passionate about retail, innovation, strategy, customer psychology, travel, and photography Harvard MBA strategy geek.

HBO's 'Andre the Giant' documentary takes us behind the curtain of one of wrestling's biggest icons

When I was growing up, professional wrestling wasn’t allowed in my household – at least not when my mother was home.<p>The fighting – the punches, the kicks, the clotheslines and the slams – combined with the outrageous stories gave her unsettling anxiety. So my exposure to the “sport” was limited to …

Shopping on Instagram Goes Global with Shopify – Company Announcement

Shopifyenables shopping on Instagram for businesses in eight additional markets<p>OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 20, 2018--Shopify Inc.(NYSE: …

Amazon Publishes And Monetizes Blog For Entrepreneurs ... And Other Amazon News

Each week I share the top news that impacts brands and merchants who sell on Amazon. My digest for this week includes a streamlined fee model for vendors running Lighting Deals, Amazon building (and monetizing) content for entrepreneurs, and Amazon still reigning supreme in corporate reputation …

eCommerce

The 10 Best Music Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: March 13th</b><p>Whether they’re about an artist, a band, or maybe just a particular place and time, music documentaries have a unique ability to let their soundtrack be a central aspect to their storytelling. With a selection varying from artist biographies, music history lessons, and those …

Arm Wreckage: 8 Weeks To Bigger, Badder Guns

If you want to blast your guns, you have to dig yourself out of the same ol' same ol.' This no-mercy routine will blow up your bis and tris to get …

Keith Richards on reuniting the Rolling Stones and going sober: 'the drugs are so bland these days'

Keith Richards hasn’t had a drink since Christmas. The legendarily hard-living rock and roll icon sounds almost reluctant to admit to sobriety. “I’m not saying I’m definitely off all of this stuff,” he protests. “In six months’ time, I might be on it again. But at the moment, for a couple of …

Amazon.com: Live Plant: Patio, Lawn & Garden

Hardiness Zones: Plants perform best when grown within their hardiness zones.<p>A plant has to tolerate the coldest and hottest temperatures in a zone …

The world’s most nutritious foods

After analysing more than 1,000 raw foods, researchers ranked the ingredients that provide the best balance of your daily nutritional requirements – and they found a few surprises.<p>Imagine the ideal food. One that contains all the nutrients necessary to meet, but not exceed, our daily nutrient …

West Indies

Inside Amazon’s surveillance-powered, no-checkout convenience store

By now many have heard of Amazon’s most audacious attempt to shake up the retail world, the cashless, cashierless Go store. Walk in, grab what you want, and walk out. I got a chance to do just that recently, as well as pick the brain of one of its chief architects. (The store, in downtown Seattle, …

This apparel startup fixed the worst part of shopping for clothes in stores — and it could defy retail's curse

Reformation, the "cool girl's" clothing company with stores in New York and Los Angeles, is expanding into brick-and-mortar at a time when retail brands are closing stores across America.<p>And the startup is crushing it. Reformation closed out 2017 with an estimated revenue just over $100 million — a …

Clothing

What Makes a Genius? The World's Greatest Minds Have One Thing in Common

Being a genius is different than merely being supersmart. Smart people are a dime a dozen, and many of them don’t amount to much. What matters is …

Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Confident

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Self-help

Mindfulness Is More Than A Buzzword: A Look Behind The Movement

The popularity of mindfulness in the western world has skyrocketed in recent years. It’s on the cover of magazines and appears on the evening news. Celebrities swear by it, scientists study it, monks still practice it and business leaders use it to thwart burnout.<p>As mindfulness becomes a buzzword …

Mindfulness

Tip: Do 30-Rep Sets for Muscle

Science shows that sometimes, higher-rep sets work better. Check this out.<p>The vast majority of lifters do 8 reps per set. Most exercise theorists …

This one couch is listed for four different prices, with five different names, on five different sites

It’s that time of year when kids are heading back to school, others are graduating or just moving house, and millions of individuals are shopping for new furniture. Increasingly, people are buying stuff like sofas and dressers—things they used to test out in person—on the internet, thanks to the …

eCommerce

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns

Are You Training Them All?<p>The Magic 6<p>As a human, your body moves in pretty much the same way as other humans. In fact, there are six basic movement …

Workouts

I Spent a Week at a Swingers Resort and Learned Way Too Much About 'the Lifestyle'

Some things, you just can't unsee.<p>And as I watched a grown man get penetrated by a pretty young blonde wearing a terrifying strap-on, I knew the …

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The news comes as Canada’s biggest grocery players have shored up their strategies for grocery home delivery in recent months<p>McDonald's wants its …

Walmart Won’t Stay on Top If Its Strategy Is “Copy Amazon”

Walmart’s recent change to free two-day shipping for online orders, no membership required, is the latest in a series of moves the company has made to fight Amazon and grow its e-commerce business. Last year, it purchased Jet.com and installed Jet’s founder, Marc Lore, as head of its e-commerce …

Seven Lessons From The Failure Of Shoes.com

When I interviewed serial entrepreneur Roger Hardy nine months ago for our Trep Talks series, the CEO of Vancouver-based Shoes.com was brimming with optimism. His first company, online contact lens seller Coastal.com, sold to Essilor, a French optical company, for $450 million, and Hardy made more …

eCommerce

With Amazon Books, Jeff Bezos Is Solving Digital Retail’s Biggest Design Flaw

Why is Amazon suddenly so interested in opening physical retail stores?<p>As upscale outdoor shopping centers go, Seattle’s University Village is unusually forward thinking. There’s a Starbucks, of course, but also a sushi place where the dishes roll by on a moving belt and each plate has an RFID …

The Refresher: Regression Analysis

A two-minute guide to one of the most important types of data analysis.

A Harvard professor on the five questions to ask when facing tough decisions

<i>Joseph L. Badaracco is the John Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School and the author of numerous books on leadership, decision-making and responsibility. In an interview with Tom Fox, Badaracco discussed some of the central themes of his most recent book, "</i><i>Managing in the</i> …

Harvard Business School

The 10 Most Important SEO Tips You Need to Know

A lot has changed in the world of search engine optimization.<p>However, certain fundamental principles remain unchanged.<p>For example, targeting keywords …

Marketing

Amazon’s cashier-free Go stores may only need six human employees

From three to a max of 10 employees<p>Amazon’s bold checkout-free convenience store concept has only one location today, but if the company’s expansion plans pan out, we could start seeing a radical rethinking of physical retail nationwide. According to the <i>New York Post</i>, Amazon plans to mandate that …

Earnings preview: Amazon accounts for 43% of all US online sales in 2016

It also accounted for more than half of all 2016 growth in U.S. online retail, according to a new analysis from Slice Intelligence, which tracks …

eCommerce

Trading of Macy's stock is halted amid reports that it could be sold

Trading of Macy's stock was briefly halted on Friday after its price shot up unusually quickly, a surge that appears to be fueled by a news report that the retailing giant is in preliminary talks to be acquired by Hudson's Bay, a Canadian department store empire.<p>The merger discussions, which were …

Alexa will talk you into loving Amazon

Amazon's digital butler likely isn't a big moneymaker yet, but analysts expect it will eventually draw in even more loyal Amazon customers.<p>Amazon's Alexa was showered with attention at last month's CES tech show in Las Vegas, as dozens of companies invited the voice assistant to live in their cars, …

Smart Homes

How to Reduce Stress Like a Navy SEAL

These are stressful, uncertain times. How are we supposed to be calm and productive workers amid all this chaos?<p>There is one simple way to cage the …

Military