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See Daring Acrobatic Stunts During Sa Sartiglia Festival in Sardinia

Every year, a troop of horsemen wearing frightening doll masks and frilly clothes gallop past cheering crowds lining the otherwise sleepy city of Oristano on the Italian island of Sardinia. A mosaic of symbols deeply rooted in this centuries-old Sardinian tradition surround the riotous jousting, …

Italy

Leaders From LinkedIn, Amazon, And Tesla Say These Are the 5 Trends Shaping Talent Development

Leaders in the learning and talent development space discuss trends affecting the future of corporate training.<p>While it's relatively easy for competitors to implement similar technology, duplicate strategy and even mimic your culture, they can't clone your people. That's why most organizations …

Human Resources

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

Meditation

4 Industries That Will Dominate Social Media in 2018

Once seen as purely a tool for entertainment, social media has become an indispensable marketing tool for many industries over the past few years, …

Public Relations

39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …

Alcohol

The Air Opus pop-up camper inflates in 90 seconds flat

The Air Opus Camper makes on-the-road living easy with an amazing self-inflating system that pops up in 90 seconds flat. Simply flick a switch and …

Camping

24 Smells From Childhood That You Almost Forgot

A sniff down memory lane.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

Universal Principles Of User Experience Design

(This is a sponsored article.) As designers working in an ever-changing field, it’s important that we develop an understanding of the timeless design …

UI Design

2018 Predictions from the Brightest Minds in Marketing

The customer experience and customer loyalty. Artificial intelligence and machine learning. eCommerce, digital and social media. Changing C-Suite …

How to write Nonhuman Characters

We often need to create <b>nonhuman</b> characters in the stories we write – animals, robots, talking trees.In <i>Creating Unforgettable Characters</i>, Linda Seger …

Writing

Why AI Is the New Battleground for Brand Marketers

Most brand experiences will be delivered through AI by 2025. The only question is whether your brand will still exist.<p>Some perspective: When Ray Kroc …

Marketing

Best Trips 2018

Travel

Want to Be Successful? Ask Your Co-Workers These 2 Questions

It may be uncomfortable but it's definitely worth it.<p>How do the people you work with see you? However you answered that question, you're almost certainly wrong. It's surprisingly difficult for most of us to understand how others perceive us--we think we're being inclusive as managers and others see …

Why Every Business Needs Powerful Storytelling To Grow

Storytelling is a powerful business tool and a skill that every business building a powerful and lasting brand should master.<p>We have been telling stories for as long as we’ve been human–they are an absolutely essential part of our day-to-day communications. When done well, storytelling can do …

Marketing

17 Books Which Make Great Gifts

Whether you're looking for the perfect gift, or need inspiration yourself, these books come highly recommended by executives who thrive on self-improvement.<p>Whether you're looking for the perfect gift, or need inspiration yourself, these books come highly recommended by executives who thrive on …

Building an empire: Exploring the architecture of 'Star Wars'

<b>(CNN) —</b> In January 1973, George Lucas wrote his first treatment for "Star Wars." Words did not come easily to the director, who always considered himself more a filmmaker than a screenwriter, but the universe in his mind was already bulging at the seams.<p>Having failed to secure the rights to science …

CNN

A seismic shift that set off the retail apocalypse could hit companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi next

Beverage industry giants like Coca-Cola and PepsiCo could be in deep trouble as consumers ditch in-store shopping for e-commerce, analysts say.<p>Impulse buys make up roughly 30% of overall beverage sales, Ali Dibadj, an analyst at Bernstein, said at Beverage Digest's Future Smarts conference in New …

Coca-Cola

Death of Retail? 2017 Was All About the Empire of Luxury E-Tail

At first glance, Lauren Santo Domingo may not strike you as an empire builder. A former Vogue editor and glossy blond socialite, she is married to the heir of a Colombian beer fortune and has a slew of “It girl” friends. She could appear easy to dismiss.<p>But this week Moda Operandi, the online high …

eCommerce

Illustration Inspiration: A series of illustrative work to inspirit your week

Since our weekly curated UI/UX interactions series are going well, we decided to give it a try with illustrations. Instead of focusing on one …

How Peter McKinnon makes a video - START TO FINISH!

Every Tuesday, Peter McKinnon makes a two minutes video with tips and tricks about photography and cinematography, but today he wants to do something …

6 characteristics of education of the future and how credentials will change

The Commonwealth Bank Jobs and Skills of the Future Report I wrote recently dug into how work and jobs are changing and what skills will be required. …

Groundbreaking empirical research shows where innovation really comes from

Breaking down barriers for underrepresented kids could quadruple America’s pool of inventors.<p>Gaps in opportunity for talented kids with low socioeconomic status don’t just hold back poor, female, black, or Latino children as individuals — they also impose potentially enormous losses to society as a …

Innovation

Empathy: How to Show Empathy in Writing

Stories create empathy. Stories bring hope. Stories change history. Yes, even yours—especially when you know how to show <i>empathy</i> in writing.While …

Empathy

Bosses should do this simple thing to make their employees more creative

Research shows the secret to fostering creativity in your office could be as simple as being humble<p>Humility breeds creativity.<p>Workers who have humble …

Understanding the Intelligent Content Journey

Machine learning can’t replace marketing savvy or skill, but it’s invaluable in augmenting what marketers are capable of doing. Today, marketers are …

Marketing

CIOs need to focus on customer experience now

The impact of digital transformation is far reaching and will impact almost every company in every industry vertical. Digital initiatives will also …

Customer Experience

The future for pharma marketing is personal

<i>As the marketing world evolves alongside changing consumer experience, how can pharma catch-up? Marco Ricci reports from the eyeforpharma Marketing</i> …

Customer Experience

6 Tips For Deploying New Technologies For The Banking Customer Service Experience

How are banks integrating technology into their customer experience, while complying with industry regulations? At a recent event, Steve Goldberg, Group Vice President of Enterprise Sales, Yext, moderated a panel of Jim Olson, Principal, Marketing Communications, Edward Jones, Jeremy K. Balkin, …

Banking

Time and silence: digital journeys for the new consumer

The world of luxury can almost always be boiled down to one thing: exclusivity. Sadly, both time and silence are now firmly rooted in that category …

Customer Experience