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Chinese brand Uncle Martian is a blatant rip-off of Under Armour

No, you're not seeing things. China's newest sportswear brand, Uncle Martian, is a bold rip-off of American brand Under Armour.<p>The brand was …

Your Favorite HBR Articles of 2015

Here are the 20 articles you and your fellow HBR readers spent the most time reading in 2015. I’m biased, of course, but I think it’s a particularly good list this year. And as usual, it reveals a lot about what managers around the world are thinking and worrying about right now. A lot of us are …

How one of the most obese countries on earth took on the soda giants

As debate rages about whether to introduce a sugar tax, this is the story of how Mexico defied its own powerful fizzy drinks industry to impose a tax on soda<p>Mexicans love their soda. Construction workers go to their jobs in the early morning clutching giant two-litre or even three-litre bottles. …

Diabetes

9 Talks That Are a Great Introduction to TED

Since I started My Year of TED in 2011, I've found myself explaining TED quite a lot. Last week I had to do this again, and I was reminded of a blog post I did in 2012. I thought I'd share it with you here -- noting that there have been hundreds of new talks since this time, but I think these still …

Novartis biosimilar copycat takes aim at Amgen's drug Enbrel | Reuters

ZURICH (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted Novartis NOVN.VX unit Sandoz’s regulatory submission for approval of a biosimilar copy of Amgen’s (AMGN.O) blockbuster Enbrel drug, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday.<p>Swiss drugmaker Novartis' logo is seen behind scaffolding at …

Biotechnology

In The Battle Against Startup Darling Slack, HipChat Throws A Punch

HipChat gave Fast Company an exclusive look at a new suite of features it’s launching amid frenzied interest in competitor Slack.<p>If you haven’t heard of group messaging services, you will soon, most likely because of massive hype about Slack—the current superstar of the tech world. Debuting in …

The Powerful Allure of Sports

Ultimately, the best part about sports has nothing to do with championships, awards, win-loss records, or outstanding statistical performances. Those things are all ego-based.<p>The best part about sports is the strong relationships that are formed - often for life. And those relationships are …

Facebook Analytics: The Only Guide You'll Ever Need

What social media analytics do you use to verify that your Facebook Page is working well?<p>What do you monitor and improve on, on a weekly or monthly …

User Generated Content

3 Things To Know About SolarCity's Financial Health

Executives at SolarCity, a bellwether of the solar retail business, discussed the company’s second-quarter earnings this afternoon, and here are three takeaways:<p><b>1. Show Me the Money:</b> For the first time, SolarCity teases out the cash it’s been generating from the long-term power sales contracts it …

Solar Power

Create a Conversation, Not a Presentation

Nicholas Blechman for HBR<p>When I worked as a consultant, I was perennially guilty of “the great unveil” in presentations—that tendency to want to save key findings for the last moment and then reveal them, expecting a satisfying moment of awe. My team and I would work tirelessly to drive to the …

Exercise good for brain, even for those with Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON: Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory …

Why Your Company Needs a Wellness Program

As the economy continues to improve, it’s natural for employees to start looking at the benefits your competitors are offering.<p>If one of your …

Employee Engagement

15 New Social-Media Templates to Save You Even More Time With Your Marketing

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Imagine having a quick and fast way to get up to speed with social media or to get your work done in less time (and with more confidence).<p>When I’m in a pinch or into something new, one of the first places I turn is toward a template. I’ve built a stash of …

CrossFit’s extremely lucrative business plan is also deceptively simple

“I don’t understand CrossFit’s business plan,” my middle-aged friend said, looking up from the floor where he lay next to a barbell, panting in a pool of his own sweat. Like many of the former athletes, weekend warriors, and get-in-shape hopefuls who have flooded to this cult-like fitness program, …

Social Media

How to Make More Money on Every Sale Starting Now | Inc.com

<i>Do you want fries with that?</i> That one question is considered by many to be the single most profitable statement in all of commerce. Probably is. Unfortunately, the wording does not translate well in business-to-business sales.<p>Upselling has a generally negative connotation in today's …

B2B

Free App Friday: 5 Tools That Will Spark Your Creativity

Jot down your thoughts, write without distractions, share a virtual whiteboard, and more.<p>It’d be great to be able to go from zero to maximum creativity at the drop of a hat. Most of us, however, need to ramp up quite a bit. Whether you’re looking for a little shot of inspiration or you’ve got a …

Fliplet Secures Seed Funding For Its ‘Fast’ Enterprise Apps Building Platform

You’re a business that wants to create a mobile app, but faster than it would take a designer to build something bespoke. UK-based startup Fliplet says it has come up with a simple way to do this which is mainly used by companies to produce internal business apps, such as to support sales, …

Apps

The Big List of Zapier Hacks for Marketers: 46 Recipes For Social Media, Productivity and More

Social media automation, when done with care and the right strategy, is awesome. It can amplify your great content while freeing up your time to …

London's Legends of Gaming pits top YouTubers in eSports combat

If you're a video gaming fan who can't get enough of YouTube's brightest gaming personalities, you'll want to mark Legends of Gaming Live on your …

How Slack Uses Slack

CEO Stewart Butterfield on how his company uses its own product to be more productive–and how you can, too.<p>Last week, enterprise messaging service Slack announced that 500,000 people use the service every day. The company, which first offered its product in beta-test form in August 2013 and …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

The American Education of Vladimir Putin

How the Russian leader came to oppose a country he knows little about<p><i>"The problem you Americans have in dealing with us is that you think you understand us, but you don't. You look at the Chinese and you think: 'They're not like us.' You look at us Russians, and you think, 'They’re like us.' But</i> …