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Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and Design - Balancing Risk to Gain Reward

The idea of the minimum viable product (MVP) has been around for some time. The term itself was coined by Frank Robinson but was made popular by two …

Product Management

Amazon try-before-you-buy Prime Wardrobe opens for all Prime members

SAN FRANCISCO – Amazon’s newest clothing offering could help it break into fashion. A service now available to all Prime members allows buyers to try on clothes before buying them – a way for online delivery to mimic the experience of shopping in a store.<p>On Wednesday, Amazon announced its clothing …

eCommerce

How Walmart, Sephora and Warby Parker are keeping Amazon honest

<b>(Shutterstock/Getty/Photo Montage by Salon)</b><p>Raising customers’ expectations is the only way retailers are keeping shoppers happy, deciding which ones is hard<p>Barbara E. Kahn<p>June 20, 2018 6:00pm (UTC)<p>How did Amazon become the retailer of choice for a large portion of the U.S. population? How did …

Customer Experience

Apple retail chief predicts people will ‘shop’ online but buy in stores

Online shopping has continued to win customers away from brick-and-mortar retailers for the past decade, but Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts is bullish on the company’s physical stores. In a Cannes Lions interview released today, Ahrendts said that while she believes <i>shopping</i> will continue to …

eCommerce

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. And indeed, …

Leadership

17 Best Anti-Aging Oils for Women Over 50

Wrinkles and fine lines won't stand a chance against the best anti-aging oils for over-50 women. While your go-to serums and treatments are essential …

Skin Care

How to spot fake reviews on Amazon

Amazon is the place to get just about anything, from a Unicorn Mask to a cardboard cutout of Buddy the Elf. But behind every amazing product is a …

Product Reviews

The 3 Things This Woman Does to Make 80 (Yes, 80!) Look Like 50

Learn the 70-20-10 formula that keeps her in such great shape.<p>At some point in life, many of us swap our bikini for a one-piece and a cover up.<p>Not Filomena Warihay. She’s birthed four children, and turns 80 this October. And when she lounges by the pool or hits the beach, she proudly wears a …

Fitness

Tiffany is giving cool a try. And it's working

Tiffany is rebranding as a company for the young and hip. And actually pulling it off.<p>With the help of campaigns featuring inclusive messaging and young celebrities, a new Instagram-friendly cafe and homages to its glamorous heritage, the jeweler boosted sales over the holidays and in the first …

Same-Sex Couples

This supercut of 300 dancing scenes from movies is the perfect mood booster

The internet can be a pretty bleak place. From the 24-hour news cycle to online arguments, it can be daunting to find some positivity online. But if …

Movies

Fantastic Architectural Captures Around Europe

With a background in architecture, Rafal Klos believes in the crucial role photography plays in the communication and proliferation of architecture. …

Architecture

Hong Kong’s skyline is turned into a catwalk thanks to artist’s gift for painting skyscrapers as fashion models

Is it possible to combine voluptuous female figures with the dull-looking vertical lines of the city’s skyscrapers?<p>This is the question Wilson Shieh …

Hong Kong

Disillusioned Industrial Designer Turns Her Disassembly Hobby Into Animations

"We rarely see what's inside each product and thus treat it as one whole part"<p>Dina Amin is an industrial designer who has encountered the paradox …

Industrial Designer

How Tide helped adland find its sense of humour

CR's premium content is now only available to subscribers. Join today for the sharpest opinion, analysis and advice on life in the creative …

Online Life

JD.com takes record $24.7bn in sales during annual 6.18 shopping festival

JD.com, China’s second largest e-commerce company, made $24.7bn in sales during its annual 6.18 shopping festival, a record high for the company.<p>The …

eCommerce

Why Yes, You ARE Seeing Metal Beauty Product Tubes All Over the Place

The Instagram-friendly packaging that used to be associated with toothpaste is having a big moment.<p>The Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask has been one of the most hyped and popular skin care launches of the season. The $48 leave-on mask/moisturizer hybrid became the best-selling skin care product at …

Skin Care

Loupedeck makes welcome improvements to its photo-editing controller

When Loupedeck smashed its Indiegogo target in 2016, the media controller gave both aspiring photographers and professionals a chance to edit pictures on Adobe Lightroom more quickly and intuitively. That formula will be further refined in Loupedeck+, a freshly announced follow-up that introduces …

Lightroom

Pea Protein Is the Best Protein

According to the food pyramid of our elementary school days, protein is red, brown, and beige: meat, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, and nuts. But peas, in all their bright-green glory, may have been misplaced the whole time. Peas are legumes, like lentils and chickpeas, and they’re a standout source …

Nutrition

The Science Behind The World Cup Ball

Each World Cup, the sportswear giant Adidas designs an official ball to be used in the tournament.<p>And small changes in the design can create significant differences in how the ball responds during play.<p>"It's an interesting phenomena that the world's most popular sporting event for the world's most …

Space

Every Single Person at My Company Got Sick at the Same Time. It Taught Me a Valuable Leadership Lesson

Having a sick policy is crucial. Especially in a small startup.<p>Great employees are productive. They're hard-working. They're passionate. They're dedicated. They stay the course. They go the extra mile. And that's a good thing most of the time.<p>Early on at my company, LogoMix, we had a small …

Employment

When It Comes To Success In Business, EQ Eats IQ For Breakfast

When I was younger, I bought into the fallacy that the “smartest” person always won. I pushed myself to achieve the highest scores, earn the most recognition, and excel in every field.<p>I worked as hard as I could, but I almost always fell short of my goals.<p>Growing up, I often found myself surrounded …

Self-improvement

Barbara Corcoran Doesn't Reply to Emails. Instead, Everyone Gets This Brilliant Auto-Reply

It took the 'Shark Tank' star a long time to see email as the enemy it is.<p>Barbara Corcoran doesn't have a minute to waste.<p>She's up at 6:30 every morning and kicks things off with a fairly regimented routine. She described how she gets it all done recently for The Cut<i>.</i><p>Most of her morning is focused …

Productivity

Millennials skip breakfast, Baby Boomers read the paper, and other ways generations differ in their morning routines

Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, and Baby Boomers are very different — and their differences are apparent from the moment they wake up.<p>A poll from MSN surveyed Americans on their morning routines. It then used machine learning and big data, such as the census, to model how a representative sample of the …

Demographics

These 5 Habits Literally Add Years to Your Life, According to a New Harvard Study

Harvard researchers studied the lives of 123,219 men and women over 3 decades, to learn exactly how much extra time good habits can add to your life.<p>They say there's no fountain of youth. But a comprehensive new Harvard University study is the latest report to break down exactly how much extra time …

Holistic Medicine

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

“All I want to know is where I’m going to die, so I’ll never go there.”<p>These are the famous words of Charlie Munger, the business partner of Warren …

Self-improvement

Shampoo Bars Are the Travel Hack You Didn’t Know You Needed

And yes, to add icing to this already delicious packing cake, these shampoo bars are great for the environment, too.<p>In a viral video produced by <i>ATTN</i>, …

Travel

You Get Positive Performance Reviews But No Promotion? Seven Reasons Your Career Has Stalled

At a recent career advancement workshop, one participant lamented that, despite consistently positive performance reviews, he has not so far received a promotion. His career has stalled and needs a boost. How can he move up? What should he say to his manager? How do you know when the situation is …

Employment

5 Things Managers Should Know About Innovation (But Most Don't)

There is no one "true" path to innovation<p>Every business knows it needs to innovate. What isn't so clear is how to go about it. There is no shortage of pundits, blogs and conferences that preach the gospel of agility, disruptive innovation, open innovation, lean startups or whatever else is …

Innovation

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Quantum Physics

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Innovation