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How Vans Became the Shoes Everyone’s Wearing—Again

In the early 2000s, the Southern California brand was irrelevant. Now it’s a $2.3 billion global powerhouse worn by pretty much everyone.<p>Back in 2002, when Rian Pozzebon, who was then a relative unknown in the sneaker community, got the offer to join Vans and help rebuild the brand’s ailing skate …

This pharmaceutical company got great news about its cancer-fighting drug, and the stock skyrocketed over 400%

A small biopharmaceutical company just got great news on a new drug, and the stock is up by a staggering amount.<p>Celator Pharmaceuticals announced late Monday that its drug Vyxeos, which treats a type of blood cancer, tested well and was being prepared for submission to the Food and Drug …

TV Premiere Dates 2016: The Complete Guide

Don't know when your shows are back on TV? THR has compiled a comprehensive list of the year's programs from the broadcast, cable and premium …

The lion: A victim of its own power?

<b>Lions have padded their way through history, their beauty and physical prowess inspiring fear and respect. But despite a fascination with the creatures, humans have managed to wipe out one type of lion completely, writes Mary Colwell.</b><p>The lion motif appears on the insignia of kings, cars, chocolate …

Apple just dropped a big clue about a major new product coming in June

Apple announced on Tuesday that its annual developer conference, WWDC, would take place June 8-12. And the artwork for the announcement suggests that Apple will be releasing a major overhaul to Apple TV.<p>"I usually don't play the 'let's read into the design of the Apple event announcement' game, but …

Marketing Is Dead, and Loyalty Killed It

So, you’ve worked your way up the corporate ladder to become Chief Marketing Officer. Pat yourself on the back – you deserve it! All done? Good. Now, please accept my condolences. Your job is obsolete, and unless you turn yourself into a Chief Loyalty Officer, you’re sure to eventually be replaced …

Infographic: How Digital Is Changing Local Ad Spending

Thanks to programmatic and increased mobile use, digital continues to be responsible for nearly all growth in local ads. With online advertising …

What Is Strategy?

This article has benefited greatly from the assistance of many individuals and companies. The author gives special thanks to Jan Rivkin, the coauthor of a related paper. Substantial research contributions have been made by Nicolaj Siggelkow, Dawn Sylvester, and Lucia Marshall. Tarun Khanna, Roger …

Which Came First, the Chicken or the Avocado? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast - Freakonomics

(Photo: Phalinn Ooi)<p>This week’s podcast is about selective outrage — why we get so upset over some things, and then not over others. It’s called …

Mad Men, Week 11: Here There Be Monsters

“But he just couldn’t understand/That his father was not a man/And it all was just a game”<p>— Harry Nilsson, 1968 (“Daddy’s Song,” The Monkees’ <i>Head</i> …

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Eat the Rainbow! This Poster Shows You the Vitamins in Your Fruits & Vegetables

Eat your greens... and your reds, and your yellows, and your violets. That's the message of this bold and informative poster. Want a reminder of just …