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Instagram is tweaking the algorithm everyone hated and letting users view posts the way they used to once again

Instagram is moving to address a major user complaint about its timeline.<p>Before June 2016, Facebook-owned Instagram displayed posts based on when they were posted — in reverse-chronological order, newest first. The change to Instagram's algorithm meant you'd sometimes see days-old posts at the top …

Social Media

Move Over, Millennials, Gen Z Are The New Influencers

Millennials officially overtook Baby Boomers as the largest demographic in the United States, making them the “it” target market … for now.<p>Yet, it’s …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Job Interviews

Forget Ad Revenue, The Real Money's In Brand Collaborations

Earlier this month, the Washington Post shockingly posited that only the top 3% of creators are making a living off YouTube, a figure they determined via ad revenue rates. While it’s true the ad revenue almost all creators receive off YouTube is abysmal, the Washington Post forgot one very …

Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called <i>ikigai</i> is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, <i>ikigai</i> translates to “reason …

Ikigai

Why Mastercard Is Adding a Charitable Aspect to Its Long-Running ‘Priceless’ Campaign

Mastercard has added a new wrinkle to its famed Priceless campaign, which has already spanned two decades. The company worked with its creative …

Segmentation Models Are Outdated: How to Update Your Marketing Segmentation Practices

The 2016 US presidential election is perhaps the biggest and most public failure of segmentation models in recent memory. Most models not only …

Marketing

The Art of Living

Living is more than just a state of being. This incredible philosopher shares how to make the most of life.<p>I often share columns with quotes because there are so many powerful people with powerful things to say. In the process of exploring for great wisdom, I stumbled across a man from Africa named …

The Importance Of Strategic Focus

A good strategic framework provides focus by limiting the number of directions the organization runs. You’d be foolish to try to extend all your products while simultaneously expanding all your markets while also ramping up capacity or shifting your business model to include new types of …

Management

The Geekification of B2B CMOs in 2018

Whether<p>it's seen as a guiding light or a perilous sinkhole, the use of data is a predominant consideration for B2B marketers, especially as they look …

Here's How Kastner & Partners' Creative Chief is Tapping into Sneaker Culture

Sneaker heads, unite: There is now a video platform, founded in partnership with Kastner & Partners' Brandon Rochon, dedicated to highlighting the …

Advertising

5 Strategic Moves Startups Can Make to Build a Brand That Sticks

The strategic decisions that'll put your company ahead of the curve years from now need to be made beginning day one.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s a lot of competition out there -- for everyone, in every industry. Unless your company is fortunate enough to …

Marketing

Under Armour is in serious trouble

The other shoe has dropped for struggling sneaker company Under Armour.<p>Under Armour reported quarterly sales Tuesday that fell nearly 5% from a year ago, missing forecasts badly. The company also lowered its outlook for the year again.<p>That news sent the company's two classes of stock down more than …

Under Armour

Close the Gap Between Designing and Delivering a Strategy That Works

Strategy has little value until it is implemented. In a world where disruption can happen overnight, moving rapidly from strategy design to delivery is critical. Yet too many companies go only halfway, putting their best resources into design — and in effect ending up treating delivery as an …

Adidas Originals Store Branding

Adidas Originals – store branding concept by Here Design.<p>London based studio Here Design was commissioned to develop a store identity concept for …

Rewire Your Brain For Success

Do you feel like bad habits and negative thought patterns are holding you back at work? The good news is that you can eliminate them by activating your brain’s delete button. Using neuroplasticity, you can rewire your brain by changing your behavior, thinking and emotions. This means that no one is …

Self-improvement

19 Forbidden Quotes on Success to Make You Better Person

1. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill<p>2. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness …

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Sales and marketing were once disciplines ruled by emotions. But somewhere along the way, we recognized that they were based on definable pipelines and applied technology to manage those pipelines. Today you can put a corporate dashboard in place to manage them and tweak the settings to try to …

The Better You Know Yourself, the More Resilient You’ll Be

When we think about “resilience,” we typically imagine bouncing back from major hardship. Management theorists have increasingly put forward a more nuanced definition, however: resilience as the ability to adapt to complex change. But in today’s world, that means the demand for resilience is almost …

Five Ways To Develop A Winning Mindset

In <i>Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else,</i> author Geoff Colvin says, “The best performers set goals that are not about the outcome but about the process of reaching the outcome.”<p>Successful entrepreneurs, leaders and other top performers understand that …

Self-improvement

See how the store of the future will work

Here's an idea: all the convenience of online shopping combined with the instant gratification of shopping in physical stores IRL.<p>This is the vision …

Trader Joe's New $4 4-Pack of Canned Wine Is a Midsummer Night's Dream

The new Two Buck Chuck has arrived.<p>Just in time for summer, Trader Joe's is swooping in with a whole new way to up your rosé season game. Introducing Simpler Wines, TJ's new line of fun-size canned wines.<p>The main draw of the Italian sparkling wines is the price (we see you, Two Buck Chuck). Trader …

The Best Ancient Quotes To Help You Lead A Successful Life

History is a great teacher. Whatever challenge you are facing today, you can be sure that someone else has faced it before. Thousands of years ago, …

Here are the 50 largest companies in the world by revenue

Today's data visualization comes from Datashown, and it compares the world's largest companies by their 2016 revenues to really help put the size and scale of these companies into perspective.<p>As just one example, despite being worth more than the majority of brick and mortar retailers combined, …

Tesla's Sky-High Stock Is A Sign Of Wall Street Losing Its Focus On Focus

It’s a crazy time. Tesla, which last year made only 80,000 vehicles and is still losing money, just surpassed General Motors in market capitalization. GM, by contrast, sold 10 million and earned $8 billion. GM has even beaten Tesla to the compact and mid-size electric car markets. But investors …

Want to Become Successful? Avoid These 9 Toxic Personalities

Being around this type of negative energy will only drag you down.<p>Since Spring has finally sprung, it's time to do a little spring cleaning. And what better place to start than with the people in your life?<p>This has been something I try to do each year. While it's not always easy, it's necessary for …

Rakuten invests $2.8M in ‘Airbnb for business travel’ startup MetroResidences

Rakuten is getting into the Airbnb for business sector after it invested SG$4 million ($2.8 million) in Singapore-based MetroResidences.<p>MetroResidences was founded in 2014 by James Chua and Lester Kang and it matches corporate employees needing to rent for a month or more with home owners who seek …

Startups

Japan's 50 Richest In 2017 Grow Wealthier From Telecom, Videogames And Technology

Economic growth in Japan may be tepid, but a buoyant Japanese stock market–a 13% rise in the Nikkei index over the 12 months through late March 2017–resulted in bigger fortunes for nearly three-quarters of those on our list of 50 Richest over the past year. Big upticks came from a mix of companies …

SoftBank Group

Lean Startup Is Dead -- Long Live Lean Startup

In a previous post, I wrote about how large companies are poised to be the greatest beneficiaries of the lean startup movement. We are entering an era of technology that is well suited to the resources that large companies have (i.e. The Third Wave). This next wave of technology will involve …

Product Management

39 photos that show how Steve Jobs saved Apple from disaster and set it on the path to a $1 trillion valuation

So much of that success is due to the vision of Steve Jobs, the late Apple cofounder. Without him, Apple as we know it today might not even exist.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was a disaster, chewing through CEOs and delivering one bad quarter of financial results after another.<p>In 1996, knowing he had to …

Tim Cook