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10 world’s most affordable Michelin-star... — Yahoo Travel Inspirations

<i>The Michelin guide may be oft associated with fine dining and gourmet meals. But there are some affordable meals to be relished too; especially after</i> …

The Shape of Things to Come / Exploring the Shift in Business (and Marketing)

Marketing

7 ways to be debt-free for the rest of your life

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Daniel Ally, Entrepreneur<p><i>When it</i> …

Inside LA's new, futuristic store -- magic mirrors included

Imagine the scene: you walk into a boutique and are immediately welcomed by smart walls that invite you to approach. A “handwritten” directive …

How You Define Marketing Will Define Your Marketing Success

Marketing is a process of enrollment, according to this expert. That is an important definition and can dictate the success of your company.<p>Every so often, a discussion erupts through email that makes me really happy about my job. I have the privilege of working with, interviewing, and connecting …

Marketing

How to Give a Killer Presentation

A little more than a year ago, on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, some colleagues and I met a 12-year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, who told us a fascinating story. His family raises livestock on the edge of a vast national park, and one of the biggest challenges is protecting the animals from …

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — …

10 Tactics for Launching a Product Using Social Media

I’ve witnessed a seismic shift in the way new products are launched over the past decade. As the founder of a firm that helps launch products, services, businesses, and communities, I’ve watched the days of an embargoed launch date and a single exclusive media story disappear. The Internet has …

Social Media

Are You Using APIs to Gain Competitive Advantage?

Steven Moore for HBR<p>What do Uber (taxi services), Airbnb (lodging services), Facebook (social networking), Alibaba (e-commerce), and Paypal (online payment) have in common? The obvious things include: All of them drive their core operations on internet platforms and have astronomically high …

Innovation

How Competitive Forces Shape Strategy

The essence of strategy formulation is coping with competition. Yet it is easy to view competition too narrowly and too pessimistically. While one sometimes hears executives complaining to the contrary, intense competition in an industry is neither coincidence nor bad luck.<p>Moreover, in the fight …

Innovation

The New Rules for Growing Outside Your Core Business

The hit show “House of Cards” highlights a remarkable journey for its owner Netflix. The company that once desperately offered itself to the now-bankrupt Blockbuster Video for $50 million—and was rejected—is now a profitable $5 billion company growing at about 20 percent per year. Few would have …

Innovation

8 Core Principles of Blue Ocean Strategy

The fundamentals that will jump start your strategy development process<i>W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne</i>What is distinctive about blue ocean strategy …

3 Steps to Break Out in a Tired Industry

Michael Levie, a seasoned hotel executive, and Rattan Chadha, a successful retail entrepreneur, were having dinner. The topic of conversation was the hotel industry. Both men thought that the industry was stale and too homogeneous relative to the diversity of customers it sought to serve. The …

Hospitality

The 10 best airports in Asia

Leading consumer aviation website Skytrax has published its latest annual World Airport Awards, and for the third consecutive year, Singapore's Changi International Airport took the crown as the world's best airport. However, Changi isn't the only world class facility of its kind in Asia — which is …