Jason Loehr

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The Rise of College ‘Grade Forgiveness’

Universities are letting students take classes over again—a consequence of the pressure schools feel to ensure their “customers” are satisfied.<p>Over the course of the past three decades, the A has become the most common grade given out on American college campuses. In 2015, 42 percent of grades were …

College & University

How Atlanta United’s innovative recruiting changed Major League Soccer

Atlanta United wanted something different from their star designated players—and that decision radically changed recruiting for the MLS.<p>Back in March, Atlanta United set an attendance record. Some 72,000 soccer fans had come to cheer on their team face-off against their Major League Soccer rivals, …

Soccer

Achieving digital maturity

<i>Findings from the 2017 digital business global executive study and research project</i><p>Our third annual study of global digital business, a collaboration …

MIT

Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done

How much do you slack off at work?<p>If you’re the average white-­collar drone, the odds are it’s an astonishing amount. A 2015 survey by a UK firm …

Hobbies

The legal sports betting arena is about to get crowded and we’re not ready

There could be 32 states offering legal sports betting within five years. And virtually no one will be ready for this amount of supply.<p><i>This is a contributed post by Greg Bettinelli, a partner at Upfront Ventures.</i><p>The floodgates opened for legalized sports betting in the U.S. yesterday as the Supreme …

Over 400 Startups Are Trying to Become the Next Warby Parker. Inside the Wild Race to Overthrow Every Consumer Category

Wharton professors, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs are fueling an entire generation of Warby Parkers. Now there are more than 400 startups tackling products from toothbrushes to bras. What could go wrong?<p>James McKean wants to revolutionize the manual tooth­brush. It's January 2018. The …

Startups

How Coke's $10 Million Spotify Investment Will Pay Off For Music, Brands & Tech

As Spotify prepares to officially become a public company via a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange tomorrow (April 3), many of its early...

Attack Of The Micro Brands

In just ten minutes or so scrolling on Instagram, I counted over a dozen brands I had never heard of selling a product that caught my eye. There are …

Palantir Knows Everything About You

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Marketing Department Structure - Age of Disruption

<b>The traditional marketing department structure is under siege from the impact of new technologies, but while marketers know their organisations need</b> …

To Understand the Future of Tesla, Look to the History of GM

The entrepreneur who founded and grew the largest startup in the world to $10 billion in revenue and got fired is someone you have probably never heard of. The guy who replaced him invented the idea of the modern corporation. If you want to understand the future of Tesla, and Elon Musk’s role in it …

The Inside Story of Reddit's Redesign

On a rainy day in San Francisco, a dozen or so designers sat crammed around a conference table inside Reddit's headquarters, in a space they had …

Internet

Facebook Failed to Protect 30 Million Users From Having Their Data Harvested by Trump Campaign Affiliate

In 2014, traces of an unusual survey, connected to Facebook, began appearing on internet message boards. The boards were frequented by remote …

Donald Trump

Netflix unveils Netflix Sans, a new custom typeface developed with Dalton Maag

Netflix has unveiled a new custom typeface to be used across the streaming platform’s brand identity, developed by the in-house design team in …

Mark Ritson: Marketers are clueless about media effectiveness – here’s the proof

Being sent new research or industry reports is a common experience for columnists. I’ve been writing for Marketing Week for a long time and rarely …

Cambridge Analytica: What The Media Won’t Tell You

What is worse then AI robots taking over the planet? Well for one thing, Facebook let Trump use AI to win the 2016 election.<p>Just over a year ago I …

Social Media

Marketing’s looming crisis: Why the industry must work harder to attract the next generation

Do young people still see marketing as a desirable career destination? The answer to this question is crucial in guaranteeing a pipeline of fresh …

The Rise of the 21st Century Brand Economy

For the past few years, disruption has been a constant in the media landscape. However, patterns are emerging that give clarity to the path forward …

Stratechery by Ben Thompson

Last week Brian Krzanich resigned as the CEO of Intel after violating the company’s non-fraternization policy. The details of Krzanich’s departure, …

How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions

<i>(After this story was published, Facebook came under harsh criticism from lawmakers in the United States and Britain. Read the latest.)</i><p>LONDON — As the upstart voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica prepared to wade into the 2014 American midterm elections, it had a problem.<p>The firm had secured …

Cambridge Analytica

Infographic: Why the Spotify IPO is Both Unusual and Intriguing

<i>The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.</i><p>On April 3, 2018, the music streaming service Spotify is expected to hit the …

Venture Capital

Inside the booming black market for Spotify playlists

Tommie King could be the next rapper to breakout from Atlanta. He’s well-connected, has obvious swagger, and he’s been quietly building a successful …

Lego Builds a Sustainable Future, One Brick at a Time

Three years ago, Lego pumped $155 million into a new Sustainable Materials Center, which set more than 100 employees on the task of Lego using fully …

Lego

University of Arizona tracks student ID cards to detect who might drop out

The University of Arizona is tracking freshman students’ ID card swipes to anticipate which students are more likely to drop out. University researchers hope to use the data to lower dropout rates. (Dropping out refers to those who have left higher-education entirely and those who transfer to other …

‘Blockchain’ is meaningless

‘You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means’<p>Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies have entered the mainstream discourse, but they’ve also been joined by a concept that is widely circulated, but poorly understood: “the blockchain” or just “blockchain.” The idea …

Blockchain

A Heartland Company Leads the Media Race

DES MOINES — Steve Lacy greeted me in his office as if we were old friends.<p>A top executive at the Meredith Corporation, he was a main driver of the company’s $2.8 billion acquisition of Time Inc. last November. With that deal, the 116-year-old Meredith Corporation became the largest magazine …

Offices Get Redesigned for an Instagram World - WSJ

Here’s a new question for office designers: Is it Instagrammable?<p>In pursuit of younger workers, companies have spent the past decade adding perks like craft beer on tap or a pool table that employees can lounge around. Now they want to make sure people outside the office know about all the fun.<p>So, …

This Is What Happens When Bitcoin Miners Take Over Your Town

Eastern Washington had cheap power and tons of space. Then the suitcases of cash started arriving.<p><b>EAST WENATCHEE, Washington—Hands on the</b> wheel, eyes squinting against the winter sun, Lauren Miehe eases his Land Rover down the main drag and tells me how he used to spot promising sites to build a …

Bitcoin

Reddit and the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet

How do we fix life online without limiting free speech?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Which Web sites get the most traffic? According to the ranking service Alexa, the top three sites in the United States, as of this writing, are …

Why You Should Build a Minimum Delight-able Product (MDP)

What does it really take to build great products that delight users? How does one go about accomplishing that without going overboard with developing …

Product Management