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Amazon pulls its diaper brand after 6 weeks, citing design flaws

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Amazon has yanked the “Amazon Elements” diaper brand it launched for Prime members just six weeks ago, saying that it is …

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Daughter Knows Best: Inside The 84 Lumber Saga

<b>IN MARCH 2009</b> Maggie Magerko sat in her office, ignoring her dad’s phone calls. When she finally picked up, things went downhill fast: He told her she was thinking irrationally. She let out a stream of expletives and hung up.<p>The stakes surrounding this father-daughter clash could hardly have been …

Six Customer Trends That Will Build Or Break Your Business

<i>Here are six trends in customer expectations and behavior that have</i> <i>affected your business in the past year and will continue to do so moving forward. Have you adapted to these yet? If not, I suggest you step on it.</i><p><b>Customer Trend #1: The Demand</b> <b>for the Instantaneous</b> <b>and the Expectation of …

The European Central Bank Could Decide On Quantitative Easing Early Next Year

Final purchasing manager indices for Europe and the United States, U.S. monthly jobs data and the European Central Bank's updated forecasts will all provide clues to assessing the relative health of both regions.<p>The ECB staff inflation and growth estimates for the 18-nation single currency union …

Can a Test Determine Your Aptitude for Entrepreneurship? | Inc.com

For nearly 50 years, the Myers Briggs personality test has become the "gold standard of psychological assessments" used in business, however the test still raises some questions. Many are still skeptical when it comes to whether or not it can actually help you find the careers where you're more …

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Amazon Wants To Help You Find A Plumber

Amazon shoppers in those cities will reportedly see installation or handyman offers after purchasing goods like ceiling fans, air conditioners, and the like. The company will offer a money-back guarantee on its services and will do background checks on any service provider that it lists on the …

A Major Long-Term Change In The Labor Market Is Bad News For The US Economy

That's the conclusion from Steven Davis and John Haltiwanger, two National Bureau of Economic Research economists (Davis is at U Chicago and Haltiwanger at the University of Maryland). The two presented at the Fed's Jackson Hole conference over the summer and an updated version of the paper was …

Crowdfunding To Narrow The Gender Gap in Venture Capital

If you don’t know the story of women and venture capital, you should. Here’s what the data says…<p>Of the 6,793 companies funded by VCs between 2011 and 2013, only 2.7% of those companies had a woman at the helm as CEO – according to the recent Babson College study titled “Women Entrepreneurs and …

Putin Hands-Off On Russia Central Bank Policy

Vladmir PutinREUTERS/Maxim Shemetov<p>MOSCOW (Reuters) - With Russia's economy battered by economic sanctions and plunging oil prices, President Vladimir Putin has allowed the central bank to administer strong medicine, sharply raising interest rates even as it freed the rouble to float.<p>Such tough …

Falling Inflation A Worry For Europe But Also The World

A sickly Europe has held back global economic growth for years, and now it is contributing significantly to powerful forces already dragging down inflation across the globe.<p>A spectacular drop in crude oil prices over the past month will be the center of discussion when ministers from the world's …

5 Ways To Embrace Mindfulness At Work

You don’t have to get into lotus pose under your desk to be mindful at work.<p>Say “mindfulness” and here’s the image that pops up: Someone blissed out on a yoga mat, possibly with spa music playing in the background. In other words, it has nothing to do with the situation you likely find yourself in …

9 Books That Inspired Michael Lewis

To get a picture of what a great writer Michael Lewis is, consider this.<p>"Outliers" and "David and Goliath" author Malcolm Gladwell says that Lewis is his literary "hero" and "the finest storyteller of our generation."<p>Gladwell maintains that Lewis' football book "The Blind Side" is as "close to …

How To Wear A Tulle Skirt Without Looking Like A Ballerina

We know what you're thinking: tulle skirt is just another term for tutu, and there's no way you're wearing one. But, bear with us now, because you might be missing out.<p>We found ways to transform the childhood dress-up staple into daytime and evening looks that will get you through the season. You …

Hasbro In Talks To Buy DreamWorks Animation: NYT

Deadline reports that DreamWorks and Hasbro are in talks to create a combined family entertainment company that would be called DreamWorks-Hasbro, and says the deal is at least 60 days away from being finalized.<p>DreamWorks currently has a market cap of about $1.9 billion and is the studio …

The Rules of the Road for Intrapreneurship | Inc.com

There are a million startups that crop up every year, but only a small percentage of those companies last past their first year, and an even smaller percentage of those successes thrive. Very few will rise to be a huge success in and of themselves.<p>There are as many reasons for this unfortunate …

5 Ways The Amazon Echo Could Become An Essential Part Of Your Life

Don’t dismiss Amazon’s new Siri-in-a-can just yet. One day, ambient computers just like it will be as common as toasters. Here’s why.<p>Last week, Amazon unveiled the Echo, a strange robot speaker that works something like Siri in a can. You can tell it to play music, set alarms, look up answers to …

The Fed Interest Rate Level That Cripples Economic Growth Is Getting Lower And Lower

This means a number of things for the markets, but among the notable side effects is that now, conventional wisdom says, we are finally facing the real countdown to the Fed's first interest rate increase.<p>During the market volatility seen during October, the market's expectations for the Fed's first …

12 Business Books You Should Read Right Now

The surprising key to business success: reading.<p>Reading is the best way to gain experience without having been there yourself. As Warren Buffett’s …

Amazon Announces Their New Echo Device. Will it Take?

These are interesting days for product design, as companies are experimentally combining different technologies in an effort to create new classes of …

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TrueCar: The battle between car dealers and a disruptor offers lessons about innovation.

<i>This article</i> <i>originally appeared in</i> Inc.<p>A few years ago, Scott Painter had it made. He was wealthy, handsome, and smart, a TED and Davos guy who hung …

Futures Flat Ahead Of Payroll Report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday, with investors holding off on making bets ahead of a key jobs report that could indicate whether the market's record levels are justified by the economy's fundamentals.<p>* Analysts expect 231,000 jobs to have been added in …

Uber Hires Google’s Same-Day Delivery Boss

The move is another signal that Uber has every intention of expanding into delivery services in a serious way.<p>Tom Fallows, head of the Google Express same-day delivery service, is leaving for a job at Uber, multiple sources told <b>Re/code</b>.<p>Google confirmed Fallows’s departure.<p>“It’s been awesome to help …

Everything You Need To Know Before The Big ECB Meeting On Thursday

The headline measure of inflation rose to 0.4% in October, up from 0.3%. That gives the ECB a little more room to breathe. For the last four months, inflation has been at either 0.4% or 0.3%, so concerns about a deflationary spiral might look a little less likely.<p>But the ECB's target for inflation …

Women Entrepreneurs Who Focus On Pain Points (Not PowerPoints!) Learn To Grow Big

“Entrepreneurship isn’t just for guys who wear hoodies and work in technology,” said Linda Rottenberg. Entrepreneurship is solving problems that can make significant change in people’s lives, then scaling the solution. She should know: She’s co-founder and CEO of Endeavor, the world’s leading …

How Do Successful Entrepreneurs Make Marketing Decisions?

When somebody asked me that the other day, my first reaction was:<p><i>“The same way we make all our decisions, I guess. Every day is one long string of decisions and, when you’re the owner of the business, most decisions eventually fall on you. The important ones, anyway.”</i><p>Since there are hundreds and …

Women build bigger businesses

The results are in: women build bigger businesses than men.<p>On average, women entrepreneurs start more companies and their main business makes more in revenue, according to a new global survey.<p>French bank BNP Paribas and consultancy firm Scorpio Partnership surveyed more than 2,500 entrepreneurs …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

11 Signs You're Meant To Live In Paris

Is your home a reflection of an inner ambition to move to a pied-à-terre in the city of lights?<p><b>1.</b> At your house, bottles of eau de parfum aren't solely reserved for vanities. <b>2.</b> Also, you're obsessed with things that come in orange boxes. So much so that, instead of parting with the packaging you …