Nidhi Mahesh

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The Key To Creative Insight Can Be Simpler Than You Think

It’s called incubation in the research world, and it can work wonders.<p>Sometimes a creative breakthrough comes when we’re not doing anything creative at all. Maybe we’re taking a walk, or standing in the shower, or awakening from a nap. The mathematician Henri Poincaré may be king of what we …

Pablo Neruda’s Extraordinary Life, in an Illustrated Love Letter to Language

Nobel laureate <b>Pablo Neruda</b> (July 12, 1904–September 23, 1973) was not only one of the greatest poets in human history, but also a man of extraordinary insight into the human spirit — take, for instance, his remarkable reflection on what a childhood encounter taught him about why we make art, quite …

Target breach puts corporate tech execs under fire

<b>New York</b> --<p>Hackers are putting top technology executives under severe pressure. And last week's sudden departure of Target's chief information officer in the wake of the company's huge pre-Christmas data breach has only increased the stress.<p>Years ago, the job of a CIO focused mainly on the upkeep …

Mobile Phones Are Changing Retail. Here's How. (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Shoppers have the Internet in their pockets. For store owners, that’s changing the game.<p>Almost half of shoppers admit to having participated in “showrooming,” or going into a retail store to look at a product and then buying a less …

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Men's Wearhouse Reaches $1.8 Billion Deal To Acquire Jos. A. Bank

At long last, the saga of the two men’s suits retailers who just couldn’t seem to get along has reached a conclusion: Men's Wearhouse has entered a definitive deal to acquire rival retailer Jos. A. Bank.<p>Men’s Wearhouse will acquire all outstanding shares of Jos. A. Bank stock for $65 per share in …

Marketing's New ROI Framework

Analytics have changed not just what marketers measure but how brands now appraise success. The temptation is to see all the metrics we have access …

Retail to go from ‘distributing product to distributing experiences’

Last week, <i>The Atlantic</i> ran a story about how the traditional, brick and mortar store is now dead, pointing to former gadget giant RadioShack as the …

eCommerce

Staples Is Trying To Revamp Its Business By Becoming More Like Amazon

The retailer has been a leading global distributor of office supplies for decades, but its same-store sales have declined or remained flat for seven consecutive years now.<p>Here's how Staples is planning to turn its business around:<p><b>1. The company is closing stores.</b> In the face of declining store …

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CHART: The Major Retailers Most Threatened By Mobile Showrooming

The practice of "showrooming," or viewing an item in a retail store and then buying it online, has brought the e-commerce threat directly to bricks-and-mortar retailers.<p>Mobile raises the showrooming threat to a new level since price comparisons are available to shoppers immediately, as they make …

Tablets Overtake Smartphones as the Big Shopping Device

Mobile devices account for just 15 percent of e-commerce today, but eMarketer estimates that by 2017, one-fourth of online sales will be mobile-based …

How supermarkets get your data – and what they do with it

We all know supermarkets use information about our shopping habits to target us with personalised vouchers and offers – but how would you feel about …

5 Retailers That Get Mobile

The majority of retailers now understand the importance of mobile, although many still struggle with how best to adopt it.<p>The obvious mobile …

QR code-enabled virtual stores support merchants’ mobile shopping strategies | Retail Dive

Retailers such as Walmart and Peapod continue to embrace QR codes to support virtual stores that highlight how easy it is for on-the-go consumers to …