Nick Merich

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Russian subway now accepting 30 squats as payment for ride

Want a free subway ride in Russia? All you have to do is work up a little sweat.<p>In an effort to promote both the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi and a healthier lifestyle, the Moscow metro has set up a special vending machine that offers travelers one free ticket in exchange for performing 30 …

Olympics

Growing 10% Weekly, Grocery Delivery Service Instacart Expands To Chicago

Grocery delivery service Instacart today added its first new major market, expanding to Chicago. The company found its footing in the San Francisco Bay Area, growing its cadre of stores to include Costco, Trader Joe’s, and its own hybrid solution that in some cases can offer foodstuffs at prices …

This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …

Psychology

Tesla hires Apple exec to lead new car development

Tesla Motors of Palo Alto announced Thursday that it has hired Apple vice president Doug Field to oversee its new vehicle programs.<p>While at Apple, according to Tesla's news release, Field "led the development of many new products at Apple including the latest MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and</b> …

Hearst Magazines

Book We Want To Believe: A-Rod Got His Hookers "Two At A Time"

Do you like pure, shameless, unverifiable A-Rod gossip? Good, so do we. An upcoming book, about his luxury condo tower of all things, reports that …

The Science Of Storytelling: How Narrative Cuts Through Distraction Like Nothing Else

In the first of a three-part series, author Jonathan Gottschall discusses the science of storytelling–not just escapism, stories have real power to hold human attention and shape our thinking.<p><i>Note: This article is included in our year-end storytelling advice round-up.</i><p>Humans live in a storm of …

10 Ways Today’s Purpose-Driven Brands Can Bring Their Core Values To Life

How businesses can take their beliefs and make them real for consumers.<p>Today’s brand must live and breathe through its core values in order to survive. Purpose is king, and there’s no turning back.<p>When 87% of global consumers believe business should place equal weight on societal issues and …

Three Steps For Transforming Employees Into Brand Ambassadors

Every well-managed company strives to have a strong brand. The main motivator? Sales volume, often paired with premium pricing. For most companies, the stronger the brand, the higher the premium they can charge for their products and services. Think about why so many people pay $4 for a Starbucks …

Marketing Is An Art

When you walk into the Bedford Cheese Shop in New York, you’re not seeing cheese sold by the pound, you’re witnessing art being made. A business …

The Great Red Hype

Canelo Alvarez and the search for the next Oscar De La Hoya<p>On May 5, 2007, Oscar De La Hoya, long diminished but still the most popular boxer since …

Build a Kitchen Island Out of Plumbing Supplies & IKEA Butcher Block

Home improvement magazines like <i>This Old House</i> have been my airplane reading of choice ever since our huge home gut renovation last summer (see how my …

5 Modern Bedrooms

• 1 |<p>Serene white walls decorated sparsely with poetic quotes make this modern white bedroom a tribute to writers and readers alike. The small writing …