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11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Stefan Sagmeister

How Does Amazon Make Its Money?

Today we know Amazon as the unspoken king of the Internet; practically everyone and their grandma has an Amazon Prime subscription. But how did …

Streaming

To Save Retail, Let It Die

The store of the future will become the most powerful media channel available to a brand, offering customer experiences that are the most profitable …

eCommerce

Instagram Founder Kevin Systrom's 5-Minute Cure for Procrastination | Inc.com

Five minutes doesn't seem like enough time to accomplish anything of real importance. That's why, when we have these little scraps of time to spare, we often just throw them away on social media or cat videos.<p>But according to Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, five minutes is actually all the time …

Procrastination

Soft skills build better leaders: The power of critical thinking

In today’s fast-paced and highly-competitive business environment, even the smallest bad decision can have disastrous consequences. To be defined as …

The 10 most useful things you can do in Excel

Every Excel user has their own favorite tip. So we decided to bring some method, data, and science to bear in this hotly debated topic.<p>We consulted the research of 30 of the world's leading Excel experts, our own internal Excel experts, grouped up and consolidated the emerging features, and applied …

Analytics

Wal-Mart and Amazon Are in a Retail Turf War

Wal-Mart and Amazon could encroach further into each others' territory if these acquisitions materialize.<p>The line between online and offline retail …

Walmart

How Amazon Stays More Agile Than Most Startups

Last Thursday, Amazon launched Echo Look. The company’s latest addition, much like its digital cousins, is essentially a Wi-Fi speaker — a sort of Siri-in-a-tube — that listens to and obeys people’s commands. It can call Uber, order pizza from Domino’s, and answer trivia questions. But it can do …

Teens

Google Assistant's shopping lists are moving to the Home app today

See ya, Google Keep<p>An update to Google Assistant today means your shopping lists will no longer be saved on Google Keep, and will instead port over to the Google Home or Google Express apps. The move aims to consolidate your shopping-related voice commands to one place, and sets Express up to more …

Google

U.S. Stores Are Too Big, Boring and Expensive

Large retail chains, the malls they usually find themselves in, and even flagship urban stores have failed to adapt to changing consumer tastes.<p>America is having a “retail moment” -- and it’s not a good one.<p>It’s easy to blame all of the industry’s woes on Amazon, the online giant. There’s little …

eCommerce

These 3 Social Media Fixes Will Totally Change Your Strategy (and Boost Sales) | Inc.com

Social media marketing--the use of social media platforms and websites to promote a product or service--has been "a thing" for about 10 years. Surprisingly, most companies struggle to do it well, usually because they haven't mastered these three basics:<p>1. Learn to write clickable headlines<p>Social …

Marketing

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EVERY chief executive hopes to lead his company to success. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s boss, wants something more epic. A prominent wall in the company’s …

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

It’s Time for Customer-First Commerce

The retail world has been referencing “omni-channel” for quite some time. While it was intended to reference a customer-centric strategy across a …

Productivity

To compete with Amazon, Walmart should cut itself in half

Tien Tzuo Contributor<p>Tien Tzuo is the CEO of Zuora.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Why newspaper subscriptions are on the rise<br>• Large CPGs are under attack by startups… and consumers are winning<p>Walmart’s latest earnings report wasn’t pretty. Overall revenue growth came in at a tepid 0.7 percent for …

eCommerce

Google launches Shop the Look, partners with Yahoo-owned Polyvore, Curalate and LiketoKnow.it - Silicon Valley Business Journal

By Gina Hall <br>– Contributor<p>Sep 7, 2016, 8:19am PDT<p>Google launched Shop the Look on Tuesday, which allows users to purchase outfits directly from a …

How Google is making street style shoppable at New York Fashion Week

Google’s getting into the search now, buy now game. The search giant today unveiled a new fashion week-centric search feature that helps mobile users easily access a show schedule, view images from each collection, get access behind-the-scenes content directly supplied by certain designers and buy …

Amazon is testing out a 30-hour workweek

Instead of the normal 40-hour week (or, more recently, the 50-, 60-, or 70-hour week), the world's second-largest retailer will let roughly a dozen "part-time" employees cut back to just 30 hours at 75% the typical salary, but still retain all their benefits.<p>"A lot of companies have talked about …

Employment

Jet.com Crowdfunding Model Just Turned Referrers Into Millionaires

When <b>Jet.com</b> founder Mark Lore decided he wanted to take on e-commerce giant <b>Amazon</b>, he knew he would need to take a non-traditional approach. So Mark …

Investing

Here’s How A Month Of Zen Meditation Changed My Life

The Buddhist meditation practice is over 1,500 years old, but modern science says it has very real mental and physical health benefits.<p>On a trip to Japan last year, one of the places I visited was Kyoto, home to over 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. During one of my daily walks exploring …

Meditation

Why Americans Aren't Shopping

Unemployment is down, gas is cheap and interest rates remain low. So why is American retail suffering?<p><b>NEW YORK, United States</b> — The US economy hasn’t …

Saks Fifth Avenue

Apple's stores get a new look as other retailers struggle

<b>SAN FRANCISCO --</b> Apple is getting ready to unveil a stylish new product that's not for sale - a new look for its stores.<p>The iPhone maker is …

Shoppers are flocking to this one segment of the retail market

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>E-commerce is not going away anytime soon.<p>The e-commerce market continues to outpace overall retail growth in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Online …

eCommerce
eCommerce

Opinion: This is how the retail industry is dying

Brick-and-mortar retail-store closures are hardly news these days. As older merchants try to fend off the endless assault of e-commerce, the hit list …

Home Depot

Marketing Advice from 3 Funded Fashion Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Developing your brand as a startup is a tall task. In fact even though starting a company today might be easier, launching a brand is tougher than ever before due to the proliferation of new companies hitting the market. What we believe …

Startups

EBay opening new branded supplies store

Two challenges that have recently plagued online sellers are trying to increase market share against major competitors and optimize the quality and …

eCommerce

Don't Start a Business if You Don't Have these 7 Things

Startups emerge constantly, and many young entrepreneurs are encouraged to start their own business and invest a great deal of time and money into …