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  • 3 Terrible Strategies for Companies Seeking Growth

    HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review » Umair Haque
    Umair Haque
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Some call it a depression. Some call it a never-ending recession. Some call it a disconnect or a decoupling. Some call it a not-quite recovery. Here’s the truth. Econ doesn’t have a word for whatever we’re in…because whatever we’re in flouts the so-called laws of economics. Quarterly results look great; job growth is “up;” and financial markets are ebullient. So why are so many still worse off than they were before? Why hasn’t all this “growth” actually translated into a real feeling of prosperity? And – as so many CEOs would like to know – is there any way to make…
  • Before You Respond to that Email, Pause

    HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review » Anthony K. Tjan
    Anthony K. Tjan
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Someone sends you an email message or a text, and you’re unsure how to respond.  It’s about a complex negotiation, or a politically sensitive situation. Or maybe it’s just from a person who unnerves you. For a moment, you pause. But for most of us, most of the time, that pause doesn’t last long. Instead we react, feeling the need to immediately craft a response. And often we then hit “send” without fully thinking. The result: an awkward or incomplete message that causes the recipient to pause, then react, often starting or continuing a cycle of miscommunication and…
  • What Successful Work and Life Integration Looks Like

    HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review » Stew Friedman
    Stew Friedman
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Too many people believe that to achieve great things we must make brutal sacrifices, that to succeed in work we must focus single-mindedly, at the expense of everything else in life. Even those who reject the idea of a zero-sum game fall prey to a kind of binary thinking revealed by the term we use to describe the ideal lifestyle: “work/life balance.” The idea that “work” competes with “life” ignores that “life” is actually the intersection and interaction of four major domains: work, home, community, and the private self. From years of studying people in many different…
  • How to Get the Answer You Want

    HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review » Anthony K. Tjan
    Anthony K. Tjan
    3 Dec 2013 | 7:00 am
    You have a meeting or an important discussion coming up.  What is your real objective?  If it has anything to do with selling, how can you maximize the likelihood of success? And just to be clear, your objective almost certainly does have something to do with selling. As Daniel Pink argues in his latest book, To Sell is Human, we’re constantly trying to influence behavior — a.k.a. selling. We may not be selling cars, but we are likely on a daily basis to be pushing ideas (e.g., a pitch for a campaign or strategic project), telling about our capabilities and track-record (e.g., for a…
  • It’s Your Job to Tell the Hard Truths

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    Peter Bregman
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Rashid,* the CEO of a high-tech company and a client of mine for nearly a decade, called to tell me we had a major issue with some of the newer members of his leadership team. What comes to mind when you think of what might constitute a “major issue” with some senior leaders? Maybe they’re in a fight? Maybe they’re making poor strategic decisions? Perhaps they’re not following through on commitments they made about the business? Maybe they’re being abusive to their employees? Maybe they’re stealing? I’ve seen all of those problems in the past at various companies. But none of…
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  • Is the Corporate Campus Dying?

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    30 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Jennifer Magnolfi, Founder & Principal Investigator at Programmable Habitats LLC, on how digital work, and the Internet of Things will fundamentally change the how we use the buildings and neighborhoods we work in. For more, read the article Workspaces That Move People. Download this podcast
  • Put the “and” Back in “Sales and Marketing”

    Jenny Cermak
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Nowhere else in the executive suite of a typical corporation are two functions as closely intertwined as sales and marketing. Yet for all the shared responsibility, the marketing and sales relationship has often been a contentious and lopsided one, with sales dominating in B2B sectors while marketing leads in B2C ones. The joint challenge today for CMOs and heads of sales (or CSOs – Chief Sales Officers) is how they can work together to discover insights that matter, design the right offers and customer experiences based on those insights, and then deliver them effectively to the right…
  • Why Tim Cook’s Coming Out Matters for Apple, and Business

    Dorie Clark
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Ellen. Anderson Cooper. Michael Sam. All three broke barriers by coming out in their respective industries – comedy, television news, and football. Now they’re joined by Apple CEO Tim Cook, who just announced that he’s “proud to be gay” and, in the process, became the first Fortune 500 CEO to come out. Earlier this year, two CEOs of publicly traded – yet much smaller – firms came out. But until Tim Cook’s statement, “don’t ask, don’t tell” reigned at the highest echelons of corporate America – almost shocking in 2014, given that 91% of Fortune 500 firms…
  • When Real-Time Intel Still Isn’t Fast Enough

    Jason O’Connor
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We now live in a world where both man and machine can access data on almost any topic at any moment. Documentation of our world happens in real time, through a constant, autonomous torrent of ones and zeroes — and research and recall of that information have been reduced to mere mouse clicks. With all data available at all times, opportunities — and adversaries — can also move in real time. So we should ask ourselves, “How do we move faster?” This is the domain of predictive analytics — a concept that isn’t new, but the potential of which, in a world not limited by data or…
  • Imagining Productivity Apps for the Apple Watch

    H. James Wilson
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    App developers from Stockholm to San Francisco are anxiously counting down the days til the November release of the Apple Watch SDK (or “Software Development Kit”), which will give them the tools to begin building their own concepts. I’d argue that these developers stand at a crossroads for the Internet of Things (IoT). Following one path, they can design the familiar types of apps that we already see on tablets and phones, simply scaled-down for a smaller screen. In doing so, they would treat the watch — and by default its wearer — as just another connected data-collecting…
 
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  • 432: Is the Corporate Campus Dying?

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    30 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Jennifer Magnolfi, Founder & Principal Investigator at Programmable Habitats LLC, on how digital work, and the Internet of Things will fundamentally change the how we use the buildings and neighborhoods we work in.
  • 431: Myths About Entrepreneurship

    Harvard Business Review
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Linda Rottenberg, author of "Crazy Is a Compliment," on what it really takes to start a business.
  • 430: Disrupting TV's Status Quo

    Harvard Business Review
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Famed producer Norman Lear on developing groundbreaking sitcoms, managing creative partnerships and the lessons he wants to pass on to the next generation.
  • 429: The Condensed November 2014 Issue

    Harvard Business Review
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
  • 428: Focus More on Value Capture

    Harvard Business Review
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Stefan Michel, professor at IMD, says your business should rethink how it captures value, not just how it creates it.
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  • Is the Corporate Campus Dying?

    HBR IdeaCast
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Jennifer Magnolfi, Founder & Principal Investigator at Programmable Habitats LLC, on how digital work, and the Internet of Things will fundamentally change the how we use the buildings and neighborhoods we work in. For more, read the article Workspaces That Move People. Download this podcast
  • Put the “and” Back in “Sales and Marketing”

    Jenny Cermak
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Nowhere else in the executive suite of a typical corporation are two functions as closely intertwined as sales and marketing. Yet for all the shared responsibility, the marketing and sales relationship has often been a contentious and lopsided one, with sales dominating in B2B sectors while marketing leads in B2C ones. The joint challenge today for CMOs and heads of sales (or CSOs – Chief Sales Officers) is how they can work together to discover insights that matter, design the right offers and customer experiences based on those insights, and then deliver them effectively to the right…
  • Why Tim Cook’s Coming Out Matters for Apple, and Business

    Dorie Clark
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Ellen. Anderson Cooper. Michael Sam. All three broke barriers by coming out in their respective industries – comedy, television news, and football. Now they’re joined by Apple CEO Tim Cook, who just announced that he’s “proud to be gay” and, in the process, became the first Fortune 500 CEO to come out. Earlier this year, two CEOs of publicly traded – yet much smaller – firms came out. But until Tim Cook’s statement, “don’t ask, don’t tell” reigned at the highest echelons of corporate America – almost shocking in 2014, given that 91% of Fortune 500 firms…
  • When Real-Time Intel Still Isn’t Fast Enough

    Jason O’Connor
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We now live in a world where both man and machine can access data on almost any topic at any moment. Documentation of our world happens in real time, through a constant, autonomous torrent of ones and zeroes — and research and recall of that information have been reduced to mere mouse clicks. With all data available at all times, opportunities — and adversaries — can also move in real time. So we should ask ourselves, “How do we move faster?” This is the domain of predictive analytics — a concept that isn’t new, but the potential of which, in a world not limited by data or…
  • Imagining Productivity Apps for the Apple Watch

    H. James Wilson
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    App developers from Stockholm to San Francisco are anxiously counting down the days til the November release of the Apple Watch SDK (or “Software Development Kit”), which will give them the tools to begin building their own concepts. I’d argue that these developers stand at a crossroads for the Internet of Things (IoT). Following one path, they can design the familiar types of apps that we already see on tablets and phones, simply scaled-down for a smaller screen. In doing so, they would treat the watch — and by default its wearer — as just another connected data-collecting…
 
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  • What Successful Work and Life Integration Looks Like

    Stew Friedman
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Too many people believe that to achieve great things we must make brutal sacrifices, that to succeed in work we must focus single-mindedly, at the expense of everything else in life. Even those who reject the idea of a zero-sum game fall prey to a kind of binary thinking revealed by the term we use to describe the ideal lifestyle: “work/life balance.” The idea that “work” competes with “life” ignores that “life” is actually the intersection and interaction of four major domains: work, home, community, and the private self. From years of studying people in many different…
  • Does Corporate America Finally Get What Working Parents Need?

    Stew Friedman
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:24 am
    At this week’s White House Summit on Working Families, President Obama and others made a moral case for changing the way we work. “Family leave, childcare, workplace flexibility, a decent wage – these are not frills, they are basic needs. They shouldn’t be bonuses. They should be part of our bottom line as a society,” the president remarked. Yet there was also a strong business case for change, with vociferous and impassioned representation from our nation’s private sector. Bob Moritz, PwC’s US Chairman and Senior Partner, called on his peers to make significant…
  • Working Dads Need “Me Time” Too

    Alyssa Westring
    13 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Mother’s Day is widely recognized as a day to acknowledge moms who all-too-often forsake relaxation and self-care for the sake of family, work, and community responsibilities.  It’s no surprise that many Mother’s Day gifts are designed to give Mom one day to put herself first (e.g., sleeping in, a break from chores and cooking, getting a massage or pedicure).  Yet, as Father’s Day nears, few people acknowledge the fact that dads, too, are now increasingly engaged in childcare and household responsibilities, in addition to demanding jobs. Fathers are more likely than mothers to log…
  • Reduce Stress by Pursuing Four-Way Wins

    Stew Friedman
    3 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    The pendulum is finally swinging back from the apogee of complete immersion in work as the business ideal. A great hue and cry now strains to contain our out-of-control culture of overwork. We know it reduces productivity, destroys civic engagement, and produces all manner of stress-related health problems. The good news is that you can do something about it, for yourself and for your employees. You can be less stressed and more productive by spending less time on and less attention to work — while being more engaged with your family, your community, and the things you do for just you. You…
  • 7 Policy Changes America Needs So People Can Work and Have Kids

    Stew Friedman
    11 Nov 2013 | 10:00 am
    We are in the midst of a revolution in gender roles, both at work and at home. And when it comes to having children, the outlook is very different for those embarking on adulthood’s journey now than it was for the men and women who graduated a generation ago. I recently published research from the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, comparing Wharton’s Classes of 1992 and 2012. One of the more surprising findings is that the rate of Wharton graduates who plan to have children has dropped by about half over the past 20 years. It’s worth noting that these percentages are…
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    HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review » Umair Haque

  • 3 Terrible Strategies for Companies Seeking Growth

    Umair Haque
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Some call it a depression. Some call it a never-ending recession. Some call it a disconnect or a decoupling. Some call it a not-quite recovery. Here’s the truth. Econ doesn’t have a word for whatever we’re in…because whatever we’re in flouts the so-called laws of economics. Quarterly results look great; job growth is “up;” and financial markets are ebullient. So why are so many still worse off than they were before? Why hasn’t all this “growth” actually translated into a real feeling of prosperity? And – as so many CEOs would like to know – is there any way to make…
  • Apple Is More Like a Band than a Company

    Umair Haque
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    You’d think by now more companies would have learned. The tech industry still churns out beige boxes. The fashion industry, misshaped sack-shaped objects it calls “clothing” that make adult humans look suspiciously like overgrown toddlers. The food industry…who knows what’s really in the preservative-flavored genetically mutated stuff that’s labeled “food”? All the endless stuff the developed world is drowning in — that we’re melting down the planet to produce — is, for the most part, as unexciting as it is unoriginal as it is uninspired as it is…
  • Our Economic Malaise Is Fueling Political Extremism

    Umair Haque
    5 Jun 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The head of the fourth biggest and fastest rising political party in the world’s second most powerful economy is a racist. An aide to the Prime Minister of one of the world’s most promising societies is caught on camera kicking a protestor to the ground. The world’s largest democracy proudly elects a man who rode a wave of religious extremism. The head of yet another is a man whose calls for ethnic purity are becoming more strident. And that’s leaving out the rise of extremist parties in Greece, the U.S., France, and elsewhere. What’s going on here? Here’s my…
  • Can You Be Too Rich?

    Umair Haque
    12 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is there such a thing as too rich? Like most reasonable people, I agree whole-heartedly that people who accomplish greater, worthier, nobler things should be rewarded more than those who don’t. I’m not the World’s Last Communist, shaking his fist atop Karl Marx’s grave at the very idea of riches. So. Perhaps I’ve asked an absurd question. Perhaps there’s no such thing as too rich — anywhere, ever. But try this thought experiment: Imagine that there’s a single person in the economy who is so rich he’s worth what everyone else is, combined. If there were such a person, he’d…
  • 5 Dirty Secrets About the U.S. Economy

    Umair Haque
    2 May 2014 | 9:00 am
    If there’s one thing I hate these days, it’s discussing the U.S. economy. Will raising wages by seventeen cents destroy humanity? Will edible deodorant add 0.000007 percent to GDP? If we resurrected giant man-eating dinosaurs, could we use them to keep our warehouse pickers in line? Isn’t it awesome when the Dow hits a record high (but everything else flatlines or shrinks)? I feel like I’m listening to a debate on the noble merits of true love between the Real Housewives and a bunch of broseph PUAs. By my count, there are five dirty secrets about the economy we’re not supposed to…
 
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  • It’s Your Job to Tell the Hard Truths

    Peter Bregman
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Rashid,* the CEO of a high-tech company and a client of mine for nearly a decade, called to tell me we had a major issue with some of the newer members of his leadership team. What comes to mind when you think of what might constitute a “major issue” with some senior leaders? Maybe they’re in a fight? Maybe they’re making poor strategic decisions? Perhaps they’re not following through on commitments they made about the business? Maybe they’re being abusive to their employees? Maybe they’re stealing? I’ve seen all of those problems in the past at various companies. But none of…
  • What to Do When Anger Takes Hold

    Peter Bregman
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I had just sat down to look over my calendar and plan my day when the phone rang. It was my contractor. Several of his workers were at my apartment ready to finish some work, but the building management company refused to let them in. This news made me furious. We have been renovating our small apartment, and it’s painfully over budget and six months overdue. During that time, the building management company’s mismanagement has cost me a tremendous amount of money and made an already difficult process even more agonizing. Now they were needlessly delaying the project again, this time…
  • Prevent Your Strategy Offsite from Being Meaningless

    Peter Bregman
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I was facilitating the two-day executive offsite of a mid-sized technology company. The goal of the meeting was to solve major issues and identify potential opportunities that would guide their efforts, as a company, for the next year. We were halfway through the first day and, while everything was going according to plan, I couldn’t shake this nagging feeling that something wasn’t right. I struggled to put my finger on it. I took in the scene. The CEO and all his direct reports were sitting around the board room table and everyone was engaged. People were being respectful, listening to…
  • What to Do on Your First Day Back from Vacation

    Peter Bregman
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    You come back from vacation and start your game of catch-up. This is an especially challenging game if you’re a senior leader. You have hundreds, maybe thousands of emails, a backlog of voicemails, and a to-do list that doubled or tripled in length while you were away. You need to respond to the pent-up needs of clients, managers, colleagues, employees, and vendors. You need to fight fires. You need to regain control. So you do your best to work through the pileup, handling the most urgent items first, and within a few days, you’re caught up and ready to move forward. You’re back in…
  • Don’t Let Your Head Attack Your Heart

    Peter Bregman
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    I had been planning a dinner party for weeks. There were twenty people coming, some family, some friends, to celebrate my wife Eleanor’s birthday. I designed a ritual for her:  my goal was to create a space where people spoke from their hearts in a way they don’t usually do. I prepared questions I wanted us to explore together, questions like: What do you feel grateful for in your life? What new things do you feel are struggling to grow and be born in you? What do you want to let go of, so that the new can be born? Before I go any further, pause for a second, imagine yourself at the…
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    HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review » Anthony K. Tjan

  • Before You Respond to that Email, Pause

    Anthony K. Tjan
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Someone sends you an email message or a text, and you’re unsure how to respond.  It’s about a complex negotiation, or a politically sensitive situation. Or maybe it’s just from a person who unnerves you. For a moment, you pause. But for most of us, most of the time, that pause doesn’t last long. Instead we react, feeling the need to immediately craft a response. And often we then hit “send” without fully thinking. The result: an awkward or incomplete message that causes the recipient to pause, then react, often starting or continuing a cycle of miscommunication and…
  • Keep Time and Emotion from Killing a Negotiation

    Anthony K. Tjan
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Time and emotion — these are the two things most often wasted during a negotiation. We simply spend too much time on items that don’t really matter, because we let our emotions override any semblance of logic. It is a natural human response to act negatively, reactively, and emotionally to any negotiation points that are counter to one’s pre-disposed positions. It is also poor negotiation practice. The mere fact of having a position lies at the root of why we get caught up in the drama of a negotiation, rather than focusing on the plotline or ending (i.e. goal) toward which we are…
  • The Indispensable Power of Story

    Anthony K. Tjan
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Some people have a way of making the complex clear.  They know who they are, why they do what they do, and where they want to go. Because they have internalized all this, they are able to sharply crystallize ideas and vision. They speak in simple, relatable terms. And they can get a lot accomplished. Making your words understandable and inspirational isn’t about dumbing them down. Instead, it requires bringing in elements such as anecdote, mnemonic, metaphor, storytelling, and analogy in ways that connect the essence of a message with both logic and emotion. Almost everyone leading or…
  • The First Strategic Question Every Business Must Ask

    Anthony K. Tjan
    6 Feb 2014 | 5:00 am
    What business are you in?  It seems like a straightforward question, and one that should take no time to answer.  But the truth is that most company leaders are too narrow in defining their competitive landscape or market space.  They fail to see the potential for “non-traditional” competitors, and therefore often misperceive their basic business definition and future market space. This is because it is much easier to see the world through the lens of today — and through the lens of research analysts who make comparisons to the competitors that look most similar and sell the most…
  • How to Get the Answer You Want

    Anthony K. Tjan
    3 Dec 2013 | 7:00 am
    You have a meeting or an important discussion coming up.  What is your real objective?  If it has anything to do with selling, how can you maximize the likelihood of success? And just to be clear, your objective almost certainly does have something to do with selling. As Daniel Pink argues in his latest book, To Sell is Human, we’re constantly trying to influence behavior — a.k.a. selling. We may not be selling cars, but we are likely on a daily basis to be pushing ideas (e.g., a pitch for a campaign or strategic project), telling about our capabilities and track-record (e.g., for a…
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  • Hurricane Sandy’s Lesson: Resilience Isn’t Enough

    Andrew Winston
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Two years is enough time to get some perspective on a major event. We can move from immediate and emotional reaction to some semblance of calm assessment. It’s been two years since Hurricane Sandy crashed through the Caribbean and northeastern United States, leaving lost lives and tremendous damage in its wake. Now is the time to ask: have cities and the business world learned the right lessons? In many ways the reactions and planning for the future is impressive on many fronts. But we’re also continuing to ignore some of the real implications. We must first acknowledge that climate…
  • Two Forces Moving Business Closer to Climate Action

    Andrew Winston
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    This week, CEOs and world leaders met at the UN to talk climate. In the run-up to these high-level talks, many companies and some relatively new voices from the business community have been sounding both the alarm and the rallying cry for action. At the same time, the cost of renewable energy has dropped very far, very fast. It’s a perfect storm bringing us to two important tipping points: one of belief and commitment to action, and one of economics. But there’s still a major disconnect happening in one other area: the relationship between business and citizen consumers. First,…
  • GE Is Avoiding Hard Choices About Ecomagination

    Andrew Winston
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    After nine years, GE is taking its famous green initiative, ecomagination, into some complicated territory. This includes a new open innovation program that encourages ideas to reduce greenhouse gases from Canadian oil sands production — the same controversial, greenhouse-gas-heavy source of fossil fuels that environmental groups are fighting against when it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline. By stretching ecomagination into areas that many people clearly don’t consider very green, GE may be risking a valuable business and brand asset. Launched in 2005, ecomagination has always been a…
  • What Momentum on Climate Change Means for Business

    Andrew Winston
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Climate change is real — as in actual, factual, and tangible. And it’s really expensive. This is the clear message from “Risky Business,” a new report issued by former U.S. treasury Secretaries such as Robert Rubin and Hank Paulson and other bigwigs like Michael Bloomberg. Their report is just one of many drumbeats for action on climate — drumbeats that have gotten much louder in recent weeks. Four former EPA chiefs, all Republicans, went to Congress to ask their party peers to take action, for example. And Hank Paulson, George W. Bush’s Treasury Secretary, recently wrote an…
  • Why You Need a Resilience Strategy Now

    Andrew Winston
    9 May 2014 | 5:00 am
    This past winter was a rough one for big swaths of the United States, with both unusual cold snaps and disruptive snowstorms. General Mills’ CEO recently blamed the winter for less-than-expected earnings, saying that “severe winter weather…disrupted plant operations and logistics…We lost 62 days of production…which hasn’t happened in decades. That would be the result of people not being able to get into work safely or not having inputs arrive.” It wasn’t just one company, though; the whole economy was slowed by the extremes and volatility we faced. The disruption to…
 
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  • The Classiest Vans You’ve Ever Seen – Esquire (blog)

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Esquire (blog) The Classiest Vans You've Ever SeenEsquire (blog)Vans is an iconic American label, but its best new shoes are owed to a partnership with an Italian shoemaker. The forthcoming installment of the Vault by Vans x Diemme collection features four handcrafted takes on the classic Vans Era and Ske8-Hi models.and more »
  • In PBS ‘Makers’ documentary, a reflection by female pioneers in business – Washington Post (blog)

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:40 pm
    In PBS 'Makers' documentary, a reflection by female pioneers in businessWashington Post (blog)"When I arrived at Salomon Brothers in 1987, was I in for culture shock. The entire culture was very masculine. … Yeah, after 8:00 at night when I was exhausted and my feet were hurting, I'd kick off my shoes. But there was nobody except me and the …
  • Beyoncé, Topshop to launch activewear label that includes clothes, shoes … – New York Daily News

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    New York Daily News Beyoncé, Topshop to launch activewear label that includes clothes, shoes …New York Daily NewsGet ready to run the world in workout gear by Beyoncé. The 33-year-old singer is teaming up with British retailer Topshop to launch an activewear label. The name of the fitness-friendly street wear brand hasn't been announced, but it will be produced …Beyoncé partners with TopShop for athletic lineChron.com (blog)Beyoncé is Teaming Up With Topshop for a Line of Athletic StreetwearStyleCasterBeyoncé, Queen of the Universe, Is Ready to Make You Sweat With New…
  • The Counterfeiting Conundrum: How Technology Will Slam the Scam – Cantech Letter

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Cantech Letter The Counterfeiting Conundrum: How Technology Will Slam the ScamCantech LetterAki Choklat, a U.K. shoes and accessories designer, is also using NXP RFID tags to give its designer handbags unique identifiers that customers can use to authenticate the bag's brand. Intermec (NYSE:IN), which Honeywell bought in December 2012, is a …
  • Jessica Simpson Got a Haircut and Of Course It’s a (Really Adorable) Bob … – Bustle

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:34 am
    Jessica Simpson Got a Haircut and Of Course It's a (Really Adorable) Bob …BustleI'm pretty sure Jessica Simpson's hair has been exactly the same since 1999 and so this news might come as a bit of a shock. Simpson got her hair cut into a blunt bob, aka the official celeb style of 2014, and she looks fantastic. Don't mourn the loss …and more »
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