Podcast # 12: What makes a succcesful retail store?

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From Business Rhythm with Frank and Jamie – There are many elements that make a retail store, or an online store, successful. For most shoppers, the “wow experience” lies in the retailer’s “big idea.”

 

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Fresh Pick of the Day. March 18, 2015: “The Biggest Business Comebacks Of The Past 20 Years”

From Fast Company- The companies that overcame hard times are Apple, General Motors, Marvel,  Delta, Starbucks, Old Spice, J Crew, CBS, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Nintendo, Converse, Netflix, Disney Animation,  Burberry, Lego, Target, Lacoste, Lower Manhattan and Bacon….

 

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Fresh Pick of the Day, March 17, 2015: “ASEAN on the Rise” from Knowledge@Wharton

From Knowledge@Wharton – “With 610 million people, the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, is less than half the size of China’s market, but the region’s quicklygrowing — and relatively big spending — middle class has become increasingly attractive to multinationals and foreign investors. The ASEAN bloc — which includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam — is nudging Chinese manufacturers aside as China’s labor force begins to shrink and wages rise. Moreover, the planned launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at the end of 2015 is likely to help sustain rapid economic growth in the medium term, analysts say.”

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Fresh Pick of the Day, March 4, 2015: “The 15 Happiest Economies in the World”

From Bloomberg – “Thailand and Switzerland are expected to enjoy unusually low unemployment and inflation this year”

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Podcast # 11: How Leaders Foster Collaboration

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From Business Mango with Frank and Jamie – Leaders need to properly deal with three critical  issues to foster collaboration

 

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Fresh Pick of the Day, Feb 13, 2015: “Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Job”

From Inc Magazine – “It’s not that you don’t like what you do. In fact, you really enjoy the people you work with and the projects you have for the most part. It’s just that, well, you’re bored.”

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Podcast # 10: Invest in Companies with Business Edge

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From BusinessMango with Frank and Jamie – “If you are investing in stocks for the long run, you are betting into the future of the company for the next 5, 10, 20 or 50 years. You are essentially picking winners among a group of companies. The return of your investment over the long period of time will largely be determined by the size of revenues and profits of the company in the future. Over a period of 10 years, one can typically distinguish between the winners and the losers. But what is business edge and how does it affect the business outcomes of companies?”

 

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Fresh Pick of the Day, February 3, 2015: “4 Office Culture Killers And How To Avoid Them”

From Fast Company – “Designing a thoughtful office culture is one of the most important frameworks to devise when building up or revamping a company. The right tone and environment can improve employee productivity and happiness tenfold. The wrong one can sabotage your goals. The biggest mistake a workplace leader can make with office culture is failing to devise one at all. How do you know if your office culture is helping, or hurting, your employees, and as a result your bottom line?”

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