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The Future Of Car On Demand (And The Case Against Uber's Monopoly)

Carl Waldekranz | Posted 08.25.2016 | Technology
Carl Waldekranz

The most controversial thing to happen to the taxi industry was Uber's introduction of dynamic (surge) pricing. The premise was simple: we are already used to paying based on demand when buying airline tickets, so why should car rides be any different?

Can students change the face of business?

Bjørn Kjærand Haugland | Posted 08.22.2016 | Green
Bjørn Kjærand Haugland

What happens when you give eight bright young entrepreneurs the freedom and resources to change the way we approach sustainable business? They creat...

Green Entrepreneur: Don't Choose Planet Over Profit!

Michael Stausholm | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Michael Stausholm

Running a successful business with eco-friendliness as a part of our DNA, I often get contacted by other green entrepreneurs who seek advice on how to grow their company and still be sustainable at heart.

Responsive Web Design Is Not Mobile First

Julie Ask | Posted 07.07.2016 | Technology
Julie Ask

To deliver great mobile moments on the web, you'll have to take a page out of mobile app design to fundamentally rethink how you can deliver better mobile web experiences.

Senator Stabenow's 'Smart' Labels Would Hit Her Hometown Residents Hard

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

Corporations cannot continue to dictate what information people are allowed access to -- especially when it comes to the food we eat -- and it is shameful that any elected officials would support keeping their own constituents in the dark.

Why the Disappointing Jobs Report?

Harlan Green | Posted 05.08.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Due to severe budget restrictions still in effect, and the uncertain outcome of the Presidential election, governments are not spending enough on public works projects long overdue to take up the hiring slack.

Reread the Problem to Thrive in Business

Daphne C Spyropoulos | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Daphne C Spyropoulos

Whichever our goals, to be successful, loved, envied or looked up on, we borrow pieces of influencers' auras and create patch works that we wear under our clothes.

How a Grassroots Movement Convinced Kraft to Drop Artificial Dyes

Pulin Modi | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Pulin Modi

Congrats to Kraft on a strong marketing effort, but the real story is how hundreds of thousands of people around the world used social networks and advocacy to change a food giant's mind.

The 3 Things Millennial Parents are Looking for in Kids Products

CJ Kettler | Posted 03.15.2016 | Parents
CJ Kettler

We will learn from this generation by listening to their larger dialogue with friends and brands alike about what is most important -- providing the very best products for their children so that they can successfully lead a new generation into the future.

How I Got There: Vera Jourova

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 03.03.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Image: European Commission Vera Jourova is the current European Union's Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. She was previously t...

The Best Consumer Tech Products From The Last Twelve Months

Quora | Posted 02.29.2016 | Technology
Quora

I'm going to mention two very recent launches where the product and launch planning went quite well. Both are Homebrew investments.

Notorious RBG Offers Hint to Whether Post-Scalia Court Will Be Better for Workers, Consumers

Paul Bland | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics
Paul Bland

With Justice Scalia gone from the Court, no one can say what will happen next, with respect to forced arbitration or any other issue. But the exceptionally strong words of Justices Ginsburg and Kagan raise a very real possibility that the Supreme Court's love affair -- with forcing Americans into arbitration even when it lets corporations break the law with impunity -- may finally be over.

Understanding Distribution Can Save Your Company From Peril

Ira Kalb | Posted 02.21.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

Many people go into business thinking that if you can eliminate the middleman, you can make a lot more money. As a result, when the Internet came into...

3 Facebook Ads That Got My Customers to Hit the Buy Button and Why They Worked for Online Direct Sales Marketing

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Sky Mandala Marcano

I have been in the clothing industry for 13 years. 7 years ago I decided to start my second clothing company on my own and from scratch.

How to Transform Your Website Into a Marketing Powerhouse for a Mobile World

Ernesto Sosa | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Ernesto Sosa

In today's digital age billions of dollars in spending decisions are influenced by websites, but... most business websites are not ready for a mobile world yet, nor have been designed with ROI in mind.

Thank The iPhone For Creating a Workplace Revolution, CEO Says

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business

Though Apple released data last week indicating iPhone sales may, at last, be slowing, one CEO recently explained why he thinks the smartphone has upe...

Can the banks ever convince us to trust them again?

Miss Deap Khambay | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Miss Deap Khambay

Having recently got around to watching Leonardo Dicaprio's 'Wolf on Wall Street' I started to ponder on what has really changed since the 2008 financi...

The Future of Online Shopping Is In the Palm of Your Hand

Ernesto Sosa | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business
Ernesto Sosa

Remember when not long ago mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets were heralded as browsing and research tools to enhance the shopping experience?

The Hidden Gap Between Asian Culture and Luxury Sales

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 12.29.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

As consumers become more knowledgeable about what other consumers are experiencing, the demands for excellent customer service increase. The vast majority of consumers say they will walk out of a store if they receive inadequate assistance from employees. Nowhere is this more impactful than in the luxury market.

Boomers vs. Millennials -- The New Star Wars

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Lauren DeLisa

Competition is part of the American way. Who's better, who's tougher, who smarter, and...who's got more money. We may think about such competition on an individual or corporate level but now it seems to be deepening even on the age demographic level.

Your Connected Home in 2020...

Seyi Fabode | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology
Seyi Fabode

It was crazy to think there was a time that it had been called the smart home. She could not remember when the clever marketing sleight of hand happened and it had become the 'Connected Home'. She was living in it now though. It had become almost jarring in its normalcy.

Of Fools and Free Markets

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Marcelo Giugale

Today, a tweet, a post, or a blog is enough to alert millions in seconds of a dreadful restaurant, an unsafe toy, or a polluting car company. We can share our market experiences in real time. This narrows the space for phishing.

Corporations Now Have Their Own Private Judiciary System

David Morris | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics
David Morris

Since Republicans gained control of Congress little has been done. The Arbitration Act, which would broadly void forced arbitration contracts, has languished in Congress for six years. A bill to prohibit any school receiving federal student aid from restricting students' ability to pursue legal claims in court likely will not come to a vote.

Content is King, But Consumers Are King-ier

Advertising Week | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Advertising Week

No longer a captive, passive throng awaiting a morsel of good TV, today's consumers dominate in a buyer's market of quality TV. Today, everyone in the communication business is now in the content business as well from traditional media companies to marketers in every consumer sector.

Should You Be Treating Your Gen Y Customers Differently?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

They've been described as flexibility-loving, passion-driven, and constantly plugged in. Different than our Boomer customers: traditional, appreciating face-to-face contact, and exhibiting a just another cog-in-the-wheel mentality.