May 9, 2012
Very nice infographic that nails the key issues.
Image Credit: ioVentures Inc.
- Top Execs Are Leaving Apple After Jobs Era (AAPL) (businessinsider.com)
- Why I am leaving Goldman Sachs (NY Times)
- Tip #1 to Retain Top Talent (cmcacorner.com)
- The Talent Barometer: Moving HR Out of Babylonian Times (engageconsulting.wordpress.com)
- Why Top Talent Leaves: Top 10 Reasons Boiled Down to 1 (beckersbest.wordpress.com)
August 17, 2010
Broadband Adoption Generally Slows
After several consecutive years of modest but consistent growth, broadband adoption slowed dramatically in 2010, according to [pdf] the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Two-thirds of American adults (66%) currently use a high-speed internet connection at home, a figure that is not statistically different from what the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found at a similar point in 2009, when 63% of Americans were broadband adopters.
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- Starbucks partners with Yahoo for ‘Digital Network’ (seattlepi.com)
- Starbucks Wooes ‘Em Back With Free Wi-Fi (blogs.forbes.com)
- How Starbucks Plans to Capitalize on Free Wi-Fi (Jennifer Van Grove/Mashable!) (techmeme.com)
- Starbucks’ latest blend: Social and digital (msnbc.msn.com)
- Starbucks, Yahoo Partner Over Free WiFi (webpronews.com)
- Starbucks announces premium content for in-store Wi-Fi users (blogs.consumerreports.org)
- Free Wi-Fi at Harlem Starbucks (harlemworldblog.wordpress.com)
- Marketing Data RoundUp: More consumers to buy via phone this holiday season (marketingvox.com)
August 15, 2010
According to this compelling infographic, mobile coupons appear to be what is driving the mobile advertising market’s growth – and are the most motivating to consumers. Mobile coupons were a $90 million market in the U.S. in 2009, but are expected to grow to $6.5 billion in 4 years. Particularly convincing is that coupons and purchase incentives drive people to spend far more than they would have without said coupon – on average, from $122 without a coupon to $216 with.
Kroger Takes Online Coupons to Next Level (adweek.com)
Kroger Launches Online Coupon Center (webpronews.com)
Shopkick Prepares to Kick Off a Geo-Retailing Revolution (dailyfinance.com)
Best Buy Launches Shopkick Automatic Checkins and Rewards at 257 Stores (mashable.com)
Mall deal gives big boost to cell-phone coupons (sfgate.com)
shopkick and Simon Property Group to Bring Location-Based Shopping App to More Than 100 of the Nation’s Largest Malls (prnewswire.com)
(Pic) Dutch Hotel Is Your Temporary Home Away From Home
With the help of Dutch architects, WAM architecten, Inntel Hotels’ newly designed hotel pays homage to Zaandam’s industrial history. Situated minutes via train from Amsterdam, Zaandam, was one of the world’s premiere hotbeds for industry and an ideal place for construction as its rich history was modernized through the playful design for Inntel Hotels‘ new location. The unique structure is comprised of stacked green wooden houses popular to the Zaan region, symbolizing that the hotel is your temporary house.
Now Booking | Dutch Treat (tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com)
A pile of modest, traditional houses stretching into the sky (boingboing.net)
Retail Watch: For a new store at Broadway… (ny.curbed.com)
Stacked Houses: New Hotel in Amsterdam by WAM Dezeen (apartmenttherapy.com)
Hotel Inntel by Wilfried van Winden (design-milk.com)
Stacked Houses Apartment Building in Tokyo Muuuz (apartmenttherapy.com)
Much of a Dutchness: the Hotel Inntel Zaandam (guardian.co.uk)
April 27, 2010
German Execs Win Rights to Best Beer Name Ever
An Upper Austrian village called Fucking, is the inspiration for a new beer called Fucking Hell. Yes, the common English term for surprise and/or frustration is now a brand name thanks to a German firm which has been granted permission by the European Union’s Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office to brew beer and produce clothing under the name.
Taxes at lowest level in 60 years… so why are Tea Partiers angry?
Almost all Tea Party activists have seen their federal income taxes drop over the past few decades, thus Tea Party anger focused on the federal government is misplaced. The financial sector bailouts are also poorly understood by most (not just Tea Partiers). The bailouts imposed stringent requirements on recipients of government funds. The funds were also conditioned upon payment to the government of warrants or senior equity or debt securities (designed to help recoup government losses).
April 17, 2010
Steven Grasse Does His Own Thing, or at least that’s what Piers thinks. At the recent PSFK New York Conference, (self described) “maverick creator-entrepreneur” Steven Grasse closed out the day’s discussions with a spirited talk about his journey from “disgruntled ad man to revolutionary businessman”. He spoke candidly about his inspirations, trials and tribulations, and his passion for living a life driven by art, authenticity, and conscience.
I have been an admirer of Mr Grasse’s work for some time, since seeing him and his team (from Giro as it used to be called) present credentials to my then-client Virgin Mobile. I had been particularly impressed with their Camel Lounges and work with Sailor Jerry. I later learned he invented one of my favorite drinks (Hendricks Gin). Such is the esteem in which I hold Mr Grasse I can (almost) forgive his rather strange views on English people…