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  • Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 positive-725842_1280

    I know, I know. Who has time to focus energy on positivity when there’s work to do?! But according to Shawn Achor, a “positivity” psychologist, research indicates that happiness increases productivity and improves work quality. In fact, happiness will lead Read more…

  • Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 Shinola logo

    There’s something happening to Earth’s balance when the Gap is closing 175 stores this year and Shinola is opening16 U.S. retail outlets (eight are currently open) with plans to expand in Europe beyond its current London presence.  Both Gap and Read more…

  • Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 Facebook image

    Facebook is constantly tweaking its algorithm in an effort to show you the stories that matter most to you. During the past few weeks, the social network has been busy adding more subtle measurements to gauge users’ interest in content. Here Read more…

  • Monday, June 22nd, 2015 smiling-face-with-heart-shaped-eyes

              Like it or not, emojis have infiltrated our communication. While some might shrug these mobile icons off as a passing fad, I’d argue the emoji is here to stay. Need convincing? In 2014, the most Read more…

  • Thursday, June 18th, 2015 Hand holding a Social Media 3d Sphere

    A new report shows how much time people spend on social media every day and how many accounts the average person has. How do you stack up? According to the GlobalWebIndex’s new social report for Q1 2015, the largest ongoing study Read more…

  • Monday, June 15th, 2015 hockey-puck-608582_1280

    Following the embarrassing and very public firing of Tom Thibodeau by the Bulls, it was easy for this Chicago sports fan to be on edge for what could happen next – especially with the Blackhawks rocking the playoffs. And then…it Read more…

  • Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 Football

    Perhaps Tom Brady was listening at the height of the Deflategate scandal when I said he needed to stop talking. Since then, we have not heard much from him on his four-game NFL suspension or the release of the incriminating Read more…

  • Friday, June 5th, 2015 Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe

    Kentucky is globally known for two things: horseracing and bourbon. And with nearly 2.5 million visitors embarking on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail during the past five years, many distilleries are vying for the public’s attention. This makes it a challenge Read more…

  • Thursday, June 4th, 2015 kuala-lumpur-170985_640

    Spending time with my IPREX partners is always a treat. They’re fun and they’re smart and they send me home with new insights and new ideas to explore. Our annual meeting in Berlin was no exception as 60 partners from Read more…

  • Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 basketball blog post featured image

    First things first. I am a Chicago Bulls fan and generally like the direction the team has been heading the past few years. What I didn’t like was how they fired coach Tom Thibodeau (wow – that’s the first time Read more…