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The headline is a little misleading, but it served its purpose – I clicked through and read the article.  It is a good read. It is the second article as of late that I have read that indicates consumers are attracted to contests.  In the case of the article, the contest serves a much higher purpose.  Read on and enjoy.

Inside Walmart’s curious, possibly ingenious effort to get customers to build up their savings accounts

Source: How to Trick People Into Saving Money – The Atlantic

 

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The last time General Motors made a profit in Europe was the 20th century.

Source: After losing $20 billion over 17 years, General Motors (GM) may quit Europe by selling Opel and Vauxhall to Peugeot — Quartz

Not the longest article, so take the time and give it a read.  While focused on manufacturing in the state of Indiana, the article points out that while low cost manufacturing has moved overseas, there continues to be a need in the US for companies engaged in manufacturing.  Especially those who can get product to market quickly and handle high tolerance manufacturing within highly regulated markets.  I hope everyone enjoys.

 

Source: Manufacturing in America – The Atlantic

Regards,

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Since its invention in the 19th century, the footwear has been about much more than athletics—conveying ideas about national identity, class, race, and other forms of social meaning.

Source: The Long Political History of Sneaker Culture – The Atlantic

Politics aside, I just came across this article coincidentally after watching the movie “Just for Kicks” today.  For the sneaker-heads out there, you might this article and the movie quite interesting.

 

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Are you ready (and able) to give up your car?

Why own a car when you can use Uber or Lyft?

Source: No-car households are becoming more common in the US, after decades of decline — Quartz

Stop aiming for radical personal change, and start developing a process to improve a little bit each day, instead.

Wu Wei – have not seen this term in quite some time.  Brings back some fabulous memories.

Source: The Chinese principle ‘wu wei’ eliminates the need for lifehacks — Quartz

Stop aiming for radical personal change, and start developing a process to improve a little bit each day, instead.

Source: The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen offers an effective, manageable way to achieve long-term goals — Quartz

A brief reminder that employee recognition is quite important.  Something most of us know, but I suspect don’t always follow.

These companies are finding success by rewriting the rules of business. None of them is perfect on its own, but together they show what the corporate ideal could look like.

Source: Yum Brands former CEO David Novak on the one thing that makes companies successful — Quartz

 

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Keeping in the spirit of my last post (unusual libraries), I am sharing this article.  The headline of the article is unfortunately misleading or at best just focusing on the negative.  As you read the article, it summarizes that on average Americans read about 12 books annually, which is a much more positive aspect (and interesting from my perspective) than the headline about 25% of Americans not picking up a book.

Source: Pew books poll: One in four Americans didn’t pick up a book last year — Quartz

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Unusual is an understatement with some of the libraries in this article. Enjoy.

Source: Eight of the world’s most unusual libraries — Quartz

 

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