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RIP Millennials: Marketing Will Be 'Age Agnostic' Next Year

RIP Millennials: Marketing Will Be 'Age Agnostic' Next Year | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
Marketers will turn away from marketing to millennials as a single group in 2016 and focus more on engaging them based on passions points, a study states.
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Bentleys and Bordeaux: Chinese newcomers drive Vancouver's luxury market

Bentleys and Bordeaux: Chinese newcomers drive Vancouver's luxury market | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
By Elizabeth Dilts and Julie Gordon VANCOUVER (Reuters) - At a luxury car dealership in Vancouver, a 19-year-old college student recently traded in his 2014 Ferrari for a 2016 Bentley that cost C$350,000 ($268,446). MCL Motor Cars Manager Scott Warren says the teen was his typical customer: young, Chinese and eager to swap a relatively new car for an even newer, trendier model. "They just trade them in and dad puts the money in their account." While Vancouver is often called the gateway to Asia
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Has Volkswagen Smashed Its Brand Promise Beyond Repair?

Has Volkswagen Smashed Its Brand Promise Beyond Repair? | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
To car buyers looking for the sweet spot between performance and clean energy, Volkswagen's diesel line almost seemed too good to be true. And sadly,
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The Value of Delaying Judgement

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In this series, professionals explain how to lead in times of turmoil or growth. Read the posts, then write your own (use #HowILead in the body of your post).One of the most important skills any leader can learn is when to be decisive, and when to take a step back and look at the wider picture before making the big calls.In times of turmoil, excitement, rapid growth, or crisis, there will be more decisions to make than usual and less time to make them. There will also be an almost irresistible t
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Former Gap worker shares why the company fell apart

Former Gap worker shares why the company fell apart | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
As Gap closes a quarter of its stores, a former employee shares why the company fell apart.
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Have we been milked by the dairy industry?

Have we been milked by the dairy industry? | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
Milk is unhealthy, unnecessary, bad for the planet—even racist? Welcome to the new food war.
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This Guy Invented Shoes That Grow Five Sizes In Five Years For Kids In Developing Countries

This Guy Invented Shoes That Grow Five Sizes In Five Years For Kids In Developing Countries | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
"I had no idea how important shoes were," founder Kenton Lee told BuzzFeed News.
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Future Shop stores closing, some will become Best Buys, 1,500 jobs lost

Future Shop stores closing, some will become Best Buys, 1,500 jobs lost | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
TORONTO - Future Shop stores across Canada are closing.
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Flying car will go on sale in 2017, Aeromobil says

Flying car will go on sale in 2017, Aeromobil says | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
Ever wanted to buy a flying car? "We believe that 2017 we'll be able to launch this to market," said company co-founder and CEO Juraj Vaculik at a presentation at the South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin Sunday.
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Teaching executives the ancient art of persuasion | Ivey Business Journal

Teaching executives the ancient art of persuasion | Ivey Business Journal | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
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Honda CEO to step down, replaced by low-profile engineer

Honda CEO to step down, replaced by low-profile engineer | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
By Chang-Ran Kim TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co on Monday named an experienced, yet little known, engineer as its new chief executive, who will take over in late-June with the Japanese automaker battling the fallout from a slew of recalls that have shaken its reputation for quality. Takahiro Hachigo, 55, joined Honda in 1982 and has worked across research and development, procurement and manufacturing, with spells in the United States, Britain and China, where he is currently a senior officia
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The case against Tesla, and why success may be harder than ever

The case against Tesla, and why success may be harder than ever | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
The six reasons I bet against Tesla in the stock market — and was proven right.
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Why GM could revive a Hummer to battle the Jeep Wrangler

Why GM could revive a Hummer to battle the Jeep Wrangler | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
GM may finally revive the idea of building a Jeep Wrangler fighter that it's kicked around for nearly a decade — but its window of opportunity will be tight.
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Meet the new Golden Girls (and guys): How boomers are coming up with creative living arrangements

Meet the new Golden Girls (and guys): How boomers are coming up with creative living arrangements | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
After seeing their parents' experiences in nursing homes many boomers are looking at alternative living arrangements for their retirement
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Airbus patent has passengers stacked on top of each other

Airbus patent has passengers stacked on top of each other | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
Ever been left sitting in an airplane thinking to yourself, “Gee, there sure is a lot of unused space in this cabin?”
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The Power of Music: Mind Control by Rhythmic Sound

The Power of Music: Mind Control by Rhythmic Sound | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
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Now think of this in terms of consumer behavior ... next time you walk into a store ... does the music playing influence your mood? And does this, in turn, influence your buying behavior?

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McDonald's is making a major change to its burgers

McDonald's is making a major change to its burgers | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
McDonald's is overhauling its business to boost lagging sales, and even the burgers are getting a...
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McDonald's US store count to shrink this year, possibly for 1st time

McDonald's US store count to shrink this year, possibly for 1st time | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The burger chain that put "supersize" into the American vernacular is slimming down: For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald's says its number of ...
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Small Business Central : Resources : Seven Things You Need in Your Business Plan

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Inventor solves the problem of MILLIONS of coffee capsules thrown away

Inventor solves the problem of MILLIONS of coffee capsules thrown away | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
The soaring popularity of home coffee machines has led to a increasing amount of waste generated by caffeine lovers. Designer Eason Chow believes his innovative new product could be the solution.
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FOMO! Millennials overspending thanks to social media

FOMO! Millennials overspending thanks to social media | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
Today, thanks to social media, it’s apt to lead to overspending. While it looks like voyeurism is going to be the modern world’s natural resting state for the foreseeable future, it’s having some unintended consequences – specifically on Millennials – according to a study from PR firm Citizen Relations. The report, which examines how our fear of missing out is impacting purchasing decisions, found that 64 per cent of Canadians admit to experiencing the annoyingly acronym-ed FOMO (pause for a qui
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McDonald’s Size Amplifies Any Menu Changes

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With 14,350 U.S. restaurants selling more than 100 different menu items, even slight changes to McDonald’s Corp.’s supply chain can cause headaches. So the fast-food giant has been planning extensively for its shift to chicken made from birds raised without antibiotics that are important to human health, though work remains to be done on issues like labeling and marketing, said Marion Gross, senior vice president of McDonald’s North America supply chain. McDonald's says it will no longer sell fo
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The most popular new vehicle in each state? Not what you might expect

The most popular new vehicle in each state? Not what you might expect | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
How much do new-vehicle buyers differ state to state? Yahoo Autos broke down the numbers, and found several surprises...
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Death-proof cars? Study finds nine models with zero driver fatalities

Death-proof cars? Study finds nine models with zero driver fatalities | Grab Bag! | Scoop.it
Today came a piece of good news in that fight against road deaths: We are closer than we thought to cars that could prevent all their drivers from dying in a wreck. The bad news? There's still decades of work ahead.
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