Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that “common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.” But the fact is, Swiss International’s initiatives weren’t groundbreaking, didn’t require an army of McKinsey consultants, didn’t need a multi-billion-dollar budget, and most of them didn’t cost one single dollar to implement. But they were all born with one thing in common. They derive from a point of view that experiences the world not from a corporate office, but through the eyes of the customer. As we continue to reimagine airlines for the post-pandemic era, actually thinking about the customer would be a good place to start. … [Read more...] about Three shockingly obvious ways to make flying less miserable
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What does it look like to be the only developed country without a national paid family leave policy? We put our economy at risk, perpetuate systemic inequality, and compound the racial wealth gap. It’s a new mother in Arizona returning to waitressing just three weeks after her C-section to earn gas money to visit her daughter in the ICU. It looks like frontline domestic workers contracting COVID-19 in the workplace and bringing it home to their families. It looks like women rising through the corporate, athletic and academic ranks putting their careers on hold, perhaps permanently. … [Read more...] about In the face of divisive politics, paid family leave should remain a bipartisan priority
This will come down to changing consumer behavior, which isn’t an easy task. Until recently, there was often a stigma associated with buying used products, but the wave of online resale platforms have helped rebrand it. These companies often market themselves as a way to get good deals on coveted products, but they also make the case that it’s more eco-friendly to buy used. This argument appears to be working: Thredup commissioned a study which found that many shoppers—particularly younger ones—feel proud to shop secondhand, while they feel guilty about buying fast fashion, which they see as less sustainable. … [Read more...] about Poshmark’s explosive IPO bodes well for the resale industry, but how sustainable is secondhand?
Staying on track To stay on track, you need consistency. The things you do every day will bring you closer to your goal. Lipkins recommends spending 60 minutes a day working on your goals. “One thing that keeps us from achieving what we want is that we think we need more time,” she says. “It’s not more time you need, it’s more focus. If you devote 365 hours to goals this year, there’s nothing you can’t get done.” … [Read more...] about This is how your goal-setting should change during the pandemic