6. Know Your Own Culture How can an interviewer make an informed choice if they’re not in tune with the culture themselves? Knowing the ins and outs is important for a number of reasons, interviews included. When judging a candidate’s cultural fit, any interviewer worth their salt is already intimately familiar with the inner workings of the company, and that includes its culture. Knowing exactly where everyone stands and how they contribute to everything overall makes picking the right candidate drastically easier and less risky. … [Read more...] about 6 Ways To Tell If Your Interviewee Is A Good Cultural Fit
A 2017 study suggested that consumers might also pay more for foods with “upcycled” ingredients. When the products market their ability to prevent food waste, that can also make consumers more aware of the problem and potentially help inspire them to cut waste at home, where the biggest proportion of food ends up in the trash. Americans waste nearly a pound of food per person per day. And though it can’t tackle the entire problem, upcycling food waste can make a difference; ReFed estimates that using donated products alone can divert more than 100,000 tons of food waste each year, and generate $285 million in economic value. … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about the booming business of fighting food waste
Moreover, our results suggest that Silicon Valley’s “fail fast” mantra is prescriptive and diagnostic. If you’re not failing faster over time, you may be stuck in the stagnation region, making misguided improvements or none at all. We found stagnation-group members worked more, not less than their successful counterparts—aiming their efforts at the wrong areas. VCs evaluating tech startups’ potential or government security agencies monitoring terrorist-group threats should also heed this insight. Groups making fast, strategic changes are more likely to have a breakthrough. … [Read more...] about Science reveals the tipping point between success and failure
American Girl still sells some $98 historical dolls whose stories are set in different periods of America’s past, but today it also offers other generic dolls that aren’t very distinct from others on the market. There’s a line of $60 baby dolls for toddlers called Bitty Baby, which have no story attached to them at all. Four years ago, American Girl launched a new brand of $60 dolls for preschoolers called Wellie Wishers, who live in the present day and teach kids about empathy and friendship. For $98, you can also design a doll from scratch—customizing its hair color, nose shape, and skin tone—to look exactly like your child. (American Girl dolls have always been on the more expensive end of the toy market: The original doll and book combo cost $82 in 1986, which is about $150 today adjusted for inflation.) … [Read more...] about American Girl sales are plummeting. Can the iconic ’90s brand be saved?
“Of course, nothing could exactly compare to the reality-bending, interdimensional journey that is Cats. This version of Dolittle (as in the doctor who talks to animals, here played by Robert Downey Jr.) is awfully tame in comparison. But there are still a few glimmers of madness to be found in this exorbitantly expensive January toss-off, which could prove satisfying for certain sickos and freaks out there who have, post-Cats, become hooked on cinematic car crashes involving digitized faunae.” —Vanity Fair … [Read more...] about Here are the most hilariously scathing reviews for Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Doolittle’