Ralph Lauren offers several faithful online walk-throughs of its stores; I dropped in on the Beverly Hills location, because I’ve been there and wanted to see how the digital version compared. A much more comprehensive experience than Cost Plus World Market’s World of Joy, it offers a side menu that lists departments, eliminating the need to “walk” through the space to get to a specific department. Unlike the silent World of Joy, it plays music, which adds to the experience. And because it’s an online recreation of an actual store—not just a temporary setup—there’s a richness and depth to the interior. … [Read more...] about These virtual stores are a joyful twist on e-commerce
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Worker bees are exhausted from never-ending isolation and overwhelming family duties and high-stakes politics. Companies are facing burned-out employees, and one of the few ways they can alleviate that is with time off, particularly in fields where it will be a slow business day anyway. The Black Lives Matters movement raised awareness about racial injustice last year. That means many more bosses are likely to observe the holiday that honors King and his legacy. As human resources company Zenefits puts it, “it can be an important show of solidarity to make MLK Day a paid holiday.” Who’s working? Staffers of stores and restaurants, many of whom are desperate for business. MLK Day Sales are prolific this year, with steep discounts online. And healthcare workers are as busy as ever. … [Read more...] about MLK Day 2021: What’s open? What’s closed? Who gets off?
While data science literacy is important in its own right, it is perhaps more important in the way it signals to hiring managers and supervisors your ability to employ critical thinking. Can you develop a hypothesis, test that hypothesis with analysis, and draw conclusions from what the data tells you? Can you show that data to others in a form that supports your conclusion and is easily understandable? If not, you should consider data science training. Mastering data science concepts can help you advance in your current role and put you light years ahead of other candidates with prospective employers. … [Read more...] about These are the 3 skills you need to succeed in 2021