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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With public support for active travel growing, we’ve seen a resurgence in interest in urban mobility and the redesigning of our cities for the future, where active travel is deemed as an equal form of transport. Governments around the world are fast coming under pressure to reassess their current infrastructure plans and create sustainable and healthier cities. … [Read more...] about The pandemic created a biking explosion. How can cities make it permanent?
Not surprisingly, there are so many factors that can affect the actions of human beings. Pandemics. Taxes. Trade wars. Social unrest. Politics. Technology. If you understand how all of these things – and more – are inter-related, you will be much more prepared to make predictions about how business decisions will turn out (especially when coupled with your data science skills). You will be able to tie seemingly unconnected things together in ways others – like the competition – can’t. You’ll even be able to use skills in the area of economics to consider more personal things like what direction mortgage rates are likely to move as you contemplate buying a home. … [Read more...] about These are the 3 skills you need to succeed in 2021
Role models Representation matters, and the entertainment industry provides a powerful influence on societal norms that inspire young people to pursue career paths that they might not have otherwise considered. Beyond the silver screen, Boseman carried himself as a role model too. He was an advocate for Black excellence, aspiration, and inclusion. He was willing and able to use his platform to bring attention to problems of opportunities, resources, and underrepresentation that exist in two quite different industries: film and STEM. … [Read more...] about How Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther inspired this Black engineer