Then in April, the brand posted a new ad featuring a laundry list of its sponsored athletes working out at home. That spot complemented moves that the company was making to its own digital products, using its Nike, Running Club, and Nike Training Club apps as well as its social channels and more to serve up tools and motivation to help people stay active, including things like weekly YouTube workouts and making its premium Nike Training Club app content free in the United States. … [Read more...] about Hear LeBron James and Nike’s pep talk to motivate you for a sports-like comeback
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2003 Parker okays work on Nike Free, which simulates barefoot running.LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Serena Williams. … [Read more...] about A 31-Year Look at Mark Parker’s Nike Career
Leaders should factor D&I into layoff decisions When conducting layoffs, be mindful of diversity and disparate impact among your populations. The first thing you should acknowledge? Due to historical and systemic issues, certain demographics are being hit harder by the pandemic than others—primarily the elderly, black and brown, and those with underlying conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and immune disease, which hit those populations hard. To be clear, those aren’t relics of just racial discrimination, but also have ramifications for those in lower-income communities, including rural areas. … [Read more...] about Why diversity efforts might be the next COVID-19 casualty
These were “esoteric and important problems for the military,” he says, and the work paid well. But it was an assignment to reverse engineer a new random number generator—to predict the next number from an apparently random sequence—that was a turning point in how he conceived of AI. His team was only halfway successful at the project, but it got Glickman thinking about the relationship between what mathematicians call Brownian motion—the random motion of particles suspended in a fluid—and the fluctuation of the stock market. … [Read more...] about Can an artificial intelligence learn to beat the stock market?
There is a vital lesson buried in the April announcement from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Despite the unprecedented numbers of people filing for unemployment—30 million at the end of April—people are actually saving money. The report indicates that the savings rate escalated to a historical high of 13.1% in March, with people putting away $2.17 trillion. The last time it neared 13% was 2012; before that was 1970. … [Read more...] about Why we make better money decisions during a crisis