While Horrocks and I would love to see American Girl return to its roots, it is also true that the brand faces stark challenges in a toy market that’s increasingly driven by electronic toys and characters from movie franchises. Some of the top toys this Christmas include a Playmobil palace featuring Frozen 2 characters and a Monopoly set that allows kids to use voice commands to play. But some parents are pushing back against these high-tech toys in favor of old-school ones that encourage different kinds of learning. Melissa & Doug, which makes wooden toys for young children, has been thriving; a new company called Lovevery has received funding from top Silicon Valley investors to create analog toys for kids from the time they are born. When these children enter elementary school, their parents will be looking for developmentally appropriate and educational toys for them. If American Girl continues to invest in its historical storytelling, it could very well be what … [Read more...] about American Girl sales are plummeting. Can the iconic ’90s brand be saved?
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Importantly, the now-popular “tipping point” concept suggests that small changes can make a big difference. In our model, the difference between those who succeed and fail may be virtually indistinguishable regarding learning styles and productivity. Water at -10 degrees C and 10 degrees C has negligibly different temperatures but one is solid and the other fluid. Of two equally promising and lucky entrepreneurs, one may enjoy a wildly successful IPO while the other does not. … [Read more...] about Science reveals the tipping point between success and failure
Given the fact that Impact isn’t even a year old yet (and that TV and film projects can take years to come to fruition), it’s hard to measure how successful pitch day has been. Of course, getting your script sold is a victory in itself, and that has certainly happened through Impact. One of the program’s most notable success stories has been Godwin Jabangwe, a cycle-one alum who, after coming to L.A. for Impact with little more than $30 in his pocket and a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird (“The airline lost his suitcase,” Mitchell recalls), managed to sell his animated musical about the Shona people of his country in a four-way bidding war to Netflix for a mid-six-figure sum. Philip Tarl Denson, an Australian physics teacher, sold his TV pilot Anomaly to Legendary in a three-way bidding war. … [Read more...] about This Y Combinator for Hollywood wants to discover the next Lena Waithe
The the minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry took to Twitter to share the “first glimpse” of the train’s interior and exterior. Terming the new Tejas Express “a symbol of Indian culture blended with modernisation”, Goyal lauded the train’s modern facilities and crew’s traditional attire.First glimpse of the new Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express which will be inaugurated tomorrow. … [Read more...] about First look of Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express is out; route launches today
Since 2014, Amazon has grown its employee base more than four times, and last year inaugurated its new campus building in Hyderabad – Amazon's first fully-owned campus outside the United States and the largest building globally in terms of employees (15,000) and space (9.5 acres). … [Read more...] about Will create 1 million jobs in India by 2025: Amazon