When Matthew Corrin imagined the opening of his fresh-produce-serving, fast-food restaurant, he imagined a line-up of hungry office workers looking for a healthy lunch alternative to greasy fast food chains. What actually happened was chaos. advertisement advertisement One opening day, the founder and CEO of Freshii sliced his finger and had to rush his kitchen manager, who’d broken his nose after fainting at the sight of Corrin’s bloody finger, to the hospital. His business was off to a rough start. Then again, what would you expect of a 23-year-old who had never taken a business course or worked in food service? Now, nine years later, even Corrin is surprised of his success. “I had a concept of more than one and probably less than 10 (locations),” he laughs. The company is now a global chain with 160 locations in 50 cities in nine countries. Corrin’s inspiration was born of his frustration with healthy lunch options when he was working as a … [Read more...] about When Founding A Company With No Experience Isn’t A Huge Mistake
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An internal report obtained by BuzzFeed reveals that the New York Times is, by admission of its own employees, struggling to adapt to a digital publishing landscape. The Times‘s “Innovation Report,” commissioned by chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr., and conducted by his son, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger (a journalist at the paper), reveals a newsroom “falling behind” in the “art and science of getting our journalism to readers.” Over the last year, the Times “has watched readership fall significantly.” advertisement advertisement “Not only is the audience on our website shrinking,” notes the report, “but our audience on our smartphone apps has dipped, an extremely worrying sign on a growing platform.” Per BuzzFeed, the Times is getting trounced by savvier online competitors like the Huffington Post, which are leveraging the Times’ reporting to generate traffic: “An executive there described … [Read more...] about Internal Report Reveals New York Times’ Digital Failings
I arrived at MillerCoors’s Chicago headquarters on a sultry summer day, the kind that makes you crave an icy beer. I was here to learn what lay behind Coors Light’s frosty themed advertising, and my PR handler ferried me along a well-organized tour of the marketing wing. advertisement advertisement I saw the “lab,” a windowed cell with aluminum bookshelves full of packages that employees brought in for inspiration: a sleek Sapporo can; a bright box of Tide; and more. I listened to boilerplate information from a Miller executive in the “Great Taste Room” (“Less Filling” is next door). But what I really hoped to find out was the question on the minds of the countless beer drinkers who’ve stared curiously at the Two-Stage Cold Activation bottles and cans that Coors released last year: How cold is super cold? “I can’t give you proprietary information,” a company rep stonewalled. MillerCoors did provide … [Read more...] about How Cold Is Coors Light’s Super Cold Beer?
In order to be a great manager, you need to be an effective coach with the ability to ask powerful questions, listen actively, and offer observations. You must help your employee create the shifts in their beliefs and actions that will result in the achievement of desired results. Coaching is a partnership between the coach and the employee, where the main goal is to help the employee develop and contribute to the business. advertisement advertisement A Philosophy of Coaching Great managers have the ability to drive uncommonly successful results for their organization by coaching their people. Coaching is based on the premise that, with help, people can ignite their own potential and achieve or even accelerate their results by discovering solutions for themselves. Coaches help people identify their individual aspirations for change, desired results, and solutions and then match those goals with the needs of the business. A coach doesn’t just dole out advice or act as … [Read more...] about 6 Things Managers Could Stand To Learn From Coaches
United Nations climate negotiations were deadlocked deep into overtime and through the night, with even the best-case outcome likely to fall well short of what science says is needed to avert a future ravaged by global warming.The COP25 summit in Madrid arrives on the heels of climate-related disasters across the planet, including unprecedented cyclones, deadly droughts and record-setting heatwaves.It began on December 2 and the talks were supposed to end on Friday evening, but as is often the case at such summits they were still under way early December 14, with new statements expected to be released in the coming hours.Close Scientists have amassed a mountain of evidence pointing to even more dire impacts on the near horizon, while millions of youth activists are holding weekly strikes demanding government action. related news 'Brexit election' raises hopes and fears in Northern Ireland Tata Tetley launches ethnic range of Indian-flavoured tea bags in UK China slams … [Read more...] about UN talks deadlocked, detached from climate emergency