Use your online store to complement your physical storefront this holiday season as you remarket to potential and previous customers, writes Tina Mulqueen. Try a few different holiday promotions to attract customers' attention as you attempt to ramp up your sales.
Disney's $52.4 billion buyout of 21st Century Fox could move competitors to also consolidate and likely assures blockbusters and sequels will maintain their dominance of the big screen, write Gerry Smith and Anousha Sakoui. "This gets [Disney] a mammoth amount of programming to be able to strike at the jugular of Netflix during a time where there's just a lot of risk in the space," says private equity CEO Eric Schiffer.
Ask your manager, "What keeps you up at night?" to uncover issues you may be able to help address, writes Erin McDermott Peterson, a partner with PeopleResults. The answer will give you an idea of how you can be more useful while showing your boss you are focused on solving problems.
You can avoid embarrassing situations at holiday parties by limiting your drinking or leaving early if you sense that drama is about to unfold. It's also a good idea to avoid posting photos of co-workers on social media and tagging them without their permission, writes Rachel Weingarten.
With the Federal Communications Commission decision to roll back the 2015 net neutrality rules on broadband providers, the way consumers experience the internet could change. John Kruzel explains how the FCC now classifies broadband as an information service, what changes Americans might see, and what comes next for the new rules.
After reporter April Ryan joked on Twitter last month that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders hadn't actually baked the pie in a photo online, Sanders baked four chocolate-pecan pies for the White House press potluck. Sanders posted photos of the baking process on Twitter as proof, and Ryan declared "Piegate" over.
From a driver's perspective, the key distinction between driving a taxi and driving for Uber is that one requires a medallion and the other involves a pro rata fee. An experiment suggests that high-volume drivers may prefer to pay the fee even when leasing a medallion would make financial sense.
Founders should strive to empower others and ensure they can succeed in their roles rather than trying to control everything, writes Jeff Seibert. "The more involved you are with the day-to-day work, the more difficult it will be for you to scale, and the less likely it is that your company will succeed," he notes.
Employees crave the kind of gifts that fall outside pay and benefits, writes Julie Winkle Giulioni. Giving positive feedback and offering flexible work hours are two ways employers show staff they are valued.
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