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TV Interview on Launching a New Product

This television interview of Hofstra University’s Distinguished Professor Joel Evans (of the Zarb School of Business) very recently appeared on Fios1’s Money & Main$treet program. The interview was conducted by host Giovanna Drpic. It deals with launching new products. There … Continue reading

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The Self-Driving Car: Coming Tomorrow Or in 2020+?

Over the last few years, manufacturer interest in self-driving cars has intensified. Some models seem ready to launch relatively soon. Others seem to be much farther in the future (such as an Apple self-driving car). With the growing fascination and … Continue reading

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Free Resources from Trendwatching.com

Trendwatching.com is an excellent source of information about current and emerging trends around the globe: “Established in 2002, we help forward-thinking business professionals in 180+ countries understand the new consumer and subsequently uncover compelling, profitable innovation opportunities. We rely on … Continue reading

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An Infographic Dictionary for Business Founders

Often times, the lingo involved with startups is in a class by itself. So, what terminology is essential for business founders to know? As Pedro Sanchez de Lozada writes for Udemy, an online educational firm: “Silicon Valley not only has … Continue reading

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Fast Company’s 2014 Ten Most Innovative Retailers

Each year, Fast Company compiles a number of industry lists ranking the most innovative companies in the world. One of Fast Company’s industry lists ranks its ten most innovative retailers. Here is Fast Company’s 2014 retail list: Warby Parker Amazon.com … Continue reading

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An Innovative Starbucks Collaboration

Starbucks has often been an innovator, going back to the days when it introduced free Wi-Fi into its stores. So, the recent launch of its new Starbucks Refresher fits right in for the retailer. As Nielsen reports: “A product launch … Continue reading

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Taco Bell: Ad Age’s Marketer of the Year

Congratulations to Taco Bell for just being selected as this year’s “Marketer of the Year” by Advertising Age. Here’s why Taco Bell was chosen, as reported by Maureen Morrison: “The 50-year-old chain is in innovation overdrive, churning out a string … Continue reading

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