Inside the Chinese Wine Industry: The Past, Present, and Future of Wine in China by Loren Mayshark – BOOK SPOTLIGHT — reecaspieces

  Inside the Chinese Wine Industry: The Past, Present, and Future of Wine in China By Loren Mayshark Genre: Nonfiction Book Description The wine business is one of the world’s most fascinating industries and China is considered the rising star. A hidden secret, the Chinese wine industry continues to grow at an amazing pace and […]

A Night In A Japanese Capsule Hotel Is Intriguing & Terrifying At Once — UPROXX

  Getty Image Do you ever walk into a hotel room and notice something immediately wrong? Maybe the sheets are still dirty. Or there are double beds instead of a king. Or the room is too big. Maybe you just long for your room to be smaller. Like really small. So freaking small that you can’t… […]

Global executives cooling on deals amid trade uncertainty — Financial Post

LONDON — Executives around the world are cooling to the idea of mergers and acquisitions in the face of rising trade tensions, notably between the U.S. and China, a leading adviser on international corporate deals said Monday. In its half-yearly assessment of corporate mergers and acquisitions, or M&A, EY found that only 46 per cent… via […]

Facebook says it purged more than 800 spam accounts, pages — Financial Post

  NEW YORK — Facebook said it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with politically-tinged garbage links and clickbait just weeks ahead of the U.S. midterm elections. The banned accounts and Facebook sites exhibited “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour” such as working together to make the pages appear more popular than they… […]

Technology on a Leash —

Venkat Iyer is the author of Moong Over Microchips and a certified project management professional. In this piece Iyer discusses how technology could be “a useful servant but a dangerous master”. Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever talk about technology on similar lines in their book Your Happiness was Hacked. The book Your Happiness was Hacked […] […]

Facebook’s New Video-Calling Devices Let Users Co-Stream Music, Video — Variety

  Facebook unveiled Portal, video-communication devices that incorporate several smart-speaker features using Amazon’s Alexa, and provide a way to listen to music and watch videos together with friends. Portal ($199) and the larger-screen Portal+ ($349) will begin shipping in November. The devices made video calling “easier and more like hanging out,” according to Facebook, and can… […]

Sunday in the Park with Brian: Therapy Session #4 (The “Lost in Translation” Version) — Bonnywood Manor

  Note: This is a flashback post from our first trip to Spain. Hopefully, the statute of limitations has run out on any crimes that we may have committed… We’re still traipsing around the Andalusian countryside, avoiding any degree of responsible behavior as well as local authorities, so I don’t have quite the time for […]

Leading evolutionary change with technology —

  Leading evolutionary change with technology Technology and digital innovation are key for asset managers to shape business models into one that is responsive to new market realities The industry has witnessed structural changes in the asset management business globally. Impacting these changes are the low interest rate environment and fee pressures. Worth highlighting too […]

The Three Elements of eCommerce Growth by Drew Sanocki of NerdMarketing.com

Drew Sanocki of NerdMarketing.com breaks it down into there are three multipliers of ecommerce growth: Average Order Value (AOV) x Frequency of Purchase x Number of Customers Increasing these three multipliers is the only way your ecommerce store will grow, right? These are the factors that determine how much money you’re going to make from […]

Tripwire

Let’s back things up a bit. If you’re fond of the power of email marketing, the tripwire campaign might be for you. Popularized by the team at DigitalMarketer, the tripwire email campaign follows the purchase of an “irresistible, super low-ticket offer (usually between $1 and $20)” designed solely to turn visitors into buyers. The idea […]

Spotify Founders to Sell Another $100 Million in Shares — Variety

  Spotify’s founder Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon have signaled their intention to sell more shares in the company, according to the Swedish publication Di Digital, citing SEC filings registered Oct. 1 and 2. When the most recent sale is completed, the pair will have sold approximately $221 million in stock of the company they founded… […]

Interbrand Releases 2018 Best Global Brands Report — Financial Post

  NEW YORK — Interbrand announces Apple, Google, and Amazon are the three most valuable brands in its 2018 Best Global Brands report, with luxury and retail as the two dominant sectors. Now in its 19th year, the report’s 2018 theme is Activating Brave, and examines the role that brand strength plays in the bold transformation… […]

Asian shares turn lower after strong day on Wall Street — Financial Post

BANGKOK — Shares fell Thursday in Asia despite a strong day on Wall Street that was spurred by encouraging signs on U.S. hiring and growth in the service sector. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index sank 1.8 per cent to 26,597.23 and Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.6 per cent to 23,955.80. The Kospi… via […]

12 Things You Can Do for Your Small Business While Watching Netflix

“92 percent of respondents reported binge viewing at some point, demonstrating that binge viewing is a new norm.” The average couch potato (like me) probably won’t lose much from an intense Friends marathon, but that level of downtime can seriously affect an entrepreneur's productivity. Here are 12 things you can do for your small business […]