Adobe just announced what it calls the first digital economy index. It seems like it's modeled after other indices usually kept by the federal government to measure economic output and consumption. The Adobe index captures only consumer consumption behavior though. Some of its insights include new shopping behavior, such as which products have become hot items or decreased in popularity over time.
As we shelter at home due to COVID-19, we’re getting more ambitious with the drinks we mix—and sharing our creations online.
Leanne Favre is mixing up a Brooklyn Borough, a tropical twist on the Moscow Mule that uses white rum in place of vodka and adds pineapple and Angostura bitters. Normally, she’d be making it for customers at Leyenda, the Brooklyn bar she worked at before nonessential businesses were shut down in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now she’s live-streaming on Instagram, showing anyone how they can make the drink for themselves during stay-at-home orders across the country and around the world.Read Full Story
The second season of the surprising soccer docuseries is more fascinating than ever in chronicling the balance between business and culture.
There is no business on the planet more driven by emotion than soccer.Read Full Story
Waking up every day to more bad news while trying to manage life under lockdown is not conducive to falling asleep and staying asleep. Here are some tactics to try for getting a good night’s sleep.
If the stress you are feeling during these uncertain times is getting in the way of good sleep, you certainly are not alone.Read Full Story
eBay is waiving seller fees and providing other initiatives to help shuttered retailers move online, as the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to wipe out Main Street. The e-commerce giant on Thursday announced the launch of its Up & Running accelerator program, designed specifically to help the 70 percent of small businesses that lack any online presence to make the transition to e-commerce.
Why not go fluent? Foreign language skills are free this season and you have plenty of time this weekend.
Your always-home lifestyle presents an unparalleled opportunity to expand your language skills. Why not go immersive? French radio! German podcasts! Spanish recipes for dinner!Read Full Story
Google has released data about changes in visits to different types of locations, such as transit stations, workplaces, and residences, around the world.
Unsurprisingly, people in the United States are spending more time at home, according to a new report from Google that analyzes cellphone location data to see how people’s activities are changing amid the coronavirus pandemic.Read Full Story
Now it’s called Alight, after the refugees it serves said the name continually reminded them about the darkest thing in their lives.
The organization that was once called the American Refugee Committee no longer has the word “refugee” in its name, thanks to the refugees who were asked to weigh in on part of its decade-long rebranding. Now called Alight, the nonprofit’s name change is one part of a decade-long transformation of how it approaches its work.Read Full Story
A Harvard Business School historian who focuses on courageous leadership outlines some critical lessons from the past
As a historian at the Harvard Business School, I study courageous leaders, especially men and women working in crisis situations. When I began this work, almost 20 years ago, I never imagined living through turbulence of this magnitude. I could not foresee that we would all be swept up in such a high-stakes moment, characterized by great uncertainty and collective fear.Read Full Story
Johnson & Johnson, Amazon, and Domino’s are just a few companies that will host their first virtual-only meetings in the coming weeks.
Here’s the latest new normal in the age of the coronavirus: virtual shareholder meetings.Read Full Story