The best thing about staying in a fancy hotel has always been that you can press a button and someone will instantly bring you a drink or a meal. Press another and you can get an extra blanket, or somebody to sew a button onto your shirt. It’s like having your mom on call. Now, thanks […]
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The generation of ideas has become a booming, billion-dollar business, but is anyone actually benefitting?
The online fashion retailer that made it big by blurring the line between shopper and seller, then erasing it completely
Crowdsourcing is poised to change the way advertisements are made, which isn’t the best news for Madison Avenue
To stem the tide of online shopping, traditional retailers are inviting customers to come in, put their feet up—and leave the credit cards at home
Corporate leaders learn to prevail in business on the bloody battlefields of Europe
Image management—not just for celebrities anymore
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Ikea, the company that transformed home design, now wants to do the same to the rest of the world
In Latin America, enterprising female language teachers are using Skype to tap into the global marketplace—and the students up north love it