Posts tagged culture
Block by Block: How LEGO came to dominate its market

Despite the notoriety and recognizability of the LEGO brand, in the early 2000s the company was in a state of near-bankruptcy. How did it manage to turn around its business and emerge as one of the world’s leading toy companies?

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Interview with Liz Wessel, Co-Founder and CEO of WayUp

Liz Wessel is the CEO of Co-Founder & CEO of WayUp. WayUp is a job site and mobile app for that college students and graduate students can use to connect with employers. As of 2017, the app has over 5 million users and 300,000 employers.

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Maryland and McNair Keep College Football Problems on the Front Page

Between 2000 and 2016, 33 NCAA football players have died while training. Only 18% of those deaths were trauma related… Changing statistics like these will take time, and so too will confronting the limits of the human body and notions of the absolute necessity of success and winning,

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The Warby Parker Of … ?: The Rise of Industry Underdogs

Even across disparate retail segments, companies like Warby Parker, Glossier, Casper, and Harry’s define a unique market group that share a host of defining features largely responsible for their success.

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Juuling: A “Healthy” Alternative To Smoking?

The rates of traditional cigarette smoking are at an all-time low in America thanks to increased taxes and increased awareness around its negative effects. Juul Labs has tried to shift customers away from cigarettes by creating a product that is sleek, modern, and efficient, but is his “healthier”?

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The Rise of Email Newsletters

The casual brevity of the newsletters has led to some criticism that the newsletters are indulging millennials’ supposed uber-short attention spans and anti-intellectual attitudes. Still - native advertising, in which advertisements are slickly folded into the newsletter in a similar font and format to the actual content, abounds.

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The World Cup: Do Countries Get What They Put In?

The Olympics are known for being wildly expensive, and are likely fiscally irresponsible for the vast majority of the world’s countries due to the astronomical costs associated with hosting. How does the FIFA World Cup stack up?

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