Archive for March, 2014

Gen-C and the Future of Social Business

March 24, 2014

“The concept of the social business, with interconnected constituencies including marketing, R&D, customer support, and suppliers, is appropriately a hot topic today. But what will a social business look like seven years from now? In 2020, futurists expect to see memory devices in our clothing that capture our daily experiences; smart phones that beam images […]

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Intrawest Resorts IPO Falls Short…

March 20, 2014

  “Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. initial public offering fell short of expectations last week when the company’s shares debuted about 25 percent below their target range. Shares, which began trading Monday under the ticker symbol SNOW on the New York Stock Exchange, opened at $12.05 or roughly 25 percent below the bottom of the $15 […]

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Can Snowboarding Be Saved?

March 19, 2014

“Shortsighted marketers are riding snowboarding into the ground, but there may still be hope to keep the sport alive. By: MARC PERUZZI Once ascendent, snowboarding business is in sharp decline. Can it find its way back up the mountain?     Photo: Getty Images Why Are Skiers Still Wrong About Snowboarding? Snowboarding is dead? Hardly. Reports of the sport’s demise have […]

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March 18, 2014

” Growing competition from department stores and vendor’s own direct-to-consumer channels, as well as early markdowns of winter products by some major outdoor retailers, emerged as headwinds at in the fourth quarter, according to statements by the CEO of its parent company. The lack of early snow and cold weather in some parts of […]

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What Peyton Manning Can Teach Sales Managers

March 17, 2014

Mar 12 2014 By Jason Jordan in Sales “It was Monday, September 17, 2012, and Peyton Manning had just completed one of his worst games as an NFL quarterback. The four-time MVP had thrown three interceptions in the first quarter alone, on the way to a 27-21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. It was assumed that Manning’s poor play […]

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