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WeChat Vs. LINE Battle Of the Merchandise Stores

A few months ago, WeChat announced that they are partnering with GAP to launch a range of WeChat branded clothing (see picture below). WeChat's first major foray into releasing official branded merchandise. But it seems that this is could just be the beginning of WeChat’s plans to move into more merchandising and there are some big clues that point to WeChat opening their own branded ‘WeStores’ soon.

3 years

Digital Marketing Trends That Will Rule in 2018!

Businesses are leveraging the power of social media, using it at an incredible rate. It is time to get your strategies in place based on the marketing trends that will rule social media in 2018. The marketing domain is changing with technology at a fast pace, and that’s why it’s important for marketers and businesses to understand and analyze trends that will control the digital market. It’s always a good idea to improve your online strategies based on past campaigns and experiences. But if you don’t look out for trends that might come in the future, your business might miss the bus! To save you from missing out on these trends, here are 9 marketing trends to look out for in 2018! 

3 years

The Digital Transformation of Global Trade

Our traditional view of globalization, common for decades, was massive container ships conveying goods from distant manufacturing locations; and watching services, capital and expertise flow from one from major established commercial and financial city or region to another. Just less than a decade ago, there was a cataclysmic change – a major event, a crisis - that was a precursor to an even greater structural shift.

3 years

Five Lessons from 2017, with Questions for 2018 and Beyond

Let me start by wishing everyone Happy New Year! I was delighted at the traction that my articles have gained over the year. During 2017, I wrote thirty posts. The four most popular were:

3 years

Tulips, Bitcoin, and Blockchain

Tulips were brought to the Netherlands from Central Asia in the 16th century. The Netherlands is not only a flowers-loving country but it also boasts the first public limited company (VOC – Dutch East India Company) and world’s first stock exchange – Amsterdam Stock Exchange dating back to 1602.

3 years

Taxes Matter But Is It Really Armageddon?

Nancy Pelosi, minority Democrat leader of the House of Representatives may have lost her way in the jungle of hyperbole when she described the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) as “Armageddon.” The standard definition of Armageddon is the last battle between good and evil that takes place before the Day of Judgment. While the TCJA is certainly an act of legislative vandalism passed by politicians more focused on their own political survival than the good of the country, it is not the end of the world.

3 years

Tips to Boost your Productivity at Work

Over the years, I have observed that there are some people who have time for everything – They do their work (really well and well on time), they have time for family and friends, they have time for their interests and hobbies out of work and they also have time for themselves. What really sets apart those who have time for everything and those who never seem to have time for anything is this - effective time management. In this article, I will be listing some very effective tips for time management at work.