Why we should learn to celebrate failure

Entrepreneur Sara Blakely has a fascinating story to tell about her journey to success. Armed with a pair of pantyhose, some scissors and a bright idea, Blakely founded the popular ‘shapewear’ brand Spanx, adored for its ability to make women (and more recently, men) look slimmer and trimmer.

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What Key Lime Pie and Maine Lobster can teach us about branding

Florida oranges. Idaho potatoes. Key lime pie. Kobe beef. Champagne. Maine Lobster. These are all examples of foods whose popularity with consumers is partially due to the geographic location in which those foods were grown or harvested. But are these products any “better” (whatever that means) than similar products from other locations?

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What Barbadian Road Tennis Can Teach You About Business

Barbadian road tennis, or simply “road tennis”, is undoubtedly one of Barbados’ fastest growing pastimes. Cricket may be Barbados’ de facto national sport, but in recent times, the sport of road tennis seems intent on breaking boundaries. (See what we did there? Breaking “boundaries”?)

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