Why Content Marketing Matters For Brands (And Yes, This Includes Yours)

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin STEVE WASTERVAL When you hear the term “content marketing,” it’s easy to think of big brands with six-figure advertising budgets and a team of bloggers and infographic designers on their sides. The thing is, it doesn’t matter how “big” your brand is. Even if you’re a […]

Debunking Three Of The Top Product Management Myths

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Founder and CEO of Product School, the leading company in product management training. Getty There are many different ways to be a product manager. And many things in the industry such as job titles, technical knowledge requirements and education requirements differ from company to company. So it’s […]

Barclays closes £400m green bond in support of energy efficient home mortgages

The bank has successfully closed its second green bond as it continues its strategy to deliver net zero financed emissions by 2050 Barclays has successfully closed a £400m green bond this week, the second issued by the bank with the specific aim aimed of supporting climate-related products and initiatives, it announced yesterday. The 2020 Green […]

UK firm turning industrial CO2 into fish food secures €2.5m boost

Deep Branch secures backing to build new facility in Netherlands dedicated to processing carbon emissions into alternative protein sources Work to scale-up production of a protein animal feed aimed at transforming the aquaculture industry has received a boost this week, with UK biotech company Deep Branch having secured €2.5m funding from the Europe Innovation Council […]

Links 10/29/2020

Dear patient readers, If you are reading this version of Links, that means I lost power!!! Sorry! Please amuse yourselves in the meantime. Scientists Are Freaking Out Over The First-Ever Footage of This Bizarre Squid Science Alert (David L) Weirdly, Monkeys Keep Domesticating Themselves. Huh. Popular Mechanics (resilc) American Honeybees Just Can’t Get a Break […]

Packaging developer Choose toasts ‘world’s first’ biodegradable paper bottle

The fully biodegradable and compostable packaging innovation has been developed in Edinburgh with support from Innovate UK and Sky Ocean Ventures Eco-friendly packaging firm Choose claims to have developed the “world’s first” biodegradable bottle made from paper, in a move aimed at fighting the scourge of plastic pollution and cutting down CO2, it announced yesterday. Choose […]

Defeating the Coronavirus*

We’ve all heard how U.S. leadership failed its citizens with its pandemic response. We had the playbooks, we had the money, we had the experts. We just … didn’t use them. How America Helped Defeat the Coronavirus*(Just not in the U.S.) Source: NYT

Siemens Gamesa reaches 100 per cent clean electricity goal worldwide

The achievement marks the latest milestone in the wind turbine manufacturers’ roadmap to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 Renewable energy giant Siemens Gamesa is now powering its operations with 100 per cent clean electricity worldwide, the firm announced yesterday, beating its own target by five years. The firm, which manufactures wind turbines among other wind […]

Misinformation Overwhelms Local Election Officials

The morning after last month’s presidential debate, the phones inside the Philadelphia election offices that Al Schmidt helps oversee rang off the hook. One caller asked whether President Trump’s comments hinting at rampant voter fraud in Philadelphia were true. Another yelled about the inaccurate rumor that poll watchers were being barred from polling places. Still […]

Ending Regime Change – in Bolivia and the World

Yves here. The failed US effort to oust the government in Bolivia comes on the heels of other regime changes efforts not going according to plan. However, too many college tuitions depend on these machinations at least being attempted, so don’t expect anything to change soon. By Medea Benjamin, the cofounder of CODEPINK for Peace, and the author of several […]

Are Dead People Voting By Mail?

The subtitle of this new paper is “Evidence From Washington State Administrative Records,” and the authors are Jennifer Wu, Chenoa Yorgason, Hanna Folsz, Cassandra Handan-Nader, Andrew Myers, Tobias Nowacki, Daniel M. Thompson, Jesse Yoder, and Andrew B. Hall.  Here is the abstract: A commonly expressed concern about vote-by-mail in the United States is that mail-in […]

Will They Really Get Away With It?

Authored by Chris Farrell via The Gatestone Institute, Obama administration officials committed crimes against the constitution. They engaged in a seditious conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States. Will they really get away with it? Forty government officials were indicted or jailed as a result of Watergate. White House staffers H.R. Haldeman and […]

What on earth are they thinking?

I’ve been doing some thinking this morning. I wonder why thousands of accountants pay, to use the exact same newsletter and marketing materials as their competitors… then complain because their look-alike firms attract fee sensitive client enquiries. I wonder why marketing professionals join networking groups, desperately looking for leads, when they’re supposed to know how […]

Mamamoo, BTS And Verivery: Notable Moves On This Week’s World Songs Chart

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – October 19: Mamamoo attends a pre-opening photo call of Andar’s Life Positive … [+] Studio at Andar Life Positive Studio on October 19, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images) ImaZins via Getty Images BTS are […]

Bordeaux Winemaking Families Reflect On The 2020 Vintage

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The vineyards of Vignobles Raguenot. Photo Courtesy Vignobles Raguenot Bordeaux is one of France’s iconic wine regions, recognized for quality and tradition. While enthusiasts know this source for some of the world’s most expensive collectibles and elegant châteaux, the region expresses dynamism and depth through many […]

Russia's Top Arms Dealer Reveals New Multi-Caliber Sniper Rifle  

Russia’s armed forces have benefited from a decade of investment, resulting in widespread modernization efforts and an increased defense-industrial base.  From hypersonic weapons to fifth-generation fighter jets to drones to advanced main battle tanks to new service weapons, Russia has been busy upgrading its military as geopolitical tensions soar.  Some of these new weapons were […]

Tsunami Of Empty College Dorms Risks Student Housing Market Implosion

Fall enrollment has plunged, some colleges are shuttering operations, revenues across the entire higher education industry are collapsing, and the shift from physical to virtual education due to the virus pandemic could prick the next bubble: the student housing debt market.  Our warning about the coming implosion of the higher education industry (see here from 2014), as a whole, has […]

America's Imperial Expenditures And Escapades Are Stranger Than Fiction

Authored by Major Danny Sjursen (ret.) via AntiWar.com, Who needs dystopian novelists or absurd satirists when otherwise banal bureaucrats of the U.S. national security state do the job for them? It’s an old story with a new tech-savvy twist. The late great Joseph Heller knew a thing or two about war’s foundational farce. He joined the army […]

(Non)Diversity in Econoblogging

The issue of diversity in economic discourse has occupied a prominent place over the past few years. The AEA has had long running initiatives to broaden the diversity of individuals in the economics professions, along gender, racial and ethnic lines, but it’s fair to say they have become much more visible as the debate has […]

“God Of Chaos” Accelerates Towards Earth With 2068 Impact Date 

An asteroid measuring 300 meters across is gaining speed as it tacks towards Earth – and could be on a collision path with the planet by 2068, experts at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy revealed on Tuesday.  Astronomers at UH warned, the asteroid, named 99942 Apophis, or has been dubbed by some as the “God of […]

A Tale Of Two Chicagos

By John Hirschauer, via Real Clear Education, A recent survey of nearly 20,000 undergraduates at 55 major American colleges and universities suggests that students at the University of Chicago enjoy the most robust free-speech rights – and not just on paper, but in practice. The 2020 College Free Speech Rankings is a joint venture of […]

New Zealand Apparel Brand Aims To Go Entirely Plastic-Free By 2023

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin New Zealand apparel brand Icebreaker sponsored ultra swimmer Ben Lecomte last year to show the … [+] plight of plastic pollution in the Pacific. Icebreaker Last year, Auckland-based outdoor brand Icebreaker sponsored French ultra swimmer Ben Lecomte to swim across the Pacific from Hawaii to San […]

ECB Meeting Preview

Submitted by NewsSquawk ECB policy announcement due Thursday 29th October; rate decision at 1245GMT/0745CDT, press conference 1330GMT/0830CDT The upcoming meeting takes place against a backdrop of a resurgence in COVID-19 which has led to the reimposition of various lockdown measures in the EZ Policymakers are likely to wait until December to unveil any further easing […]

Two Essential CX Secrets I Learned From Mister Rogers

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin One of the most essential principles of the customer experience is so stupidly simple that it’s almost invisible. It’s that there are three basic steps of service/three basic segments of the customer experience, and each of them matters.   As soon as I tell you what the […]

Net Zero Festival: Preparing for COP26

VIDEO: BusinessGreen editor in chief James Murray chats to Boston Consulting Group’s Bas Sudmeijer and Chaitanya Kumar from the New Economics Foundation about the significance of next year’s UN climate summit COP26, which is being co-hosted by the UK and Italy in Glasgow in November 2021, is the most important UN climate change summit since […]

Net Zero Festival: Slowing down fast fashion

VIDEO: Lucy Siegle quizzes supermodel and campaigner Arizona Muse, Selfridges’ Daniella Vega, Planet Tracker’s Robin Millington and Hello Halo Productions’ Wendy Rattray about how to green the fashion industry Fashion is a hugely influential industry in which trends are constantly shifting, but one the trend the sector has struggled to shake off is unsustainable so-called […]

5 Good Reasons to Purchase Products Made in the USA

Featured image by Prawny from Pixabay  If you’ve become addicted, as many Americans have, to cheap products delivered fast, you might need some persuading to purchase products made in the USA. That’s what this article is all about. Keep reading. Fast and Cheap Is Not Necessarily Better As Americans, we’ve grown used to purchasing products ranging from iPhones […]

Who Gets To Vote In Florida?

Desmond Meade (right) and Angel Sanchez (left) speak at voting rights event after Florida voters gave people with felony convictions back their right to vote, with Amendment 4. Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Angel Sanchez was 17 years old and in prison when he learned that Florida banned anyone with a felony […]