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Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict will to disappear within a year. This year’s list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing.
The most disliked companies in America once again include airlines, utilities and banks, according to the latest cycle of ratings from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Link Business Insider
While fried chicken traces its origins to the South, innovative chefs across the country understand the innate appeal of the homey, crunchy, juicy dish.
Google may not be the new kid on the block anymore, but it’s still growing like one. As this infographic from Statista shows, the company continues its upward trajectory, at least if you go by revenues, stock price, net income and market share.
Full story at Mashable
These dashing youths are not only attractive, but as the children of the world’s wealthiest people, they are also devastatingly rich.
In the past few years a new word has appeared in India to describe the new mega-rich — “Bollygarchs”. These Indian business-owners have become a new, distinct class of the international elite.
Via Business Insider
Ever experience a twinge of disappointment that your McDonald’s burger doesn’t look exactly like it did in advertisement photos? A customer from Toronto named Isabel M. took to a website created by McDonald’s Canada, which allows customers to ask all kinds of questions.
There are a lot of skills you don’t need. You can be happy and successful without knowing how to rebuild a car’s engine, program a web application, or replace drywall. Sure, these are useful skills to have, but they aren’t absolutely necessary. There are other skills, however, that can’t be avoided – skills that tie into various aspects of everyday life, that are not only useful, but totally indispensable.
Overeating, poor memory formation, learning disorders, depression – all have been linked in recent research to the over-consumption of sugar. And these linkages point to a problem that is only beginning to be better understood: what our chronic intake of added sugar is doing to our brains.
Navigated from Forbes
I don’t think winners beat the competition because they work harder. And it’s not even clear that they win because they have more creativity. The secret, I think, is in understanding what matters.
Via Seth’s Blog