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From Khoi Vinh, former design director of the NY Times: The Times announced that it would debut a ‘pay wall’ around its digital products, first immediately for users in Canada and then at the end of the month for the U.S. and other countries. This is the culmination of a process that began in the dark days of the so-called Great Recession.
From Pantone: Similar to the women’s palette, men’s hues take a painterly approach for fall 2011, but with a few nuanced variations, depicting a more masculine style. Reliable basics, including Nougat, Coffee Liqueúr, Cedar, Deep Teal, Quarry and Cadet, anchor the palette for menswear, while vibrant accents like Bamboo, Burnt Sienna, Raspberry Wine and Phox add pops of vivid color.
From Rosabeth Moss Kanter: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, IBM, PepsiCo, P&G, Stonyfield Farm, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and former British politicians provided me with occasions for pointing to business strategy and leadership lessons, good and bad, that shouldn’t be forgotten. Here are my top five lessons from last year’s blogs that can be carried confidently into the new year.
From Nancy Duarte: Presentations have been through many (delightfully positive) changes in the last few years — but believe it or not — the most dramatic change is yet to come. Come along as we roll back the curtain and predict what the future looks like.
PANTONE® 18–2120 is a color for all seasons. Courageous. Confident. Vital.
The Millennial Generation’s members are technology savvy, have complex social networks of friends, and, unlike their forebears, freely share personal information. Most of all, Millennials have heightened expectations for their lives — and these expectations are likely to change the workplace for employers and employees of all generations. This research paper, based on conversations with more than 100 senior HR executives, explores exactly how those expectations will influence workplace practices from hiring, recruiting and retention, to compensation, promotion, training and organizational culture. The paper also identifies a shortlist of actions that will help any company prepare for a future in which Millennials will play a major role.