#1 AR Power Brand Pokémon Go Drives Enduring Appeal

#1 AR Power Brand Pokémon Go Drives Enduring Appeal
App Engages and Re-engages Light, Medium and Serious Users According to Apptopia, Pokémon Go ranks among the Top 10 Grossing Games as of September 2018. This augmented-reality game exploded in popularity upon its 2016 release as an iOS and Android app, and continues to dominate the market. In the last two years, players have spent $2... Read more »

B2B Employers and Employees Benefit from Making Friends at Work

B2B Employers and Employees Benefit from Making Friends at Work
But Do Asynchronous Communication Trends Prevent Friendships? To forge even a casual friendship, it takes a minimum of 50 hours of meaningful conversations and catching up with each other, as reported in a recent study.  A best friend takes 200+ hours, while a more basic friend takes an average of 90 hours. Working Americans spend... Read more »

CREtech Explores Self Driving Cars, Flexible Workspace and More at Los Angeles Event

CREtech Explores Self Driving Cars, Flexible Workspace and More at Los Angeles Event
Turning Parking Garages into Office Space and Blurring the Line Between Retail and Office CREtech recently held its annual Los Angeles regional event at the Fashion Theater. CREtech CEO Michael Beckerman opened the event, welcoming attendees to the CREtech community, whose mission is to bring together the commercial real estate and tech communities. As evidence of... Read more »
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Making Cross-Functional Teams Work: Going on a Customer Safari with an Agile Team

Making Cross-Functional Teams Work: Going on a Customer Safari with an Agile Team
Agile is the popular software development methodology that is making its way into business team circles. Safari is the proven positioning and new product qualitative optimization process developed by the Cambridge Group. Although developed by very different professionals, the two methodologies share many similar elements and goals, especially the primacy of cross-functional teams to the... Read more »

Mature and Resourceful Gen Z is Already Making the World a Better Place

Mature and Resourceful Gen Z is Already Making the World a Better Place
At the start of fall semester about four years ago, Dr. Corey Seemiller was introducing her syllabus to a freshman class at Wright State University. This fresh crop of first-year college students represented the oldest members of Gen Z. Dr. Seemiller told the class they would be required to volunteer for community service, and she... Read more »

LEGO AR-Studio: Augmented Reality Brings New Adventures to World’s Most Valuable Toy Brand

LEGO AR-Studio: Augmented Reality Brings New Adventures to World’s Most Valuable Toy Brand
LEGO was ranked the world’s 91st most valuable brand by Forbes in 2017, and the world’s most valuable toy brand, according to Brand Finance Toys 25 2018 report, ahead of My Little Pony, Monsters High, Nerf and Fisher-Price. Despite this brand success, the company reported an 8% decline in sales and a 17% decline in... Read more »
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In an Omnichannel World, What Value Does Your Physical Branch Provide?

In an Omnichannel World, What Value Does Your Physical Branch Provide?
Omnichannel business models have evolved as a way to provide a unified customer experience in a world of diverse communication channels, like in-person, over the phone, online and mobile. As consumers expect more ability to learn and purchase online, the role of the physical branch location must adapt. A good example that I heard of... Read more »

For This LA Office, Panera Bread Doesn’t Deliver

For This LA Office, Panera Bread Doesn’t Deliver
Panera Bread Catering lunch boxes have always been one of my favorite options for a working lunch in the office. Over the years, I’ve personally enjoyed getting the sandwich, side dish and cookie, with the quality bread and ingredient combinations that go beyond the basics. To me, the quality food experience helps set the tone... Read more »

Millennials Say AT&T’s Hold Music Actually Helps Them Look Forward to Conference Calls

Millennials Say AT&T’s Hold Music Actually Helps Them Look Forward to Conference Calls
Smiling and a positive outlook can help with your stamina and performance, according to neuroscience research. If you are like me, you’ve probably spent a fair amount of time dialing into conference calls and waiting for other participants and/or the host to arrive, essentially on hold. And maybe you’re not smiling while you’re waiting. Maybe,... Read more »
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Patients Take Control with Retail Health Care

Patients Take Control with Retail Health Care
Retail Health Clinics, Self-Care with OTC Meds, and Pharmacist Counseling Often Replace Primary Care Physicians If you experience difficulty getting timely access to your doctor, you’re not alone. A Commonwealth Fund Survey reports that 73% of Americans feel the same way. Over the last two decades, several market forces have aligned to bring health care... Read more »
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