I love black Friday. It shows a companies soul. Here are a few companies that opt out of black Friday and always make me feel warm and happy inside.
1. Everlane This year they are buying 8,000 employees in one of their female run factories in Vietnam motorcycle helmets, so they can get home safely everyday.
"When we asked the factory what they needed, the answer was clear: A safe helmet for every employee."
2. Oliver Cabell This year...the just closed the "doors".
"Because we want to celebrate intentional buying, and believe that fewer, better things lead to a fuller life, we decided to shut down the site for the day."
3. REI This year, like every year, they went outside to play.
"We’re starting a new Black Friday tradition. Our stores are closed. All 12,287 REI employees are outside enjoying a day off in the fresh air. Will you go out with us?"
"The need of the moment is that enterprises embrace the lens of design thinking to innovate their legacy products and services, and to transform the lives of their customers and employees...
...Users are looking for better user experience at every touch point and get easily thrown off otherwise. Design thinking helps enterprises in simplifying and modernizing software products for everyone."
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When wakefulness is seen as the main event, no wonder so many have trouble sleeping. Can we rekindle the joy of slumber?
As important as an objective biomedical view of sleep might be, it is insufficient because it largely disregards the experience of the sleeper. It largely disregards sleep. The brain doesn’t sleep. Neither does the body. We do.
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I've been watching reruns of The French Chef with Julia Child. I was curious about the patch she wears on her shirt. It is, of course, from the "informal" cooking school she started in Paris in 1952.
"72% of girls feel that society limits them, by dictating what they should and shouldn't do. Sometimes, these limiting messages can be found in unexpected and subtle places - like on your phone. They may seem small, but emojis are more than just funny faces. They've become how girls express themselves in text and online."