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The German company Henkel produces tubular steel furniture. Their business model is to provide high quality products that may be considered pricey but that are long-lasting, rejecting the idea that profits are only gained by high sales volumes.
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This model calls into question the usual path of growth for businesses. While many companies talk about sustainability, this company takes it a step further by manufacturing products that have a guaranteed long life span. Are quality, long-lasting products something that resonates enough with tomorrow’s consumer?
www.careerealism.com is a career advice blog, and one of the top career advice tools on Twitter. Their tagline reads: “Because EVERY Job is Temporary.” In fact, the number of people in the U.S. who claimed to have job security fell 17.5 percentage points in 2009. This sums up a major shift in the way we view employment, and how we prepare for it. A transitory job market means people are on the job hunt more often, and for longer. It’s also affected higher education, with more and more students opting for an interdisciplinary track over a narrowly focused pre-professional program.
“Cubeyou” is a web toolbox – still being designed - that lets people have a virtual tour not only around streets like google street view, but also inside the shops and the hotels within the city of Milan.