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Old Navy Made Clothing Sizes for Everyone. It Backfired.

Old Navy set out to make clothes shopping more inclusive for women of all body types. It ended up with too many extra-small and extra-large items and too few of the rest, a mismatch that frustrated customers and contributed to falling sales and a management shake-up. Click here to read

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What Chipotle’s Upcoming Dessert Menu Means for Fast Food

It’s first-quarter earnings call season, nerds. These calls offer a cornucopia of data for fast food industry obsessives, highlighting the highs, lows, and tragic failures of the industry on a quarterly basis. Click here to read the story at thetakeout.com. Discussion Questions: From a business perspective, what is a quarter?

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Amazon Ramps Up Its Battle With SpaceX for Space Internet Dominance

Amazon.com is laying out plans to launch thousands of small satellites capable of beaming high-speed internet service to earth—an initiative that puts it in direct competition with Elon Musk’s SpaceX, as well as terrestrial-based internet-service providers. Click here to read the story at barrons.com. Discussion Questions: What is competition? What

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How Ikea tricks you into buying more stuff

On a recent Saturday afternoon, Alex Santos journeyed to his local Ikea with a singular mission: the procurement of a new Poäng chair. It was a simple in-and-out task. But 3 hours later, the 37-year-old IT manager found himself in the parking lot, slightly stupefied, with a shopping cart full of hand

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