British Fashion Council Expands China Partnerships Strategy With Ontimeshow

LONDON — The British Fashion Council is expanding its China partnerships strategy with Ontimeshow, one of Shanghai’s largest trade shows, to promote British brands during Shanghai Fashion Week later this month. They will also host a series of events with key industry partners, WWD has learned. An announcement is expected today.
The project is part of the BFC’s China partnership strategy, which was revealed in September and aims to help British designer businesses access the Chinese market. The organization is supporting talent through networking, content and access partnerships and business support.

Roksanda Ilincic, Christopher de Vos and Peter Pilotto. 
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Brands Roksanda and Peter Pilotto will launch a stand-alone showroom within Ontimeshow from March 28 to 31, with support from the Department for International Trade. The trip will help the brands’ business development in the market and the designers will have the opportunity to meet with key retailers, media, stylists, opinion leaders, creative industry influencers and high-net-worth individuals from the region.
“China has always been an important part of our strategy,” said Caroline Rush, chief executive officer of the BFC. “We are delighted to collaborate with Ontimeshow to bring two hero brands of London Fashion Week to Shanghai. We hope this is only the

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Episode 206 Scott Adams: Music as a Drug, My Immortality, BLM’s Bad Strategy, PragerU, Monkeying Up

Topics: 

  • Music is mental programming
  • President Trump’s business approach vs. the political approach
  • McCain 2013 tweet calling Iran leader a monkey
  • PragerU traffic loss caused by a single Facebook employee
  • “Monkey up” is listed in an MIT hacker’s guide from the 1990s
  • Whiteboard discussion: Success Strategies
  • The damage being inflicted on the black community by the fake news MSM
  • Ryan Gosling movie omits American flag being placed on the moon

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Episode 196 Scott Adams: President Trump’s Mutually Assured Destruction Strategy

Topics: 

  • Study says there’s a brain difference between conservatives and liberals
    • Conservatives are more triggered by external threat
    • Liberals are happier in times of uncertainty
  • Review of President Trump’s current risk list
  • President Trump’s hyperbole is directionally accurate
    • Multiple whiteboard discussion topics illustrating this concept

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Episode 74: A Lesson in Positive Persuasion and Strategy

Topics:

  • Whiteboard discussion
  • Positive Persuasion lesson
  • Bad persuasion – Good persuasion
  • Life strategy example and discussion
  • Solutions can be completely unrelated to the problem
  • Oddly specific denials

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Hugo Boss Awards Parsons Students in Circular Systems, Strategy Course With Prizes

YOU’RE THE BOSS: Students at Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York have been honing their sustainable fashion design and innovation skills with the help of Hugo Boss.
The partners tested the waters with a workshop last year. To encourage exchange between different disciplines, the project was open to students in various areas of the school from fashion design to business. At Wednesday night’s graduate exhibit opening at the New York school, Hugo Boss announced the winners of its Circular Systems and Strategy course. Twenty students participated in the 16-week program, which is part of the company’s partnership with Parsons.
The $ 12,000 first prize, Boss One, was awarded to Annabella Waszkiewicz, Gwyneth Ong and Jose Luis Cabrera. The $ 6,000 second-place Boss Skeleton went to Elijah Devries, Camilla Hopkinson, Irene Lu, Alex O´Brien and Lara Tang. The $ 3,000 Boss Mention was given to Chenyu Wang, Haoyu Chen and Monika Mikhail. Their concepts will be displayed in one of the Boss stores in New York this year. All participants will have the opportunity to extend their work experience with the global fashion group. Hugo Boss’ former artistic director of women’s wear Jason Wu attended Parsons. 
Thirteen million tons of clothing are reportedly trashed

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Sean Hannity Accused Of Stealing His Legal Strategy From ‘Breaking Bad’

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Milly Sets Strategy With In-House Sales, Fashion Presentation

NEW YORK — Now in its 17th year, Milly is making moves to strengthen its brand.
The privately owned advanced contemporary sportswear company based here absorbed its sales agency, L’Atelier Group, which has been handling Milly’s ready-to-wear sales from the get-go and brought it in-house. Keith Nuss, owner of L’Atelier, has joined Milly as vice president of sales and has brought along one associate director, two account executives and one assistant account executive to join the firm’s existing sales staff of four people.
Over the years, L’Atelier has cultivated strong relationships with specialty stores and has handled sales for such brands as Ramy Brook, James Perse, Earl Jeans, Splendid and Chip & Pepper.
“We convinced Keith to close his business and join our business. He has rich relationships with retailers,” said Andrew Oshrin, cofounder, chief executive officer and president of Milly. Oshrin said he would usually go to every large market appointment that L’Atelier, which was based in the same neighborhood, would have.
To accommodate the rtw sales team, Milly has taken over more space at its headquarters at 265 West 37th Street. The company, which has 16,000 square feet on the 19th and 20th floors, has leased an additional 4,000 square feet on the 19th floor. Milly

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Discovery Taps Marjorie Kaplan to Lead International Content Strategy


Her job will be to help “take our global content engine to the next level,” says CEO David Zaslav whose team has been emphasizing the company’s international reach and growth opportunities.

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Blackjack Strategy – John Woods

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Blackjack Strategy

How to Beat the House Edge

John Woods

Genre: Games

Publish Date: April 25, 2013

Publisher: Lulu.com

Seller: Lulu Enterprises, Inc.


Blackjack is the most popular game in casinos. The main reason for this is that it has the lowest house advantage, which is about 2.74%. However, using the correct Blackjack strategy within this book reduces this advantage even further to an incredibly low 0.5% or less. But yet further still there are two ways to place your bet to increase your winnings further and give YOU the advantage, not the casino. Blackjack Strategy, How to Beat the House Edge explains how to do this and more. If you want to know how to win at Blackjack, what the four most important Blackjack tips are and have your own handy Blackjack strategy cards, this book is for you. It also reviews some of the best online casinos and Live online casinos available for mobiles, tablets, iPads and iPhones.

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Chess Strategy – Edward Lasker

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Chess Strategy

Edward Lasker

Genre: Games

Publish Date: May 5, 2015

Publisher: One Imagination Publishing Group, LLC

Seller: One Imagination Publishing Group, LLC


Any Chess Player who will take the trouble to study CHESS STRATEGY will spend many a pleasurable hour. Incidentally new vistas will be opened to him, and his playing strength increased to a surprising degree. Download Today!

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Agnès b. Celebrates Tara Oceans Expeditions, Maps New Corporate Strategy

Last month’s groundbreaking news about the potential impact of climate change on plankton and biodiversity literally could not have happened without the support of French designer Agnès b.
As the lead sponsor for the Tara Oceans Expedition, which compiled the research after nearly four years at sea, Agnès b. bought the schooner Tara in 2003 and has been quietly championing maritime research ever since. The 35,000 samples collected by Tara specialists during the 80,000-mile expedition in 2009 to 2013 includes a catalogue of several million new genes that will transform how we study oceans and assess climate change.
The company’s chief executive officer, Etienne Bourgois, who is also the designer’s son, still looked slightly mystified by the reality of it all, during an interview Friday in New York’s NoMad Hotel. Annually, Agnès b. spends $ 766,000 to finance Tara’s $ 1.8 million operating budget.
Tara’s scientific director, Eric Karsenti, was “quite convinced” discoveries would be made in due time, but Bourgois, not so much. “From Day One, I did not know that it would go this far. And we are kind of proud it,” Bourgois said. “Twenty-fours hours after the news was released, I saw so many headlines from around the world. We also showed

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A Trojan Horse Called Tidal: It’s the Strategy That Matters

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Barely a month after the launch of Jay Z’s Tidal, with major artists lining up to show support and journalists signaling the arrival of a big new digital music gorilla, the tide of opinion seems to have dramatically turned.

The Tidal app has sunk in popularity, a new CEO steps in, and many — from self-righteous bloggers to opinionated venture capitalists — have suddenly written it all off. They claim Apple, Spotify, and Pandora are too entrenched, too richly endowed, and far too big to compete with. The argument goes that a pricey premium service like Tidal, backed by rich, naïve artists, just can’t catch up to the big horses. Those big horses are willing to step up to expensive record label deals. And they can afford to absorb losses for years as they build large subscriber bases, leaving others in the dust. Some of these competitors might even retaliate against Tidal, withholding promotion for artists who give Tidal exclusives.

Even artists have piled on. They see Tidal as a squandered opportunity, part of the same wave of ornery streaming business models that depressed the value of recorded music for all artists. (Tidal may be worse in their view, given the wealthy artists backing it.)

No matter that we’re only a month in, or that Tidal and predecessor Aspiro are actually niche services — offering high fidelity streaming for a premium fee. Forget about the fact that major labels are now pulling back dramatically on their partners’ rights to stream free advertising supported “interactive” music — a weaker business than Tidal’s premium business model.

And while we’re at it, also forget that committed digital services with patient backers can find life and profits over time with digital music. Definitely don’t mention Rdio or tiny 8tracks to these opinion leaders, either. They’re both doing well, punching well above their weight class, lining up carrier deals, building audiences — one is even profitable.

That’s a lot of forgetting and secrets to keep. Here’s what everyone seems to be missing:

Tidal’s biggest promise was never the service itself, nor is it the idea of slightly higher streaming compensation for artists; rather, it’s the emerging artist strategy behind Tidal that could be the biggest game-changer over time.

Tidal is actually just one piece of a broad strategy to empower artists with their own digital platforms, tools, and even the influence of a bigger organization. The idea is to help make a difference for artists over time. Jay himself said it.

If you don’t believe this, look no further than Roc Nation, Jay’s management company, which not only manages music stars like Rihanna, Shakira, and Haim, but now also has a sports management business, with baseball players to boxers under contract. It’s not a perfect scenario, and some relationships haven’t worked out. But it is a clear step towards the goal of building a supportive artist-centric enterprise.

Roc Nation’s site sells pricey merchandise, and its mobile business is quietly setting the stage for mobile commerce from its artists sites, too. If this strategy were to gain traction, it could be a game-changer. Roc Nation could not only sell merchandise, but they can add tickets and potentially, music, too. They can build a base of customer relationships and a robust D2C business for its clients.

This strategy — called Direct to Consumer or “D2C” — used to be a boring afterthought in the recorded music business — the back office where labels sold box sets and repackaged catalog music.

Today, with music margins shrinking, streaming competition intensifying, and many parties scrambling to mark out space in a disrupted music market, it is a priority for all, labels and artists included. Over time, it could be much more important than album exclusives or short-term content “windows” from warring streaming services, too.

Everyone in the music ecosystem needs a D2C strategy as they revaluate and reinvent — and a major manager like RocNation, Tidal included, is in a strong position to build out this strategy.

It is not clear how close the relationship is between the new Tidal team and the RocNation team, but this family of interests definitely looks potent. No doubt that Tidal’s execution is important — poor execution helps no one — but the smart strategy behind this broader enterprise could be a game changer.

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The Uncanny Valley Hypothesis Applied to Negotiating Strategy

According to studies, men who negotiate for more money are not penalized for doing so, whereas women are heavily penalized for negotiating, even by other women.

So it is no surprise that men negotiate for raises more often than do women. The problem is exacerbated every time one changes jobs and has another opportunity to negotiate.

And even small differences in pay create a wealth compounding effect that makes a huge impact over a lifetime.

So what is up with women not negotiating???

There are two popular hypotheses on why women are less inclined to negotiate. 

1. Shyness

2. Negotiating is genuinely riskier for women.

Today I offer a new hypothesis on why women might be penalized for negotiating when men are not:

Women who negotiate in the style of men have an Uncanny Valley problem.

The Uncanny Valley concept comes from the field of robotics. The idea is that a robot that looks like a proper metal-and-plastic robot can be cute, but if you make an artificial creature that is a-a-a-almost exactly like a human, yet slightly different, the effect is horrifying. That’s why horror movies use zombies and ghosts more often than proper monsters. Nothing is more scary than a creature that is almost human but not quite.

When men negotiate the way society expects men to negotiate, the picture is entirely compatible with expectations. But when a woman negotiates in an assertive style we associate with men (to pick one example), I hypothesize that it causes an Uncanny Valley problem that is slightly repulsive to observers on some level. And one can imagine that impression carrying over after the negotiations are done.

If my hypothesis is correct, the “negotiating gap” will be tricky to solve because classic negotiating tactics are viewed as male-centric behaviors. So the question is whether there is an effective negotiating tactic for women that avoids stereotypes, avoids using sexuality, and avoids looking like stereotypical male behavior? Let me take a stab at that question.

For starters, I assume that a man who uses the wrong approach to negotiate also suffers a penalty. And it is easy to imagine that the man’s penalty for bad negotiating is less than a woman’s because society expects men to be aggressive jerks now and then. But since both men and women have the option to use good negotiating methods, once they understand them, let’s focus today on good form.

In my experience, good negotiators say some version of “This is what I can do for you.

This is what I am worth. I have options that are better than your offer.” There might be some negotiating back-and-forth, but the basic set-up is the same. When someone makes a claim of market value, I focus on the accuracy of the claim, and that seems like an objective process albeit with imperfect information. If the guy in front of me is asking for more than I want to pay, it seems like the market’s fault, not his. Why would I have a bad attitude about someone asking for their market value?

In my personal experience, when women negotiate for pay their tactics often involve appeals to fairness, as in “Other people doing this job earn this amount, so I should too.” Speaking from my ivory tower in the halls of white, male privilege, I can tell you that any appeal to “fairness” is received as fighting words no matter the context. You might get a raise using those words, but I won’t ever trust you again. I will expect you to be looking for more “unfairness” everywhere, which will be a pain in my ass. And it feels manipulative. My first choice is to tell you the job is no longer available. And I would certainly feel the same if a man appealed to fairness. No, scratch that — I would judge a man more harshly for invoking “fairness” because it would seem, well, unmanly.

On the other hand, a simple claim of your market value, along with a direct or indirect suggestion that you have attractive alternatives puts me in a competitive frame of mind. But now I am competing with strangers to be the lucky one to hire you. I am not competing with you personally over some ill-defined concept of fairness.

See the difference? A good negotiator makes you fight with the invisible third-party of market forces. A bad negotiator makes the negotiations seem like a personal contest. My hypothesis is that women can get better negotiating results, without a lasting stigma, by using neutral language and appeals to third-party market forces. Men would get better results doing the same, but the penalty for being a jerk in negotiations is probably lower for men because it seems in character.

To be clear, I am not suggesting my observations on how men and women negotiate are universal. I am limiting my scope today to proposing a reasonable-sounding hypothesis worth testing. My background in hypnosis tells me that training both men and women to negotiate in language that is not “fighting words” is one of several ways society can chip away at the gender pay gap. This idea has the advantage of having no structural barriers to implementation. 

Is the hypothesis worth testing?

Scott

In other news, this company is building a user interface to reprogram your brain to improve your mood. We need a name for the trend of computers programming humans because a lot more of that is coming. I don’t think society realizes how big a deal this is because it is the beginning of the end of the myth of “free will.” Once we can push a button and electrically rewire our minds and our moods, the notion of free will becomes too absurd to maintain.


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Ultimate Game Preview RPG and Strategy in 2015

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Long-awaited sequels, indie darlings and brand new titles from acclaimed developers are set to kick off an exciting year for these genres.
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Harbaugh: Pats’ strategy ‘clearly deception’

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh objected to what he called a “substitution trick” by the New England Patriots in the third quarter of Saturday’s AFC divisional playoff game, saying it was “clearly deception” that he hopes the league examines.
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Chess Strategy – Edward Lasker

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Chess Strategy

Edward Lasker

Genre: Games

Publish Date: January 1, 1915

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain


This book presents more advanced chess principles, and it's a little hefty for a beginner (or a 7 year old, as I was the first time I borrowed my Dad's chess books), but for a more experienced player looking to improve their game, it's a pretty good resource.

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GameTrailers Best of 2014 Awards Best Strategy

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These titles had us flexing our strategic minds in different ways, but only one had us conquering our enemies with style in 2014.
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ICM Partners Expands Digital Strategy and Branded Entertainment Divisions

The agency hires Sarah Early, Matthew Murray and Madison Wojciechowski to expand its footprint in those areas.

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