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The Deli Summit ― can the Jewish deli be saved?

February 13, 2012
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The Deli Summit ― can the Jewish deli be saved?

  In May of 2011, four deli owners from Brooklyn, Portland, San Francisco and Berkeley gathered at the Berkeley, CA Jewish Community Center to discuss the future of the sustainable delicatessen.  In a world of faded memories of what used to be, the modern deli struggles with its consumers over what is authentic, historic and…

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Future Global Trends

March 24, 2011
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Looking at the world forty years after Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock statement that “change is the only constant,” Riz Khan of Al Jazeera interviews Deborah Westphal (Managing Partner of Toffler Associates) and Henry Mason (Head of Research & Analysis for Trendwatching.com). Westphal believes we are in a period of accelerated change that will oblige businesses…

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CEO Dubai Airports

March 24, 2011
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CEO Dubai Airports

In laying out the vision for the Dubai Airports, CEO Paul Griffiths, describes the situation in 2008 and the future plan for 2011. He observes that the company is in the unique position of having full alignment of national interests, commerce and government with the strategic plan. Originally started as a refueling stop for carriers…

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Kasarda on Airports

March 24, 2011
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Kasarda on Airports

Most Aerotropoleis are developing outside of the United States. The role of aviation is central to urban competitiveness and development. With an aging infrastructure that is over-committed and inappropriate for forward-looking business, the US is losing ground to new developing territories such as Dubai, Chongqing, Songdo and Hyderabad. This video clip is a trailer for…

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Diagnostically-Speaking with Maps

March 24, 2011
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Diagnostically-Speaking with Maps

The UUorld free mapping engine permits data mapping and visualization across four dimensions. A significant data base of statistics is available for usage on the company’s website server and can be downloaded into the desktop engine for further visualization and analysis. The program works seamlessly with other data sources such as Google Earth. (Source: Adapted…

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Spotting the Trends

March 24, 2011
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Spotting the Trends

The World Mapper cartograms are density-equalizing maps that illustrate one isolated variable across 200 territories throughout the world. The size of the territory reflects the importance of that variable in the territory relative to the other territories. Interactive territory labels on the maps themselves permits easy identification, without overriding the visual objective. The website contains…

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Lists with the e-book Lending Libraries

March 24, 2011
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Lists with the e-book Lending Libraries

When you cannot wait to get your eyes into a book, try out the e-book lending libraries to locate your book and the available e-reader formats. Some of these loaners are available at no cost to you. This digital format makes going to the library easy and saves on gas. Many public libraries already have…

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DutyFreeAmericas―Playing with the Big Boys

March 24, 2011
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DutyFreeAmericas―Playing with the Big Boys

Founded in 1983, DFA was purchased by brothers Simon, Jerome and Leon Falic in October 2001 for $21 million. The Falic Group, a privately-held family business, originally made its reputation in the grey market retail perfume business through the retail chain, Perfumania, which is now owned by Perfumania Holdings Inc., a publicly-traded company. The DFA…

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Generation-Research Travel Retail Statistics

March 24, 2011
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One of the first industries to populate airports is the duty free and travel retail cluster. This $39 billion industry, as reported by industry research specialist Generation Research, increased by 13% in 2010, demonstrating growing consumer confidence in the world economy. Statistics by product group showed the increases to be in Wines & Spirits (+10.9%),…

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The Domino Effect Visualized

March 24, 2011
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The Domino Effect Visualized

In 1926, while working at Travelers Insurance, William Heinrich developed the Domino Theory of accidents to explain the sequence of events that occurs in accidents and how these accidents might be prevented. Using the example of five lined-up dominoes, he demonstrated how each domino would fall relative to the first felled domino. His theory states…

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