When it comes to Halloween, Gen Xers are the most generous – but a lack of self-control still gets the better of a lot of us, who keep candy for ourselves. Those are the latest insights from data firm Caddle, which recently conducted a survey of 8,400 Canadians to get a better understanding of consumer behaviour leading up to Halloween.
Blue Origin’s second human spaceflight has returned to Earth after taking a brief flight to the edge of space Wednesday morning. Among the four passengers on board — there is no pilot — was William Shatner, the actor who first played the space-traveling Captain Kirk in the Star Trek franchise.
Transactional has become something of a dirty word in the business world. It suggests a short-term, one-off mindset and a commoditized approach to value. Nobody wants transactional relationships with employees, suppliers, or customers. But when it comes to exercising power, understanding power as a transaction may be a leader’s best bet.
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After years of hints that Netflix was planning to branch out into merchandise in a full-fledged way, making itself a tad more Disney-esque and finding new ways to capitalize on popular shows like Stranger Things, the streamer finally announced this week that it’s making the leap. Through a partnership with Walmart, Netflix has set up the Netflix Hub, an online storefront on Walmart’s site, where fans can buy anything from a Stranger Things cassette player to an Ada Twist, Scientist On-the-Go Lab Set to a Cobra Kai headband.