Tag Archives: Insights

Unrest at Mizzou spills over into football

Sometimes when things go bad, they can get worse in a hurry. Such is life around the University of Missouri lately. Mizzou just can’t seem to catch a break. Head coach Gary Pinkel plans to resign at the conclusion of the 2015 season. While the official announcement blames unspecified health reasons for the decision, smart money says the recent unrest at the university as well as the defection of a large number of football players has at least contributed to the decision. Mizzou insiders argue Read More +

5 Ways Pinterest can Help a Startup Grow

One of the most beloved social media sites, Pinterest shows no signs of slowing down. Users “pin” items that they like, allowing them to keep boards—private or public—that collect images of their favorite things. By its simple nature, Pinterest is immune to the types of annoyances that tend to crop up with other social media sites. This website is viewed as overwhelmingly positive for the most part, so businesses should take notice. Start-ups especially can benefit from some Pinterest love. One of the most exciting Read More + Read More +

Coding movement is really cultural change

Many coding programs are not actively recruiting female participants. Is this a welcome cultural shift or meddlesome cultural engineering? At least one company hopes you choose the former. Startup tech company Jewelbots develops “smart friendship bracelets” to get girls interested in coding. According to press releases, customers can program the bracelets with their iPhones to make them light up when friends are near. Read More +

Bacon-flavored Pop Tarts? Has Kellogg’s jumped the shark on these breakfast marvels?

People are spending less time eating breakfast and looking for more ways to get something in their stomachs on the go. Even kids. This trend is nothing new, but the way to win the war for “backpack ready breakfasts” always breaks new ground. Pillsbury tried to dignify the pastry with its Toaster Strudel. Pop Tarts answered with neon stripes and rainbow sprinkles. Three guesses which ones the kids preferred … and the first two don’t count. Read More +