How to reinvent yourself successfully post-pandemic

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Turn to these 5 steps to reboot and reinvent yourself after a hard year. As we turn the corner on the pandemic, some are daring to hope for a significant wave of energy, renewal, and reinvention in society. And admittedly, what better time is there to turns things inside out, and rethink your priorities and concept of the future. For example, when we take a look at the root of “emergency,” it is the word “emerge,” which means to rise up or out of. This is to say that within a moment of crisis, there can be inspiration and improvement. Read Full Story

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The surprising reason why reinventing yourself can make you less happy

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Americans love individualism and freedom, but changing your persona doesn’t always lead to more happiness. Here’s why. You might think twice before you morph into a motorcyclist or entrepreneur or artiste . A new study out of the University of Georgia finds that good ‘ole American reinvention is often a bad idea—because people who reinvent themselves often become less happy. Read Full Story

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JIGGY drives 69% of revenue with marketing automation

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30-second summary: Jiggy Puzzles founder and CEO Kaylin Marcotte started the direct-to-consumer company in November 2019 with the goal of reinventing the classic jigsaw puzzle for a modern audience while supporting creative talent. Kaylin was disillusioned with the same old cheesy jigsaw designs and dull product presentation, so she decided to offer unique, striking examples of modern art by emerging female artists instead. Very quickly, customers responded to her unique and socially conscious business model, helped along by a strong focus on storytelling. COVID-19 caused JIGGY to sell out of product and the one-person show had to engage customers during a pandemic without an inventory. JIGGY utilizes Omnisend’s automated workflows, such as welcome series and cart abandonment workflows, to generate 69% of their total email revenue through automation. “I wanted to spread the joy and relaxation puzzles brought me while reinventing the humble jigsaw puzzle and supporting emerging female artists,” …

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We built an AI-powered search tool for 60,000 COVID-19 research papers

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There’s so much research being published about the coronavirus that scientists can’t keep up. That’s why we created COVIDScholar, which can help researchers find insights about the virus. The scientific community worldwide has mobilized with unprecedented speed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, and the emerging research output is staggering. Every day, hundreds of scientific papers about COVID-19 come out , in both traditional journals and non-peer-reviewed preprints. There’s already far more than any human could possibly keep up with, and more research is constantly emerging. Read Full Story

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Money Mistakes People Regret The Most

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When people everywhere suddenly found themselves unemployed thanks to the pandemic, many of us were taught a lesson about money the hard way. It turns out that not saving enough money for an emergency was a big mistake. Q1 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more The Money Mistakes People Regret Making While it’s usually […]

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The North Face reinvented rain gear with a groundbreaking performance fabric that breathes

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FUTURELIGHT is soft, breathable, and waterproof—and made of 90% recycled materials. One of the North Face’s best innovations was thought up in the Rocky Mountains. Fitting, right? It started when TNF athlete Andres Marin and Global GM of Performance Sports Scott Mellin were out hiking, and consistently taking off and putting back on layers as the weather changed. “You’re forced to adjust all day to stay warm and dry without sweating or overheating when the sun comes out,” Mellin says. “It can be time-consuming—and at times unsafe. At the end of our climb, Andres turned to me and asked ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we didn’t have to take off our shells?'” Read Full Story

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8 critical lessons leaders need to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis (and one that will surprise you)

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We know that empathy and networking, for example, are important, but it’s how you approach these concepts now that will carry you out of crisis mode. In a matter of days, shutdowns and physical social distancing measures due to the coronavirus pandemic led to a dramatic shift in consumer values and behavior. It heavily impacted businesses and interrupted our way of life. Read Full Story

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