November 15, 2017      2 min read

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy!

Will RFID rejuvenate brick and mortar stores?

Shoppers seem to prefer shopping from the comfort of their couch so brick and mortar stores have to up their game to retail ever-demanding shoppers. RFID technology can leverage retail operations, not just for the holiday seasons but also in the long run.

The richest 10% of households own 88% of the world’s assets

According to Business Insider, a new report from Credit Suisse suggests that the world’s richest 1% of families and individuals control over half of the world’s wealth. Coupled with the release of the Paradise Papers, this concerning report further highlights the worsening wealth inequality.

Boost productivity with these 5 tasks

With the holidays fast approaching, your mind might wander to Thanksgiving preparation, the growing list of Christmas gifts to get, and travel arrangements. Whether you’re struggling to be productive or trying to master productivity, here are 5 simple tasks that anyone can do to get in the zone and stay productive.

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Singles Day bonanza

$25.3 billion. That’s the amount that shoppers in China spent in 24 hours for the Singles Day. What is Singles Day? Singles Day started out as an informal holiday in China celebrating single people on a day that epitomises not being paired off: 11/11. Alibaba turned it into a festival of discount deals in 2009. Singles Day rings in more sales than America’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales combined! More than another astounding statistic, it represents how consumers and merchants have embraced the integration of both online and offline retail.

How do politicians shake hands

The internet has no shortage of weird and awkward handshakes between politicians. This week, the Philippines hosted the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits and it gave rise to possibly the most awkward presidential handshake ever. Read Chris Cillizza’s cheeky analysis on this awkward encounter.

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