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Where are We Going? Nowhere, Fast, According to Travel and Tourism Stats

Whether domestic or international, business or pleasure, travel is an integral part of modern life — no longer just a luxury for the wealthy. The rise of the affluent middle class, and increased access to global networks, have caused a

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All the World is But a Console, and Gaming Sector is Thriving

The at-home entertainment industry has thrived as enforced isolation and diminished human contact have drawn more people into gaming. Steam, the most popular online PC game store, has an unprecedented number of concurrent users — 20 million of them —

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La Maison Guerlain: Its Sweet History Sure Smells of Success

The House of Guerlain story begins in 1828, when Pierre-François Guerlain opens his first boutique on Rue de Rivoli, Paris, selling vinegar, scented soap… and cosmetic gorgeousness. Parisian high society loved the beautifully packaged products; 12 years later, Guerlain had

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How the Super-rich Will Be Spending Their Money as Wealth Trends Fluctuate

As part of its upcoming 2020 Global Wealth Migration Review, New World Wealth examines the potential impact of coronavirus on the spending habits of millionaires.  According to New World Wealth, there are some 13 million high-net-worth individuals in the world

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The Roca Brothers: Community-Based Solutions for Food Security

To become the best is not necessary to go global. Spain’s three Roca brothers, celebrated as royalty in foodie circles, believe that food security begins at home. The brothers have repeatedly questioned the viability of current agribusiness models which see

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Book Review by Kenneth Rogoff: Crash Time

Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World by Adam Tooze Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Crashed, by the noted Columbia University historian Adam Tooze, offers a sweeping history of the global financial crisis up

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Maserati on Value Creation: Trident Badge and a Heady Rumble Mean Business, On the Road and In the Showroom

How many syllables would you like with your supercar? One? Porsche will do nicely. Two? Bentley, please. Three? Ferrari, of course. Four? Listen for the growl… When a 560 bhp 4.7-litre V8 engine coughs and rumbles to life, forget about

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Marc Langenbrinck, Mercedes-Benz Schweiz CEO: Finding and Keeping the Exact Right Competitive Angle

Mercedes-Benz is enjoying a great run. Its cars have set new sales records in Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, and Poland – and elsewhere. In fact, the iconic German carmaker just reported its 60th consecutive month of record sales. Last year,

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Preference Pass: Sunny Travel Savings Franchise

Avid world travelers may have experienced the hopelessness of arriving in a foreign land with little information and knowledge. At best the wary traveler ends up paying a premium for sub-par goods and services. By the time the ins and

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Zaha Hadid (1950-2016): “I Don’t Design Nice Buildings”

Zaha Hadid orphaned this world on March 31 and left it waiting for great works that now will never be. Architects bloom late in life and, while a prodigy, Ms Hadid was widely expected to pique in the years ahead.

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