Fashion Legend Carla Fendi Dies at 79 — TIME

(MILAN) — Carla Fendi, one of the five sisters who transformed the family leather goods business into a global luxury fashion house long known for its furs, has died following a long illness. She was 79. The Rome-based fashion house confirmed Fendi’s death Monday, expressing pain for the loss and gratitude for her continued contributions.… via … More Fashion Legend Carla Fendi Dies at 79 — TIME

Three Leadership Commitments that Cost Little but Payoff Big — Leadership Freak

The unimaginative and uncommitted blame lack of money for lack of action. But you don’t need money, position, or resources to make a positive difference where you work. All you need to bring out the best in others is a simple belief, a deep commitment to three behaviors, and a little time. Simple belief: You […] … More Three Leadership Commitments that Cost Little but Payoff Big — Leadership Freak

HEDGE FUNDS

New York hedge fund managers from Bill Ackman and David Einhorn to Silicon Valley venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya pitched their top investment ideas Monday at the Sohn Investment Conference, the annual gathering of some of Wall Street’s highest-profile stock pickers. Also known as the Ira Sohn conference, the event has been the site some of… via … More HEDGE FUNDS

Increasing Sales Leads by Boosting Twitter User Engagement

Twitter is an effective platform for entrepreneurs that want to reach out and increase their online presence. But, these efforts don’t provide a lot of help if you can’t engage your followers. Twitter user engagement directly impacts your ability to gain sales leads through this social media platform. Engagement refers to the number of followers, … More Increasing Sales Leads by Boosting Twitter User Engagement

The State Department issued a travel alert for all of Europe on Monday, highlighting terror threats during the summer travel season. The advisory states that ISIS and Al-Qaeda have proved their ability to carry out attacks in places such as France, Russia, Sweden, and the U.K. The alert expires Sept. 1, and resembles previous European… via … More

How to Create a Lead Magnet to Grow Your Email List

If you’re resting all your marketing ambitions on the hope that first-time visitors will make a purchase, you’re going to have trouble making any money. Only about 1% of visitors are ready to make a purchase during their first visit. On average, you’ll need about 4 or 5 points of contact before getting a sale. … More How to Create a Lead Magnet to Grow Your Email List

Venus & Serena 2017

Venus and Serena Williams will meet in a Grand Slam final for the ninth time after the American sisters came through their semi-finals in Melbourne. via Venus & Serena Williams to Face Off in Grand Slam Final for the Ninth Time — BCNN1 WP

Simple Steps to Help Increase Your Customer Retention Rates

Customer retention is one of the most important metrics used to calculate the effectiveness of your marketing strategy. The reason is simple. It costs more to acquire a new customer than keep an existing customer. You can’t rely solely on new business. Otherwise, you’ll never grow your business. Use these simple steps to help increase … More Simple Steps to Help Increase Your Customer Retention Rates

Fake News Ban!

Google kicked 200 publishers off one of its ad networks in the fourth quarter, partly in response to the proliferation of fake news sites. via Google Bans 200 Publishers in Crackdown on Fake News — BCNN1 WP