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on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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April 29, 2015

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There are many PD options even if you are light on resources

9 Tips to Take Ownership of Your PD

Create professional-development opportunities that are more meaningful than "sit-and-get."

Workable strategies to switch the way you talk to students

Empower Educators Through Cultural Competence

Help all students feel valued by creating a fair and equitable environment.

Mobile devices bring amazing shows to your students' ears

8 Podcasts for Learning

Share popular podcasts with your students to bring a variety of subjects to life.

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Trend Report + Better & Faster Pattern 5/6: REDUCTION!

on Monday, April 27, 2015

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Greetings !

Today's newsletter features a video that explains the Reduction pattern in my new book, which made it onto the NY Times Best Sellers List again for the month of April. If you haven't picked up your copy, buy it HERE now to get $250 worth of FREE extras from Trend Hunter (each book has a special code that unlocks all a variety of free trend research).

In the video, I share the story of the company I Do Now I Don't, a brand that found opportunity in failed happily-ever-afters by reselling engagement rings. I Do Now I Don't is a key example of the pattern Reduction in my book and the concept of uncovering opportunity in an untapped niche market, such as recent divorcees.

REDUCTION innovation includes: simplifying a business concept or focusing it more on a specific idea. Includes: specialization, removing layers and steps, fractioning, crowd- sourcing, subscriptions, localization, and efficiency.

1. What parts of your business do consumers actually CARE about?
2. How many ways could you imagine a SIMPLER start-up?


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Hybrid Dining
Boutique restaurants offer dual services for experiential entertainment
Implications - No longer content with simple dining experiences, many consumers are searching for hybrid spaces that offer more stimulus. Rather than being a solution for the time-crunched consumer,... [More]
Artisan Meat
Offering carnivores elevated service, meat retailers enhance the buying process
Implications - Moving away from typically rustic deli establishments, meat services are turning to sophisticated aesthetics and customized services to add intrigue. Recognizing the growing desire... [More]
Motion Branding
Consumers are responding to fashion marketing that highlights products in motion
Implications - In an effort to keep from becoming static, many fashion retailers are placing a greater emphasis on movement when it comes to fashion branding. In a day and age where the sedentary... [More]

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45 Keynotes on the Future

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31 Speeches on Motivation

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40 Artisan Food Products

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43 Fun Food Packages

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Pop Culture

45 Subscription Service Gift Ideas

From Gourmet Gift Websites to Sock Subscription Services

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15 Innovative Big Data Startups

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15 Affordable Water Solutions

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60 Novel Cooking Tutorials

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50 Parisian Fashion Editorials

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50 Fashionable Backpack Accessories

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