Posts Tagged ‘Finland’

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    One Reason To Drink Coffee in China

    Dec 12, 13 • 1211 Views • No Comments

    How can you show your friends (in China) that you have ascended to your country’s middle class? Starbucks. First, some background… A 2010 BusinessWeek article on the world’s most caffeinated countries cited a connection between an...  [read more]

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    Oligopoly: Selling Ice Cream in Finland

    Aug 30, 13 • 571 Views • No Comments

    The first Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Store was in a renovated garage near the University of Vermont. According to Ben and Jerry, ice cream and Vermont winters complement each other because you feel warmer when the inside of your body and the outside...  [read more]

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    Homework? It’s About the Economy…

    Dec 11, 12 • 258 Views • No Comments

    Why would France want to ban homework? President Hollande has said that less homework means more equality. At home, income makes a difference. Higher income families have children with higher test scores and more help with homework. They have their own...  [read more]

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    Caffeine Highs and Lows

    Nov 18, 12 • 692 Views • No Comments

    Among the biggest coffee drinkers in the world, euro-zone consumers are cutting back. As one Milan café owner explained, “Since the beginning of the year most of our regulars cut their coffees from around four to two a day. Sometimes, instead of...  [read more]

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    Exit Plans

    May 24, 12 • 272 Views • No Comments

    A British charitable trust has offered a hefty reward for the best eurozone break-up plan. Their goal? Improve and influence policy though a 250,000 pound ($393,430) incentive prize. As I read through the finalists’ plans, the unfathomable complexity of...  [read more]