Each week we feature our “Friday Top Five” stories, which highlight five things we thought were interesting, notable, or culturally significant. This week we are showcasing stories on how leaders should communicate in these COVID times, how Neal Aronson is changing the way we eat one national food franchise at a time, and Zillow is offering contactless home tours, twitter is talking subscription models, Red Antler’s Emily Heyward explains how to get people obsessed with your brand, and of course, our 5+ story comes by way of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant’s trainer Tim Grover.
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Story-1:: Pinterest knows the Trends First
Overview: Turns out, when it comes to making plans on Pinterest, I’m in good company. More than 400 million people use Pinterest to find tomorrow’s ideas. It’s a place to look forwards. That means that we know what’s going to be big in the future, even when it seems really small in the present. In fact, eight out of 10 of Pinterest’s predictions for 2020 came true – despite it being the least predictable year in history.1
“Expect routines to be remixed. Expect regular to be reinvented. 2021 will be a rebirth, not a reset.”
Why It Matters: It is interesting to see what will likely be the trends in 2021. I always like to look at the predictions and then at year end, reflect back.
Story-2: Fashion Teams are Fluid
Overview: Fashion teams are starting to act more like consulting projects. Learn more.
“We’ll come across an incredible material, and we’ll think, ‘Who can we work with to develop this further? How can we scale this? Who can we work with that would be able to showcase this material really well or communicate this in an exciting way?’
Why It Matters: Teams are going to be distributed from here on out, it is just a fact. The idea that we are going to see companies treat their activities more like projects with on-demand labor will be interesting to see how different models evolve.
Link: Article Linked Here
Story-3:: THe Most Beautiful Winter Train Routes in North America
Overview: This article highlights 11 travel-by-train trips in N. America.
Why It Matters: Traveling is fun, traveling by train might be my favorite way to travel and I have always wanted to try one of these train trips that allow you to sleep on the train, have a nice meal, and see the country.
This 46-hour train trip runs daily, all year long.
Link: Article Linked Here
Story-4:: Get FIT IN 2021
Overview: Taking advantage of today’s information-rich environment, they focus on putting personalized, coach- or trainer-built workouts at your fingertips, so you can get better results faster, no matter your preferred fitness modality. Check out our 12 favorites below, and start working toward your best body ever in 2021.
Why It Matters: Who are we kidding, 2020 cause many of us to drink and eat. 2021, is the year that we all get FIT! I am trying to use the Peloton App, but I am curious about people’s impressions of the Apple Fitness+ app. Shoot me a tweet @ReedDailey if you have tried that app and like it or not.
Link: Gear Patrol App
Story-5:: The No-Sugar Diet Plan: Food List & More for Getting Results
Overview: Written by (Sarah Smith @moveolution for Onnit). Most people know they need to decrease their sugar intake, but stumble when they start thinking of the foods they’ll have to give up in the process. This article provides a strong foundation for how to remove sugar from ones diet.
Why It Matters: I have been searching for a good article that talks about different types of sugars and their impacts on your diets as well as which ones are bad and which ones are ok. Sarah does a nice job of explaining that in her article with a mini-playbook on what is best to eat.