Having taken an interest a few years back in the cruel labor conditions people have to work in in developing countries just to make the shirt that is on my back, I have periodically researched companies whom have had issues with poor labor conditions. It is quite frightening that companies with as large brand recognition as Nike would continually lie to the public about what was happening in the factories they sourced from, thinking their secrets would never get out. The massively large brand recognition that Nike has on a global level also drew me to this article because there are not many other companies such as Nike who have had as great a success and are as well known.
A historic mistake. The world is moving forward together on climate change. Paris withdrawal leaves American workers families behind. Conventional wisdom says companies should outsource manufacturing and operations to take advantage of lower wages and faster operational scalability. Aside from the question of whether this strategy (particularly when it involves offshoring) always delivers the promised benefits, you may also wonder whether outsourcing makes long term strategic sense. Photography company, suggests organizations need to be wary of outsourcing strategic business activities.
The Winter Olympics get underway next week in Italy and when those skiers, lugers and bobsledders come hurdling down the mountain, some will be wearing company logos. Some top Olympic athletes can make a lot of money but most have to rely on anything they can make from commercial endorsements. NPR’s Chris Arnold reports.
Who ran the Boston Marathon in April, said he’s been struggling emotionally to run again after the bombings. His hotel, which was near the finish line, was locked down, and Troop didn’t sleep at all that night. The voice in the back of his head took over, he said, and he couldn’t stop thinking about his three children.
Had always been an athlete, and I always knew I was fast, but it wasn’t until I put my God given talents up against others that I knew that this was the sport that chose me. Over the years I’ve had my doubts and there have been many times that I’ve wished I could have been gifted at something that did not require so much pain and sacrifice to be great, but we do not choose our blessings and I know my talent is just that. Little did I realize that there were bigger things in store for me.
Hence, it’s new found popularity among the “cool crowd”. It doesn’t hurt that Hyperfuse allows for a lightweight basketball shoe that offers maximum breathability. The mesh that is used as part of the Hyperfuse technology creates airflow and the heat that typically builds up during play is allowed to escape and keep the foot cool.