Today, top executives at Target and Neiman Marcus went in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to talk about their recent data breaches. Short version of what they said: The hackers are better at stealing stuff than we are at protecting it.
If you’re about to graduate from high school and live in Tennessee, you should probably listen up to what your governor’s talking about right now. Hint: Free tuition.
Microsoft has a new CEO, and unlike his predecessor Steve Ballmer, Satya Nadella doesn’t sound completely awful.
Been in a Radio Shack lately? It’s OK; a lot of people haven’t. Anyway, they’re not doing so hot right now.
Curious about what goes into a McNugget? McDonald’s has the video for you.
basicsand said: Chipotle is owned by McDonalds.
» SFB says: From the article we linked to in our post about the McWrap: "Chipotle was owned in part by McDonald’s until 2006, when the burger chain decided to focus on its own brand. These days Chipotle employs the slogan ‘Food with integrity’ and produced a short film critical of industrial farming." So Mickey D’s has no interest in Chipotle these days, and hasn’t for seven years. — Ernie @ SFB
I use a trick with co-workers when we’re trying to decide where to eat for lunch and no one has any ideas. I recommend McDonald’s. An interesting thing happens. Everyone unanimously agrees that we can’t possibly go to McDonald’s, and better lunch suggestions emerge. Magic!Medium writer Jon Bell • Offering a brilliant suggestion on how to get people to make a decision on something. If it’s not obvious yet, the secret here isn’t the McDonald’s part. “There’s no defined process for all creative work, but I’ve come to believe that all creative endeavors share one thing: the second step is easier than the first,” he continues. This man is clearly a genius. (ht @Ricktagious)
We want our markets to be super innovative and disruptive. When you are are not disruptive … you don’t reinvent the game.KFC International’s chief marketing officer, Christophe Poirier • Discussing the company’s success pitching such weird products as the Double Down. While the product was a hit in the U.S. initially, in recent years it’s had much more success in the international market, with online buzz creating a massive success worldwide. The success of the product has given the parent company, Yum Brands, a bit of a free pass for trying out crazy ideas at its international outlets, including Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.