The Last Days of Target
Why did Target fail so disastrously in Canada? Hint: it may not be what you think. This is “…a story of a company trapped by an overly ambitious launch schedule, an inexperienced leadership team expected to deal with the biggest crisis in the firm’s history, and a sophisticated retail giant felled by the most mundane, basic and embarrassing of errors.”
Image credit: Johan Hallberg-Campbell for Canadian Business
End of the circumflex? Changes in French spelling cause uproar
Proposed changes to thousands of spellings and partial elimination of the circumflex have some French traditionalists calling for a #ReformeOrthographe and using #JeSuisCirconflexe hashtags last Thursday. No, not the ognon!
KFC’s new chicken bucket is also a Bluetooth photo printer
Yes, this is a thing. In celebration of 60 years in Canada, KFC is offering a limited edition bluetooth-connected printer in its buckets of chicken. Says their Facebook page: “it’s not rocket science…it’s bucket science.”
The best books-and-music pairings
Forget wine and cheese: music while reading is the new hot thing. The Guardian’s picks for their favourite literary-audio pairs include several Canadian mentions, from Atwood to Leonard Cohen.
Groundhog sees Jungian shadow, predicts everlasting winter of the soul
Living in California we worry less about whether we’ll have six weeks more “winter,” but nobody is safe from falling into the depths of Jungian despair. “I mean, there’s no umbrella for that!”
First Tom Mulcair, now T-Mobile.
The Broncos may have another Vince Lombardi trophy, but we all know Drake won the Super Bowl.
After all, nobody can resist a little Hotline Bling.