Economist Harvard Biz Review Find Success in Paid Circ By the Numbers

Economist Harvard Biz Review Find Success in Paid Circ By the Numbers

first_img(More here.) (More here.) (More here.) (More here.) A significant portion of our analysis at Folio: tends to skew toward the qualitative—be it of magazine redesigns, leadership strategies, or creative marketing campaigns—but we’ve always considered it a mandate to include the numbers behind the story (or, at the very least, ask for them). And while those numbers don’t always tell the whole story, they often help illuminate a particular trend or directional change in a way that descriptors alone can’t.Below are a handful of the most intriguing (or, in some cases, puzzling) statistics from around the magazine industry, as culled from our last few months of coverage. For further reading, click some of the corresponding links below. (More here.) (More here: The Saturday Evening Post and Cartoon Collections)last_img read more

Behind The Board HitBoy On Working With Beyoncé How He Was Born

Behind The Board HitBoy On Working With Beyoncé How He Was Born

first_imgThe prolific producer is nominated at the 61st GRAMMY Awards for his work on Travis Scott’s ubiquitous 2018 hit, “SICKO MODE”Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Feb 8, 2019 – 8:00 pm Making music is in GRAMMY-winning producer Hit-Boy’s blood. He’s been around music since he can remember; his uncle was a part of the California R&B group Troop. “I saw studio sessions and I saw video shoots, just the whole lifestyle and I was intrigued by it, so I just kinda was born into it in a way,” he says in the studio. News Behind The Board: Hit-Boy On Working With Beyoncé & How He Was Born Into Music Behind The Board: Hit-Boy behind-board-hit-boy-working-beyonce-how-he-was-born-music NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 8, 2019 – 7:59 pm Behind The Board: Hit-Boy  Hit-Boy has worked with heavy hitters like Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, and Jay-Z, whose song “N****s In Paris” won him a GRAMMY at the 55th GRAMMY Awards. He is the latest producer featured in the Recording Academy’s Behind The Board series and shares how he knew music was going to be his line of work. “I knew making music was gonna be a part of my life way before I even started making music,” he says. “I just knew I wanted to be a part of it from [when I was] a super little kid, so when I turned 13 and I started just really getting to the point where I wanted to make it myself and I had the access to do it at that time, I locked in and just never looked back.”In the video, the prolific producer opens up about how unexpected the industry can be and not always knowing when a beat will get picked up by an artist. He also shared a bit of advice for anyone looking to produce: “Don’t give up on your ideas, and just know if it emotionally connects with you, save it.”This year, Hit-Boy, who has also worked with the likes of Ariana Grande and Bebe Rexha, is nominated at the 61st GRAMMY Awards for his work in Travis Scott’s ubiquitous single featuring Drake, “SICKO MODE.”Watch Hit-Boy talk about his road to success, his musical influences, and how he creates beats, and watch the 61st GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10 on CBS.2019 GRAMMYs Viewer’s Guide: Where To Watch Music’s Biggest Night Twitter Email Facebook last_img read more

This 16 wearable worked where a fitness tracker failed me

first_img Share your voice Fitness 0 1:13 High-tech fitness equipment for your home A simple wearable timer can help improve your workouts. Joshua Goldman/CNET So I ditched the watch, locked my phone and looked for better options to help hit my goals. For the most part, my tracking needs could be met with pen and paper and a simple interval timer, which lets you set timed periods for work and for rest and repeat those periods over and over again.Though not a fitness tracker in the Fitbit sense, the timer allows me to easily track my set and rest times without having to look at anything, as it beeps or vibrates when time is up. It can also be used in a number of other ways, like high-intensity interval training (HIIT) or interval running, where you change your pace for different periods.Sure, there are interval timer apps for your phone, Apple Watch and WearOS watch, and Fitbit’s exercise app has an interval timer. But frankly, fitness trackers don’t excel at tracking many activities beyond running and other cardio anyway. Plus trackers work best if you put in the effort to find and maximize their apps and data, so you should commit to that as well.GymbossThe Gymboss’ removable belt clip has all the instructions you need. Joshua Goldman/CNET For me, my watch and phone proved to be more of a distraction than helpful. Again, while it might not be gathering data on me, the interval timer does keep my workout on track, so there’s no question how long I’ve exercised. It also means I don’t have to worry about breaking or losing an expensive device.The Gymboss Classic I use is simple, and at $16 it’s cheap, but there are others out there. You can program one or two intervals and repeat them up to 99 times, and there’s also a built-in stopwatch and clock. If you want more intervals and the option to save programs, there’s a $28 miniMax model. Both run on a single AAA-size battery and have four buttons for changing settings and starting, pausing and stopping the timer. A waistband clip is included, but you can buy a wrist strap (I typically clip it to my watch strap).I still carry my phone with me for music and if I need a refresher on proper form for a particular lift, but I keep it set to “do not disturb” to kill all notifications. Otherwise it’s just me and the timer, helping me push for one last rep before the buzzer. The best Google Home commands for health, nutrition and fitness The best exercise streaming subscriptions Heart-rate tracking is the secret to getting fit. Here’s how to use it See it All the gadgets for getting healthy at CES 2019 See It Samsung Gear Sport Mentioned Above Samsung Gear Sport (black) 21 Photos Post a comment Preview • Samsung slims down new swim-ready Gear Sport smartwatches $174 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The tech to get you fit Dell Now playing: Watch this: Late last year I joined a new gym and got a Samsung Gear Sport to optimize my time doing all the things — running, jumping, picking stuff up, putting stuff down.It was a mistake.Not the gym membership and, generally speaking, not the watch, which is fine. But between using my phone to track things like weight and reps and fiddling with the watch’s timer and other features, the tech was definitely getting in the way.Judging by some of the other gym members’ behavior — from the guy FaceTiming on a weight bench in the middle of the room to another stuck in some sort of infinite notification loop between his watch and phone — I wasn’t alone. $279 Also read: 10 YouTube fitness channels to help you get in shape Tags Fitnesslast_img read more