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Before winner-take-all became the name of the game, a bookseller called Ingram showed a better way


A new kind of agent could help creators navigate and negotiate a rapidly evolving landscape

‘Diogenes With Lantern at Market Square’ by Jan Victors (1619–1676)


No Mercy No Malice

The notorious co-working giant is the beneficiary of the ongoing remote work revolution


Republicans are attacking big companies for pushing a progressive social agenda. Is this anything more than political game-playing?

Photo by visuals for Unsplash


After Covid-19, big retailers now own 90% of the online pet food market. Can a new organization help small pet shops hang on?

An illustration of a pack of dogs surrounding and growling at two dogs. One dog is a doberman wearing a collar with the Chewy logo, the other dog is a bulldog wearing a collar with the Amazon logo. The two dogs are sitting on top of a mountain of dog treats.
An illustration of a pack of dogs surrounding and growling at two dogs. One dog is a doberman wearing a collar with the Chewy logo, the other dog is a bulldog wearing a collar with the Amazon logo. The two dogs are sitting on top of a mountain of dog treats.
Illustration: AJ Dungo for Marker


Metropolis

With the rise of remote work, cities like Tulsa and Tucson are offering big bucks to lure talent untethered by an office

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Gastro-nomics

With a Super Bowl ad, a massive Starbucks deal, and a public offering on the way, Oatly is suddenly everywhere. Just don’t call it milk.

Two cartons of Oatly milk and a cup of cappuccino floating above a pedestal with the letter “G” engraved.
Two cartons of Oatly milk and a cup of cappuccino floating above a pedestal with the letter “G” engraved.
Photo Illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Getty Images, Oatly


As remote workers return to their buildings, iconic elevator maker Otis grapples with a product everyone’s suddenly terrified of

Raphaelle Macaron for Marker


Everyday Design Icons

Why the symbol of corporate creativity will survive the remote-work era

Photo illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Getty Images


A live music venue with shuttered doors. Old concert posters are taped up and a health mask is fluttering in the wind. There are graffiti markings over the closed pull down garage doors.
A live music venue with shuttered doors. Old concert posters are taped up and a health mask is fluttering in the wind. There are graffiti markings over the closed pull down garage doors.
Jimmy Simpson for Marker

And it’s going to be total chaos

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