Stories and Strategies from Real Life: 10/30/15

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Some of the best learning happens when you read stories about real people and real companies. Read them for ideas, for lessons, and inspiration. This week’s stories and strategies from real life are about Kite, Lululemon, Yahoo, Jack Link’s, and Roar for Good.

From Stuart Pfeifer: High-flying Kite could score big with new cancer treatment

“Kite Pharma, one of the hottest biotech start-ups on Wall Street, hopes to revolutionize the treatment of a common, deadly lymphatic cancer — with a novel mix of highly trained lab techs and high-speed air travel.”

From Katherine Rosman: Lululemon’s Kumbaya Capitalism

“After social-media outrage over its sheer pants and founder’s comments, and new competitors for the high-end athleisure market, Lululemon tries to stretch its reach.”

From the Economist: A portal to nowhere

“Marissa Mayer has failed to revive the internet sloth.”

From Mike Hughlett: Jack Link’s enjoys ride as industry leader while keeping its family roots

“The Wisconsin-based company has capitalized on the protein and snack trends to become an industry leader while remaining a family operation.”

From Diane Mastrull,: Growing pains before wearable alarm is brought to market

“Yasmine Mustafa thought she’d be protecting women from attack by now. But over the last year, the cofounder and CEO of Roar for Good L.L.C., a Philadelphia self-defense technology company, has learned that personal ambition takes a backseat to the frustrating realities of hardware and software development.”

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