5 articles I shared with friends this week

Habits are statements about the past, and the past is gone
Are there things you regularly tell yourself you can’t do or don’t like? Are they really still true? Or is it time to let them go?

The trend forecast (PODCAST)
For the mass market, for retailers, designers, and marketers working in major clothing chains, there’s a middle path to determine what’s “in.” And often times, it is through a company called WGSN.

101 small ways you can improve your city

An in-depth analysis of how Expedia converts visitors into customers

Danny Meyer just single-handedly made the Apple Watch relevant to the hospitality industry
When Meyer’s 30-year-old Union Square Cafe reopens in Manhattan next month, every floor manager and sommelier will be wearing an Apple Watch. And when a VIP walks through the front door, someone orders a bottle of wine, a new table is seated, a guest waits too long to order her or his drink, or a menu item runs out, every manager will get an alert via the tiny computer attached to their wrist.