Welcome to the latest Financial Friday Round-Up, our weekly column filled with the best things for you to read, watch or listen to regarding finance around the web. Below you will find articles on the lessons CEOs learned this year, how to build creativity, how the right product can meet demand, and more.
Westcott, an Ohio-based lighting company tapped by The Tonight Show to light their pandemic shows, reported that ring lights and green screens made up less than 2.5% of sales prior to the pandemic. Now, demand for the products has risen to 15%. Check out this profile of the company from Forbes for a reminder that demand for a product can come when we least expect it.
Worth argues that the most desired trait in business today is creativity, especially after a year of seeing just what it takes to adapt to new circumstances. How do we foster this attribute? Check out this article for tips on how to help creativity flourish.
Some of the biggest names in business sat down with The Wall Street Journal this week for a profile on all the things CEOs learned from a pandemic year. See what leaders from Indeed, Metlife, and even vaccine manufacturer Moderna have to say about adaptability in this informative read.
Contrary to what economists have assumed in the past, a new working paper from Professor Arindrajit Dube of the University of Massachusetts concludes that higher unemployment benefits do nothing to discourage workers from acquiring new work. Check out this newsletter from Planet Money for more on this enlightening new research