Do you have any sense of what kind of comeback he might be plotting? That is impossible to say. People close to him say that his absolute plan right now is to lay low. He plans to take part in live strong. Like a teenager after a growth spurt, Nike is a multibillion dollar monster finding its size awkward. Knight’s challenge is to re create the essence of the outfit he first operated out of the trunk of his car with his college track coach and a bunch of running geeks who would do anything to avoid a real job. But this won’t be a jog in the park.

Amazon has made enough inroads into a customer set that Nike needs that Nike has little choice. It needs its products in the Amazon world or it risks irrelevance.Like a lot of brands in the newer retail channels, Nike helps up lift the Amazon image. For a time.

Carline Watson is the executive producer. She is responsible for the day to day running of the show. Previously, she served as executive producer of NPR’s Identity and Culture Unit and before that she was executive producer of NPR’s Tell Me More. Research I did with Shlomo Benartzi of UCLA showed that even if people think they can save only a little right now, they willing to accept future increases in contributions, such as when they get raises. A state of the art 401(k) should start out with auto enrollment at 6% and escalate to at least 10% or higher. The evidence shows raising the default to 6% won lead to a high opt out rate..

Nike’s Indonesian workers need to tell Nike, “We want a raise. Period.” They also need to tell Nike how much of a raise they want. The current basic wage for Nike’s Indonesian workers is Rp1.100.000 (US$122) per month. Most woman appreciate the necessity of little black dresses. They are versatile and safe. Done well, they can be chic.

I have mixed thoughts about that. On one hand, the kids in Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Venezuela aren playing with expensive youth leagues and they produce talent amazingly because that what their top athletes produce. America African American athletes are generally lower economically than white middle class kids, but they have no problem participating in basketball and football which also have costs.

YouthDayWorld Humanitarian Day (19 August)This World Humanitarian Day we continue to bring attention to the millions of civilians affected by armed conflict every day. People in cities and towns struggle to find food, water, and safe shelter, while fighting drives millions from their homes. Children are recruited and used to fight, and their schools are destroyed.