1. Retailers are hunkering down in “Amazon war rooms” to fend off the online giant. But that may not be enough to save them, according to CNBC's Courtney Reagan and Howard Anderson of Harvard Business School.
2. Going clubbing? Downtown haunts will soon be located next to a runway. Cities of the future are being built around airports, says John Kasarda, author of “Aerotropolis."
3. People may love peppermint mochas, but they don’t really like opera music in the morning. Historian Nancy Koehn explains how Starbucks changed culture – and why, early on, CEO Howard Schultz had more failures than successes.
And some music to enjoy with your leftovers: