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  • How to Achieve Zero Waste

    How to Achieve Zero Waste

    Here are three cities that adhere to today’s demanding environmental policy. Bob Cappadona | Veolia North America Recycling initiatives are nothing new, but companies that depend on efficient...

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  • Turning a Passion for Wine into an Omni-Channel Business

    Turning a Passion for Wine into an Omni-Channel Business

    Studying and tasting Italian wine was once just a hobby for Luigi Cattaneo, an information technology veteran of 25 years. But when Cattaneo realized that he could transform his passion for fine...

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  • Brands Haven’t Kept Up with the Ways Customers Use Products

    Brands Haven’t Kept Up with the Ways Customers Use Products

    There’s a daily tug of war between long-term brand building and short-term sales goals – brands must be relevant, useful and entertaining. Antonis Kocheilas | Harvard Business Review Here’s a...

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  • Want to Move Fast on a Strategic Opportunity?

    Want to Move Fast on a Strategic Opportunity?

    Deploy a focused team, and get out of the way. Amanda Setili | Setili & Associates No doubt about it: We live in a rapidly changing world. Disruptive technologies, shifting customer behaviors and...

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  • Foreign Aid Enters a New Age of Accountability

    Foreign Aid Enters a New Age of Accountability

    Bringing trust and transparency to the world of foreign donations presents a strong case for blockchain technology. Simon Moss | Global Citizen “I don’t know why you’d bother giving money to help...

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  • Local Business Innovation Equips Off-Grid Households with Electricity

    Local Business Innovation Equips Off-Grid Households with Electricity

    Developing nations need solutions that provide a bridge toward tomorrow’s opportunities. Patrick Greene | University of Waterloo If the old adage is true and necessity is the mother of invention,...

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  • Getting in the Family Business

    Getting in the Family Business

    A business owner with entrepreneurship in his blood puts a modern twist on his family’s craft. Mike Smith | Smith & Sons Small business owner Mike Smith is passionate about the power of solar. The...

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  • How The Humble Bicycle Can Save Our Cities

    How The Humble Bicycle Can Save Our Cities

    Here's a blueprint for how cities can welcome the bicycle – and all the positive outcomes that a bike-centric city brings. Eillie Anzilotti | Fast Company Mikael Colville-Andersen rides his bike...

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  • 23 Female TED Speakers Tell Us About the Books that Shaped Them

    23 Female TED Speakers Tell Us About the Books that Shaped Them

    These books can provide wisdom and inspiration for the next generation of women leaders. Rajpreet Heir | TED Here are the books that profoundly influenced women from our speaker community, and...

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  • 3 Trends Shaping Startups in the Middle East

    3 Trends Shaping Startups in the Middle East

    The start-up environment in the Middle East is positioning the region as an economic force for years to come. Kelly Ommundsen | World Economic Forum Khaled Kteily | World Economic Forum The Middle...

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  • Powering the Early-Stage Supply Chain

    Powering the Early-Stage Supply Chain

    Small businesses are often passionate about their products. They need to be just as passionate about their role in the global supply chain. Rich Weissman | Rich Weissman & Associates Warning: The...

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  • Augmented Reality Is Helping Factory Workers Become More Productive

    Augmented Reality Is Helping Factory Workers Become More Productive

    It's time for an augmented reality check. Tomas Kellner | GE Reports Jimmie Beacham is no gamer, but that didn’t stop him from hanging an Xbox console from a ceiling at work. As chief engineer for...

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  • How Humble Leadership Really Works

    How Humble Leadership Really Works

    Certain forms of top-down leadership are outdated and more importantly, counterproductive. Dan Cable | Harvard Business Review When you’re a leader, you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing...

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  • 5 Lessons Other Small Business Owners Have Already Learned

    5 Lessons Other Small Business Owners Have Already Learned

    Go ahead and take some notes – there's no need to repeat these small business mistakes. Allie Johnson | Writer Experience is a very good teacher, and every small business owner learns some lessons...

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  • Relentless Service

    Relentless Service

    Getting ahead in three different industries takes hustle. Just ask Ryan Alovis, founder and CEO of The Stella Group. But that’s okay, Ryan was born to hustle. Check out Ryan’s tips for outhustling...

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  • Running with the Big Dogs of E-Commerce

    Running with the Big Dogs of E-Commerce

    (Even if you're just a pup). Jeremy Melis | UPS In a global digital economy, size doesn’t matter. The world’s electronic commerce system has transformed retailers into e-tailers, attracting and...

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  • Imagine It, Make It

    Imagine It, Make It

    In this Q&A, Joel Johnson, inventor, innovator and co-founder of BoXZY, discusses the power of expanding the maker movement. Joel Johnson | BoXZY Small business owners Joel and Justin Johnson want...

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  • From Time-Based to Task-Based Work

    From Time-Based to Task-Based Work

    How will the evolving nature of work change our conception of time? Marina Gorbis | Institute for the Future Not long ago in parts of Madagascar people measured time in units of rice cooking – how...

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  • Releasing the Full Potential of Global E-Commerce

    Releasing the Full Potential of Global E-Commerce

    Customs modernization will be key to facilitating trade growth. Amgad Shehata | UPS Hosted by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), this year’s E-Commerce Week brought...

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  • Driving Sustainable Logistics in Europe

    Driving Sustainable Logistics in Europe

    Could cluster-based freight corridors bolster economic activity in Europe? Dr. Milos Milenkovic | MIT A hyper-connected network of logistics clusters could play a key role in achieving the...

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