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  • Making the Case for Technology Investments

    Making the Case for Technology Investments

    Short-term calculations often imperil long-term growth. Jess Szmajda | Optoro Retail executives are no strangers to the annual “technology freeze,” a temporary hold placed on new investments,...

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  • Reimagining Business: How to Cater to the Customer of the Future

    Reimagining Business: How to Cater to the Customer of the Future

    Customers want to be empowered. To do that, companies must move from producers to enablers. John Marshall | Lippincott Dan Clay | Lippincott Meet Dawn. She’s never been to the doctor’s office, but...

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  • Productivity Tips For People Who Hate Productivity Tips

    Productivity Tips For People Who Hate Productivity Tips

    After all, who really couldn't use more time? Monique Valcour | Harvard Business Review Despite their efforts to stay informed on the best productivity methods, many people find staying focused to...

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  • Expand Free Trade by Enhancing Digital Trust

    Expand Free Trade by Enhancing Digital Trust

    Blockchain and artificial intelligence can lead us to a new era of more equitable trade. Arvind Krishna | IBM Free trade has been an enduring goal of the international community for more than a...

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  • Leaders: Do You Fear the Future?

    Leaders: Do You Fear the Future?

    Seizing the day is not a recipe for business success. Leaders must confront their fears of the future and turn them into something positive. Bob Johansen | Institute For The Future If you don’t...

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  • Opportunity in the New Economy

    Opportunity in the New Economy

    Now is not the time for incremental improvements to an old playbook. We need a transformational social contract. Jason A. Tyszko | U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation The world is changing in...

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  • Digital Tech Can Deliver Better Healthcare to Sub-Saharan Africa

    Digital Tech Can Deliver Better Healthcare to Sub-Saharan Africa

    Geography should not limit access to healthcare. Here's a digital step in the right direction. Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais | Quantum Global Group Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 13 percent of the...

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  • The Future of Transportation Is Here

    The Future of Transportation Is Here

    Let’s reimagine how we’ll move around our cities. Alex Moura | TED Humanity has come a long way from traveling by horse, but when we consider the future of transportation in cities, too many of us...

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  • These 4 Easy Steps Can Make You a Math Whiz

    These 4 Easy Steps Can Make You a Math Whiz

    It’s not always so simple to solve problems. But that’s the glory of it – the messy, wonderful, powerful adventure. Jennifer Ruef | University of Oregon Many people find mathematics daunting. If...

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  • 4 Factors Driving the ‘Age of the Consumer’

    4 Factors Driving the ‘Age of the Consumer’

    The origins of e-commerce lie in the distant past. Its future, however, is ripe for disruption. Derek Banta | UPS Malcom McLean, a trucker from North Carolina, isn’t a household name – but you...

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  • CEOs Should Think Like Founders, Not Just Managers

    CEOs Should Think Like Founders, Not Just Managers

    Here are five actions leaders can take to move from a manager to re-founder mindset. John Geraci | Harvard Business Review David Kidder | Harvard Business Review Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft and...

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  • Solving the Soft Skills Gap in Supply Chain Management

    Solving the Soft Skills Gap in Supply Chain Management

    A focus on technology has left workers and key companies short of abilities critical to organizational success. Yossi Sheffi | MIT Managing supply chains more than ever is about managing...

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  • Retail Revival: Can Stores Make a Comeback?

    Retail Revival: Can Stores Make a Comeback?

    Physical retailers have distinct advantages that can spur business growth – as long as they evolve with their customers. Steve Laughlin | IBM Though several major retailers have filed for...

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  • The Vital Role of Business in Global Development

    The Vital Role of Business in Global Development

    Removing all barriers to mutually beneficial partnerships is smart business and good for our communities. David Weiss | Global Communities The challenges for businesses looking to invest in...

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  • Life in 2030: 4 Things Experts Can’t Predict

    Life in 2030: 4 Things Experts Can’t Predict

    There is ample opportunity to make the uncertain more certain. Lee Rainie | Pew Research Center Alvin Toffler predicted a future in his 1970 bestseller Future Shock that looks much like today’s...

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  • A Peek Into the Brave New World of Programmable Materials

    A Peek Into the Brave New World of Programmable Materials

    A computational architect is shaking up the material world. Karen Eng | TED Ever tried to assemble an Ikea table? Turning a two-dimensional pile of wood and plastic into a useful 3D object can be...

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  • The Business of Belonging

    The Business of Belonging

    Belonging is a universal human need – it’s also a largely untapped business opportunity. Kelly Mooney | IBM Belonging has always been an essential ingredient in the business of brand building....

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  • Strategy Is a Hypothesis You Constantly Adjust

    Strategy Is a Hypothesis You Constantly Adjust

    With today's best strategies, calling an audible is part of the design. Amy C. Edmondson | Harvard Business Review Paul J. Verdin | Harvard Business Review The widely accepted view that strategy...

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  • Working While Learning: Does the Past Signal the Future?

    Working While Learning: Does the Past Signal the Future?

    Gathering knowledge isn’t as important as how well you use that knowledge to drive performance. Parminder K. Jassal | IFTF There seems to be general consensus among most education and economic...

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  • 4 Ways to Future-Proof Your Supply Chain

    4 Ways to Future-Proof Your Supply Chain

    How can digitization improve the resiliency and sustainability of our supply chains? Cliff Henson | HPE Supply chains are facing the perfect storm of disruption – from radical transformations of...

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