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  • Uniting Entrepreneurs

    Uniting Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurship is a contact sport. But this expert has some tips for aspiring business owners. Victoria Lennox | Startup Canada Victoria Lennox is the co-founder of Startup Canada, an...

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  • IoT in Manufacturing: Voices From the Field

    IoT in Manufacturing: Voices From the Field

    How the Internet of Things is changing the way manufacturers work. Daniel Teachey | SAS The Internet of Things (IoT) is a transformative movement in technology, particularly in manufacturing. IoT...

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  • Globalization Is Alive and Kicking

    Globalization Is Alive and Kicking

    We are still moving toward – and not away from – a truly global economy. Peter Holmes | University of Sussex Michael Gasiorek | University of Sussex It’s commonplace to emphasize that we are now...

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  • Making Work More Human

    Making Work More Human

    Can an automated world help us rediscover what it means to be human? David Lee | UPS It’s near certain that some, if not all, of your work will be done by a robot or software in the next few...

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  • Building Up Your Cyber Defenses

    Building Up Your Cyber Defenses

    Are you equipped to handle unprecedented cyberattacks? Here’s how to assess your readiness. Dave Zamsky | UPS Cybersecurity breaches and cybercrime create some of the most pervasive problems in...

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  • 4 Innovations to Build Thriving Cities

    4 Innovations to Build Thriving Cities

    We can create a core framework for innovative solutions to complex urban problems. Alice Charles | World Economic Forum Economic, social and creative opportunities draw people to cities in this...

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  • Healing Art

    Healing Art

    A life without art is a life without awe, which is no life at all. Jennifer Allison | UPS To Jennifer Allison, art isn’t just a hobby or career. It really isn’t even a choice. To her, art is like...

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  • For Better Brainstorming, Tell an Embarrassing Story

    For Better Brainstorming, Tell an Embarrassing Story

    Candor leads to greater creativity. Take a stab at self-deprecation. Leigh Thompson | Northwestern University It was Alex Osborn, a 1960s advertising executive, who coined the term brainstorming....

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  • Shining a Light on Human Trafficking

    Shining a Light on Human Trafficking

    How a truck driver learned to see and save people on America's highways. John McKown | UPS As a small-town police officer, John McKown dealt with his share of prostitution cases. But after he left...

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  • Eyes in the Sky for Disaster Assessment

    Eyes in the Sky for Disaster Assessment

    Drones and other visual intelligence can dramatically bolster recovery efforts following natural disasters. Bev Adams | Guy Carpenter Duncan Ellis | Marsh In the wake of flood, surge and wind...

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  • How Collectivism Can Benefit Capitalism

    How Collectivism Can Benefit Capitalism

    Refugees can teach us all something about the power of community. Christine Thach | UPS Christine Thach grew up in a refugee community after her mother resettled from Cambodia to the United...

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  • What’s Your Rocket Fuel?

    What’s Your Rocket Fuel?

    Motivation and purpose come in many different forms. Here are some ways to identify your calling. Amy Bunszel | Autodesk What propels you from your bed each morning and into the office? What...

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  • Rural Is the New Urban

    Rural Is the New Urban

    Do you really need to live in the city? Julio Gil | UPS Centuries ago, the Industrial Revolution sent people flocking to the world’s cities in search of jobs, culture and connectivity – and the...

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  • The Industrial IoT Must Transform

    The Industrial IoT Must Transform

    Here's how companies can better take advantage of the IIoT. Nigel Upton | HPE The Industrial IoT (IIoT) can be seen as a way to optimize existing processes and business models, for instance by...

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  • The Next Energy Revolution Is Already Here

    The Next Energy Revolution Is Already Here

    We will soon be both energy consumers and energy producers. Gao Jifan | China Photovoltaic Industry Association Looking back at the history of human civilization, for a long time, firewood was the...

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  • Leaders: Are You Future-Proof?

    Leaders: Are You Future-Proof?

    Here are five leadership literacies for current and future leaders to take their own leap into the future. Bob Johansen | IFTF We think we are connected today, but the next 10 years will be a...

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  • The Hidden Message in Multiplication

    The Hidden Message in Multiplication

    As kids, we're asked to solve math problems. But can basic math solve our grown-up problems? Uma Adwani | UPS Uma Adwani grew up in a small town in India that discouraged girls from pursuing...

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  • This Is What an AI-Powered Future Looks Like

    This Is What an AI-Powered Future Looks Like

    A society reliant on artificial intelligence will have a dramatic impact on the design of cars, houses, products and services. Grayson Brulte | Brulte & Company Today we are just beginning to...

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  • Colombia’s Cinderella Story

    Colombia’s Cinderella Story

    How the Andean nation turned around its economy to become a regional leader. Francisco Ricaurte | UPS During the past decade, Colombia has experienced an economic and cultural renaissance...

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  • We All Need to Forget, Even Robots

    We All Need to Forget, Even Robots

    How do we decide what a robot should remember? Christopher Stanton | Western Sydney University We all know what it’s like to forget something. A loved one’s birthday. A childhood memory. Even...

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