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  • The Myth of the Intrapreneur

    The Myth of the Intrapreneur

    Innovation is a company-wide endeavor, supported from top to bottom by systems, structures and a culture that nurtures transformative ideas. Andrew Corbett | Harvard Business Review The Post-it...

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  • Why Today’s Leaders Need to Know About the Power of Narratives

    Why Today’s Leaders Need to Know About the Power of Narratives

    Crafting meaningful narratives that reshape the way we think, feel and act is the utmost strategic leadership challenge. Tomas Casas Klett | University of St. Gallen Sebastian Buckup | World...

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  • 7 Customer Service Lessons from the Best Uber Driver Ever

    7 Customer Service Lessons from the Best Uber Driver Ever

    This Toronto Uber driver has maintained a 4.99 rating after driving nearly 5,000 passengers. When I climbed into his car, I found out why. Neil Pasricha | Fast Company I’ve probably taken an Uber...

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  • 4 Ways to Ensure You’re Always Learning

    4 Ways to Ensure You’re Always Learning

    Making sure the learning environment in your business never goes stagnant. Shelley Osborne | Udemy Workplace learning isn’t a one-time event that you can launch and then move on to other things....

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  • Cancer as an Information Science Challenge

    Cancer as an Information Science Challenge

    The first step in making cancer a manageable condition is translating biological information into usable data. Christine Kretz | IBM As a former trauma coordinator for Children’s Hospital of...

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  • A.I. Comes of Age

    A.I. Comes of Age

    How artificial intelligence will revolutionize customer engagement. Andrew Busby | Retail Reflections Siri, what’s the weather like in New York this week? Alexa, play playlist, jazz classics, in...

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  • Real Progress in Real-World Conditions

    Real Progress in Real-World Conditions

    How a culture of collaboration and volunteerism is driving a new – and more effective – approach to sustainability. Jim Barber | UPS For nearly two years, UPS and the drone maker, Zipline, have...

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  • How to Not Run Out of Beer (or Soft Drinks) – by Supply Chain Experts

    How to Not Run Out of Beer (or Soft Drinks) – by Supply Chain Experts

    Jas Kalra | University of Bath Jens Roehrich | University of Bath Soccer tournaments are unpredictable – that’s one of the best things about them. But one thing no one seems to have expected over...

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  • 3D-Printed Parts Put Through Their Paces

    3D-Printed Parts Put Through Their Paces

    This company is finding new, fast ways to spot hidden flaws in 3D-printed parts – with technology seamlessly embedded in assembly lines. Tomas Kellner | GE Reports The land that is now the state...

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  • Common Misconceptions About the Summer Supply Chain

    Common Misconceptions About the Summer Supply Chain

    Today’s supply chains are so complex that even the summer doesn’t offer a break from risk and uncertainty. Kelly Barner | Buyers Meeting Point As we enter the summer months, professionals all over...

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  • Africa Matters: Why the U.S. Should Bolster its Trading Relationships with African Countries

    Africa Matters: Why the U.S. Should Bolster its Trading Relationships with African Countries

    Businesses can help grow African economies, create more job opportunities and export more products to the continent’s markets. Laura Lane | UPS As Vice Chair of the President’s Advisory Council on...

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  • Tips for Manufacturers in Mexico to Boost Industrial Purchases

    Tips for Manufacturers in Mexico to Boost Industrial Purchases

    Here are four ways for Mexican suppliers to keep their current customers while attracting new ones. Michael Cuesta | UPS Mexico might not be the first country that comes to mind when one thinks...

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  • The Future of LGBTQ Inclusion

    The Future of LGBTQ Inclusion

    With our allies, we’ll go far in ensuring equality for all. Beck Bailey | HRC Foundation Looking back over the past two decades, America’s workplaces have become decidedly more inclusive of...

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  • Here Are 6 Big Ideas to Help the Environment

    Here Are 6 Big Ideas to Help the Environment

    From infrastructure investments to transparent supply chains, these innovations on the horizon could benefit us all. Jahda Swanborough | World Economic Forum Sometimes the news about our...

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  • Making the Luxury Experience Sustainable

    Making the Luxury Experience Sustainable

    For Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, high-end products need not come with a high carbon count. Christian Galichon | Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton The issues of urban access, congestion and pollution...

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  • Lessons Learned on the Path to Sustainable Urban Logistics

    Lessons Learned on the Path to Sustainable Urban Logistics

    Major European cities have become a testing ground for the next phase of city delivery. Crystal Lassiter | UPS UPS Chief Information and Engineering Officer Juan Perez talked Monday about the...

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  • The Next-Generation Logistics Network

    The Next-Generation Logistics Network

    Take a closer look at how UPS is bringing the global smart logistics network to life. Juan Perez | UPS In 2017, UPS aligned its technology and engineering functions into one organization and named...

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  • How Marketers Can Connect Profit and Purpose

    How Marketers Can Connect Profit and Purpose

    The journey to purpose is not a tactic. If not authentic, customers will see right through your feel-good message. Mark Bonchek | Harvard Business Review Cara France | Harvard Business Review Six...

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  • Listen, Amplify, Include: Leadership for the Modern Age

    Listen, Amplify, Include: Leadership for the Modern Age

    Leaders in all walks of life would be wise to adopt a philosophy of radical inclusion. Gen. Martin Dempsey | Military Leader Ori Brafman | University of California Berkeley Retired Gen. Martin...

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  • Can We Unlock the Power of the Innovation System for Good?

    Can We Unlock the Power of the Innovation System for Good?

    How innovators, investors, managers and policymakers can come together to make change. Michael Lenox | Fast Company Aaron Chatterji | Fast Company Can business save the Earth? The answer depends...

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