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  • Start a Product Innovation Revolution in 6 Steps

    Start a Product Innovation Revolution in 6 Steps

    You must develop the resilience to nurture new ideas and drive clarity across your organization. Amy Bunszel | Autodesk In his book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling...

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  • 3 Big Problems to Fix in 2019

    3 Big Problems to Fix in 2019

    How a simple “Re-De-We” test can help frame public debates moving forward. John McArthur | Brookings Institution The year 2018 will go down in the record books as one of seemingly incessant...

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  • When Innovation Goes Splat

    When Innovation Goes Splat

    The winner of the Small Biz Salute Pitch Off contest imagines a new day for STEM learning. Bryanne Leeming | Unruly Studios Entrepreneur Bryanne Leeming dreamed of a digital playground, one that...

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  • How to Collaborate With People You Don’t Like

    How to Collaborate With People You Don’t Like

    Butting heads with the same coworker again and again? These six tips will help you work with that person you just don't like. Mark Nevins | Harvard Business Review A few months ago, a former...

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  • 5 Ways to Think More Creatively

    5 Ways to Think More Creatively

    Whether in a startup or a multinational corporation, these tips can help you discover new innovations. Julio Gil | UPS When your work centers around innovation, a big part of your job is searching...

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  • Employers, You Need to Get Rid of These Misconceptions About Diversity

    Employers, You Need to Get Rid of These Misconceptions About Diversity

    Trying to build a diverse and inclusive workforce? These three beliefs might be limiting your progress. Stacey Gordon | Fast Company We’ve all heard the support (and statistics) for why diversity...

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  • Building the Business Case for Fleet Electrification

    Building the Business Case for Fleet Electrification

    All of us, working together, can create a more sustainable, livable future. Scott Phillippi | UPS The business case for commercial fleets to go electric is getting stronger as technology advances...

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  • Kicking our Logistics Network into Overdrive

    Kicking our Logistics Network into Overdrive

    If technology is the engine that powers our transformation, then data and analytics are the fuel. Jack Levis | UPS The package delivery and logistics business has always been where the rubber...

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  • How UPS Uses AI to Deliver Holiday Gifts in the Worst Storms

    How UPS Uses AI to Deliver Holiday Gifts in the Worst Storms

    The delivery giant’s new machine-learning app aims to reroute packages away from snow and other trouble spots in its global network. Elizabeth Woyke | MIT Technology Review If a snowstorm hits...

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  • Committing Head and Heart to Healthcare

    Committing Head and Heart to Healthcare

    UPS President of Global Healthcare Logistics Strategy Chris Cassidy breaks down the latest innovations in managing healthcare supply chains. Merrill Douglas | Inbound Logistics Chris Cassidy was 8...

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  • Closing the Delivery Divide

    Closing the Delivery Divide

    Global consumers are tapping into the power of choice, control and convenience. David Carder | UPS Ever heard of the digital divide? It’s the developing gap between people with and without access...

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  • Can Retailers Use this Season’s Returns to Increase Customer Loyalty?

    Can Retailers Use this Season’s Returns to Increase Customer Loyalty?

    By doing these three things, retailers can get ahead of the influx of unwanted items – and turn returns into a competitive advantage. Jim Kelly | Optoro The season of holiday shopping is here, and...

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  • Logistics and Fashion: An Unlikely Marriage?

    Logistics and Fashion: An Unlikely Marriage?

    An editor from the "Fashion Bible" talks about the growing role of the supply chain in retail success. Arthur Zaczkiewicz | WWD Fashion and logistics don’t seem like they have much in common. But...

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  • Play the ‘What If’ Game for the Holidays

    Play the ‘What If’ Game for the Holidays

    It’s important to look at your business from every angle and identify potential problems before they wreak havoc on your bottom line. Brian Moran | Small Business Expert The holiday season can be...

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  • 5 Retail Trends to Look for in 2019

    5 Retail Trends to Look for in 2019

    We're on the verge of a seminal moment in how we shop – one we'll view as the real beginning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Andrew Busby | Retail Reflections Editor’s Note: With another...

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  • A Better Way to Make Returns

    A Better Way to Make Returns

    What if we streamlined returns to reduce costs and our carbon footprint? Aparna Mehta | UPS Retailers have made it easier and cheaper than ever before to purchase and return products online. While...

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  • An Anthropologist Explains Why We Love Holidays

    An Anthropologist Explains Why We Love Holidays

    The most important function of holiday rituals is their role in maintaining and strengthening family ties. Dimitris Xygalatas | University of Connecticut The mere thought of holiday traditions...

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  • Think Generative Design Is Overhyped? This Could Change Your Mind

    Think Generative Design Is Overhyped? This Could Change Your Mind

    Just imagine the problems the world’s designers and engineers could solve with the computer as an actual partner, not just a tool. Scott Reese | Autodesk It is my view that generative design is...

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  • The On Ramp to Fleet Electrification

    The On Ramp to Fleet Electrification

    At UPS, we’ve learned many lessons on our journey to building the fleet of tomorrow. Here’s what stands out. Peter Harris | UPS Fleet electrification is an exciting component in UPS’s use of...

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  • Motivating Your Most Creative Employees

    Motivating Your Most Creative Employees

    While stories of revolutionary breakthroughs take on mythical origins, turning creative ideas into actual reality requires great leadership. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic | Harvard Business Review Reece...

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