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  • We’ve Moved!

    We’ve Moved!

    New look, same great content. Longitudes | UPS   We started Longitudes in 2014 with one goal: to share UPS’s best and brightest ideas with the world. We’ve grown tremendously during the past five...

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  • 4 Ways Companies Can Build a Culture of Learning

    4 Ways Companies Can Build a Culture of Learning

    LinkedIn vice president Tanya Staples outlines easy strategies that can foster growth and skills in the workforce. Tanya Staples | Fast Company   Company culture, workplace flexibility and...

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  • Fill in the Blanks

    Fill in the Blanks

    Train your brain to see more clearly what isn’t there (yet). Jane McGonigal | Institute for the Future   When was the last time you traveled to the future? If you’re like most people, the answer...

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  • The Humanity in Artificial Intelligence

    The Humanity in Artificial Intelligence

    What happens when AI and humans work together to solve global problems? Mary Beth Moore | SAS   Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood shared that his mother would say, in times of crisis,...

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  • Merging the Digital Experience With Elder Care

    Merging the Digital Experience With Elder Care

    With personalized digital experiences, we can turn the long-term healthcare challenge into a major business opportunity. David Kwon | IBM   Medical advances have lengthened the average American...

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  • How Sierra Leone Is Using 3D Printing to Become a Model State

    How Sierra Leone Is Using 3D Printing to Become a Model State

    By combining 3D printing and complex data analytics, we can improve decision making in boardrooms and state houses around the world. David Moinina Sengeh | Government of Sierra Leone Venkataraman...

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  • How Corporations Can Better Work With Startups

    How Corporations Can Better Work With Startups

    Corporate venturing allows established companies to access forms of innovation that are difficult to produce internally. Julia Prats | Harvard Business Review Josemaria Siota | Harvard Business...

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  • Want to Help Veterans? Don’t Go It Alone

    Want to Help Veterans? Don’t Go It Alone

    Why the most meaningful change, especially for veterans, is achieved as a team. Lloyd Knight | UPS This Fourth of July, as Americans commemorate freedom and celebrate the people who help maintain...

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  • The Green Power of Circular Cities of the World

    The Green Power of Circular Cities of the World

    It's clear that cities investing in green infrastructure become more circular and tackle several issues at once. Daniel Johnson | ESCP Europe More than half of all people now live in cities, and...

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  • Rising to the Challenge of Entrepreneurship

    Rising to the Challenge of Entrepreneurship

    If we close gaps for women business leaders, we will unlock untapped innovation and advance economic growth for all.  Deborah Agustoni | Aurore Everyday women are building and running unicorn...

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  • The New Logistics Economy

    The New Logistics Economy

    The “new” logistics economy sometimes overshadows methods that are more traditional. There’s room for both. Rich Weissman | Rich Weissman & Associates It was four decades ago but I remember it...

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  • How Global Tech Can Drive Local Healthcare Innovation in China

    How Global Tech Can Drive Local Healthcare Innovation in China

    Technological innovation paired with local business models can improve care for all. Andy Ho | Philips Greater China With an aging population rapidly increasing the rate of disease, China’s...

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  • How to Keep Employees Connected to Customers

    How to Keep Employees Connected to Customers

    Alessandro Di Fiore | Harvard Business Review Developing an understanding of your customer to build a successful product or business model is not just a data crunching game. Quantitative market...

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  • Building a Modest Empire in the Middle East

    Building a Modest Empire in the Middle East

    A self-taught designer made swimwear for women to keep cool and covered in the sun. Now her business is taking off. Maureen Hall | Small Business Owner When Maureen Hall moved from Ottawa, Canada,...

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  • Risk Management for Changing Times

    Risk Management for Changing Times

    Why you need to address risk like a farmer. Marie E. Witty Edwards | UPS When I was a little girl, I spent several summers farming with my grandparents. They were often worried about the weather...

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  • The Not-So-Distant Future of Fuels

    The Not-So-Distant Future of Fuels

    After years of investment and research, for UPS, now is the time for alternative energy sources. Mike Casteel | UPS Mike Casteel, director of fleet procurement for UPS, recently gave a keynote...

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  • What Rowing Across the Atlantic Can Teach You About the Working World

    What Rowing Across the Atlantic Can Teach You About the Working World

    How can this extreme example of teamwork translate to the business world? Caroline Rook | University of Reading Toby Gould was both excited and petrified on the morning of Dec. 12, 2018. He and...

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  • Medicine and the Message

    Medicine and the Message

    Consumer engagement and the power of nontraditional data. Keith Hopkins | IBM The journal Health Affairs estimates that the U.S. spends nearly $500 billion annually on pharmaceutical treatments....

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  • Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide

    Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide

    New technology, infrastructure and route-to-market investments could be the panacea for our largest cities and most remote communities. David Abney | UPS At first glance, the rural Mississippi...

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  • From the Inside Out

    From the Inside Out

    I was in the closet. Here’s why I came out at UPS. Joe Rayburn | UPS Who you are doesn’t fit with our company and our morals. Those words washed over me while being fired early in my professional...

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