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  • Bringing Home the Gold

    Bringing Home the Gold

    Smart reuse of Olympics infrastructure could launch a sweeping urban revival. Radha Mistry | Autodesk The Olympics have left a mixed legacy when it comes to the impact felt on host cities in the...

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  • Helping Love Bloom

    Helping Love Bloom

    Learn how Cupid is powering the Global Smart Logistics Network. Francisco Ricaurte | UPS We might be in a digital age, but, when it comes to the year’s sweetest holiday, an emoji-filled text just...

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  • Complexity Made Simple

    Complexity Made Simple

    What can we learn from insect coordination? Kathi Vian | Institute for the Future How do termites build towering cathedrals out of mud without referring to a set of blueprints? How do ants,...

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  • How Future Factories Will Change Manufacturing  — and Supply Chains

    How Future Factories Will Change Manufacturing — and Supply Chains

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution provides us a massive opportunity, a chance to redesign supply chains so they never sleep. Scott Price | UPS We’re witnessing a transformation of manufacturing...

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  • There Are Now 5 Generations in the Workforce – Can They Work Together?

    There Are Now 5 Generations in the Workforce – Can They Work Together?

    How to get your boomers and gen-Zers (and everyone in between) on the same page, despite their different styles. Richard Bailey | Fast Company With people living longer and retiring later – just...

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  • How to End Global Complacency About Epidemics

    How to End Global Complacency About Epidemics

    Business as usual is not enough to fight epidemics. We must light a fire under the private sector to do more. Julie Gerberding | Merck Nipah virus, Lassa virus, Chikungunya virus, and MERS-CoV –...

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  • The Customer Experience Accelerator You Can’t Afford to Ignore

    The Customer Experience Accelerator You Can’t Afford to Ignore

    From retail to healthcare and insurance, the Internet of Things is personalizing interactions to a level we are just beginning to imagine. Lisa Loftis | SAS If you’re not considering the Internet...

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  • A Quantum Physics Approach to Successful Technology Leadership

    A Quantum Physics Approach to Successful Technology Leadership

    How “spooky action at a distance” is transforming the business landscape. Robin Hensley | UPS I studied physics while completing my computer engineering degree, but my interest in quantum physics...

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  • E-Tailers: Don’t Make Reverse Logistics an Afterthought

    E-Tailers: Don’t Make Reverse Logistics an Afterthought

    It's black and white. Ace the returns test, or watch customers go elsewhere. Dan Healey | Sealed Air As e-commerce grows, so does the amount of stuff that gets returned. It’s almost become part of...

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  • The 3 Challenges Every New CEO Faces

    The 3 Challenges Every New CEO Faces

    The disconnect between the expectation and reality of being a CEO helps explain why chief executive tenures are getting shorter. Neal Kissel | Harvard Business Review Patrick Foley | Harvard...

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  • How Businesses Can Determine if Design Thinking Is Right for Them

    How Businesses Can Determine if Design Thinking Is Right for Them

    Companies can use design thinking as a vehicle for cultural change, creative collaboration and disruptive innovation. David Dunne | University of Victoria Design thinking has become the recipe du...

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  • 4 Ways Cities Can Build More Climate-Resilient Neighborhoods

    4 Ways Cities Can Build More Climate-Resilient Neighborhoods

    Urban planners too often exclude those must vulnerable to the dangers of climate change. Here's how to make the dialogue more inclusive. Lubaina Rangwala | World Resources Institute Lauretta Burke...

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  • What’s Stopping Us From Combating World Hunger?

    What’s Stopping Us From Combating World Hunger?

    We already have the logistics and technological solutions to get food to the people who need it most. Dan Canale | UPS A staggering 795 million people in the world do not have access to enough...

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  • How Pizza Could Save the World

    How Pizza Could Save the World

    The pizza market, driven by local interests and needs, shows us how everyday citizens can participate in innovation with global impact. Don Norman | Fast Company Eli Spencer | Fast Company On a...

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  • The UPS Approach to Giving After Disasters

    The UPS Approach to Giving After Disasters

    Strategic philanthropy helps a company’s reputation and brand, but if you really want to mobilize an organization, you need to go further. Eduardo Martinez | The UPS Foundation One of the biggest...

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  • Why the Milkman Model Is the Future of Consumption

    Why the Milkman Model Is the Future of Consumption

    Loop™ positions customers as partners in reducing package waste and shows the power of innovation to move us closer to a greener future. Kate Gutmann | UPS A cultural shift is changing how...

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  • 4 Types of Leaders Who Will Thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    4 Types of Leaders Who Will Thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Research shows that high-growth companies successfully find the balance between doing good and making a profit. Punit Renjen | Deloitte A year ago 86 percent of C-level executives in Deloitte’s...

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  • A Call to Action on Changing the AI Narrative

    A Call to Action on Changing the AI Narrative

    Here are three ways to close remaining gaps between the perception of AI and its potential. Tiger Tyagarajan | Genpact With our return to the mountains of Davos for the World Economic Forum Annual...

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  • What It Means to Be a Global CEO

    What It Means to Be a Global CEO

    CEOs must change the way they lead their companies and expand the way they think about their roles. Mark Weinberger | Ernst & Young For the past six years, I’ve been honored to serve as Ernst &...

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  • We Can Make Sure Globalization 4.0 Leaves No One Behind

    We Can Make Sure Globalization 4.0 Leaves No One Behind

    Addressing humanitarian crises and supporting fragile nations is both morally right and pragmatically sound. Børge Brende | World Economic Fourm David Miliband | International Rescue Committee...

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