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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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  • How AI Could Help Small Businesses

    How AI Could Help Small Businesses

    What if technology had the power to level the playing field for small business owners? Karen Mills | Harvard Business Review On a Thursday morning at 5:30, Alex sipped her latte, her elbows atop...

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  • A Candy Entrepreneur’s Sweetest Marketing Advice

    A Candy Entrepreneur’s Sweetest Marketing Advice

    Marketing in the B2B space presents distinct challenges. But these 4 strategies could take your business to the next level. Torie Burke | Small Business Owner Torie Burke, CEO of Torie & Howard,...

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  • Smart Logistics and Inventory Innovations

    Smart Logistics and Inventory Innovations

    Medical device manufacturers win big when supply chain management and cloud-based technologies synchronize field stock. David O'Leary | UPS Changing demographics, new product innovations, downward...

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  • The New Face of Global Manufacturing

    The New Face of Global Manufacturing

    Local micro-factories democratize innovation, making production more readily available to all entrepreneurs, inventors and makers. Amar Hanspal | Bright Machines The production of goods has...

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  • The Generational Currents Reshaping Industrial Buying

    The Generational Currents Reshaping Industrial Buying

    Millennials are rising fast in the purchasing profession and shaking things up as they assume greater influence inside their companies. Brooke Yamini | UPS The men and women purchasing supplies...

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  • Does Your Company Live Up to Why It Exists?

    Does Your Company Live Up to Why It Exists?

    Talking the talk is not enough. You have to walk the walk. Sebastian Buck | Fast Company Today, “purpose” is discussed ad nauseam by people around the business world. The zeitgeist around...

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  • How to Be Happy at Work

    How to Be Happy at Work

    According to the expert who (literally) wrote the book on it. Annie McKee | University of Pennsylvania If you feel unfulfilled by your work — or worse yet, burnt out, overworked or overly stressed...

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  • Make Empathy Central to Your Company Culture

    Make Empathy Central to Your Company Culture

    Empathy is contagious: People “catch” each other’s care and altruism. Jamil Zaki | Harvard Business Review In Tim Cook’s 2017 MIT commencement address, he warned graduates, “People will try to...

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  • An Innovative Pitch for Diabetes Control

    An Innovative Pitch for Diabetes Control

    Wearables are changing the game in how patients monitor and manage their diabetes. Daniel Gagnon | UPS Retired Major League Baseball pitcher Jason Johnson was the first player allowed to use an...

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  • We’re All Human After All

    We’re All Human After All

    We often buy products not for what they do but for what they mean to us. Retailers must turn the customer journey into an emotional journey. Andrew Busby | Retail Reflections Artificial...

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  • Rise Above the Echo Chamber

    Rise Above the Echo Chamber

    Here are five strategies to shift your focus from immediate results to long-term, sustainable growth. Andrew Cooper | UPS The marketplace can feel like an echo chamber where the only opinions on...

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  • What Is the Plan for Zero-Occupancy Vehicles?

    What Is the Plan for Zero-Occupancy Vehicles?

    In the transportation world, there are numerous opportunities to safeguard and improve the performance of road networks. Emmett Murphy | Fast Company A common techno-utopian vision of the...

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  • Facilitating Complex Clinical Trial Logistics for Rare Diseases

    Facilitating Complex Clinical Trial Logistics for Rare Diseases

    Today’s complex clinical supply chain demands personalized solutions. Ariette van Strien | Marken Developing drugs to treat diseases creates opportunities to simultaneously address the urgent...

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  • The Road to Safety

    The Road to Safety

    As the world’s population grows and cities swell, traffic can become deadly. How can we make the world’s roads safer? Eduardo Martinez | The UPS Foundation Gridlock. Congestion. The cacophony of...

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  • Getting the Institutions in Place to Run Africa’s Cities Efficiently

    Getting the Institutions in Place to Run Africa’s Cities Efficiently

    Urbanization provides an opportunity to unlock economic growth. The challenge for urban leaders is how to govern rapidly growing cities. Astrid Haas | International Growth Centre During the next...

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  • Where Great Leaders Earn Their Stripes

    Where Great Leaders Earn Their Stripes

    Military veterans serve their companies, as well as their countries. Let's ensure they're getting the opportunities they deserve. Adam Grant | Wharton School When we think about where esteemed...

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  • Talent Supply Chains: Stop the Leakage

    Talent Supply Chains: Stop the Leakage

    As we seek to improve talent supply chains, it's critical to communicate the demands to all partners. Jim Smith | Kinetic Potential Scholars Increasingly human resource professionals are applying...

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  • 3 Reasons Why Renewable Natural Gas Is a Game Changer

    3 Reasons Why Renewable Natural Gas Is a Game Changer

    RNG is a low-carbon fuel that’s poised for greater adoption as natural gas vehicles are tested and proven in new applications. Sahar Kamali | Clean Energy Fuels UPS just announced the largest...

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