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A Global Workforce Has Far-Reaching Effects

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Global mobility and relocation are game-changers for modern teams. Moving from one job to another -- perhaps thousands of miles away-- entails personal and professional upheavals with the hope for greater opportunity. Steve Black anticipated long-distance...
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Why Japan has Changed its Mind on Responsible Investment

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Selected by the UK’s Department of International Trade to take part in their FinTech Trade Mission to Tokyo, I have just returned from the FinTech Summit (“FinSum”) in Tokyo which took place last week....
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Thought Leadership and Collaborative Technology

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At a time when the potential for artificial intelligence is nearly endless, four communication tools can help keep today’s thought leaders on tomorrow’s cutting edge. We live in exciting technological times. Evidence of a thriving...
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What American Manufacturing Means for Communities

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As of 2016, the United States imports $120 billion worth if textiles and apparel, nearly 40% of which come straight from China. Our exports add up to just $21 billion, as we import almost...
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Is Brand Advocacy Worth the Risk?

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Small businesses that take a stand for their brand roam the high-risk, high-reward world of advocacy. Do brands that advocate for causes risk driving away customers, or are they on to something that contradicts...
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Impact Investment for the Future

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For some, making money is the be-all and end-all of the investment game. Be it securities, commodities, cryptocurrency, or real estate, the goal remains the same – to create the largest return on your...
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Infographics Digest Vol. 9 – Cyber Security: Fighting an Evolving threat

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Corporate Volunteers Seal Personal Connections

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Volunteers are the strongest contacts a company has within its community. By word of mouth or through logos emblazoned on their T-shirts, those donating their time and talents tell the community their business cares. The...
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Infographic: Power to the People

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Globally, more than 8 in ten people believe the world should be powered with green energy, but just 3% of the world’s energy consumption comes from renewables. Today, oil, coal, and natural gas are...
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Engage Profitably on a Nonprofit Basis

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Nonprofit groups have a challenging business model that ebbs and flows. Holiday seasons are more profitable times when their communities are in a giving mood. Organizations that lay the groundwork throughout the year will succeed...
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Smart Dubai – World’s First Blockchain-powered Government initiative

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The transformation of this small fishing village in the middle of the Arabian desert about 30 years ago to a major business hub and go to tourist destination for millions of people has been...
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Infographic: Trade School vs. Community College

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Whether you’re just starting out, our you’ve been freelancing for years, it may be time to stop and think about your education. You may already have a degree, but learning a new set of skills...
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Mass Crypto Adoption – why we’re not there…yet

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A few weeks ago, the Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong predicted that a whopping 1 billion people will be using cryptocurrencies in the next five years. If his prediction materializes, it would mean that we...
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Handle complaints socially … and considerately

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As long as there have been doctors, there have been patients who complain about doctors. Long wait times, no magic cures and bedside manners fuel the grumbling. “Patients have complained about the quality — or...
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Working from Home — When your parents don’t understand that you have a ‘real’ job.

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It’s dismissive to say the least to be unable to acknowledge the opportunities modern technology has allowed us young folks to build careers we wouldn’t have imagined could exist Ten Years ago. It’s been a while...
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Why’d you give it all up? — Question I’ve been asked several times.

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I may not have been the smartest person at my university, nor was I the most motivated by any means. I spent more time hanging around the university bar than I did attending my...
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4 Investing Routes to Profit from FinTech

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Technologies constantly disrupt, modernize and in some cases, replace, a whole range of industries around the world. We thought of our jobs taken away, our overly tech-dependent lifestyles, as well as Skynet! With all these...
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Climate Change, ESG and the Quest for Better Data

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After what feels like another incredibly hot summer across many parts of the planet, the latest findings from S&P Global suggest that US companies are taking note of the effect that climate change is...
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“Stone Money” on This Pacific Island is History’s First Public Ledger

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Yap, Micronesia, also known as the Island of Stone Money, is a 40 square-mile island just 500 miles southwest of Guam in the Southern Pacific Ocean. It rests 9.5 degrees north of the equator...
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Blockchain Economics and Network Effects

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Looking at the gargantuan market caps that the world’s biggest tech companies such as Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon have amassed, one wonders how they’ve managed to dominate within their respective environments, often in such a...