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We’ve Moved!

New look, same great content.

  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 years — bringing together UPS and external thought leaders in logistics, technology, sustainability and global trade. But with that growth comes the need for a bigger and better Longitudes […]

Entrepreneurial Crowd-Pleasers

Here are a few motivational gems from past keynote speakers Jeff Bezos, Conan O’Brien, Oprah and more.

Entrepreneurs look beyond convention and inspire creativity. That’s just one reason that they get hired to speak at commencement ceremonies at universities around the country.  True to form, some of them tried to motivate students with an unorthodox approach, like VC Ben Horowitz, who told Columbia graduates, “Don’t follow your passion.” Here are a few […]

Longitudes Bookroom: What Six Big Thinkers are Reading

Henry David Thoreau once said, “Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” In other words, life is finite; your book list should not be. Step into new thoughts and new learnings by stealing from some of the top thinkers speaking and writing today. A great […]

A Mother Creates Her Business to Help Her Son and the Autism Community

QCharm Portable Visual Cue System displays visual cues printed on flat surfaced charms that clip onto silicone wristbands.

When Denise Meissner’s son was diagnosed with Autism, she quickly became educated on the use of Visual Cues – single-image pictures that help those with language and communication challenges perform everyday tasks. Since people with Autism think in pictures, visual cues help them follow a schedule, manage behavior, tolerate new activities, and communicate with others. […]