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How the Power of Persuasion Goes Way Beyond Advertising

At the heart of almost any problem lies a communication issue.

There was a time when persuasion was easy to recognize. It was the stuff on billboards and flyers or between the articles in newspapers and magazines. It interrupted TV and radio programs, and it was obviously trying to sell us something. We called it “advertising.” Today’s consumers are no longer simply on the receiving end […]

5 Ways to Make Your Team More Open to Change

Change can be daunting at times, but with these 5 tips your team will lead the pack to success and innovation.

More than 90 percent of CEOs believe their companies will change more in the next five years than they did in the last five. Having a workforce that’s ready and able to harness that change will make the difference between success and failure. Leaders at every level need to embrace and model how to engage in and […]

Home Healthcare Rising

We are living in the age of the empowered patient — we all must adjust accordingly.

Home healthcare is emerging front and center amid the many medical options for an aging population around the world. Due in large part to the rise of technology, new services such as telemedicine are redefining the doctor-patient relationship. Home Health Care News put it this way: “In the past, in-home care had often been considered […]

What Lies Beyond the Virtual Assistant?

Here are five enhanced roles for the technology in the coming decade.

The age of the intelligent agent is upon us, but the true consequences of their emergence remain largely unexplored. Is Siri just another genre of software interface, or do the technological offspring of Alexa and Google Now portend much broader transformations to our workforces, bureaucracies and social institutions? To fully grasp the nascent possibilities of […]

Climate Resilience Is an Economic Opportunity in Africa

For small businesses, adaptive supply chains can make a major difference in the communities they serve.

Africa is home to a growing number of entrepreneurs who see business opportunities in sustainable agriculture and forestry. This is an opportune time to invest in nature-based ventures, partly because African governments have committed to begin restoring 100 million hectares (247 million acres) of degraded land by 2030 as part of the AFR100 initiative. Restoring land with […]