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Want to Help Veterans? Don’t Go It Alone

Why the most meaningful change, especially for veterans, is achieved as a team.

This Fourth of July, as Americans commemorate freedom and celebrate the people who help maintain it, you might wonder how best to honor those who served in the military. I’ve tackled this challenge from both sides, as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and a leader at a large company committed to hiring veterans […]

The Green Power of Circular Cities of the World

It's clear that cities investing in green infrastructure become more circular and tackle several issues at once.

More than half of all people now live in cities, and projections show that two-thirds of the global population will do so by 2050. Many people living in small areas means large amounts of waste, high resource consumption and loads of energy use. We can combat these issues with the ideas behind the circular economy. […]

Rising to the Challenge of Entrepreneurship

If we close gaps for women business leaders, we will unlock untapped innovation and advance economic growth for all. 

Everyday women are building and running unicorn companies. Think: Sarah Blakely, founder and CEO of Spanx; Michelle Zatlynor, co-founder and COO of Cloudflare; or the two newly added unicorn companies, Glossier founded by CEO Emily Weiss and Rent the Runway co-founded by Jennifer Fleiss and Jennifer Hayman. While that’s not an exhaustive list, the new girls […]

How Global Tech Can Drive Local Healthcare Innovation in China

Technological innovation paired with local business models can improve care for all.

With an aging population rapidly increasing the rate of disease, China’s healthcare system is ripe for innovation. From established corporations to fledgling startups, all recognize the potential for digital technologies, such as telehealth and artificial intelligence, to alleviate China’s overstretched healthcare professionals and help provide better care. In fact, the 2019 Future Health Index from Philips, which surveyed […]

How to Keep Employees Connected to Customers

Developing an understanding of your customer to build a successful product or business model is not just a data crunching game. Quantitative market research and analytics are important and useful, of course. But when it comes to identifying breakthrough ideas, individual customer experiences can be uniquely powerful. Responsibility for acquiring qualitative customer insights is often […]