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One for the Books

From activist to civil servant to clandestine book runner, Robert Brown has led a life of service. And he’s not done.
Brian Hughes | UPS Longitudes

He was a friend of Nelson Mandela. He helped Martin Luther King, Jr.’s widow bring her husband’s body home. He was a businessman and held a senior position in the Nixon White House. All that was before he spent years sneaking books for poor children into South Africa during the height of apartheid. Today, with […]

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Longitudes Bookroom: What Six Big Thinkers are Reading

Longitudes | UPS

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 […]

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The CFO as Catalyst for Growth

How CFOs can drive change and create value.
Kurt Kuehn | UPS

As demands on performance continue to increase, corporations and professional firms are realizing that chief financial officers can be catalysts that drive change and create value. The CFO’s knowledge of finances, coupled with an intricate knowledge of the business, helps bring a new level of strategic thinking to any company. As the chief financial officer […]

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Moving the Floor to the Final Four

A look at the logistics of delivering the Men's NCAA Final Four floor.
Ed Hennessy | UPS

It’s a good bet that when Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Duke take to the court for the NCAA Men’s Final Four this weekend in Indianapolis, the last thing on the minds of the players will be the wood beneath their feet. But if they only knew the lengths to which a 143-year-old business rooted […]

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The Logistics of Love

Don't worry, guys – Valentine’s Day puts pressure on supply chains, too.
Jose Acosta | UPS

Whether a man is calm and on top of his game, or in the grip of a last-minute panic, when he walks out of the flower shop with a fresh bouquet of Valentine’s Day flowers, chances are he doesn’t give much thought to how they got there. He – and I’m being gender-specific because 75 […]