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Archive for August 2018

Embracing Aging

After earning a bachelor’s degree in science, technology and society and a master’s degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University, Lily Sarafan was fairly certain that she would attend law school and then work at the intersection of technology and policy. However, her dream career path to becoming the technology advisor to the…

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How to Make Sales Technology a Competitive Advantage

By Chanin Balance, YPO Member In every generation, new technologies arrive that can rightly be called game-changers. From advances in marketing technology to the rapid proliferation of customer relationship management (CRM) systems, we’ve seen an incredible shift in the last 10 years. Now the sales technology landscape is feeling the ripples of this transformation. While…

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F1 Champ on Electric Cars

Since retiring, 2016 F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg has been exploring an interest in electric cars. Enters Global Visionary Donald Sadoway, founder of Ambri, a firm commercializing battery technology invented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and pioneering the use of liquid metal batteries. Could this radical solution pave the way for greener and more…

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IMD Inforgraphic

IMD Inofgraphic – Final The post IMD Inforgraphic appeared first on YPO. ^Share this link with your friends and colleagues^ Do you want to be a better leader, CEO, spouse, parent, and global citizen? Of course, you do. Check out the options below to stay engaged! Sign up for our blog to receive weekly insights…

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Building Success by Putting People Before Profits

Elzinga & Volkers’ success and reputation for being “unmistakable” are results of the way it treats people, internally and externally. There is a lot of competition out there. Making a business stand out is often a frustrating and mysterious undertaking. But Mike Novakoski, President and CEO at Elzinga & Volkers Inc. and author of “Become Unmistakable: Start The Journey From…

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Why Family Business Are Growing Faster Than Their Peers

Growing global confidence provides a positive backdrop to the EY Growth Barometer 2018 survey results, and family businesses reflect this growing optimism. EY is YPO’s Global Learning Advisor. Growth prospects for all major economies are finally swinging upward in 2018, with International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts currently at 3.9 percent for the year. This rare…

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3 Reasons Great People Leave and 3 Tips to Avoid it

Written by Certified Forum Facilitator David Lesser Not only is it a challenge to find truly gifted individuals for your team, but once you do you have to try and keep them. As a team leader, it simply isn’t feasible to continuously repeat the hiring and training process. However, for many businesses, great people are difficult…

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6 Practices to Step Up Your CX Game

The latest battleground in business is customer experience. Quite simply, consumers are disrupting business at greater rates than technology. And the stakes are higher than ever; research shows 57 percent of customers have stopped buying from a company because a competitor provided a better experience. “Customers are saying that they want something different from brands…

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7 Leadership Trends for 2019

Questions on how to better manage human capital have topped leadership conversations around the world for a very long time. In an increasingly crazy world, the one word you should keep in mind as you start your planning for next year is simplicity. Here are seven emerging leadership trends for 2019. 1) Keep it simple Over…

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Hong Kong Soup

Photographer Mandy Barker imagines a plastic universe “If photography has the power to encourage people to act, to move them emotionally, or at the very least make them take notice, then this must surely be a vital element to stimulate debate, and ultimately, change,” says Mary. Hong Kong Soup is series depicting waste plastic collected…

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