Archive for September 2018

The Art and Science of the New Retail Landscape

Katrina Lake’s shopping platform is more personal than a personal shopper. “It is no big reveal that a vast majority of our time is spent staring at screens — working, reading, communicating, shopping — our devices have become a bridge between our virtual lives and our “real lives.” In actuality, the gap between what happens…

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Think Deep, Sell Fast — A Physicist’s E-commerce Playbook

In this age of expanding e-commerce, how ready and how relevant is your business to enter this arena? Engineer-turned-entrepreneur Ben Pearson knows that every business eventually will be selling online. The founder of ENALAS — which stands for Everyone Needs a Little Assistance Sometimes — helps brands develop market strategies for this inevitability by using data and analystics…

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Hire Calling

When scanning online job searches in Nigeria a decade ago, Ayodeji Adewunmi , then 25, spotted a business opportunity so extraordinary that he traded his just completed medical training for an entrepreneurial startup. Adewunmi and two of his friends set up Jobberman.com, a recruitment website meant to address what they found lacking on other job sites. “They were…

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6 Ways to Develop Your Pipeline for Future Employees

Millennials — those born between 1981 and 1996 — are the largest generation in history. This cohort of 83.1 million in the United States alone is digitally adept, social and connected, encumbered with debt and spending less. They have markedly different priorities in their professional lives, valuing purpose, personal growth opportunities, company culture and engagement in their…

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Meet Your First Digital Executive Assistant

YPO member David Karandish and Jane.ai are positioned to disrupt your workflow … for the better. “There is a 100 percent chance that people will use AI (artificial intelligence) in the workplace to help them to do their jobs more efficiently,” says CEO and Founder of Jane.ai, David Karandish. “I can’t guarantee Jane is going to be…

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Breaking The Mold

“It was the first time I realized the ‘problem’ wasn’t me — that I didn’t have a weird body — I just needed something that didn’t exist.” This is Co-founder of ThirdLove, Heidi Zak (YPO Northern California) upon realizing she wasn’t the only woman in the world who didn’t fit into a traditionally sized bra. Soon thereafter, ThirdLove…

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You Need Courage To Be A Great CEO

By YPO member Mark Moses What are you so afraid of? I often listen to frustrated entrepreneurs and CEOs rattle off a laundry list of challenges and worries, things they “can’t” do, things they “shouldn’t” do. One way or another, it’s all fear: fear of change, fear of making choices, fear of striving for greatness,…

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China’s Biotech Revolution

The rapid rise of China’s nascent biomedicine capability shows how policy support and regulatory reform can transform an industry and rally the capital necessary to grow it. China has the world’s second-largest drug sector.Consider this: one in four new global cancer cases are now in China and over 100 million Chinese people have diabetes –…

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8 Characteristics of Disruptive Leaders

“Disruptive leaders like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have transformed companies, industries and entire societies while generating incredible wealth for themselves, their investors, their employees, as well as millions of other people,” says business disruption author John Furth. Furth takes the lessons these and other great disruptors have learned and turns them into practical exercises, tools and techniques to help…

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