The term “gig economy” is positioned by its many advocates and detractors as part of the new economy, a byproduct of globalization and the Internet. It’s true that the gig economy has been further enabled by digital platforms which make it easier to collaborate on a virtual basis; and by globalization which makes it easier…

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The restaurant industry is undergoing a major shift which corresponds with the retail industry, which is rapidly moving towards the digital world, online sales and digital apps. A recent report highlights how the restaurant industry is embracing digitization – and is increasingly dependent on digital and delivery sales. According to a report from Zacks, analysts…

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Innovation is Combination- Innovation Excellence

Every organization wants to be effective. Ask any business executive whether they want to achieve a level of organizational effectiveness, and no doubt the answer will be positive – who wouldn’t want that? But to achieve it, we first have to define what it really means. Maryann Gallivan, President and CEO of Tunnell Consulting, agrees…

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Education is more than the conveying of facts, and today’s students and their parents face overwhelming challenges, higher stress levels, and more decisions than ever as they follow their journey to become better learners and human beings. The future of education demands a new approach that combines the traditional teaching methods with meeting the increasingly…

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Millennials, now the largest consumer demographic, have redefined how businesses serve their customers, from retail to real estate. With this demographic illustrating a very different set of consumer demands and expectations than the older Baby Boomer generation, the relationships that exist between utility companies, property managers, and manufacturers of household appliances; and the Millennials who…

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True value creation is accomplished much differently than it was decades ago, and it’s based on evolution of the sales process, segmenting the customer base and allocating resources, and taking full advantage of digital sales tools and automation where appropriate.

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The dotcom boom never really went away. From about the mid-nineties through 2001, the landscape was littered with crazy speculation, business plans scratched out on cocktail napkins, and venture capital being pushed to where it never should have been. The bursting of the dotcom bubble didn’t put an end to dotcoms. It put an end…

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Auto Industry - Innovation Excellence

As automobiles move into the next phase, there will be a window of opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain a foothold into this re-invented industry. Much like the smartphone allowed tens of thousands of entrepreneurs create remote service centers and a new type of maintenance offering; and facilitate the automotive Internet of Things that will connect those cars to the rest of the world.

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