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TED Tuesdays: Profit's Not Always the Point

on Mar 13, 2018 1:04:00 PM By | Business Solution Partners | 0 Comments | Financial Management Trends TED Tuesdays
Successful firms used to be defined by growth that was competitive, consistent from quarter to quarter, and profitable. But today these elements are not enough. Savvy companies in the 21st century need to include growth that is responsible. For Harish Manwani, Chief Operating Officer at Unilever, responsible growth means businesses that create economic value and social value. Companies simply cannot afford the risk of just standing by and watching what is going on in society. They must begin to serve their communities and adopt objectives and practices to make money and do good. View this engaging TED talk, recorded in October 2013 at TED & BCG Singapore, to learn how executive  leaders can guide companies to not only make big profits but also help sustain a healthy environment around the globe.
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TED Tuesdays: What Really Motivates People to be Honest in Business?

on Feb 6, 2018 4:28:22 PM By | Business Solution Partners | 0 Comments | Business Performance Management TED Tuesdays
"What are people actually motivated by?"  Let's start with a stunning statistic: One out of every Seven large public corporations commit fraud every year. (Source: Dyck, Morse, and Zingales (2013), How pervasive is corporate fraud?) Fraud has become the status quo - it's almost as if we expect corporations to take advantage of customers, shareholders and the government. Continuous news coverage of corporate malfeasance can make us think that we live in a cynical and corrupt world. But we have to keep something else in mind... There are 6 out of 7 companies that are doing the right thing, day in and day out. What motivates positive behavior, and a corporate climate of honesty and accountability? In turn, what creates a toxic corporate environment, and motivates people to dishonesty and lawlessness?
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TED Tuesdays: How AI Can Bring On a Second Industrial Revolution

on Nov 7, 2017 10:15:00 AM By | Business Solution Partners | 0 Comments | TED Tuesdays Future Technology AI
You may think that technology is taking over today, but in the next 20 years, our drive to make things more intelligent will have a huge impact on almost everything we do. Guess what? The most popular artificial intelligence (AI) products two decades from now haven’t been invented yet.
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TED Tuesdays: How Giant Websites Design for You (and a Billion Others, Too)

on Jul 18, 2017 2:52:00 PM By | Business Solution Partners | 0 Comments | Web Design TED Tuesdays
Every day, people around the globe are impacted by the design of huge websites, such as Facebook, Google, and YouTube. What does it take to make sure the sites provide positive digital experiences and help users live better lives?
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TED Tuesdays: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

on Jul 11, 2017 9:58:00 AM By | Business Solution Partners | 0 Comments | TED Tuesdays Women Leadership
Women are not making it to the top of any profession anywhere in the world. In the corporate sector, women make up only 16 percent of those holding C-level jobs or board seats. How can we change these numbers at the top?
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TED Tuesdays: Meet the Inventor of the Electronic Spreadsheet

on Jul 4, 2017 8:46:00 AM By | Business Solution Partners | 0 Comments | Business Performance Management TED Tuesdays
Today, electronic spreadsheet programs are ubiquitous, but the invention of VisiCalc was a game-changer and is credited with propelling the entire computer industry forward.
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TED Tuesdays: How Data Will Transform Business

on Jun 27, 2017 2:40:00 PM By | Business Solution Partners | 0 Comments | Business Intelligence & Analytics TED Tuesdays
For decades, strategists have posited that business success requires large companies that benefit from econmies of scale and value chains. But a new force will soon dominate business strategy and transform business as we know it: the huge quantity of data sharable by competing groups. 
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TED Tuesdays: The Hidden Force In Global Economics - Sending Money Home

on Jun 20, 2017 12:45:00 PM By | Business Solution Partners | 0 Comments | Financial Management Trends TED Tuesdays
While often overlooked as just small change, remittances to developing countries have significant social and economic impact. Economist Dilip Ratha, a migrant, himself, from India to the United States two decades ago and now a manager at the World Bank, says that these financial inflows are “dollars wrapped with care” because the money is used to pay for health care, housing, food, education, and business investments. But there is a dark side to remittances—namely the high cost of international money transfers. Watch this thought-provoking TED Talk, recorded in October, 2014 at TEDGlobal 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to better understand the importance of remittances and how making them safer and cheaper can further enable the sharing of prosperity between places.
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