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Coming Your Way: Delivery Bots

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Autonomous delivery robots have made the leap from future tech to reality. In some settings, they are already out and about, navigating sidewalks, interacting with humans, and (in at least one case) catching fire. Early adopter companies say that delivery bots will turn personal delivery from a pricey luxury to a free (or nearly free) everyday convenience. Just think, there’s …

Get a Real Lift with Blackbird

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Odds are you’ve heard of Uber and Lyft, the rideshare app giants. Transportation app companies are constantly popping up, including Lime (for bikes) and Bird (for electric scooters). Perhaps the toniest rideshare option of all is Blackbird – for planes. In select cities, with just a few swipes and taps, you can now use your smartphone to arrange a flight …

Can Amazon Disrupt Pharmacy as We Know It?

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Amazon sells everything from dishrags to diamonds, and they do substantial business in OTC medicines. Will the ever-growing online retailer be able to fold pharmaceuticals into their robot-run warehouses? Amazon’s $1 billion purchase of online pharmacy PillPack in June scared investors, with shares of CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreen’s falling. Here’s what you need to know: PBMs Control the Market …

Five Core Principles to Help Strategic Leaders Ask Good Questions

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Leaders succeed or fail based on their ability to scan the horizon from a 50,000-foot viewpoint as well as their strength to execute on the ground level. Successful leaders know that to achieve these potentially conflicting goals, the right questions must be asked of the right people at the right time. The specific questions, which will differ according to circumstances, …