From Forbes: Saving $2 Billion A Year By Recycling Unused Medicines

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Each year we long-term healthcare facilities toss out a combine $2 Billion in unused medicines to restock shelves. There are billions more wasted due to poor planning, logistics and inventory management. Can we safely recycle some of these medicines to those who need it? PharmaCares thinks so.

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From Forbes: Staying In Contact The Smart Way

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Why with all the power of the Internet do we still have to manually update the information of our business contacts and relationships? Nimble has taken a nice step towards simplifying this vital task in organizations, which will especially help midmarket companies.

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From Forbes: The 50 Fastest Growing Women-led Midmarket Businesses

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Women led business are the top growth organizations in 8 out of 13 industries, and plentiful in the midmarket business segment. Do such women leaders face the burden of leadership in a different way? A look from the Women Presidents Organization annual event.

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[Facebook]: Take Aways from the Innovation for Jobs Summit, 2015

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Nilofer Merchant (Martin Prosperity Institute fellow) shared her Takeaways from the recent Innovation for Jobs summit.

“My father had one job in his life,” noted Robin Chase [Founder & former CEO Zipcar]
“I’ll have six jobs in my life.
My children will have six jobs at the same time.”

[I like Robin’s point above. Nilofer also included a nice shout out for my Forbes piece:]

“In a talk at BCG, Rainer Strack’s says we have a $10 Trillion talent shortage.
David Nordfors notes a $140 trillion untapped market for jobs.
The key in taking advantage of this shift is the role of the individual, not the organization.

Sandeep Sander [Vivaldi Partners Group] suggested the key is to have individuals take responsibility for their own ability to create value; the question is, how to enable this?

One ongoing conversation has been about the role of “multiployment”—where one
can work for multiple organizations at a time, globally. Note the shift though in frames:

Organization centric ==> Customer Centric ==> Individual Centric.

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Take Aways from the Innovation for Jobs Summit, 2015

[Cross-posted from Facebook on May 02, 2015 at 11:59AM]

Catching up with Genevieve Bell of Intel and Marina Gorbis of IFTF

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Catching up with Genevieve Bell of Intel, and Marina Gorbis of IFTF here at the #WPOconf (Women Presidents Organization).I’ll see Genevieve in Sydney too at Amplify Festival

Look, their books are here too.

Cross-posted from Facebook on May 01, 2015 at 01:04PM.

From Forbes: Video Streaming And Conferencing Unified

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Isn’t it time we upgrade from text knowledge management to thinking about video knowledge management? They may ave similar needs, even as the technology differs, but how people interact in this mode is substantially different and more engaging.

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From Forbes: Do The Best Places To Work Perform Better In The Market?

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We see lists of best places to work appear every year. They are great for employees and those interested, but how about for the organization? Does having a healthy and engaging company culture translate into success? Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Chief Economist of Glassdoor took a closer look at how such companies performed.

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From Forbes: Software Developers Overflow With A Helpfulness Culture

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Software developers are not like others. There is a difference in the culture that people in these roles grow up with. My career began in this space, and at first, I used to think it was an American thing. In the years of talking to and working with developers and […]

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