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Amazon made a splash last year when it announced its search for a second headquarters in a grand and public setting. The project, dubbed HQ2, challenged traditional economic development perceptions and forced states, cities, and regional groups to think outside of the...read more
A brand. Your organization has one, whether you know it or not, and whether or not you’ve ever thought about it or tried to do anything about it. You may not have a logo, a slogan, or other elements that we typically associate with branding, but you still have a...read more
According to the World Economic Forum, as of 2016, it was estimated that 65 percent of children will end up in careers that don’t even exist yet. This is not a new phenomenon. Think 20, 15 or even 10 years back. Job titles, such as social media manager, app developer,...read more
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