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Impact Investing Needs Millennials


by: Vilas Dhar and Julia Fetherston As impact investing tries to make the move from philanthropic thought experiment to powerful instrument for global change, a vital demographic and financial reality is emerging — it’s going to be millennial investors (particularly those inheriting or building significant private wealth) who make or…

Chips and Tablets Don’t Digest


By Samuel Greengard One of the problems with automation is that it sometimes delivers short-term gains while undermining long-term results and loyalty. Most interactive voice response systems (IVRSs), for example, save companies boatloads of money but annoy consumers. Nobody wants to punch a mishmash of buttons, get caught in an…

Business Gets Robotic


By Samuel Greengard Business and IT leaders must begin to grapple with the technical and IT aspects of robotics technology, along with the human implications and ramifications. Once a novelty, robots are everywhere these days. They’re being put to work in surgery, manufacturing, aerospace, engineering and construction, transportation and logistics,…