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Hiring Tomorrow’s Leaders Amidst Today’s Crisis

Companies are far from operating in “business as usual” mode, but there are still business imperatives and targets that must be met.  In fact, this crisis has highlighted areas in businesses where there are “cracks” – processes or functions that were acceptable before, but now must be changed or improved.  It is this dichotomy, as […]

Leaders to Focus Post-COVID

Now Is the Time for Leaders to Focus Post-COVID

Though the end of this pandemic is still uncertain and undoubtedly still in the future, it’s clear that in the business world, the initial crisis management response is becoming admittedly stagnant. In the first few days and weeks the focus for leaders was on safety and risk mitigation. There wasn’t really enough time to understand […]

How Alternative Food Ingredients Impact the Food Industry

No one has ever questioned the fact that you need cows to make cow’s milk. That is, until now. One company has discovered a way to 3D-print a cow’s DNA sequence, ferment it with genetically engineered yeast, and produce “real” lactose-free milk.  

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Big Food Brands Challenged by Next Generation Natural Foods

Big Food Brands Losing Ground in the Market If you’re a regular visitor to the grocery store, you’ve probably noticed several subtle changes to the products you see. For decades, packaged foods sold by big food brands have reigned the shelves. Since their inception, they primarily catered to the consumer’s need for convenience in an […]

Exploring the State of Diversity in the C-Suite

Exploring the State of Diversity in the C-Suite

Diversity has long been a topic of debate in the business world, but it’s becoming increasingly important against the landscape of the global marketplace. Study after study has shown the benefits of nurturing a diverse workforce, and the same is true for the executive team. A recent McKinsey report found that the top companies for […]