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Ideas Made to Matter Competitive Strategy

3 ways retail stores can survive against the odds

Now more than ever, retail success means focusing on relationships and loyalty programs, not transactions and discounts.

Oct 21, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Economics

How 75 cents a day helped Kenyans weather bad times

A new study suggests that a universal basic income provided stability to impoverished Kenyans in bad times. Could UBI work elsewhere?

Oct 1, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Platform Strategy

How platforms are pivoting during the pandemic

Many platform companies are faring well during the COVID-19 pandemic — including some that have pivoted to meet new or changing needs.

Sep 8, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Organizational Culture

Designing employee experience in the remote work era

Frequent check-ins, a redesign mindset, empathetic leadership, and empowered teams are a few keys to employee success during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sep 3, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity in the era of COVID-19

Cybersecurity remains a priority in the pandemic. Here’s how experts from top firms are tackling COVID-19 scams, phishing, and more.

Aug 20, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Coronavirus

Empty middle seats make flying safer during COVID-19

How safe is flying during the COVID-19 pandemic? A study shows the risk of getting sick on a flight is higher when all seats are filled.

Aug 19, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Coronavirus

The cost of uncoordinated responses to COVID-19

Social distance behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic are influenced by geography and social connectedness, a new study finds.

Aug 4, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Organizational Culture

6 insights on managing through crisis

Work with remote work, facilitate peer-to-peer communication, confront supply chain shortfalls, and more.

Jul 27, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Supply Chain

The future of supply chains — and the China dilemma

Supply chain restructuring has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. But don’t expect companies to completely abandon China.

Jul 22, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Coronavirus

4 unexpected findings about COVID-19 deaths

Obesity rates, poverty rates, and pollution may not correlate with COVID-19 deaths after all. But public transportation does.

Jul 15, 2020
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