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    Drug traders move to the streets when dark-web marketplaces get shut down

    But the trade moves back online as soon as new dark-web marketplaces open and gain trust, writes Diego Zambiasi Shutdowns of illicit marketplaces on the dark web lead to more drug trade in the streets. Illicit drug trade crimes for heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana increased by 5% to 10% in the US during the two weeks following shutdowns of dark-web marketplaces. If you...

    • yesterday
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    How organisations survive and scale in resource-scarce environments

    A study shows how an enterprise in S. Africa used simple rules to scale bricolage - making the best out of what is at hand, write Christian Busch and Harry Barkema How do organisations emerge, survive, and scale in resource-scarce environments? Traditional scaling models tend to rely on considerable financial resources and companies often struggle to adjust to diverse contexts....

    • yesterday
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    Will Consumers Spend or Save This Holiday Season?

    Holiday sales will be driven by a K-shaped recovery - a scenario in which growth is uneven because some sectors and income groups do better In a tough year for retail, experts are using one word to describe the upcoming holiday shopping season: uncertain. What happens between November and January depends on how pandemic-weary consumers spend their money. Consulting firm Deloitte predicts that...

    • 3 days ago
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    We need to get better at measuring the value of human capitalA new paradigm for workforce management

    - here's how to do it The current framework for valuing human capital is outdated and insufficient. Companies should create a framework for monitoring and assessing the return on their investments in their employees in the same way that they would measure financial and intellectual capital. Over the last few years, we've seen a...

    • 3 days ago
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    How semiotics drive workplace culture change during the pandemic

    Signs and symbols can be management tools that instill cultural norms daily and lead to behaviour change, writes Jason Korman A vicious cycle has been taking over many businesses amid the Covid-19 pandemic. First, many homebound workers have been dealing with stress, fear, and social isolation. One global survey, organised by the University of Minnesota, found "a great deal of...

    • 7 days ago
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    The cyclical relationship between innovation and inclusion in the workplace

    Although there are barriers to adopting an inclusive workplace culture, an engagement form of leadership can help, writes Paris Will Workplaces are constantly evolving in the modern-day world. As such, business leaders must be readily adaptable in responding to new situations and problems as they occur. This continual advancement can cause a shift in the focus of an...

    • a week ago
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    5 Reasons why Spotify is better than YouTube Music

    With YouTube Music seeing a relaunch in 2018, it has emerged as a top competitor for music streaming platforms like Spotify. But when comparing the two, Spotify emerges as the clear winner. It not just sees higher popularity as a music streaming platform among users for its features but also its relative advantages over YouTube [.] With YouTube Music seeing a relaunch in 2018, it has emerged as...

    • a week ago
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    Mixing the personal and professional

    Why it is not enough to build a business relationship on trust alone. by BERNADETTE MUYOMI In 2013, I moved to Busia, Kenya, my rural home, for work. Disturbed by the widespread poverty and how it affected people I knew, I decided to do something about it. And so, in 2016, I began the journey of setting up a microcredit company, Imarisha Network Enterprises ('imarisha' means 'make...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Businesses have a role to play in building vaccine trust

    Vaccine hesitancy poses a major threat to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Building and sustaining public trust and confidence in immunization systems is essential and employers, as trusted messengers of credible information, can play a critical role. With 78% of people saying that businesses have a responsibility to help protect their employees and their communities, [.] Vaccine...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Getting partnership ready

    Five steps to help ensure your collaboration isn't in vain. by SHEENA GANDHI Today, in the face of COVID-19 and the triple crisis (health, economic, and social) it has confronted India with, we've seen multiple nonprofits come together in an attempt to combine their efforts and safeguard their communities. Needless to say, the benefits of collaboration are universally known: Knowledge sharing, an increase in...

    • 2 weeks ago

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