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Easy Peasy Orange Squeezy

Krill Design in Milan, Italy, has created a 3D-printed lamp made from Sicilian orange peels. At the end of its life, you can add it to your compost and put it back to work helping new plants to thrive. The lamp is called Ohmie, and the manufacturing process involves drying and grinding up orange peels, […]

Now Is the Time to Go Global

Despite the ongoing challenges facing the world as it navigates pandemic recovery, businesses across every sector are targeting growth. Having paused to meet the difficulties created by lockdown, organizations are now taking the harsh lessons learned during the past 18 months and using them to build ambitious expansion strategies. For many, the future lies in […]

3D Printed Casts for Broken Limbs

Brazilian healthtech startup Fix has developed a new cast for fixing broken limbs that is 3D-printed and biodegradable. Made from environmentally friendly bioplastic — beetroot, sugarcane, and corn pulp — the web-like design lets the skin breathe, meaning less sweating and itching from traditional plaster casts, and it can also get wet without damage. Once […]

Energy Efficiency for Businesses in the Carolinas Is More Affordable Than Ever

In the mountains of western North Carolina, a midsize manufacturer recently faced a major pivot to its longtime product line. The product shift made it necessary to upgrade 500 T12 fluorescent high-bay lights to energy-efficient LEDs, a pretty hefty financial outlay for any company, but especially for one undergoing a large-scale product and plant overhaul.   […]

9 Great Workplace Ideas, as Imagined by Kids

As many of us rapidly approach our year anniversary of working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jellyfish Training has been reminiscing about office life. With this in mind, they have teamed up with Jellyfish, a digital transformation agency, and asked Mark Deprose, VP of Real Estate & Facilities, to provide actionable tips and […]

The “Bigness” of Big Business Is Often (but Not Always) a Problem. Here’s Why

Once upon a time, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google were darlings in Congress and people’s hearts. They seemed to promise a dazzling new techno-future. But that relationship has soured significantly, as Facebook and Google have become platforms for deception as much as enlightenment and commerce. Fear over Facebook grew in the 2016 election with […]

Recognize the 12 Problems of Zoom Fatigue and Work-From-Home Burnout

Have you or your employees been feeling work-from-home burnout and Zoom fatigue these past months despite the supposed convenience of working from home and using videoconferences to meet? Unfortunately, the vast majority of efforts to address WFH burnout try to treat the symptoms without addressing the root causes. The fundamental root cause of WFH burnout […]

Your Best Return-to-Office Plan: A Team-Led Approach

Surveys show that anywhere from two-thirds to three-quarters of all employers intend to have a hybrid workforce after the pandemic as part of their return to office plan. Employees would come in one to three days weekly to work on collaborative tasks with their teams. The rest of the time, they would work on their own tasks remotely. Many […]

2 Key Business Lessons From Spotify

I’m going to say something that might sound a little controversial, but I’ll explain what I mean after I say it. I’m so tired of hearing the exact phrase repeated over and over again by every leader and employee in the customer service space: ‘The customer is always right.’ Now hear me out. Your customers […]

When Fear Becomes a Barrier to Success

Most people think they’re not affected by fear of success. They think it’s a silly idea. Especially when success is all they’ve ever wanted, and it’s their sole motivation, and focus in life. Many fairly successful people think that when they’ve attained their dream, and risen to the height of their career all they have […]