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How Online Grocer Ocado Is Automating Warehouses Using Swarms of Robots

<b>By Paul Clarke, Chief Technology Officer, Ocado</b>Industry 4.0 is the catchall name for the current trend of harnessing the intersection of technologies such as the Internet of Things, big data, cloud computing, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) to create smarter, more productive, more …

7 Skills That Aren’t About to Be Automated

Today’s young professionals grew up in an age of mind-boggling technological change, seeing the growth of the internet, the invention of the smartphone, and the development of machine-learning systems. These advances all point toward the total automation of our lives, including the way we work and …

Albert Einstein

How to Pump Yourself Up Before a Presentation (or Calm Yourself Down)

Public speaking affects people in different ways. Some people get jittery and anxious before they talk; they need to spend time calming themselves down before they go onstage.<p>Other people want to make sure they have extra energy when they’re in front of an audience. These people need to spend time …

Public Speaking

How US Retail Giant Kroger Is Using AI And Robots To Prepare For The 4th Industrial Revolution

Kroger, one of America’s largest grocery chains, has decided to embrace technology to help it survive and thrive in the 4th industrial revolution. With 2,782 grocery stores under nearly two dozen names in 35 states, Kroger plans to leverage its data, shopper insights and scale to help it remain a …

Machine Learning

What if your grocery orders were prepared in a tiny robot warehouse?

Miniature fulfillment centers could let customers place grocery orders and pick them up in as little as a half-hour.<p>Your local supermarket could soon be home to a miniature robotic warehouse.<p>Boston-area startup Takeoff Technologies is developing what it calls micro fulfillment centers—small, …

eCommerce

Amazon, Alibaba And Nike All Point To The Next Innovation In Retail: Personalized Physical Spaces

Last week I wrote a piece entitled, “Amazon Go Means Goodbye Status Quo.” <i></i>The piece not only heaped praise on Amazon but also highlighted how Amazon Go, over the long-run, is about far more than the mere buzzwords of “checkout-free shopping.” The thesis is that if one studies Amazon Go closely, he …

eCommerce

The Resume Is Dead. Here's What Innovative Companies (Including Tesla) Are Using to Hire Instead

Need top talent? Then you need this.<p>In 1998, a study was done that found that previous work experience is actually one of the weakest indicators of future job success. So why do we still rely on it as the primary tool when it comes to hiring?<p>It makes no sense.<p>What does make sense is aggressively …

Little green bag: Morrisons revives paper in war on plastic

Morrisons is reviving traditional brown paper bags for loose fresh fruit and vegetables, in a move it says will prevent 150m small plastic bags from being used every year.<p>The paper bags are being rolled out from Monday and will be in all of the supermarket chain’s 493 stores by the end of the …

Amazon's plan to take over physical retail is finally becoming more clear

Forget about microchips — Amazon is now chasing "microtrips."<p>Amazon's physical retail strategy is coming into focus, and just like the company's e-commerce business, it's focused on convenience. Perhaps the best way to make things more convenient for customers is to shorten the time it takes for …

To Compete with Amazon, Big-Name Consumer Brands Have to Become More Like It

Over the last decade, e-commerce has imposed a painful profit squeeze on big-box retailers, resulting in layoffs, store closings, mall reconfigurations, and even bankruptcies. With no reprieve in sight for retailers, the online world is poised to do the same to brand-name consumer products …

“Being Everywhere Is Not Enough”: The 5 New Rules Of Branding

Advertising is historically rooted in persuading people. Today, it has to serve them. Droga5’s chief design officer shows how.<p>Brands today face herculean challenges. They have to deliver experiences on a laundry list of social media platforms, as well as through traditional media and sales …

Grocery stores prioritizing online ordering, home delivery as millennials take over market | The Star

“Canadian shoppers are extremely impatient,” said Morris, adding that they want what they want right away.<p>And increasingly, they want it via mobile: …

1 Skill That Will Make You Irresistible and Irreplaceable in the Age of AI

A new McKinsey study identifies the key driver of success in the next decade.<p>A new McKinsey study of 800 occupations finds that automation and artificial intelligence will transform the workplace over the next decade. In order to compete, our skills have to change. The study finds that …

RIP, minimalism. Retro logos are back!

The pendulum is swinging away from clean, modern aesthetics toward curvy, retro designs.<p><i>This post originally appeared on Logo Lounge.</i><p>Any time we look at trends, we tend to see a pendulum swinging. For instance, it’s not uncommon to see an evolution from a flat logo to something dimensional or vice …

We Need Breakthrough Business Models, Not Breakthrough Technology

Technology doesn’t transform markets, business models do.<p>When humanity encounters a shiny new technology and senses its potential, we usually glibly assume that the world will instantaneously jump aboard and surf the resulting wave of change.<p>Anyone who has experienced at least one of these wave …

Learn to love public speaking and presentations

Transform your ability to engage and influence an audience at this workshop with communications trainer Ryan Millar<p>The most interesting presentation in the world will have zero effect if the audience isn’t paying attention. During this masterclass with comedian and communications trainer <b>Ryan …

Welcome to the New Convenience Store

Once a late-night last resort, mini marts now offer far more than Cheetos and cigarettes. Kombucha on tap, anyone?<p>YOU CAN GET a fine sandwich at Choice Market in downtown Denver. The meatball sub uses local ingredients, while the “corned beet,” layered with non-dairy mozzarella, is a hearty vegan …

Food

How to stay focused and productive without getting burnt out

After growing my business to nearly 7 figures and managing over a dozen employees, I have realized that mastering the art and science of focus and …

Time Management

The 10 Best Ads of 2017

It’s been a year of difficulty and strife, but also of remarkable creativity that leaned into those tensions and tried to resolve them—or at least, …

5 Brands Shaking Up the Grocery Industry by Changing What We Choose to Eat and How We Buy Food

In June, Chai Mishra launched Movebutter, a small online grocery store with 300 products that promised shoppers more curated and high-quality choices …

Balancing Parenting and Work Stress: A Guide

<i>“Ask for a flexible schedule — it’s the only way to balance work and family.”</i> <i><br>“Think hard about part-time. You’ll end up working on your days off anyway — for less money.”</i> <i><br>“Back in ’86, when my first daughter was born, I learned to completely check out on evenings and weekends.”</i> <i><br>“Hire more help!”</i> <i><br>“It</i> …

Great Companies Obsess Over Productivity, Not Efficiency

Business leaders often think of “efficiency” and “productivity” as synonyms, two sides of the same coin.<p>When it comes to strategy, however, efficiency and productivity are very different. At a time when so many companies are starved for growth, senior leaders must bring a productivity mindset to …

Management

13 best-selling online classes you can enroll in for $10 right now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr / Luke RedmondUdemy is offering more than 17,000 classes on their site for just $10 each.<p>We put together a list of some of our …

Programming

Creative Review's Pick of the Ads of the Year 2016

Submit your work<p>Send us your latest projects, which we will review and consider to be featured on our website or in the print magazine.<p>Receive our …

5 Steps to Help Yourself Recover from a Setback

This was not your best week. Something didn’t go right. Let’s say it was a negotiation that didn’t play out your way.<p>What do you do afterward? You might go to a bar with friends, talk to your spouse, or call your mom. But those are just delay tactics. Soon the ruminating will begin. You’ll wonder …

Ferguson’s Formula

Photography: Sean Pollack<p>Some call him the greatest coach in history. Before retiring in May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson spent 26 seasons as the manager of Manchester United, the English football (soccer) club that ranks among the most successful and valuable franchises in sports. During that time the …

5 Tips For Giving The Perfect Toast No Matter The Occasion

Not sure what to say? Keep these rules in mind and you’ll nail it.<p>You’re at an awards dinner. Or maybe it’s a grand opening, or even a retirement party. You’re asked to say a few words, but you aren’t sure how to do it. How do you find the right level of mush–not too mushy, but just mushy enough? …

Momofuku's delivery-only app is expanding

Delivery is working for Momofuku.<p>The popular New York restaurant empire just fully launched its delivery-only restaurant, Ando. Six weeks later, …

Ten things smart business people do

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Smart business people:<p><b>1.</b> Understand that the way to serve …

The sticky note that made Canada Post think like a startup

<i>Deepak Chopra is chief executive officer of Canada Post.</i><p>Five years ago, I was barely 30 days on the job when I found myself reading a proposal to downsize a small innovation team. A yellow sticky note on the cover said, "Sorry, this proposal got caught in the transition, please sign and return back …