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Design thinking as a strategy: How understanding innovation creates innovation

Business strategies – especially in the tradition sense – are rather pushy. If you have a product, your strategy is to explain why a customer should use it.<p>Design thinking as a strategy flips this. Instead of forcing a product on customers, instead, it sees things from the customer’s perspective. A …

This Swedish startup brings insurance to 24 million people in the developing world through their mobiles

BIMA offers what's called "microinsurance" — people can get accident or life insurance for as little as 60¢ a month on rolling monthly cover. The product offers people payouts of up to $1,000 for their family if they die, for example, and takes just 3 minutes to sign up for.<p>BIMA collects payments …

21st-century HR: How VR is changing the face of training

Virtual reality is going to have a major impact on every function in human resources, through recruitment to training and retention<p>The main challenge …

Report: The industry’s two leading blockchain projects are merging

The financial industry’s efforts to develop a blockchain implementation suitable for the business world is about to cross a major milestone.<p>R3CEV …

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The Millions of Americans Without Bank Accounts

Even as more people gain access to basic financial services, a large segment of the population is still financially invisible.<p>The number of American families without a bank account dropped to about 9 million in 2015, the lowest rate on record since the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation started …

Musicians May Be The Key To The Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

Companies scrambling to find cybersecurity talent may want to look toward more creative candidates.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our 10 Best Business Lessons of 2016. Click here to read the full list.</i><p>In his mid-20s, Tom Donahue was faced with a choice. He had a steady job in software …

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10 changes of the future: Bye bye apps, hello robots and blockchain

The digital world is forever changing, with the app-filled hysteria of the past decade now vanishing from sight. Gartner predicts more to come.<p>As 5G …