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30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

Blockchain

Blockchain: The Digital Tax Function’s Leading-Edge Technology?

What Happened to the Portcullis?

Are toilet seats bought by the kilogram or on a per piece basis? Should tableware or porcelain be measured by weight or as a unit? Likewise with a …

8 Tough Questions to Ask About Your Company’s Strategy

Companies often fail to address the tough questions about strategy and execution: Are we really clear, as a leadership team, about how we choose to create value in the marketplace? Can we articulate the few things the organization needs to do better than anyone else in order to deliver on that …

Building Behavioral Science Capability in Your Company

If you’re interested in behavioral economics, then you probably heard that Richard Thaler, one of the discipline’s founding fathers, was recently awarded the Nobel prize in economics. You might also be sold on how insights from behavioral science can make a big impact in your organization. You may …

You Can’t Secure 100% of Your Data 100% of the Time

Over three billion credentials were reported stolen last year. This means that cybercriminals possess usernames and passwords for more than three billion online accounts. And that’s not just social media accounts; it’s bank accounts, retailer gift card accounts with cash and credit cards attached, …

Why the WTO Should Constrain the Power of China’s State-Owned Enterprises

The Trump Administration has a chance to start working with 164 other countries to create “rules of the road” to stop China building national champions with government funding. Such state-owned enterprises or state-supported industries (SOEs) — think steel, aluminum and solar panels — have flooded …

Why It’s Time to Kill Legalese

What do you call a dense, overly lengthy contract that is loaded with legal jargon and virtually impossible for a nonlawyer to understand? The status quo. For the most part, the contracts used in business are long, poorly structured, and full of unnecessary and incomprehensible language.<p>Is there …

Sars looking at tracking Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency trades: report

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) is in discussions with a number of technology companies to enable it to track cryptocurrency trades more …

How behavioural insights can make it easy to pay your tax (and hard not to)

Behavioural insights (BI) can help organisations like the ATO understand why, when and how people make certain decisions and, with that knowledge, …

Data analytics: Have tax authorities unleashed the genie? – Vitamin D

<i>Posted by Jan van Trigt, Deloitte Global Leader – Tax & Legal Data Analytics and Beth Mueller, Deloitte U.S. Tax Analytics leader on September 5, 2017</i><p>…

The WCO releases the 2016 Illicit Trade Report

The World Customs Organization (WCO) released today the 2016 Illicit Trade Report, its flagship publication in which the Organization tries to …

Nonprofits

Accenture Public Service on LinkedIn: “Jim Canham joins the discussion…

Jim Canham joins the discussion at WCO Tech & Innovation Forum to talk blockchain at the border. https://accntu.re/2ltq2zG

Accenture

Research: Being in a Group Makes Us Less Likely to Fact-Check

Since the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, concerns over the circulation of “fake” news and other unverified digital content have intensified. As people have grown to rely on social media as a news source, there has been considerable debate about its role in aiding the spread of misinformation. …

What We Learned About Bureaucracy from 7,000 HBR Readers

We recently asked members of the HBR community to gauge the extent of “bureaucratic sclerosis” within their organization using our Bureaucracy Mass Index (BMI) tool. Since then, we’ve received over 7,000 responses from a diverse group of participants. Here are our initial takeaways:<p><b>The blight of</b> …

To Come Up with a Good Idea, Start by Imagining the Worst Idea Possible

There are many creative tools a designer uses to think differently, but none is more counter-intuitive than “wrong thinking,” also called reverse thinking. Wrong thinking is when you intentionally think of the worst idea possible — the exact opposite of the accepted or logical solution, ideas that …

The Explainer: How Management Teams Can Have a Good Fight

These six tactics create productive conflict with a focus on issues, not personalities.

C-TPAT falters – how ‘SAFE’ are the world’s AEO programmes?

The following article appeared on Maritime Executive’s webpage titled ‘<b>Can C-TPAT be fixed?</b>‘ authored by <b>Stephen L. Caldwell</b> (2017-07-18). <i>The</i> …

Middle Age

Trade facilitation pact to promote ease of doing biz and global commerce

The trade facilitation agreement of the WTO would promote ease of doing business and global commerce as the pact aims at easing custom processes, …

Globalization

India – Customs introduces ‘self-sealing’ export container procedure

The Indian Customs department (CBEC) has allowed self-sealing procedure as of 1 October for containers to be exported, as it aims to move towards a</i> …

Exports

50 Years Ago an Economist Worried About Unchecked Corporate Power. Here’s What His Theory Got Wrong

This summer marks 50 years since the publication of John Kenneth Galbraith’s <i>The New Industrial State</i> and its quick rise to the top of the New York Times Best Seller list. The book was one of the rare instances where an economist was able to capture public imagination and focus debate on big-picture …

Why Management Needs Philosophers

Underlying the practice and study of business is the belief that management is a science and that business decisions must be driven by rigorous analysis of data. The explosion of big data has reinforced this idea. In a recent EY survey, 81% of executives said they believed that “data should be at …

Google’s Secret Formula for Management? Doing the Basics Well

Google has opened its trove of management processes to one and all, for free. It might not feel that surprising — after all, Google has created plenty of free tools for the world to use, from internet search to email. Management tools may not seem that different. And it also follows Google’s many …

Project Management

Basic Competence Can Be a Strategy

<b>Raffaella Sadun,</b> a professor at Harvard Business School, explains why seemingly common-sensical management practices are so hard to implement. After surveying thousands of organizations across the world, she found that only 6% of firms qualified as highly well-managed — and that managers mistakenly …

How blockchain can build communities completely free of hierarchy

<i>This post was co-written by</i> Mohit Mamoria <i>and</i> Jordan Odinsky<i>.</i><p><b>In the past few months,</b> blockchain technology has blown up. While a year ago blockchain …

EY on LinkedIn: “As tax revenue authorities increasingly…

As tax revenue authorities increasingly adopt digital, EY’s Albert Lee believes that organizations must think about how they respond to filing …

How to Find Meaning in a Job That Isn’t Your “True Calling”

Why do so few people find fulfillment in their work?<p>A few years ago I posed this question to Amy Wrzesniewski, a Yale School of Management professor who studies these issues, and she offered an explanation that made a lot of sense. Students, she told me, “think their calling is under a rock, and if …

6 Digital Trends Are Poised to Transform How We Work

In addition to the digital tools entering the workplace now, several technologies and trends on the horizon have the potential to further transform the way we work and interact with others.Artificial intelligence.Artificial intelligence (AI) is already in use throughout the web and increasingly …

Artificial Intelligence

Help Employees Create Knowledge — Not Just Share It

Many leaders see organizational learning simply as sharing existing knowledge. This isn’t surprising given that this is the primary focus of educational institutions, training programs, and leadership development courses. It’s the “sage on the stage” model, in which an expert shares what they know …

3 Reasons Your Strategy Meetings Irritate Your Team

Used well, strategy meetings provide clarity and momentum. They align a team around key decisions and create positive energy.<p>Used poorly, strategy …