Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin We all know that leisure travel is coming back in a huge way, with jammed airports, limited availability in hot destinations, and record bookings for many travel companies. But there’s more to the life-after-Covid travel phenomena than just pent-up demand. The nature of the way people will vacation has changed. The shutdown caused by the global pandemic was unprecedented and like nothing in our lifetime, but also served as a warning that you never know what’s coming next, from other diseases to natural disasters to the quickly worsening effects of climate change to war. The sense that “life is too short” and a new fatalism is one side effect of the pandemic. That in turn has led people to stop putting things off for the future, especially an uncertain future. For many people, life’s big trips have always been scheduled for “someday,” and increasingly, someday is now. People are putting a priority on once-in-a-lifetime … [Read more...] about 10 Best Bucket List Trips For Your Post-Pandemic Travels
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Robert Fenton is the founder and CEO of Qualio , a cloud-based quality management system (eQMS) for life sciences teams. Trust is among the most fragile of human emotions. Once lost, it can be nearly impossible to rebuild. But broken trust doesn’t just impact relationships; it’s also a key influence on consumer behaviors and purchasing decisions—especially when patient lives are on the line. If a pharmaceutical or medical device company suffers a serious hit to its reputation, such as an FDA warning letter or a product recall, consumers are dramatically less likely to engage with that brand as a whole in the future. In a recent survey my company conducted of more than 2,000 Americans, we found that more than half of consumers are unlikely to use a product after a recall, even if the issue has been adequately addressed. Even a warning letter can have serious consequences. A staggering 80% of consumers are … [Read more...] about Recalls Strongly Sway Consumer Healthcare Decisions—How Should Life Sciences Leaders Evolve To Build Trust?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Congressmen Scott Peters (D-CA) and Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation on Monday that would combat the use of banned pesticides on illegal cannabis cultivation sites on public lands. Beyond the risks to the human body, such as potential interactions with cannabinoids and neurological disorders, banned pesticides cause a chain reaction of events to the environment and wildlife within. Researchers published findings last year linking banned pesticides and other destructive practices on illegal farms with harms to specific wildlife species in habitats in California and southern Oregon: the Pacific fisher, Humboldt marten, and northern spotted owl. Those toxins sometimes eventually find their way into the U.S. groundwater supply. The Targeting and Offsetting Existing Illegal Contaminants (TOXIC) Act would remedy the environmental damage caused by banned pesticides to public lands and raises … [Read more...] about ‘Toxic Act’ Would Target Banned Pesticides In Illegal Cannabis Farms On Public Lands
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin CEO at CloudSphere . As Forbes and others have reported, merger and acquisition (M&A) volume was unprecedented in 2021, and M&A activity so far this year remains brisk. As for what this trend means for cyber asset management, the answer can be summed up in one word: complexity . Cyber asset management can be a challenge for any enterprise, but the picture becomes much more complicated in situations where the enterprises are combining. The reason for this is that M&A involves the blending together of a wider array of technologies, system architectures and workforce cultures around data literacy and information management. While this complicates the IT picture, the good news is that a well-designed cyber asset management strategy can help organizations not only navigate the complexities of a fresh merger or acquisition but optimize the newly expanded organization’s IT operation on an ongoing basis. … [Read more...] about Planning A Merger Or Acquisition? Make Sure To Plan Your Cyber Asset Management Strategy First
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Shirin Etessam is an entrepreneur (founder, OML TV ) and transformational speaker. Her first book will be released in June 2023. Merriam-Webster defines an entrepreneur as “one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise” but, in truth, an entrepreneur is much more. An entrepreneur is a go-getter: someone who is unafraid to take on greater risk to achieve their goals or accomplish the mission. Entrepreneurs solve problems, drive innovation and inspire change. The challenges and obstacles entrepreneurs face are not simple ones; they’re complex, and they require the ability to, as Mohammed Ali said, “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” In other words, in order to bring new ideas to life and inspire others to do the same, entrepreneurs should be able to move gracefully through the business world. Moving gracefully as an entrepreneur may sound difficult; after all, … [Read more...] about ‘Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee’: Moving Gracefully Through The World Of Entrepreneurship
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin By Judy Cubiss, SAP Manufacturing companies have typically been deemed laggards when it comes to technology adoption habits. Such a reputation does seem puzzling for an industry once at the forefront of using integrated ERP and breakthrough innovations such as programmable machines, industrial robotics, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence. But it’s difficult to escape the realization that the industry has delayed its transition to the cloud because it’s invested in legacy technology investments. Banking, retail, and insurance industries have typically followed manufacturers’ lead in digitalization and are now moving aggressively to the cloud. So why haven’t manufacturers continued their legacy as digital transformation pioneers? Perhaps this apprehension toward the cloud is due to the DNA of industrial manufacturing businesses. To bring products into the market, manufacturers need rock-solid … [Read more...] about Industrial Manufacturing: Ready To Reclaim The Digital Transformation Crown?
We tend to think of IQ as relatively fixed, but while your mental horsepower stays relatively constant throughout your life, short-term changes can have big effects on how smart you are in practice. This isn't huge news. Most of us have experienced the dumbness that descends after a few nights of terrible sleep or a few too many beers. But there is another big factor that can lower your cognitive performance that most of us think less about. Science calls it having "a scarcity mindset," but most folks know it simply as stressing out about paying your bills . When you're tightly focused on all the things you lack, you have a scarcity mindset. How to make yourself 13 IQ points dumber One classic study revealed just how much mindset matters when it comes to cognitive performance by giving a group of farmers an IQ test before and after harvest time. Before the harvest the farmers were stressed about whether a season of work would pay off well or some mishap of weather … [Read more...] about Research Shows Having an Abundance Mindset Can Raise your IQ by 13 Points. Here Are 5 Ways to Cultivate One
- A + A (Oct 7): Contract workers at Google’s data centers allege that they were fired for supporting a union and faced retaliation after pushing for better benefits, according to a pair of complaints filed this week with the US National Labor Relations Board. The Alphabet Workers Union, whose members include both direct employees and subcontracted staff for Google’s parent company, claims that two workers at a data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, were terminated for discussing their working conditions and because of their affiliation with the labor organization, according to documents viewed by Bloomberg. Another worker at the site faced retaliation for having a role in the union, according to the complaint, which was filed on Wednesday against Google and Modis, an information-technology firm that serves as a subcontractor. Labor groups have been pushing to make inroads this year in big tech companies, long seen as resistant to union organizing. In addition to … [Read more...] about Google contractors allege they were fired for union ties
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Oman has seen the outlook on its credit rating upgraded from stable to positive by Moody's Investors Service, in the latest sign of how the economies of Gulf oil producers are benefitting from high crude prices. Oman is part of the 23-member Opec+ group that agreed on October 5 to cut oil production by 2 million barrels a day (b/d), in a bid to keep crude prices elevated. The Oman government has used the recent high oil prices to repair its balance sheet and restore the fiscal room for manoeuvre that it lost during the Covid-19 pandemic. It has paid off a net amount of $6.5 billion of debt since the turn of the year. Moody’s said the change in outlook on the sovereign’s Ba3 rating reflected the improvements in its debt position. It now expects the government’s debt to fall to less than 45% of GDP by the end of the year, compared to 63% of GDP in 2021. High oil revenues since 2020 have also allowed Oman to move … [Read more...] about Oman Reaps The Reward Of High Oil Prices With Another Ratings Boost
- A + A LONDON (Oct 6): A scramble for cash by Britain's pension funds after last week's bond market crash has raised questions about oversight of a 1.6 trillion pound (US$1.8 trillion) business that has grown rapidly in recent years. Pension funds had to post emergency collateral in liability-driven investments (LDI), which deploy a mix of both leveraged and unleveraged derivatives to safeguard against shortfalls in pension pots, after British government bond yields rocketed. To halt freefalling prices, the Bank of England was forced to pledge to buy as much as 65 billion pounds (US$73.63 billion) of long-dated government bonds, known as gilts. Many pension funds struggled to find the extra cash at short notice. Some had to sell gilts in a firesale that put further upward pressure on yields and threatened a wider meltdown. "Pension regulation is not the direct remit of Bank of England but stability of the financial system is," said Ian Tonks, professor of … [Read more...] about Cash crunch for British funds puts regulators under pensions lens