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How to Convince Customers to Share Data After GDPR

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Alex Maxim/Getty Images. In recent years, marketers have lived through the Era of Big Data, and the Era of Personalization, and now we are living through the “Era of Consent.” ” With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into effect on May 25 th , businesses will be required to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens.

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The Different Words We Use to Describe Male and Female Leaders

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Phil Ashley/Getty Images. We like to think of ourselves as unbiased and objective in our employment decisions, but with two equal candidates, who are you going to promote? Someone who is described in their performance evaluations as analytical or someone who is described as compassionate? On the other end of the employment spectrum, if you’re downsizing and have to fire someone and the two people in jeopardy are very similar, who are you going to fire?

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How investors can support entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa


The potential for entrepreneurship in the region is high, based on digital consumption and a startling increase in investment funding for start-ups. Middle East and Africa


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Okay, you know how you feel, what you need, what you want. This next thing you're going to do or say: Does it help you get closer to that


Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

How to Get the Most Out of a Day Off

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akrp/Getty Images. The idea of “vacation” often conjures up thoughts of trips to faraway lands. While it’s true that big trips can be fun and even refreshing, they can also take a lot of time, energy, and money. A lot of people feel exhausted just thinking about planning a vacation—not just navigating personal commitments and school breaks, but deciding how to delegate major projects or put work on hold, just so they can have a stress-free holiday.

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How Do Consumers Choose in a World of Automated Ordering?

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Image Source/Getty Images. The term “frictionless commerce” is widely used to describe how digital technologies are blending product purchases seamlessly into consumers’ daily lives. In the ultimate manifestation of frictionless commerce, purchases will be automatically initiated on behalf of consumers (with their advance consent) using real-time, integrated data from known preferences, past behaviors, sensors, and other sources.

Why Traditional M&A Is Becoming Less Important

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James Brey/Getty Images. From 1870 to 1911, John D. Rockefeller built what was arguably the single most impressive business organization in history: Standard Oil. Mr. Rockefeller’s business strategy was to vertically integrate every aspect of the oil business (exploration, development, logistics, marketing) to assure an ongoing competitive advantage. His vehicles were not just mergers and acquisitions, though there were plenty of both along the way.