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Why Diversity in Supply Chain Matters with Kristin Malek


How does diversity drive value in business and the supply chain? Supplier diversity leaders offer a wealth of insights, yet this field often remains overlooked. Join me in the coming weeks as we explore key questions: Why is supplier diversity overlooked? How does it benefit companies and communities? And how can we lead more effectively?

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Rethink Leadership by Rethinking How We Empower Parents and Leaders


Leadership evolves, especially when we become parents. But this transition isn’t often discussed. How can we navigate this new terrain more effectively? We sat down with Nicola Fitzpatrick, Director of Operations at Medtronic in St.Paul, Minnesota to explore her journeys as a leader and as a parent. Join us on Dear Workplace as we delve into these important conversations about balancing leadership and parenthood in male-dominated industries and communities.

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Why M&As Are Tough All the Time | Disrupt the Market by Democratizing M&A


I’ve often found the mergers and acquisition (M&A) process to be expensive and exclusive, leaving many unsure of where to start or how to succeed. Like dating, it’s about finding the right partners and building a dream team, whether you’re buying or selling a company. And let’s not forget about culture – M&As in the United States, Asia, and Europe all come with unique challenges.

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Why M&As are Tough All the Time | Start with People


About 70-90 percent of mergers and aquisitions (M&As) fail within their first year. Why? Despite being a longstanding business strategy, M&As continue to stumble. In the coming weeks, we’ll explore this complex world and uncover why M&As are so challenging, and how we can improve.

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Falling in Love with Korean Culture with Sam Paik


After years in finance and business, Sam Paik noticed a troubling trend: overwork starting from childhood. Reflecting on the importance of childhood play and creativity, Sam saw a gap in the next generation’s access to these vital experiences. Determined to make a change, he founded several education-focused companies, including Momo Camp.

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Take the Path Less Travelled with Designer Kimberly Wong


Fashion designer Kimberly (Kim) Wong is not shy about building her own path. Today Kim is the founder of Cukimberly, a successful brand of original and colorful print, jewelry, clothes, and accessories in New York. But her journey into fashion was somewhat atypical, and in a way represented the very strength of her unique approaches to creativity and her work as an artist.

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Disrupt Industries with Agility and Determination with Scott Sassa

The lack of a traditional background in business did not stop young Scott Sassa from dreaming of a future in Hollywood. He didn’t like school nor wanted to finish college but he loved learning and was determined to find a path for his dream career – even if that meant calling the same office every day until they gave him a chance for an interview.

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