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How Are Email Response Rates Trending

How Are Email Response Rates Trending

Financial services had the highest unique open rates at 32%, followed by automotive (26%) Some industries didn’t fare as well - While still having a relatively high unique open rate of 18%, travel/hospitality and travel services experienced a decrease of at least 5%...

The CFO’s Crucial Role in Digital Transformation

The CFO’s Crucial Role in Digital Transformation

A digital tsunami is washing over big companies this year Between 2018 and 2021, companies worldwide will spend nearly $6 trillion on digital transformation initiatives For chief financial officers it means that sizable internal funding requests will fall on their...

The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

The most successful people on the planet are also the people likeliest to devote an hour a day to reading and learning During a five-year study of more than 200 self-made millionaires, Thomas Corley found that they don’t watch TV - Instead, an impressive 86 percent...

Apples iPhone installed base hits 900 million

Apples iPhone installed base hits 900 million

Apple revealed that they have an installed base of 900 million iPhones -- the first time the company has revealed that statistic and with iPads and Apple Watches - there were 1.4 billion active iOS devices as of the end of 2018 Researchers have found the single most...

Here is the most affluent town in every state

Here is the most affluent town in every state

Incomes vary widely across the United States. The American Community Survey is an annual survey run by the Census Bureau which includes questions about respondents' total household incomes The Census Bureau top-codes median household incomes, which means that for...

The 5 Things All Great Salespeople Do

The 5 Things All Great Salespeople Do

The author of this study spent 16 years in sales leadership at Salesforce observing how top performers share some of the same patterns, habits, and characteristics Here are the five categories that the article explores in more depth #1 - The best salespeople own...

The States People Most Moved Into and Out Of in 2018

The States People Most Moved Into and Out Of in 2018

Interactive Map produced by United Van Lines data (link) 42nd Annual National Movers Study Americans are on the move, relocating to western and southern parts of the country More residents moved out of New Jersey than any other state in 2018, with 66 percent of New...

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019

A very quick 6-minute primer video for every CEO on what's ahead this year Blockchain, artificial intelligence, empowered edge, privacy and ethics, quantum computing, immersive experiences, augmented analytics, autonomous things and digital twins drive the upcoming...

Story: Journey to Digital Enablement

Story: Journey to Digital Enablement

A powerful 1 minute video - sharing PWC's journey of becoming a digitally enabled organization better able to respond to the needs of their clients An amazing rollout of a cloud-based solution to 158 countries and 236,000 employees Lesson learned - 70% of success in...

Digital Strategy: The Digital Workforce

Digital Strategy: The Digital Workforce

PriceWaterhouseCoopers interview with insurance carriers address how changes in technology have affected the insurance workforce It's interesting to hear in this 2 minute video, the new tensions created between digital and traditional lines of business and the...

Developing Agile Leaders for the Digital Age

Developing Agile Leaders for the Digital Age

A great 2 minute perspective from McKinsey Consulting for CEO's and their leadership teams to see Understand how to strengthen your team's capacity to handle disruptions and develop their digital literacy for what's ahead.  ...

The Growth of Podcasts and Why It Matters

The Growth of Podcasts and Why It Matters

Some very interesting facts and an infographic on podcasts 68 million Americans listen to podcasts on a monthly basis -- that’s nearly one in four people across the country 44 percent are between 18 and 34 years old and 57% hold a bachelor’s or graduate degree 52%...

Insightful Interview with Bill Gates

Insightful Interview with Bill Gates

A fantastic interview with Bill Gates on the David Rubenstein Show Peer-to-Peer Conversations It explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of the most influential people in business Renowned financier and philanthropist David...

Visualizing U.S. Millionaires by State of Residence

Visualizing U.S. Millionaires by State of Residence

There are literally millions of millionaires in the United States There are 7.1 million households in the US that have investable assets of $1 million or more This is a higher total population of millionaires than any other country in the world Here is a from...