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April 17, 2015

10 Amazing Facts about April 17

Did you know all of these events happened throughout history on April 17? #10 is our favorite!

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April 14, 2015

Mexico Connects For Growth

“Infrastructure is the trigger” “We provide the connectivity and access for Mexican businesses worldwide,” Jorge Torres, president of FedEx Express Mexico told delegates to The Economist Mexico Business Summit in Paris. “Whether it’s mezcal from Oaxaca, shoes from Guanajuato, textiles from Aguascalientes, handicrafts from Puebla—we connect them with buyers in France or America or Japan.

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April 14, 2015

How We Overcame Cultural Inertia and Saved Millions

“Cultural Inertia”: The tendency for a group of people to cling to traditions and ways of thinking that have outlived their usefulness even when better ways are presented. Man, was this ever “us”. We still see evidence of this phenomenon on a fairly regular basis around Air Operations, but never was it as visible as

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April 9, 2015

Please Feed the Animals

FedEx provides transportation for “Hearts and Paws” Homeless and neglected animals of Rhode Island have plenty of new resources and support today, thanks to a record turnout for the annual Hearts and Paws Pasta Dinner. It’s the biggest event of the year for the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA),

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April 7, 2015

Memphis House Call from Noted New Jersey ER Doctor

The thought of giving back and paying it forward has always been at the forefront of my mind and actions. Partly because so many individuals helped me to reach heights that at one time appeared insurmountable. I was born, the fifth of six children, in one of America’s toughest cities –Newark, NJ.  As a child,

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March 30, 2015

Perspectives on a Connected World

At FedEx, we believe in making connections. We also believe that connections can change the world. Access to virtual networks such as high-speed internet and other digital technologies is opening up possibilities and opportunities for people around the globe. The same goes for access to physical networks, including those that FedEx makes available to customers

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March 25, 2015

Collaborative Consumption: Is the Sharing Economy Here to Stay?

If you had mentioned Uber or Airbnb in a conversation a few years ago, there’s a good chance no one would have had any idea what you were talking about. Today, those two companies — and others such as Lyft, Lending Tree, and TaskRabbit — have become household names. And Rachel Botsman says this first

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March 23, 2015

Jugaad: Is Frugality a Pathway to Innovation?

In 2013, India launched a spacecraft to orbit Mars. Total cost for the project (which has been a rousing success): $74.3 million. That’s less than one-tenth of what NASA spent on its Mars space orbiter — and less than the total budget of the 2013 sci-fi blockbuster Gravity. How did India do it on such

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March 19, 2015

Exportunity.com: Unlocking Economic Opportunity Throughout Africa

Here’s an eye-opening stat: Up to 70 percent of African crops are wasted because farmers lack a way to connect with buyers. Here’s another: There are 700 million mobile phones in use throughout Africa, but only 200 million of them are smartphones. Those numbers provided Benin native Vital Sounouvou with an idea. What if he

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