Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

Longitudes is the UPS blog discussing the macro forces shaping the global economy today and over the horizon.

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Five Lessons From My Small Business Journey
Pete Servold | Pete's Paleo “Why don’t you start a small business?” That’s the question my wife Sarah asked when I searched for inspiration with my career. It’s the question that put us on our path to becoming small business owners. If you’ve ever been fed up with your...
May 12, 2015 12:45 PM ET
Redressing the Fashion Industry for a Greener Future
Ava Ho | UPS There’s no doubt that retail is booming, particularly in the fashion industry. Retail sales worldwide reached US$22.492 trillion in 2014. The global retail market will see steady growth over the next few years, with the apparel, luxury goods and accessories sector...
May 11, 2015 3:00 PM ET
The Changing Character of Urban Growth
Peter Harris | UPS The world economy is picking up speed—Oxford Economics projects solid worldwide growth of 2.8% this year. But the character of tomorrow’s growth isn’t shaping up as in the past;...
May 11, 2015 11:15 AM ET
Problem Solving when Disaster Strikes
Every year, millions of people lose access to food, water and shelter in a matter of minutes due to natural disasters. To bring immediate relief, UPS provides hands-on support and expertise to help communities bounce back when disaster strikes. We collaborate with others to create innovative solutions that strengthen communities so they are better prepared when future disasters occur. ...
May 6, 2015 2:30 PM ET
Staying the Course on Alternative Fuel
Mike Whitlatch | UPS   UPS has been in the alternative fuels business for a long time. In fact, we’ve been plugging in electric vehicles before it was cool — as far back as the early 1930s. The larger our company grew over time, the more we, like others, became...
May 5, 2015 9:45 AM ET