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Lead Story

Bitcoin gold rush continues

Ann Train

News

Industry Update

CFPB urges faster, safer consumer payments

PayPal gets wings, makes mobile play

ETA returns to San Francisco for Transact Tech

Bitcoin exchanges gain traction, dodge VAT

PCI SSC revamps P2PE, device standards

Features

Pitfalls of proliferating payment speak

Serving the connected customer of the future

The Mobile Buzz: Digital wallets face uphill battle

Views

New credit card scam at resort area hotels

Chris O'Donnell
Instabill Corp.

Insider's report on payments: Fighting online scammers

Patti Murphy
ProScribes Inc.

The most valuable merchant portfolio

Adam Hark
MerchantPortfolios.com

Education

Street SmartsSM:
How can I grow my business?

Jeffrey I. Shavitz
TrafficJamming LLC

Staying informed in the payments biz: A sane approach

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

EMV: The clock is ticking

Michael Gavin
Cayan

The one man show: Selecting ISO partners

John Tucker
1st Capital Loans LLC

Company Profile

Opus

Topcreditcardprocessors.com

New Products

Global payments, localized currencies

Snapcard
Snapcard Inc.

Multifaceted, omnichannel POS technology

Retail Pro Prism
Retail Pro International LLC

Inspiration

The Jurassic world of work

Departments

Readers Speak

Resource Guide

Datebook

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August 10, 2015  •  Issue 15:08:01

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Inspiration

The Jurassic world of work

One of the blockbusters in movie theaters this summer is Jurassic World, the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film franchise. Jurassic World, like the preceding films in the series, features dinosaurs – and lots of them. We often think of dinosaurs as mindless, vicious killers, "red in tooth and claw" (a term 19th century poet Alfred Lord Tennyson coined in an elegy for a friend). Jurassic World offers a different take on dinosaurs, showing them to be denizens of a relatively harmonious ecosystem ­– until it is disrupted by human interference, that is. There is certainly competition in Jurassic World, but there is also a delicate balance, with various dinosaurs taking on complementary roles, making the system as a whole work for the benefit of all.

You could think about the modern business workplace in similar terms. Whether you work in an office or work more with clients than with co-workers, the Jurassic world of the workplace depends on competition and complementary work, with different kinds of people acting in a variety of roles. Indeed, we could consider these roles as types of dinosaur. Consider the following:

Whatever your role is in the Jurassic world of the workplace, know that it is vital to the overall success of your business.

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