• The STM Drifter Energy Travel Backpack is perfect for meeting pros on the road

    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE

Thanks to this new energy-saving travel backpack, you’ll never have to worry about your phone or tablet running out of juice again. The built-in charger gives travelers an extra 15 to 20 hours of talk time, and it’s powered by Smart Power, so your backpack can simultaneously recharge its battery and your electronics, while also emitting minimal heat to protect items in the bag.

According to Adam Ziegelman, vice president of marketing, the bag is also very fashionable, which adds “a secondary protection to disguise the fact that you’re carrying thousands of dollars worth of equipment.”

He also adds that the company’s clients are more of a fan base due to the extreme thoughtfulness of the design. “Once you’re an owner of one of these bags, it’s really a discovery moment when you’re like, ‘Wow—this company really thought of everything.’” Bags also come in messenger styles.

By the time the now-iconic photo of one Fyre Festivalgoer’s pitiful cheese sandwich had gone viral, social media platforms and news outlets were abuzz with shock and bewilderment—questioning how the seemingly star-studded island excursion could have resulted in half-built FEMA-issued tents, cancelled musical acts and stranded attendees.


What these leaders may not realize is that the old approach to meetings, where someone talks the team to sleep is quickly becoming unacceptable. Companies and planners everywhere are ditching their boring meetings and adopting more effective practices.
Two factors driving revolution throughout the modern workplace also demand a new way of meeting: digitalization and VUCA, short for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

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