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Year in Review: Top 10 Stories of 2017

With a network that includes more than 27,000 chief executives around the world, what stories interested our readers the most? Here are YPO’s top 10 stories of 2017.

  1. 2017 YPO EDGE Concludes in Vancouver
    When YPO members gather for the annual YPO EDGE, the learning opportunities are tremendous, the peer-to-peer connections are numerous and the social experiences are memorable. Read it
  2. 5 Things to Know About Bitcoin
    Bitcoin is the most widely used digital currency in the world, as it dominates its market and shows little sign of slowing down. But what exactly is bitcoin? And is it a fad or the future of payment systems? Read it
  3. 6 Traits of the Best YPO Leaders
    In these times of rapid change, 2016-2017 YPO Chairman McKeel Hagerty sees strong leadership as a critical need. He defines the best YPO leaders as having six traits. Read it
  4. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Speaks at the YPO EDGE
    Leaders learning from other leaders is the core essence of the YPO EDGE and having Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speak at the EDGE gave attendees the chance to learn about Trudeau’s leadership journey. Read it
  5. From Cubicle to Cloud: The Great Office Uprising
    Mobile technology, cloud computing and millennials are inspiring a new kind of office. Paradoxically, this next-generation workspace is channeling an old-fashioned metaphor: the town square. Read it
  6. YPO Announces the 2017 Global Innovation Award Winners
    The Global Innovation Awards honor those YPO members who have created transformative innovations and nurture continued growth and opportunity for leaders around the world. Read it
  7. 11 Genuine Ways to Appreciate Your Team
    YPO members reveal easy, meaningful ways they show their team appreciation all year round. Read it
  8. The 8 Essentials of Innovation
    Erik Roth, global leader of McKinsey & Company’s innovation practice, sheds light on how to produce ongoing innovation success. Read it
  9. 6 Strategies for Managing Public Speaking Anxiety
    Matt Abrahams, executive coach and author of “Speaking Up Without Freaking Out,” shares tips for mitigating speaking anxiety. Read it
  10. Essential Ways To Build A Personal CEO Digital Brand
    In today’s connected world, the message for business leaders is “go social, or go home.” Read it

For more than 25 years, Heather has been creating innovative content for a myriad of communities including business leaders, nonprofit, energy, health care, education and aviation. She has been with YPO since 2014 working currently in the content studio as the senior manager of organization communications.