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How To Connect With Your Center Of Wellbeing: A 10-Week Plan

Nearly a decade ago, with global affairs in turmoil and the digital revolution disrupting every industry, I wrote these words in my book, “Winning from Within”: 

“In turbulent times, when the pace of the change makes your head spin, business leaders and public servants alike want a system that helps them stay balanced as they face unprecedented complexity and uncertainly.”

That stomach-churning turbulence I recall from back then seems almost quaint as our 2020 world roils with COVID19, economic turmoil and natural disasters amid stark political polarization and a reckoning with systemic racism. Our world is on fire — in some places literally burning down in front of our eyes.

As leaders, we have honed our tools for interacting with the external world. We can break down complicated situations. We can problem solve. We

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Digital payments reach Falkland Islands as Square and MasterCard connect – Payment

Julie Halliday at Studio 52 gets to grips with Square (Image: Square)

Julie Halliday at Studio 52 gets to grips with Square (Image: Square)

Small business and ecommerce entrepreneurs on the Falkland Islands are set to be able to take digital payments following an agreement between Square, Mastercard and the Falkland Islands Government.

 

The Falkland Islands lie 8,000 miles from London in a remote and beautiful location where penguins outnumber people by more than 100:1. To date, many of the Islands’ businesses have been cash-only. Banking and compliance issues made it difficult, and sometimes impossible for small businesses to sign up for merchant accounts to accept cards – and to get those funds settled into their bank account.

 

On top of that, card payment machines were difficult to install and maintain in such a remote location.

 

With only one cash machine and bank branch on the Islands, residents and the tens of thousands of annual tourists alike were feeling the burden of

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