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Toptal Insights provides thought leadership about topics central to the future of work, innovation, and distributed teams. We frequently collaborate with Toptal's enterprise team and clients, sharing exclusive perspective on emerging trends.

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Enterprise Navigation: Design Methodologies for Stakeholder Collaboration

by Andi Omtvedt

Designing (or redesigning) an enterprise navigation system can be daunting. This design methodology provides a clear framework for leading a team through brainstorming, decision-making, and preparing for the rest of the UX design process.

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Full-stack Developer Tips from the Creator of the Redux Form Library

by Toptal Research

JavaScript and Redux expert Erik Rasmussen discusses the challenges of open-source software development, the fluctuating world of JavaScript, how he deals with imposter syndrome and burnout as an in-demand developer, and his top podcast recommendations.

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Unblocking Blockchain: Gaming Is the Tipping Point for Mass Adoption

by Toptal Research

Experts say gaming will be the first real use case for blockchain, revamping the industry and making games more immersive than ever. How gaming navigates the remaining hurdles will become a case study for other industries considering mass blockchain adoption.

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The History of Remote Work (with Infographic)

by Toptal Research

There have never been so many opportunities for the remotely-employed workforce. How did we get here? This infographic illustrates the historic moments which catalyzed the remote work revolution. From the Medici's first corporate office to the invention of cubicles and wifi to the explosion of coworking spaces, this is a comprehensive overview of the moments which paved the way.

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Dial 996 for Fatigue: How to Prioritize Avoiding Burnout

by Ethan Brooks

There's nothing heroic about overwhelm. In a world where competition is fiercer than ever, the best of the best will win by protecting their ability to perform and deliver peak results, and that means avoiding burnout. This three-part framework can decrease stress while increasing productivity, creativity, and free time.

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History of Augmented Reality: Glow Pucks to Immersive Reality

by Andrew Graunke

Andrew Graunke, Toptal Head of Enterprise Design, has implemented augmented reality (AR) design projects for dozens of enterprises. Here he outlines his pocket history of AR: from fighter jets to touchless computers to Glow Pucks, AR has already started making waves. Based on his current projects and pipeline, Graunke also blueprints his vision for AR's future.

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How to Predict the Future: Mitigating the Impacts of Uncertainty

by Toptal Research

Strategic foresight has become an essential tool for any organization, but how does futurism translate to strategy? In this interview, Amy Zalman, PhD, founder of foresight consultancy Prescient, explains how to utilize strategic foresight and navigate the influx of artificial intelligence and other global transformations.

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Supporting the Tech Supply Through STEM Education

by Toptal Research

As the demand for technology professionals consistently increases year over year, supply is struggling to keep up. Fostering interest in STEM education in children early on is essential in building a sustainable pipeline for years to come. Toptal is proud to award our Women’s Scholarship to two women who are helping to foster this interest among youth across Asia and Oceania.

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