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With the world’s largest fully remote workforce, Toptal knows what it takes to stay competitive in today's economy. On Toptal Insights, we explore how talent plays an integral role in driving innovation, and the new ways of working that companies need to embrace to ensure they attract and retain the best.

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Toptalauthors are vetted experts in their fields and write on topics in which they have demonstrated experience. All of our content is peer reviewed and validated by Toptal experts in the same field.

Redefining Retirement: The Benefits of Freelancing After 60

Modern freelancing is easier and more rewarding than older workers may think. Toptal’s chief economist breaks down the advantages of freelancing in semiretirement.

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Erik Stettler

Erik Stettler

Erik is a data scientist and a founding partner of the global venture firm Firstrock Capital. He helps companies, universities, and governments across the Americas build business and technology strategies. Erik has an MBA with distinction from Harvard University and serves as Chief Economist at Toptal.

4 Bold Predictions About the Metaverse and Business

The so-called “future of the internet” isn’t here yet, but it’s coming soon. Here’s how to start preparing your company for impending metaverse growth.

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Laurence Brothers

Laurence Brothers

Laurence is Toptal’s Senior Writer for Technology and Software. A former analyst at Google and ITA Software, and researcher at Bell Communications Research and Verizon Laboratories, he now writes about how AI, VR, cloud computing, and software impact business and the future of work. Laurence has five patents for AI and internet applications.

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Cybersecurity Spotlight: Preparing Your Organization for Deepfake Voice Clone Fraud

Neural networks have become expert manufacturers of the human voice, a skill that both content creators and cybercriminals love. Experts from the United Nations, Adobe, and speech synthesis pioneer Descript weigh in.

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Christopher Holloway

Christopher Holloway

Christopher Holloway is Toptal’s Senior Writer for Technology. An award-winning journalist with more than a decade of experience investigating how technology transforms sectors like retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and banking, he has held editorial positions at highly reputed media companies in Latin America, including AmericaEconomia, La Tercera, and Netmedia.

Deconstructing Jobs: How Innovative Companies Are Reimagining Work

Boundaries created by traditional jobs are holding businesses back, says Ravin Jesuthasan, author of Work Without Jobs. His case study of Providence Health & Services shows how a new work paradigm can solve talent issues and spur growth.

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Kristen Senz

Kristen Senz

Kristen is Toptal’s Senior Writer for the Future of Work. An experienced journalist and content strategist, her reporting on cutting-edge research and emerging business trends has been published by Forbes, Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, and the World Economic Forum.

Toxic Communication in Virtual Workspaces: A Looming Liability for Remote and Hybrid Companies

The tendency to “speak” more harshly from a keyboard than you would face to face—called online disinhibition—doesn’t just happen on Twitter. When it creeps into office conversations, it can create a toxic work environment that damages your brand and bottom line.

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Jeffrey Gangemi

Jeffrey Gangemi

Jeffrey is a digital growth strategist with Accenture Interactive and an alum of Telus International. He has an MBA from Cornell University with an emphasis in leadership and innovation.

The Key Automation Opportunity Healthcare Leaders Must Focus on Next

Insurance verification and prior authorizations eat up precious hours that skilled staff could be spending with patients. AI in healthcare can help.

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Peter Matuszak

Peter Matuszak

Peter Matuszak is Toptal’s Senior Writer for Business. A former investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune and policy advisor to multiple governmental agencies and officials, he now writes about tech, finance, and the future of work for Toptal Insights.

5 Lessons From Fast-growing Tech, Energy, and Fintech Companies

Worried about the impact of economic volatility on your company’s revenue? Toptal asked leaders of four hypergrowth companies what drives their continued expansion.

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KJ Bannan

KJ Bannan

KJ is the former Executive Editor of Smart Enterprise magazine and now writes about business, technology, and software for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Robb Report. KJ has a master’s in journalism from New York University and a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace from the University of South Florida Muma College of Business.

Top HR leaders at Walmart, Xerox, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Synchrony tell Toptal about the innovative steps they’re taking to attract, nurture, and grow top talent.

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Sunny Gold

Sunny Gold

Sunny is the Lead Editor for Toptal Insights, where she covers business, tech, healthcare, leadership, and the future of work. A veteran journalist, Sunny has held editorial positions at some of the largest and most well-known media companies in the US, including Condé Nast, Hearst, and Bonnier.

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