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August 2, 2019 - No Comments!

KNOLSKAPE Certified as One of the 2019 India’s Best Mid-size Workplaces by Great Place to Work®

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Great Place to Work has honored KNOLSKAPE as one of the 2019 Best Mid-size Workplaces in India. The ranking considered thousands of employee surveys from mid-sized companies across India. Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included communication, professional development, and recognition related to innovation. KNOLSKAPE took the 37th spot on the list.

The organization has become a certified Great Place To Work organization for having excelled on the five dimensions considered by Great Place To Work® as the hallmark of a High-Trust, High-Performance Culture™ – Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride and Camaraderie.

KNOLSKAPE boasts of an outstanding culture where management cares about employees and a family feel exists. Leadership is just a message/call away and the open-door policy is practiced for real. New ideas and perspectives are always encouraged in this workplace where flexibility in terms of work timings and policies allows employees to strike a wonderful work-life balance.

“To me, great workplaces are those where leaders inspire trust, the right action and taking pride in individual accomplishment, as well as creating a nurturing environment that makes people the best versions of themselves,” says Rajiv Jayaraman, Founder & CEO of KNOLSKAPE. “Our single-minded focus has been to unlock the greatness in people, and people achieve greatness when they get learning opportunities and the freedom to pursue their passion. I believe that we have been able to consistently do this at KNOLSKAPE.”

According to Chief Human Resource Officer, Vijayaraghavan Pisharody, “Present and potential employees of KNOLSKAPE will always be assured a highly engaging and inspiring work culture where meritocracy is the common denominator across the levels. Every Knolly is respected for their individuality and their contribution. Our goal is to help them identify their purpose and achieve their goals by constantly nudging and encouraging.”

Best practices at KNOLSKAPE that cemented the organization’s certification as a great place to work include work-vacations, Tech-talks which are presentations by employees on a technical topic, and K-Talks which allow employees to educate their peers about a topic of their interest. These initiatives help employees to connect through common interests, quality time and allows them to make connections outside of work.

About KNOLSKAPE

KNOLSKAPE is an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development. Our core belief is that desired business outcomes are achieved best when learning needs are aligned with business requirements. To do so, capability development methodologies require an updated approach. Keeping with this philosophy, we offer engaging, immersive and experiential learning and assessment solutions to suit every learning need.

More than 370 global clients across industries such as banking and finance, consulting, IT, FMCG, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, engineering, auto, government and academia have benefited from our award-winning experiential solutions.

Learn more at knolskape.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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  • July 26, 2019 - No Comments!

    KNOLSKAPE Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20 Gamification Companies List

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    Raleigh, NCJuly 25, 2019 – Training Industry announced that KNOLSKAPE has been named to the 2019 Top Training Companies™ List for the gamification sector of the learning and development market. Training Industry, the leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders, prepares the Training Industry Top 20 and Training Industry Watch List reports on critical sectors of the training marketplace to better inform professionals about the best and most innovative providers of training services and technologies.

    View the 2019 Top 20 Gamification Companies and Watch List

    Selection to the 2019 Training Industry Top 20™ Gamification Companies List was based on the following criteria:

    • Gamification features and capabilities.
    • Innovativeness of offerings.
    • Company size and growth potential.
    • Quality and number of clients/users.
    • Awards, recognition and competitive differentiation.

     

    “This year’s Top 20 Gamification Companies continue to showcase the latest gaming designs and concepts to corporate training, making them engaging and entertaining for the learner, while focusing on moving the needle on their clients’ KPIs” said Ken Taylor, president of Training Industry, Inc. “These companies are enhancing their products and services, including training simulations, serious games and leaderboards. Learners can compete against each other or participate individually in an interactive experience that rewards learning and development.”

    “In 2018, KNOLSKAPE introduced simulation-based, interactive self-paced courses that combine technology with content and immersive gamification,” said Danielle Draewell, market research analyst at Training Industry, Inc. “Its simulation-based learning library contains over 30,000 learning objects that clients can use to create unique learning experiences and solutions.”

    About KNOLSKAPE

    KNOLSKAPE is an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development. Our core belief is that desired business outcomes are achieved best when learning needs are aligned with business requirements. To do so, capability development methodologies require an updated approach. Keeping with this philosophy, we offer engaging, immersive and experiential learning and assessment solutions to suit every learning need.

    More than 370 global clients across industries such as banking and finance, consulting, IT, FMCG, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, engineering, auto, government and academia have benefited from our award-winning experiential solutions.

     

     

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  • July 10, 2019 - No Comments!

    Platform Thinking Expert Sangeet Paul Choudary partners with KNOLSKAPE to help organizations win in the digital economy with platform business strategies

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    KNOLSKAPE, an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development is proud to announce a partnership with international best-selling author and a global Top 50 thinker.

    As part of this partnership, Choudary’s video course ‘The Platform Playbook – Applying platform strategy for digital transformation’ will now become available in KNOLSKAPE’s suite of Digital Solutions for organizations to transform themselves at the speed of Digital.

    Digital native organizations are outperforming industrial incumbents primarily because they operate with a platform business model. For traditional organizations to compete in the current business climate, it is important to either become platforms themselves or part of the platform ecosystem. Choudary’s video-based course, enabled on KNOLSKAPE’s gamified AktivLearn Plus platform, empowers organizations to develop the arsenal needed to do so.

    Sangeet Paul Choudary is best known for his work on platform economics and network effects, and the co-author of Platform Revolution: How networked markets are transforming economy and how to make them work for you. Choudary's work on platform economics was selected as one of the top 10 management ideas globally by the Harvard Business Review and included in the collection HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2017 as well as HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Business Model Innovation. For his contributions to the field of platform economics, Choudary was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2017. Choudary has also consulted 30 of the Fortune 500 firms on platform strategy and works with several global bodies including the WEF and the UN on their expert panels.

    Referring to his partnership with Knolskape, Choudary says, “Platform strategy is becoming centrestage to any firm’s digital ambitions but there are few options for high quality executive education on this topic. Knolskape is a leading player known for their innovation in education delivery solutions and I am thrilled to partner with them to launch this course on platform strategy.”

    About this partnership, Rajiv Jayaramam – Founder & CEO of KNOLSKAPE says, “There is no doubt that organizations need to reimagine the way they do business. Only a small percentage of organizations are either digital-ready or on their way there. Most are still figuring their way out. Our aim at KNOLSKAPE is to help organizations accelerate their transformation journey and Sangeet’s expertise on platform thinking elevates our ability to do so.”

    About KNOLSKAPE

    KNOLSKAPE is an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development. Our core belief is that desired business outcomes are achieved best when learning needs are aligned with business requirements. To do so, capability development methodologies require an updated approach. Keeping with this philosophy, we offer engaging, immersive and experiential learning and assessment solutions to suit every learning need.

    More than 370 global clients across industries such as banking and finance, consulting, IT, FMCG, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, engineering, auto, government and academia have benefited from our award-winning experiential solutions.

     

     

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  • May 21, 2019 - No Comments!

    Vivek Chopra joins KNOLSKAPE as Senior Advisor to the Board

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    Vivek Chopra, Former Chief Executive of Wipro Americas and Group President of CSC will help power KNOLSKAPE’s global expansion

    KNOLSKAPE, one of the fastest growing learning and assessment platforms for accelerated employee development, announced that veteran technology consultant Vivek Chopra has joined the company as senior advisor to the board and CEO. With over 35 years of experience, Vivek has rich experience in creating exceptional client value through innovative business solutions in transformative technologies and business process services.

    At KNOLSKAPE, Vivek will help guide the organization’s global expansion plans. Vivek will bring a combination of sales, client servicing, business and partnership development and global experience in ensuring KNOLSKAPE’s growth. Having guided organizations’ growth strategies globally through a keen understanding of strategy formulation and execution, Vivek will also focus on fueling KNOLSKAPE’s expansion into US and Europe.

    “What I found most compelling about KNOLSKAPE is their unmatched product capability around experiential learning solutions for leadership and digital transformation,” said Vivek. “KNOLSKAPE has already disrupted the learning and assessment space in India and APAC. The organization is now poised for even greater success and I look forward to helping take the company to the next level in its global expansion.”

    Vivek, through his career, has worked with Wipro, IBM, CSC, L&T Infotech and HPE in various functions and senior management capacities across the globe. He is currently on the Global Advisory Council at the Gerson Lehrman Group, Strategic Advisor to MintMesh Inc. and ForecastEra Inc., has advised entities in the Private Equity/Venture Capital space, and is a mentor to technology startups at the Polsky Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Chicago.

    “Vivek has a deep understanding of customers, along with expertise in global sales, go-to-market strategy, and technology in a way that few executives do,” said Rajiv Jayaraman, Founder & CEO of KNOLSKAPE. “He’s joining our organization at the perfect time to spearhead our international sales and global expansion. We’re ecstatic to have him on board.”

    About KNOLSKAPE

    KNOLSKAPE is an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development. Our core belief is that desired business outcomes are achieved best when learning needs are aligned with business requirements. To do so, capability development methodologies require an updated approach. Keeping with this philosophy, we offer engaging, immersive and experiential learning and assessment solutions to suit every learning need.

    More than 370 global clients across industries such as banking and finance, consulting, IT, FMCG, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, engineering, auto, government and academia have benefited from our award-winning experiential solutions.

     

     

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  • May 8, 2019 - No Comments!

    Taylor & Francis Group partners with KNOLSKAPE to kickstart their journey to Destination Digital

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    Taylor & Francis Group, one of the world’s leading academic publishing companies, partners with KNOLSKAPE to create digital awareness among its 2000-strong global workforce.

    With digital technologies changing the way their audiences are consuming content, the publishing industry is undergoing a shift in the way they operate and support customer expectations. This requires publishing companies to create awareness about digital and make it relevant to the world of publishing and their business.

    To support this shift, Taylor & Francis partnered with KNOLSKAPE to create awareness about digital, its trends, disruptions, and impacts on the publishing industry. The initiative, named “Destination Digital” aimed to develop a digital mindset at scale and help their employees understand digital and how it applies to their business and role.

    According to Andrew Miller, Global Specialist – Organizational Coaching at Taylor & Francis, “We were clear in our requirements and we wanted a learning partner who could deliver. With KNOLSKAPE, we saw expertise in technology as well as the ability to relate to the publishing domain coming together. Their solution also included the element of gamification. It added a third layer to our need – ‘how to make learning engaging and fun’ which we didn’t find as effectively elsewhere.”

    About this partnership, KNOLSKAPE Founder & CEO, Rajiv Jayaraman added, “Digital is disrupting everything and at an accelerated pace. Partnering with Taylor & Francis has allowed us to expand our portfolio of clients and extend our support to industries we’ve never worked with before. It also demonstrates the power of our digital solutions and the value it delivers to all our customers.”

    The solution delivered to Taylor & Francis comprised a series of gamified quizzes focused on the digital themes of Boundaryless Organizations, Limitless Digitization, Unbounded Innovation, and Relentless Iteration.

    About Taylor & Francis Group

    Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life.  As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Science, and Technology and Medicine.

    From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Cape Town, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.

    About KNOLSKAPE

    KNOLSKAPE is an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development. Our core belief is that desired business outcomes are achieved best when learning needs are aligned with business requirements. To do so, capability development methodologies require an updated approach. Keeping with this philosophy, we offer engaging, immersive and experiential learning and assessment solutions to suit every learning need.

    More than 370 global clients across industries such as banking and finance, consulting, IT, FMCG, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, engineering, auto, government, and academia have benefited from our award-winning experiential solutions.

     

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  • March 26, 2019 - No Comments!

    Alliance Tire Group (ATG) partners with KNOLSKAPE for Sales Capability Enhancement

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    Alliance Tire Group (ATG), a Yokohama Group Company has partnered with KNOLSKAPE to enhance the sales capabilities of their sales managers across India, ASEAN, SAARC, and EMEA regions.

    ATG has its presence around the world in producing and selling ‘off-highway tires’, supporting fields, mines, forests, and factories. With the sales capability development initiative, the organization looks to augment its marketability across various regions to support business growth.

    The program, aptly titled “Astra” – ATG Sales Training is an 8-month, highly experiential learning journey which incorporates simulations, boardgame activity-based solutions, and business impact projects geared to improve business acumen, consultative selling, negotiation, strategic sales management and executive excellence capabilities and equip the team to deliver on the promise of global expansion.

    “We aim to equip our people with stronger sales capabilities. Moving away from traditional classroom training, we conceptualized learning method which is related to on-the-job experience of the participants. KNOLSKAPE’s solution caters to our specific needs in terms of the capabilities, the methodology as well as the application and impact,” says  Rajeev Singh, CHRO at ATG.

    About this partnership, KNOLSKAPE Founder & CEO, Rajiv Jayaraman adds, “We are thrilled about this partnership with Alliance Tire Group, because we share a common mission of delivering superior value to our customers through innovation and technology. Our goal, through this intervention, is to deliver high learning and developmental impact at ATG so that they may deliver strong outcomes for their customers”.

    About ATG

    ATG is a group of affiliated entities engaged interalia in the manufacture and distribution of off-highway tires. ATG, a leading name in the global off-highway tire industry has a presence in over 120 countries across six continents and has achieved a consolidated global turnover in excess of $575 million in the year 2017. ATG owns three world-renowned brands – Alliance, Galaxy and Primex. With over 3500 SKUs the group is well-known for its ability to offer customers, both aftermarket and OEM, with Application-Specific and Purpose-Built tires.

    About KNOLSKAPE

    KNOLSKAPE is an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development. Our core belief is that desired business outcomes are achieved best when learning needs are aligned with business requirements. To do so, capability development methodologies require an updated approach. Keeping with this philosophy, we offer engaging, immersive and experiential learning and assessment solutions to suit every learning need.

    More than 370 global clients across industries such as banking and finance, consulting, IT, FMCG, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, engineering, auto, government, and academia have benefited from our award-winning experiential solutions.

     

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  • January 28, 2019 - No Comments!

    KNOLSKAPE signs 70 new clients in 2018

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    KNOLSKAPE, an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development closes 2018 with a roster of 70 new clients. The customers signed on during the year are headquartered in USA, Singapore, Malaysia, China and India. KNOLSKAPE now works with over 370 large corporations across 25 countries.

    This continued company momentum speaks to significant market opportunity and demand for the new-age, integrated experiential learning and assessment solutions delivered by KNOLSKAPE. In 2018, the organization has expanded its suite of learning solutions with self-paced learning courses and assessment solutions with Harrison Assessments for workplace personality assessment, and business alliances across Australia, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, UAE, China and various South-East Asian countries.

    "Our rapid growth is the result of our dominant position in the experiential leadership development space and our emergence as leaders in digital transformation solutions, both massive markets. Through our relentless focus on customer success and product innovation, we have become one of the fastest growing learning and development companies in the world, trusted by 370 large corporations across industries and geographies,” said Rajiv Jayaraman, Founder & CEO of KNOLSKAPE. "Over the past year, we have invested heavily in building partner networks that is not only critical for our business growth, but more importantly, allows us to help more organizations optimize their employee development practices and prepare for the digital age.”

    As part of this tremendous growth, KNOLSKAPE has achieved a number of other major milestones, including:

    1. Completion of 10 years of service to transforming the landscape of corporate learning and assessment
    2. Accolades - Great Place to Work® certification, named as a Deloitte Fast 500 company, 4th year of Brandon Hall Awards, first award for KNOLSKAPE’s trademarked Digital BLUR Solution, and named a Global Top 20 Gamification company
    3. Thought leadership portfolio – KNOLSKAPE Insights Centre was set-up which pioneers research catered to Business, HR and Talent Development communities, spanning topics at the intersection of Digital Technology, Learning, Leadership and Organizational Culture. This body has already published 4 well-received reports

    Know more about KNOLSKAPE or contact us for personalized solutions to your organization’s employee development requirements.

    About KNOLSKAPE

    KNOLSKAPE is an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development. Our core belief is that desired business outcomes are achieved best when learning needs are aligned with business requirements, but traditional methodologies for capability development require a new, more updated approach. Keeping with this philosophy, we offer engaging, immersive and experiential learning and assessment solutions - strategy cascading, business acumen, change management, leadership pipeline, digital capabilities and talent assessments. Leveraging a blended omni-channel delivery model, KNOLSKAPE offers instructor-led classroom sessions, live virtual sessions and self-paced courses to suit every learning need.

    More than 300 clients in 25 countries have benefited from KNOLSKAPE's award-winning experiential solutions. A 120+ strong team based out of offices in Singapore, India, Malaysia, and USA serves a rapidly growing global client base across industries such as banking and finance, consulting, IT, FMCG, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, engineering, auto, government and academia.

    A certified Great Place to Work® company, KNOLSKAPE is also a global Top 20 gamification company and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 company, recipient of numerous Brandon Hall awards, and has been recognized as a company to watch for in the Talent Management Space, by Frost & Sullivan, and as a disruptor in the learning space, by Bersin by Deloitte.

     

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  • January 25, 2019 - Comments Off on Another year of record growth – KNOLSKAPE 2018

    Another year of record growth – KNOLSKAPE 2018

    2018 has been an amazing year for us. We’ve worked hard, had some fun, and been abundantly rewarded. We now have a platform to achieve greater things this year. Here’s a look at KNOLSKAPE 2018:

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    December 20, 2018 - No Comments!

    Peter Drucker Graduate School uses KNOLSKAPE simulations for Organizational Development and Change Management Certificate Program conducted in collaboration with Landers & Marks OD Consulting

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    Landers and Marks OD Consulting and KNOLSKAPE are proud to announce a global alliance for a Certificate Program in Organization Development and Change Leadership offered by the Peter Drucker Graduate School of Management. The certificate program, developed by Landers & Marks, in collaboration with the Drucker Graduate School, is the most comprehensive on the topic offered anywhere in the world. The certificate program will leverage KNOLSKAPE’s change simulations.

    The world has become a highly volatile business environment. Changes are occurring in technology, ecology, finance, politics and moreover which, companies have little or no control. By becoming more adaptable and flexible, by learning how to quickly and effectively lead change, executives and leaders can keep their companies viable and competitive. Learning to effectively plan and lead change provides a competitive advantage in the short-term as well as the long run.

    According to Dr. Liron Marks, CEO of Landers & Marks OD Consulting, “The Landers & Marks and KNOLSKAPE partnership leverages the 40+ years of organization development and change leadership expertise of Landers & Marks with the proprietary online learning technology of KNOLSKAPE enabling managers and change leaders throughout the world to gain access to contemporary change management thought and practices. When the prestige and knowledge base of the Drucker Graduate School are added to the equation, the value proposition of the alliance makes it best in class. That’s what the Certificate in OD and Change Leadership delivers.”

    “KNOLSKAPE’s online change simulations add a mastery dimension to the Certificate Program that few if any, other universities can offer. KNOLSKAPE possesses a state-of-the-art online training delivery system services more than 300 clients in twenty-five countries. Landers & Marks adds cutting-edge change leadership content to KNOLSKAPE’s training database. Together, we envision reaching new clients in new countries and improving their ability to effectively plan and lead change,” adds Rajiv Jayaraman, Founder & CEO of KNOLSKAPE.

    In addition to the Peter Drucker Graduate School of Management, Landers & Marks is also aligned with the Peter Drucker Societies, which are active in over a dozen countries.

    About Landers & Marks OD Consulting

    Landers & Marks OD Consulting, LLC was established in February 2017 by Alan Landers and Liron Marks. L&M ODC represents the continuation of an OD and Training consultancy that began in 1989. Together, Alan and Liron bring 50 years of OD and change leadership experience. They have worked across 15 industries with organizations ranging from Fortune 100s to small nonprofits.
    Their partners include the Peter Drucker Graduate School of Management, KNOLSKAPE, and other multinational learning organizations from Asia to Europe, all dedicated to the education and development of working professionals.

    About KNOLSKAPE

    KNOLSKAPE is an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development. Our core belief is that desired business outcomes are achieved best when learning needs are aligned with business requirements, but traditional methodologies for capability development require a new, more updated approach. Keeping with this philosophy, we offer engaging, immersive and experiential learning and assessment solutions - strategy cascading, business acumen, change management, leadership pipeline, digital capabilities and talent assessments. Leveraging a blended omni-channel delivery model, KNOLSKAPE offers instructor-led classroom sessions, live virtual sessions and self-paced courses to suit every learning need.

    More than 300 clients in 25 countries have benefited from KNOLSKAPE's award-winning experiential solutions. A 120+ strong team based out of offices in Singapore, India, Malaysia, and USA serves a rapidly growing global client base across industries such as banking and finance, consulting, IT, FMCG, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, engineering, auto, government and academia.

    A certified Great Place to Work® company, KNOLSKAPE is also a global Top 20 gamification company and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 company, recipient of numerous Brandon Hall awards, and has been recognized as a company to watch for in the Talent Management Space, by Frost & Sullivan, and as a disruptor in the learning space, by Bersin by Deloitte.

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