Context is everything when it comes to discussions about the future. The future can scare you or excite you, depending on what you know and understand about it. For every story about Google secretly spying on people through their Nest devices, there’s the announcement of an Amazon Go store where you can quickly grab needed […]
All too many founders assume that, as they grow their team roster, their diversity will naturally improve. In reality, companies build on what they have.
With the power of true and relevant health data, wearable technology can go from being the Motorola Razr of healthcare to being its iPhone.
If a blockchain can be hacked, no one is immune to the threat of cybercrime. And businesses are frequently exposed in unexpected ways.
People who say Austin is the “next Silicon Valley” have obviously never been to Miami. Miami has its tropical climate, world-class art scene, and ample business crowd, technology companies have found a new home-sweet-home, leaving locals wondering what took so long? Perhaps still best known for the bright colors, sandy beaches, and Art Deco made […]
Recognizing the growing trend toward providing resources to the open-source community, GIPHY, an online provider of GIFs and animated stickers, has launched “The GIPHY Celebrity Detector.” Developed by the GIPHY R&D team, the free platform is a neural network that uses deep learning model to detect more than 2,300 celebrity faces found on GIPHY, including […]
People who ask for help are weak. Right? Wrong. Humans like to feel secure, so we convince ourselves that we should appear strong without vulnerability or weakness. That’s just bad thinking. Too much self-reliance makes others think you don’t know what you’re doing. When you’re ready to acknowledge your need for help, the options can […]
Multigenerational debt holders with student debt are on the rise. There are now 44 million people in the U.S. who have $1.5 trillion in student loans. This debt not only impacts the person who owns it, but the student loan problem also has a far-reaching economic impact. Parents, youth, and even grandparents are struggling with the implications […]
One of the issues facing people who need a new pair of glasses is that the buyer often doesn’t have their prescription. Maybe the glasses buyer is purchasing eyewear online because they want several pair to trade-off and match their clothing — maybe the purchaser just broke the glasses they love or possibly they need […]
Radio “just ain’t” what it used to be. In the olden days, you’d turn the dial, try to avoid the whistles and pops, then land on a station that plays Hotel California every half an hour. Today, you can build your own music playlists, and you can also line up a stream of talk-radio-style podcasts […]
Think about the most successful people in your office. Who always has the best ideas? Who knows just how to navigate difficult conversations? What do those people have in common? Chances are good that the best and brightest workers at your company are also the most creative ones. Contrary to popular belief, though, most creative […]
A career in sales is supposed to be lucrative and fulfilling, not frustrating. Good salespeople consistently close deals and increase their earnings, developing wide networks of happy customers along the way. Why, then, do so many salespeople struggle to live out the professional success of their dreams? Drive, training, persistence, and empathy all impact sales […]
Cybercrime remains a critical concern for businesses, but it’s not always clear how to best defend against it. Too often, companies wait for something to happen and then scramble to repair the damage — reacting instead of preparing. By then, valuable resources have already been compromised. Instead, to ensure continued growth and robust security, leaders […]
“Anyone here regret working in marketing?” A Reddit post asking this exact question is just a small piece of a growing pile of evidence: Marketers are finally infiltrating this under-the-brand-radar social media platform. And why wouldn’t they? Thousands of posts like this one spark lively online conversation among Reddit users, Redditors, every day, on a […]
Until recently, outsourcing was a tactic, not a strategy. Manufacturers that needed to cut labor costs contracted with factories abroad. Restaurants that didn’t want to deal with delivery partnered with groups like Grubhub. But according to Deloitte’s 2018 Global Outsourcing survey, “disruptive” outsourcing is the new normal. The report found that, among surveyed organizations considering […]
A lack of diversity among product design teams has negatively impacted the experience women have with countless products. For instance, when seat belts were created, they were designed with the average man in mind. As a result, studies have shown that seat-belted women are 47 percent more likely to be seriously injured than seat-belted men […]
We may not have robots like C-3PO from “Star Wars” or Rosie from “The Jetsons,” but there’s no denying that the machines we do have are getting smarter. But are business leaders taking advantage of their capabilities? It’s easy to imagine adopting AI in some indefinite future, but the technology already has the capacity to […]
If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably got a ballpark idea of your credit score. Although you might not be able to recite your three-digit figure from memory, you know what to expect when lenders take a look. Say Insurance is betting, however, that you don’t know about another three-digit score with a similar impact […]
About 4 million Baby Boomers leave the workforce each year. This is a major concern for business leaders, considering Boomers make up a quarter of the country’s workforce and many hold leadership positions. As some of their most valuable team members transition into retirement, employers are beginning to feel the strain and need to develop […]
Unicorns aren’t exactly a dime a dozen, but they’re not quite as rare as they once were. Today, private companies with a valuation in excess of $1 billion number more than 300, prompting some analysts to look for a more precise indicator of unicorn potential. According to a report from Comparably, that indicator is culture. […]