You fiddle with your smartphone under the table during an important meeting. You type an (error-ridden) email to a client while talking (distractedly) on the phone. You interrupt a sensitive discussion with your spouse to respond to a trivial text message. You use a social media platform to reconnect with an old friend, only to offend her (and others) with an ill-advised attempt at humor. And really, you’re not some clueless boor: Everyone you know operates this way. In our device-dominated world, it’s what passes for communication.Add a comment Add a comment
Today, Google announced Android 4.3, Jelly Bean, the latest version of Android OS with native support for Bluetooth Smart Ready,and the new Nexus 7 tablet, which along with the Nexus 4 will be among the first devices to run the updated OS. With Android 4.3, any Android phone or tablet with a supported dual-mode Bluetooth chip will qualify as Bluetooth Smart Ready, enabling connectivity to Bluetooth Smart devices which minimize power usage while measuring and transmitting data in a battery-efficient way. This update provides developers with huge market opportunities for a new generation of Bluetooth Smart appcessories.Add a comment Add a comment
Plug “thought leader architect” into the title field of a LinkedIn search and only one name pops up: Mitchell Levy, CEO of THiNKaha and author of the new book, “#Creating Thought Leaders Tweet,” (www.thinkaha.com/experts2gurus).
“The truth is, a lot of people are trying to become viewed as ‘thought leaders’ because they recognize that being a well-publicized, well-respected expert in their field is good for business,” Levy says.Add a comment Add a comment
The Most Rewarding Marketing Mistake I Ever Made
By: Marsha Friedman
Recently, a colleague asked me, “What was the most rewarding mistake you ever made in business?”
It’s a great question, and I quickly had an answer for him because it was an incredibly painful mistake. However, it proved to be an invaluable lesson that has served me well in the years since. I’m sharing so perhaps you can learn it the easy way.Add a comment Add a comment
In addition to all of its handy features, the iPhone can also be used as a wonderful learning tool for children. Many applications have been developed to teach arithmetic to kids so that they form and continue to cultivate strong math skills. Most children relish the idea of using their parent’s phone, and the interactive features in these apps make learning feel more like play. Here are some of the top apps for teaching math to your preschooler.Add a comment Add a comment
Travelocity Founder Shares 3 Ways CEOs Can Benefit
“In baseball, you can fail 70 percent of the time and still be considered a strong player,” says Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity.com and founding CEO of its competitor, Kayak.com.
“Why is it that businesses give an employee with a new idea just one chance?” asks the author of “On Innovation,” (www.jonesoninnovation.com), a new book filled with 72 deceptively simple ideas for stimulating innovation.
Business Expert Identifies Benefits, Pitfalls of 3 Leadership Styles
The top five leaders most admired by the world’s business executives are Winston Churchill, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Jack Welch – in that order, according to the 2013 Global CEO Survey conducted by PwC.
Independent Filmmaker Offers Tips in Realizing Your Personal Ambition
With each passing year Andy Warhol’s quote – that everyone will have their 15 minutes of fame – rings truer.The caveat: some people get more than 15 minutes, in large part because they actually work at their success, says award-winning indie filmmaker Kerstin Karlhuber. In fact, she calls this the “golden era of self-starters,” because this is an unprecedented time in which creative doers have access to achieving an audience. Add a comment Add a comment
SBA Seeks Applications from Investment Fund Managers For Year Two of its Early Stage Capital Program
The U.S. Small Business Administration is inviting experienced early stage investment fund managers to apply for licensing as Early Stage Innovation Funds as part of SBA’s Small Business Investment Company capital investment program. The deadline for filing the Management Application Questionnaires (MAQs) for the Early Stage Innovation Fund program is March 1, 2013, 5:00 p.m. EST.
Steve Nicholls, author of Social Media in Business, Explains How to Work Every Room in the Country without Leaving Your Couch-
With employment levels at 7.9% it is critical to call in all favors, work all rooms and use all tools available to get people back to work. In the age of the Internet revolution, Social media has actually become a critical, if not primary way for employers and job seekers to connect. However, be careful, because while social media makes it easier for job seekers to find employers, it is also easier for them to find you.
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