Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Berlusconi : AC Milan 'sold' to Chinese consortium

Berlusconi : AC Milan ‘sold’ to Chinese consortium

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has sold football club AC Milan to a Chinese consortium. Berlusconi, who owns the Serie A team,...

Which ‘Business Bulls**t’ phrases annoy you the most?

"We can't boil the ocean by drinking Kool-aid and then circle back when we try to run it up the flagpole." Absolute nonsense right?...

Social media scams – don’t get suckered

Want to win First Class seats on British Airways? Fancy a free iPhone due to surplus stock? Get a share of the billions that...

6 Stupid Office Rules that should be Banned

Rules in the workplace. Without them we'd have anarchy right? Or would we? According to an article by Dr Travis Bradbury in the Huffington Post most...
Underdog Wisdom

Underdog Wisdom

It happened last week while I was in Europe. Soccer fever fired up my heart. The European Championships in full bloom. My 91-year-old mom and me,...

Me, my selfie and die

Dying to take a selfie? Think again. It may be more dangerous than you imagine. True fact? More people have been killed taking selfies...

A glimpse into the future?

18 years ago, Kodak had almost 200,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper. In 2012 they went bankrupt. And according to a...

Why cycling is the new golf

Is the business community really trading their Ping for Pinarello? Swapping their green jackets for a yellow jersey? Well according to a recent Business Insider...
Samsung predicting strongest operating profit in two years for Q2 2016

Samsung predicting strongest operating profit in two years for Q2 2016

Samsung today has issued its earnings projection for the second quarter of this year. The company announced that it is expecting an operating profit...

Looking for love. On LinkedIn?

Valentines Day isn't a big thing on LinkedIn. Well it wasn't until BeLinked was launched, a Tinder style dating app that syncs with a users...

Modernize Your Resumes for 2016

From fashion to the world of business, nearly everything is subject to trends. Resumes are no different, even though traditional resume formatting and content...

‘Meternity Leave’ vs ‘Maternity Leave’ – a massive mistake?

Ex-magazine editor, Meghann Foye, was so jealous of her co-workers being able to claim maternity leave that she decided that she needed a break. One...
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Google launched : Nexus 5X & 6P, Chromecast 2, Pixel C,...

Google announce a slew of new products including two new phones, next-generation Chromecast devices, and a new Pixel tablet. Google unveiled two new Nexus phones: the 5X...

20 Key Actions that Make You a Better and Happier Person

Understanding the true meaning of  "less is more" is highly important to have clarity about where we are and where we want to go in...

6 things that money can’t buy in Business…

The Beatles told us that money can't buy you love. But in business, arguably, that doesn't really apply. So apart from love, according to...

Do you need a Digital Detox?

The internet is ruining everything. Really? Well according to the sensationalist CNBC headline last week it is. And it's all down to the latest...

Make your mind up (5 ways to beat your indecision)

I'm a Libran. And if you believe the astrologers (which I don't) that means I make balanced decisions. Or some might say (e.g. my...

Forget IQ… a high EQ will make you succeed in business

What makes you successful at work? Being smarter? Being more assertive? Being better looking? Well according to a recent CNN report it's proven that...

Europe and China sign pact to make 5G a reality

The European Commission and China today announced they have signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of 5G mobile networks. Following similar agreements...

Distracted by your smartphone at work? Try this ‘killer’ tip…

It’s official. Humans can’t multi-task (especially men, according to my wife). And the incontrovertible proof comes via your smartphone according to new research into‘Digital...

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL vs Samsung Galaxy s4 Mini

Microsoft and Samsung are two big brands of technology world. As Microsoft have on top of fame in software industry, on the other side...
Facebook launches OpenCellular platform for remote areas

Facebook launches OpenCellular platform for remote areas

Facebook is expanding this work with the launch of OpenCellular, a new open source hardware and software project that aims to bring a more...

Are YOU mispronouncing brand names like Nike, Porsche & Ikea?

Wonder why people smirk when you say Stella Artois, giggle when you utter Givenchy or howl laughing when you attempt Hyundai? It's maybe because these...

Just (Don’t) Do It… are Maria Sharapova’s sponsors too quick to...

Tennis superstar Sharapova has flunked a drugs test and been suspended from the sport. That's astounding in itself but the alacrity with which key...

Entrepreneurs: Know when and how to ask for help!

It’s a common belief among entrepreneurs. The notion that if you have to ask for help growing, expanding, or even getting your business off...
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How to Submit Your Podcast to Google Play Music

Google today announced that it will start offering podcasts in the Google Play Music service. The addition will “give podcasters access to millions of new...

5 reasons why we hate conference calls

Conference calls are the bane of my life and if you are reading this I’m guessing maybe yours too? They have become so clichéd...
Twitter Features

7 Secret Twitter Features You Should Be Using #TechTuesday

DID YOU KNOW: A DAY’S WORTH OF TWEETS WOULD FILL A 10 MILLION PAGE BOOK?! I have always said that Twitter is my favourite network....

Top 5 most epic social media fails ever

Scott Disick, the tinseltown clown kicked to the kerb by the Kardashian clan, has recently tried to reinvent himself as an icon of Instagram....

Did Chris Rock Just Create Another Problem?

I’m not going to say “unless you’ve been living under a Rock”, even though the pun-value is quite tempting, but suffice it to say,...

#TechTuesday: Record GIFs From Your Desktop Using Giphy Capture

GIFs are now a huge part of social media. Social media users are now 9 times more likely to search for a GIF in...

#TechTuesday: What’s Trending in Social Media for 2016

2015 was a great year for social media. Facebook grew its user count to over 1.3 billion, Twitter introduced advertising for all users, Instagram...

Winners never quit and quitters never win…

Vince Lombardi was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American Football, but he also had an uncanny knack of providing some...

Google ‘Plastic’ – really realer than real? Get real

Virtual Reality is so last year. Who says? Google do. They have just rewritten the rule book by launching the World's first 'actual reality' headset called...

Ways of Un-rushing

You know how it goes. Rush rush rush rush. And then rush some more. Especially during the month of December. End of year reports. Gift...
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Happy? Sad? Angry? This Microsoft tool recognizes emotions in pictures

Microsoft today announced several updates to its Project Oxford portfolio of machine learning tools aimed at developers. Microsoft has begun a public beta for...

Startups: The Secret Ingredient of Samsung’s Open Innovation

Samsung said on Monday that its evolution as a company depends on “cultivating deep relationships” with startups and startup ecosystems, not just in the...

5 Reasons Why You Blew the Job Interview

You got called for an interview! That, in itself, is fantastic news. Clearly, your resume articulated how your skills and background could potentially make...

#TechTuesday: How To Create A Twitter List

If there are 300 million active Twitter users, with over 500 million tweets a day, how can YOU hone in on what’s important to...

Who asks the World’s toughest interview question? (and how would YOU...

The toughest question asked at an interview is posed by Facebook according to a recent Business Insider article. Why? Because Mark Zuckerberg will... "only hire someone...
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Google and Udacity launch Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree

Google has teamed up with Udacity to introduce the Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree, a program aimed at teaching students how to build sustainable revenue-generating businesses....

How to force Windows to start downloading the Windows 10 update...

Windows 10 is here! Well, it’s here for a lot of people, but many of us still cannot download it until Microsoft says it’s...

BUHARISM, BUHARITICS AND BUHARICONOMY: ASSESSMENTS OF PMB 365 DAYS IN OFFICE

Without doubt, President Muhamadu Buhari (PMB) ascended office as the President of Nigeria, the largest black nation in the world and the powerhouse of...

How-to Get Sales During This Festive Season From Digital Marketing

WITH HOLIDAY SHOPPERS ACCOUNTING FOR AS MUCH AS 20% OF A SMALL BUSINESS’S ANNUAL SALES INCOME, YOU NEED TO GET YOUR BUSINESS READ FOR...

The Art Of Storytelling By A Storyteller

In 1748, John Montagu the 4th Earl of Sandwich played a lot of cards in his free time. The problem he had, was that...

5 Social Media Experts Share Their Secrets To Success

72% OF ALL INTERNET USERS ARE NOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA BUT HOW MANY OF THE 72% REALLY, TRULY UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE EACH SOCIAL...

Trello hits 10M users, adds Evernote, GitHub, Salesforce, Slack integrations in...

Task management app Trello today announced that it now has more than 10 million users. Trello today is also introducing new features for its Business...

Microsoft launches meeting app Invite for iPhone, coming soon to Android...

Microsoft today launched a new standalone app for scheduling meetings called Invite. Available only for iPhone users in the U.S. and Canada for now,...

How to be a Top 10 Writer on LinkedIn – the...

After being named as one of LinkedIn's top 10 writers for Marketing & Social and 'Agency Publisher of the Year' for EMEA in 2015, I asked myself a...

Social goes Hollywood – FaceFlix anyone?

Not content with pushing out clips of cats scared of cucumbers (yep it's a thing), the likes of Facebook and Google now want to...
Nike releases open-source software to play with the techies

Nike releases open-source software to play with the techies

Nike, the home of all things athletic, is joining the ranks of the programmers with its launch of open-source software. Last week, Nike published three open-source...

Instagram Update: Business Profiles Look Like Facebook Pages #TechTuesday

IT WAS JUST LAST WEEK I WAS TALKING ABOUT TWITTER’S HUGE 140-CHARACTER UPDATE, AND NOW I AM ONCE AGAIN, WRITING ABOUT ANOTHER ALGORITHM UPDATE...

Indiegogo launches Generosity

Indiegogo is relaunching its charity crowdfunding platform as a new product replete with its own domain, and broadening the scope to include nonprofit organizations. Now,...

Samsung launches SleepSense

Samsung has launched a new “Internet of Things” healthcare device designed to improve your sleep. The SleepSense analyses your heart and respiratory rates, as well...

Are you suffering from Facebook Fatigue ?

Irritated by your in-laws posting every inanity of their day? Want to avoid family who add no enrichment to your life? Pictures of your...

Self – less Selfies!

So at the end of the year we get bombarded by lists of all sorts, most of which are fun. Who has the most money? Bill...
#BREXIT: The Future is Bright – If We’re Bold

#BREXIT: The Future is Bright – If We’re Bold

There is much uncertainty, fear and hysteria circulating around the world at present in light of the recent UK referendum where #BREXIT won.  Here’s...

Website Review: 5 Nigerian Start-ups to Watch Out in 2016

Edusko.com Edusko is nothing like the education sector has ever experienced. Edusko bridges the gap between good schools and parents, thereby making the right schools...

12 Business Experts – Teaching Business Success

WOW! What an amazing 3 weeks during the FREE Business Success Online Summit. 12 internationally recognised business experts/speakers sharing their knowledge, skills and expertise....

Why have we fallen out of love with Air Travel?

Whatever happened to the glamour of being an international jet setter and when did flying become as banal as taking a bus? The golden age...

#TechTuesday: Why SME’s Need to Understand Instagram’s New Algorithm

Did you know: 20% of all internet users have an Instagram account? Instagram is one of the most important social networks for small businesses as...

#TechTuesday: The 5 Minute LinkedIn Marketing Plan

As I have said in other blogs, I come across a lot of great infographics which I like to write about, and share with...

INFORMATION MISSING FROM ENTREPRENEURS’ PITCHES

I have been studying entrepreneurs’ pitches for over 10 years in the private equity world and for three and a half years in academia....

#TechTuesday: 10 Twitter Tools You Need To Know About

We all have our favourite social network. Most visual brands in industries such as beauty or fashion might say their favourite social network is...
The Power Of Hashtags On Twitter

#TechTuesday : The Power Of Hashtags On Twitter [Infographic]

DID YOU KNOW: THERE ARE 500 MILLION TWEETS SENT A DAY… THAT’S 6,000 TWEETS A SECOND! I remember the day Twitter joined Facebook in the...

Dave & Buster’s takes its best restaurant arcade games to mobile...

Dave & Buster’s is launching a series of mobile games today that are based on some of the most popular arcade games in its...

Apple Has Acquired Faceshift, Maker Of Motion Capture Tech Used In...

Techcrunch said today that Apple had confirmed the acquisition in a statement. MacRumors had previously uncovered strong evidence that Apple bought Faceshift back in August. As...
Google's underwater internet cable connecting US and Japan is about to go live

Google’s underwater internet cable connecting US and Japan is about to...

The 9,000 kilometre cable allows internet speeds to be boosted throughout Asia as well as the west coast of the US. Back in 2014, Google...

Google Just Bought the Entire Alphabet

When Google first introduced the world to Alphabet, its new parent company now in its first official week on Wall Street, it was unfurled...

Marriott International to buy Starwood Hotels for $12.2B

US hoteliers Marriott International and Starwood Hotels have agreed a $12.2bn (£8bn) deal to create the world's biggest hotel company. Marriott International (MAR) has agreed...

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Did Chris Rock Just Create Another Problem?

I’m not going to say “unless you’ve been living under a Rock”, even though the pun-value is quite tempting, but suffice it to say,...
Practicing What We Preach

Practicing What We Preach

I’m taking a break this week from my series on leadership because I have been spending a lot of my time preparing to teach...
Is it LOVE with your marketing?

Is it LOVE with your marketing?

'LOVE is in the air, everywhere I look around… love is in the air, every sight and every sound….’ – remember the John Paul...
Communicating with Power

Interpersonal Skills: Communicating with Power

This is the third post in a series focusing on the interpersonal skill of communications In the initial post I discussed how communication is the...

Are Emoji’s the new (smiley) face of Marketing?

When Facebook augmented their ‘Like’ feature with 5 new emoji reactions it seemingly became a catalyst for major advertisers to jump on the bandwagon....
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