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Why being a mentor might just change your life

This past year, I noticed that my weekly posts on LinkedIn had acquired a regular new reader and follower – Victor Colorado. How did I...

Matt Damon shows us how to give a sh*t and still...

Several months ago I wrote a lighthearted piece about how social media could have been a contributory factor in the Kim Kardashian jewellery heist...

Why ‘Gut Feel is better than ‘Big Data’

Well according to the Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, it is: "We start with the data but the final call is always gut. It’s informed...
Claim Your Slivers of Space

The Circle and Foundation of Success

Behind every successful person, there are many lessons learned... and for every lesson learned, there is a lot of trying, falling, getting up, and...

Are fitness trackers a waste of money?

Want to lose weight? Improve your cardio? Lower your blood pressure? Then don't buy a fitness tracker. In fact, some experts claim they can...

‘Black Mirror’​ is a stark warning about the perils of Technology...

The Netflix hit 'Black Mirror' provides a dark and dystopian view of an alternative World dominated by our dependence on the array of smart...

Want to stand out on LinkedIn? Then DON’T be strategic, passionate...

On your LinkedIn profile do you describe yourself as Creative? Focused? Passionate? All strong descriptors but, according to the latest LinkedIn research, so does...

IQ vs EQ – which makes you more successful?

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 Emotional Intelligence (EQ) plays...

The ‘no emails outside office hours’​ law won’t work – so...

Legislation in France came into effect on 1st January which stipulates that employees do not have to respond to any emails out of office...

2.4 million sq ft of whoa? CES ’17 reviewed

CES welcomed 170k+ delegates this week with a poster promising "2.4 million sq ft of whoa". So now it's all over, is the verdict...
Ford Motors cancels $1.6bn Mexico plant

Ford Motors cancels $1.6bn Mexico plant

Ford has said it will cancel a $1.6bn (£1.3bn) plant it planned to build in Mexico and instead extend operations at its factory in...

What happens in Vegas… a preview of CES 2017

The 50th iteration of the geek-fest that is the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off tomorrow under the banner of 'The Future is Now'. After...
What Are The Most Efficient Ways Of Getting Fit and Healthy At Work?

What Are The Most Efficient Ways Of Getting Fit and Healthy...

For the majority of every day workers. The usual working day involves staying stuck behind a desk for hours on end, 9-5. With a...

Forget the Information Age – Welcome to the Immersive Age

Genesis for the Immersive Age was with early video games where players became engrossed in virtual worlds for hours on end. Or, if you...

Fake news – the scourge of Social Media?

"It's now clear that so-called 'fake news' can have real world consequences"Hillary Clinton said last week in one of her first speeches since her...

6 stupid office rules that should be banned

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

10 reasons why you are smart…even though YOU don’t think so

"The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence". So said prolific...

False modesty sucks

Muhammad Ali. The Greatest. And confident enough to say it. As he was famously quoted, "it ain't bragging if it's true". So why do...

Humans need not apply… are robots really taking our jobs?

Elon Musk has a fairly dystopian view of the future job market. In a recent interview with CNBC he predicted that robots will take...
Samsung buys connected car firm Harman for $8bn in cash

Samsung buys connected car firm Harman for $8bn in cash

Samsung Electronics is buying automotive electronics-maker Harman International Industries for about $8bn (£6.4bn) in cash as it makes a big push into connected car...
What Has Been Happening To The UK Markets Post Brexit

What Has Been Happening To The UK Markets Post Brexit

Prior and post to the Brexit there was a huge amount of fearmongering, with politicians and financial experts painting a very bleak picture. There...

Don’t play the blame game

"It's not me, it's you". How many relationships (both personal and business) have ended with those words. And the truth is, it's most likely...

How social media has shaped the U.S Presidential Election

Back in 2008, Barack Obama harnessed the power of social media in its infancy to help him win the Presidency. Voter lists, phone banks...

The power of saying ‘NO’ in business

In the movie 'Yes Man' Jim Carrey's perpetually negative character attends a positivity seminar and becomes brainwashed into pursuing an exclusively affirmative life which leads him to...
US to examine AT&T deal to buy Time Warner

US to examine AT&T deal to buy Time Warner

US lawmakers and both presidential candidates have raised questions about AT&T's deal to buy Time Warner. The US telecoms giant, already the country's third largest...
Massive web attacks briefly knock out top sites

Massive web attacks briefly knock out top sites

Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, Soundcloud and several other sites have been affected by two web attacks. All the firms are customers of a company called Dyn,...

Will your digital past come back to haunt you?

At the US Presidential debate last Sunday 'regular guy' Ken Bone became an overnight sensation. With his natty red cable knit sweater and earnest...

Who called the LinkedIn Police?

Last week I wrote a serious social commentary piece about whether oversharing on social platforms could lead to serious consequences. In that article, I...

What does your connected car REALLY know about you?

As the Paris Motor Show revs up this week, much of the hype surrounding the event is about connectivity. McKinsey have predicted that the...

Living with Alexa

Amazon launched their new voice activated home assistant Alexa unit called Echo in the UK today and I have got my grubby mitts on...

Take Off Your Heels! Don’t Get Caught Flat-Footed!

  Many professional women have become sick of playing politics, working hard and receiving little or unequal return for their efforts. They have “kicked off...

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...
YouTube Launches Its Own Social Network Called “YouTube Community”

YouTube Launches Its Own Social Network Called “YouTube Community”

With YouTube being the world’s second largest search engine, and third most visited site after Google andFacebook, it was only a matter of time...

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...

A “No” Answer? It’s Not The End of The World!

The last thing any entrepreneur wants to hear when asking an investor for money to get “the big idea” off the ground is the...

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...
How to Write a Compelling Cover Letter for a Career Transition

How to Write a Compelling Cover Letter for a Career Transition

Career transitions can be daunting in today’s market where hiring managers expect to immediately see how you are a perfect fit for the position...

Why It’s So Important To Tell “Your Story”

Since before writing was invented, humans shared stories orally.  Ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Indians and others told their stories and created myths and legends through...

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...

How You Can Help Nurture Your Kid’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

The old adage is, “go to school, get good grades, and get a job.”  Is that the best we can encourage our children to...

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?...

It’s Not So Bad Being An Introvert: Myth Or Fact?

In many ways, our modern society is biased against introverts, especially in Western culture.  Our image of a successful person is essentially the “Man...

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...

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...

Signs You Are A Micromanager And How To Stop

  If you’re like many Entrepreneurs, one of the reasons you said goodbye to the corporate rat-race was “freedom.”  The freedom to be your own...
7 Secrets To Driving Traffic With Content

7 Secrets To Driving Traffic With Content #TechTuesday

DID YOU KNOW: BY 2019, 80% OF THE CONTENT SHARED ONLINE WILL BE VIDEO? Regardless of whether you are a startup, small business or even...

That Powerful “Aha Moment” May Be Your Best Solution

You’re faced with a seemingly unsolvable problem.  A modern day Gordian Knot for which there seems to be no solution.  At first, when faced...

Softbank confirms $32B acquisition of U.K.-based chipmaker ARM to target ‘Internet...

Japanese telecom giant SoftBank has confirmed earlier rumors that it planned to acquire U.K.-based semiconductor chip-maker ARM Holdings (ARM) in a £24.3 billion ($32...
Microsoft announces professional degree program

Microsoft announces professional degree program

Microsoft wants more data scientists in the job market. But some young people need to acquire their knowledge starting completely anew, while mid-career professionals need...

Mobile users spent more time on Pokemon Go than Facebook

Pokemon Go has surpassed the next milestone in taking over every aspect of your life, with users spending more time on average playing the...
Land swap between Google & LinkedIn will allow both companies to build desired headquarters

Land swap between Google & LinkedIn will allow both companies to...

In March, Google shared its ambitious plan for a futuristic expansion of its Mountain View headquarters. Those plans were derailed in May after LinkedIn...
Twitter Partners Bloomberg to Live Stream Financial News

Twitter Partners Bloomberg to Live Stream Financial News

The micro-blogging website Twitter and Bloomberg Media have signed a deal to live stream several media company's TV news shows on Twitter platform. The partnership...
Nokia and Samsung announce expanded patent licensing deal

Nokia and Samsung announce expanded patent licensing deal

Nokia and Samsung are cozying up together for the second time this year after the duo announced an expansion of the patent licensing deal...
Thomson Reuters to sell IP & science business for $3.55 billion

Thomson Reuters to sell IP & science business for $3.55 billion

Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI.TO) said it agreed to sell its intellectual property and science business to private equity firms Onex Corp (OCX.TO) and Baring...
Virgin Atlantic signs $4.4 billion order for 12 A350s

Virgin Atlantic signs $4.4 billion order for 12 A350s

Virgin Atlantic signed a deal to buy 12 Airbus (AIR.PA) A350-1000 aircraft as part of a $4.4 billion (£3.4 billion) order which will help...
YouTube Videos Can Potentially Hijack Smartphones:

Study : YouTube Videos Can Potentially Hijack Smartphones

A muffled voice hidden in a YouTube video can issue commands to a nearby smartphone without you even knowing it, researchers reveal. According to Micah...
WhatsApp Co-Founder Invests in Gurgaon-Based Connected Car Startup

WhatsApp Co-Founder Invests in Gurgaon-Based Connected Car Startup

In a move to speed up the availability of Internet-connected cars in India, WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton with other global business leaders on Monday...

Facebook faces tax heat for assets that may have been undervalued...

Facebook is facing the heat from U.S. tax authorities, as news emerged this week that the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has sought a...
Avast acquires rival AVG for $1.3 billion to create a security software giant

Avast acquires rival AVG for $1.3 billion to create a security...

Security software giant Avast Software has acquired rival AVG Technologies. Avast will pay $25 cash for each of AVG’s outstanding ordinary shares, in a...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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,...
Microsoft Launches Web-Based Skype Meetings for Small Businesses

Microsoft Launches Web-Based Skype Meetings for Small Businesses

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a free, browser-based version of Skype aimed specifically at small businesses called 'Skype Meetings'. This would be company's first Web-based...
most important skill

The Most Important Entrepreneurial Skill You must have!

  “The ability to sell is the number one skill in business. If you cannot sell, don’t bother thinking about becoming a business owner.” –...
Your parents are using Snapchat

There’s no escape: Your parents are using Snapchat

The social media platform is all the rage with young people, but there's a new crowd flocking to Snapchat and they're not all there...
Avoid Your Own BREXIT Leadership Crimes

Avoid Your Own BREXIT Leadership Crimes

I was in Europe last Friday when Brexit results were announced. I’m not here to pass judgment on whether the Brits got it right or...
Future Publishing buys Imagine for $21m

Future Publishing buys Imagine for $21m

U.K.-based publisher Future Publishing today announced it is in the process of acquiring Imagine Publishing for £14.2 million ($21 million) worth of shares, continuing the...

HOW TO

Developing Good Habits to Improve Your Retail Store

E-commerce is quickly taking over the market and brick and mortar stores are slowly losing their popularity. That is one of the reasons why...
Secret Formula To Choosing The Best Parental Control App

Secret Formula To Choosing The Best Parental Control App

  When you give your youngster a cell phone, you give them the world – access to a wide universe of data, individuals and potential...
7 Reasons Why Your LinkedIn Profile Does Not Get Views

7 Reasons Why Your LinkedIn Profile Does Not Get Views

25 million LinkedIn profiles are viewed every day, one in three professionals on the planet are on LinkedIn and 2 new users join every...

Your Business Networking Questions Answered

Unless you have an exclusively online business, we small business owners/entrepreneurs around the world must network in order to grow our business.  Agreed? Yet, so...
Lead with Your Energy Touch

Lead with Your Energy Touch

I spent four days in Chicago last month, hosting a leadership program. I enjoyed my group immensely. The energy was good. That’s my language of...