Hey Siri, Tell Me What You Will Do Next

“Siri, what does the future hold for you?” “Would you like me to search the internet for that?” Don’t worry, soon Siri should be able to answer this directly. That’s because the digital world is evolving in ways that prioritize efficiency and ease of use. Soon, texting and typing by hand will be obsolete. The [...]

By |2019-05-17T15:28:20+00:00May 17th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Businessmen, Like Motorcyclists, Need to be in their Right Mind

Studies show that brain’s right side — i.e., its creative hemisphere — is stimulated by cycling. Does the open road lead to an open mind? That was the conclusion of a 2009 study undertaken by the University of Tokyo, which in seeking to determine how the human brain was affected by motorcycle riding found that a rider’s right hemisphere (i.e., [...]

By |2019-05-17T15:22:52+00:00May 17th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

The anatomy of investing bubbles

And why they lean out the herd—but never die Jake Moore, a fictional Wall Street trader played by actor Shia LaBeouf in the 2010 movie Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, posed a question. “What is the definition of insanity?” he asked. “It’s doing the same thing over…and over, and expecting a different result. By that standard, [...]

By |2018-09-20T15:55:37+00:00September 18th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Making it Personal: Why A Face-to-Face Approach Works Best in Business

Few people better understand the efficacy of the direct approach than Mina Chang, CEO of Linking the World International, an advocacy group. After assuming her position in 2010, the former recording artist endeavored to visit LTW teams in Haiti, Kenya, Thailand, Nigeria and the Philippines. That enabled her to further her understanding of what was being [...]

By |2018-08-30T12:30:36+00:00August 30th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Should Businesses Implement Blockchain?

Blockchain was invented to serve as a public transaction ledger for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Now, blockchain technology is used for so much more. There are, in fact, those who believe blockchain technology could in time be more significant than the Internet, with applications not only in banking but energy, health care, real estate and government services. Such [...]

By |2018-08-01T20:59:46+00:00August 1st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Investing in Data Analytics to Improve Business Value

The words were uttered, though likely not for the first time, in 1978 by a pathologist named Edwin R. Fisher, and have resonated across the last four decades. “In God we trust,” he told a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee, while discussing the potential dangers of second-hand smoke. “Others must provide data.” Fisher, who died in 2008, [...]

By |2018-06-29T14:28:41+00:00June 29th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

5 Ways Make a Deal During a Negotiation

Negotiation is an essential life skill, one we use to communicate, assess, and manage every day, in business and otherwise. For small-business owners especially, effective negotiating skills are crucial to the stability of their enterprises. Whether it’s negotiating with employees, investors, long-term customers, or suppliers, the best negotiations solidify deals that are beneficial and productive [...]

By |2018-06-04T14:14:19+00:00June 4th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Why It’s Important for Financial Services to Invest in Tech Companies

Where the financial services industry is concerned, the barbarians are not only at the gates; they have broken through. Fintechs have reshaped banking, the primary reason the so-called “Old Guard” would do well to continue to invest in tech companies. Traditional financial services have been plagued by scandal in recent years, notably the  Wells Fargo [...]

By |2018-05-23T19:31:25+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments