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Hackathon, Startup Weekend – Why is it for me?

Lately, we've been talking a lot about hackathons and startup weekends, but a lot of people look at us like deer in headlights. Hack-a-what? Do what in a weekend? So, I thought it would be useful to provide some insight into what it is and why you might want to attend...

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Reenergize by Including Nature in Your Daily Routine

Is flicking on the television after a long day really helping you “relax”? As one of the most popular recreational pass-times, television provides seemingly mindless entertainment for many people who use it as an outlet to unwind, recover, or simply capture their...

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Crypto Kings and Hopeful Mornings

I woke up this morning to some uplifting news for a change. As I began reading the EdSurge Innovate newsletter, I was compelled to link out to an article at the San Francisco Chronicle... "crypto king Ripple gives $29M". I've been exploring Blockchain for the past 6...

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Corporate America, Automation and the Future of Work

Technology is changing rapidly, and many companies are eager to implement solutions that will improve their productivity. Corporate technology leaders understand how their organizations can benefit, but the big unknowns are how to predict the future, how to get staff...

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OK People, Meet OK-Google

After years of a less than enthusiastic experience with Siri, I had momentarily given up on voice recognition technology. Sure, I had followed Alexa and Google Home a bit but I was not ready to take the plunge. Then this Christmas, in the guise of my daughter, Santa...

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5 Tips to Humanize a Technology Brand

When we hire sales reps, it’s mostly about who they know. When we research a company, we check out the CEO’s profile on business platforms and browse sites like Glassdoor to see employee impressions. We value user testimonials because it validates a product. Do you...

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Demystifying AI by a Panel of Experts (AI #2)

As we pondered in my previous post, what is AI and will it take over the world, turning humans into slaves and toys to the robots? This question and others were explored and discussed by a panel of experts at AI World. The panel discussion was led by Parna Sarkar-Basu...

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Will AI-Driven Robots Take Over the World? (AI #1)

Some people live and breathe AI, while others can't differentiate it from a comment by the Fonz... "Aaayy!" Artificial Intelligence has been around for a long time, at least since the birth of Eliza at MIT in the 1960's. Market trends reported by the organizers of AI...

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Sales Pipeline Management Tips

InsightSquared put together a nice white paper on Sales Pipeline Management. I'm providing a more concise overview of the problems identified, because I believe this high-level view can help others think about issues within their own sales organizations. A link to the...

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Entrepreneurship is Like Driving in Rush Hour

I left home this morning at 8:30am to be in Boston for a 10:30am meeting. The first two miles were easy-going, as I meandered the local roads on my way to the highway. I felt good that I was on time and on track, because you never know when even the beginning is slow....

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