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October 1st, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Virtual digital assistants have potential to positively impact employees


Business-oriented virtual digital assistants (VDA’s) have the potential to help relieve employees from mundane and time-consuming tasks. Digital assistants have the ability to positively impact lives using what market intelligence firm Tractica describes as “the fusion of speech recognition, natural language processing (NLP), and artificial intelligence (AI) and hold the potential to have a transformative impact on user interfaces in the mobile, automotive, connected home, and enterprise domains, among others.”

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September 9th, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Fish farms have become a bigger business than the open sea


People around the world are eating more fish from farms than from the open sea for the first time ever. This has spurred billions of dollars of takeovers as one of the largest food companies seeks to capitalize on rising demand.

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August 24th, 2015 at 5:41 pm

Top 10 jobs that don’t exist yet, but will in the future

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Technology is moving very quickly. The landscape of modern business is set to change dramatically in the next few decades. According to top-rated futurist speaker Thomas Frey, by 2030 a predicted 2 billion jobs will disappear, but plenty of new ones will replace them. There’s work, but not as we know it…


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July 29th, 2015 at 10:33 pm

More experience equals worse bootstrapping


The logical thing to do when a company wants to generate the most revenue from its resources, is to put its most experienced leaders in charge of those resources.   Continue Reading »

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July 29th, 2015 at 9:21 pm

Research suggests 82% of managers aren’t cut out for the job


If you don’t like your manager, it’s probably not you, and there is a good chance your boss should never have been promoted in the first place.   Continue Reading »

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July 21st, 2015 at 6:25 pm

What $100 is worth in every state

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According to recent data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, you might consider moving to Mississippi or Arkansas, if you want the most bang for your buck.   Continue Reading »

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July 17th, 2015 at 1:37 pm

5 charts that show social media’s growing influence on news consumption


Efforts to draw in readers and court publishers are paying off for Facebook and Twitter as their role in news consumption continues to rise.   Continue Reading »

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July 16th, 2015 at 8:03 pm

Blockchain tech could change auditing for good


Something unprecedented happened following the Enron Scandal in October of 2001.  Although for a short period, for the first time in its modern history the global audit industry lost its most precious asset: public trust.   Continue Reading »

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July 14th, 2015 at 5:14 pm

C-Suite jobs of the future


Many believe that corporations will soon beef up their core leadership teams, delegating the increasingly complex attributes of the modern organization to in-house, executive-level experts and allowing them to keep foundational business knowledge close to the top.   Continue Reading »

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July 14th, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Are fish oil pills a $1.2 billion industry built on empty promises?


The Web site of the National Institutes of Health has some advice for anyone wondering about whether to take a fish oil pill to improve your health.  Yes. And no.   Continue Reading »

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