Month: December 2020

Since the era of cavemen, the roles of sales and marketing professionals have been well defined. The earliest marketers would create awareness for that remarkable invention, the wheel; and the salespeople would roll it down the streets, sharing the features and benefits to interested customers, then collect five dodo-birds in compensation. In the million years
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Many people will be glad to leave 2020 behind including the heartbreaking and staggering loss of life from Covid-19 and the negative impact on the economy that one study estimates will cost the U.S. between $3-$5 trillion. Many of us look forward to a hopeful new year with widely distributed vaccines but it is a
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Our inner feelings are more potent than anything. It is them that drove us to do things and chose how to live our lives. Some psychiatrists claim that there is never strict rationality in human beings. It is only a mixture of what’s inside them that helps them survive. Independent of whether this theory is
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“Education is a lifelong process. It is a great amplifier and accelerator. It must help us learn to live sustainably. It must create curiosity and open the minds of students. It must ignite the minds of the students and help them convert information into knowledge.” ―Professor M.S. Rao In this article, I unveil a few
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Have you ever wondered what separates true leaders and followers? Is it their achievements? Is it their ambition? Is it the luck they may have had in their lives? Or the background that supported them on their effort to go far? None of the above are the reasons that our destiny evolves the way it
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On January 1st, 2020, no one predicted that the world “unprecedented” would become a cliché description of all that the year would bring. Faced with an uncertain world, the options are to hunker down and refuse to look ahead or to consider how what has happened might influence what is to come. So, with a
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Work covers one-third of our daily life. Eight hours out of twenty-four are spent behind a desk or over your laptop. We grow up in a society where career is overestimated and our minds are overthinking about work. Feeling satisfied in that field is of great significance for most people in the western world. Especially
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That’s the common refrain I hear from the CEOs and executives I work with: we all want this year to be over. Unfortunately, turning the page on the calendar is unlikely to change the current situation, at least for now. And there’s no vaccine for business uncertainty or volatility. Business unusual is our current reality.
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The best of a bad thing? I read almost daily that the post Covid-19 pandemic world of business ‘will never be the same.’ And it won’t. In my midcap universe, some enterprises failed over the last nine months and others are now on the edge. For those that survived, significant paradigm shifts have taken place,
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Focusing on skills over academic degrees can boost fortunes for millions of workers and benefit companies. As many as 30 million American workers without four-year college degrees have skills that could earn them 70% more than they are now getting paid. That’s according to academic, nonprofit, and corporate researchers who mined data on occupations and
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Lately, there has been an increasing demand for minimalist fashion. I am not surprised considering fashion had become quite over-the-top for quite some time, and we might have started feeling stuffy. There was a time when the more you added to your style the more you were acknowledged. However, people have realised that they can
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“Bureaucracy” often brings to mind slow, redundant, and inefficient processes that ultimately lead to substandard results. And that’s often the case when structures and processes aren’t designed to empower teams to make decisions to speed up the pace of work and innovation. The unintentional, very familiar accumulation of red tape and decision trees can be
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We learn so much from the founders, creators and innovators we have the pleasure to work with in our Oracle for Startups and Oracle for Research programs. Having a front-row view into the world of startup and research innovation ecosystems provides a wealth of insights, information and learnings. In a highly unpredictable 2020, we got
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Networks are under unprecedented demand when it comes to performance and uptime. This is largely due to the rise of emerging technologies like AI, cybersecurity deployment, hyperscale architectures and cloud services – but it’s also been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic because people are on the network more than ever before. This is where SmartNICs,
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The gap between men and women is getting smaller as the decades go by. The two genders seem to have better communication and to be closer to one another, not only in terms of a romantic relationship, but as a whole system. We interact more with people of the opposite sex on several occasions from
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