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BOGO Personal Branding

BOGO Personal Branding

I provided coaching for job search and personal branding last week to a very experienced executive in a small, contracting and youth-obsessed industry. The executive knows he needs to change fields but has been unable to get traction. He talked for an hour, providing snippets of successes from a long series of usually ...

Minor Tech Makeovers: Cheap Tricks to Make You Think You Own a New Gadget

Minor Tech Makeovers: Cheap Tricks to Make You Think You Own a New Gadget

Spring is great for a lot of reasons. I can finally sit next to an open window without shivering. (I’ve found through VERY scientific research that I can stand about an hour and a half of 50 degree weather in a t-shirt before I get way too cold and have to close my window.) Baseball is on almost all the time, and I ...

Exercise Your Brain by Playing Video Games

Exercise Your Brain by Playing Video Games

Mamma Mia! Last year, scientists in Berlin found that playing Super Mario 64 for 30 minutes a day increased gray matter in the brain. According to the journal of Molecular Psychiatry, this astounding find was observed in the parts of the brain that involve spatial navigation, memory formation, strategic planning and fine ...

24 LinkedIn “Endorsements” Way Better Than the Ones We Use Now

24 LinkedIn “Endorsements” Way Better Than the Ones We Use Now

Skills gap? What skills gap? That’s the contention from Paul Krugman, columnist for The New York Times. Krugman rejects the idea that employers want to make new hires but can’t find people with the “right” set of skills. Krugman: “Think about what we would expect to find if there really were a skills ...

The 5 Best iPad Apps for Budding Computer Programmers

The 5 Best iPad Apps for Budding Computer Programmers

Computer engineering and program development are two of the fastest growing professions in the world. With such high demand, many developers have created mobile apps disguised as games that teach the basics from the Elementary School through High School levels. These five computer programming apps for kids may have cracked ...

Health City Cayman Islands – A Vision of 21st Century Health Care

Health City Cayman Islands – A Vision of 21st Century Health Care

Perhaps the most significant event in global health care in 2014 occurred on February 25, when Health City Cayman Islands had its grand opening. Health City is a new way to think of health care and health care delivery. It has the power to change – or at the least openly challenge – the way Americans think about ...

When is it Time to Upgrade Your Mobile Tech?

When is it Time to Upgrade Your Mobile Tech?

I have an iPad 2. I don’t use it very much, but it’s there for me whenever a new game comes out … or whenever my Macbook is just out of reach. The iPad 2 came out on March 11, 2011. In the grand scheme of things (and I’m not talking about the “cosmic calendar” from “Cosmos”), three years is nothing. But ...

3 Worst “Best” Lists

3 Worst “Best” Lists

Numbered lists are hot items on websites and in magazines because they generate clicks. Here’s what Reuters chief executive Andrew Rashbass wrote in an internal staff memo, as reported by Politico’s Dylan Byers: Getting people to click on stories has become a science. The leading technique is the enticingly-headlined ...

Do You Know Your Resale Value?

Do You Know Your Resale Value?

38.2 percent. According to Kelley Blue Book, that’s how much original value your car retains after five years. Hurts, doesn’t it? Just like cars, we all have a certain value at our jobs. Unlike cars, our price doesn’t have to go down. In fact, if we do things right, our value can increase year after ...

Is the AR Killer App a 3 Letter Word?

Is the AR Killer App a 3 Letter Word?

Back in the late eighties and early nineties, we had a saying in the tech magazine publishing business: “If you want to see the future, watch the porn industry.” Back then, the adult entertainment business was the first to embrace DVD technology, the Internet, voice chats and dozens of other emerging ways to engage ...