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Uber Lyft
A California appeals court said Thursday that the companies must reclassify their drivers as employees rather than independent contractors, affirming an earlier court decision. The ruling marks a significant development in a months-long legal fight between the ride-hailing companies and the state of California. Continue Reading →

Should you get an iPhone 12?

iPhone 12
If you need a new iPhone and can afford it, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the best iPhone ever made. As every Apple Fanperson knows, iPhones are not phones; they are fashion accessories. As such, iPhone purchases are not business decisions; they are lifestyle choices. Will I get one? Let me explain... No, there is too much. Let me sum up. Continue Reading →
Last week, the government in Shenzhen carried out a lottery to give away a total of 10 million yuan (about $1.5 million) worth of digital currency. The winners can now download a digital renminbi app to receive the digital yuan and spend it at more than 3,000 merchants in a particular district of Shenzhen. The digital yuan is not a cryptocurrency like bitcoin. Instead, it is issued and controlled by the People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank. Continue Reading →
If you’re scared that your role might be eliminated in the post-pandemic economy, or concerned about the accelerating speed of innovation, or just worried that AI, machine learning, or business process automation might take your job, here are some things you can do to make yourself indispensable. Continue Reading →

The Online Watercooler

Online Watercooler
I missed meeting new people and I missed bumping into people I know. So, six weeks ago, we introduced Shelly Palmer Online Networking Salons. They are free, category-specific, weekly, 20-minute, super-curated, small Zoom meetings where you meet new people, bump into old friends, hang out for a bit, and then get back to work. The results have been nothing short of amazing! And we've learned some things that I'd like to share with you. Continue Reading →

Data Literacy vs Data Fluency

Data Literacy
The velocity of data is increasing and will always increase. Therefore, the need for data literacy is increasing and will always increase. All other things being equal, there is a significant difference between being literate and being fluent. To create value for your business you need to think strategically about sources and uses of data and understand how data is turned into action. Let’s review. Continue Reading →

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