Sometimes you have to break things. Shake it up. Bust it up. ‘Cause that’s where the breakthroughs live. –Randy Gage, author, Risky is the New Safe Over the past few years it has been intriguing to watch the decline of well-known brands and companies: Blockbuster, Nokia, BlackBerry, Best Buy, Borders, and Kodak. These are just [...]
People are better at juggling some types of multitasking than they are at others, according to a new study that has implications for distracted drivers. Trying to do two visual tasks at once hurt performance in both tasks significantly more than combining a visual and an audio task, the research found. Alarmingly, though, people who [...]
I had an opportunity to attend a LinkedIn Influencer event in Austin during South by Southwest (SXSW) in April. I was asked to record some quick comments on how to survive a conference. I do attend a lot of different conferences, both as a speaker and as a participant. They can be a waste of time — or a great place to expand your knowldedge, recharge and connect or reconnect with others. To get the most out of any conference you should think about why you are going and plan your trip well.
Many of you may know that I live in the Nashville area. Nashville is known for music and we have many friends in the business. As you might suspect, music piracy is taken very seriously here. That’s why I was interested to read a comprehensive study from The American Assembly, a non-partisan public affairs forum [...]
Still not convinced your insurance agency should cease advertising in the Yellow Pages, YellowPages.com, and other paper directories? As we travel and speak with agents around the country, I still hear that many continue to cling to Yellow Pages advertising. Recent moves by former Yellow Pages giant AT&T should convince remaining skeptics who still buy [...]
Since Henry Ford introduced the moving assembly line, the changes in the auto industry—and to vehicles themselves—have been incremental and evolutionary. Now the industry appears to be on the cusp of revolutionary change, which will be engendered by the advent of autonomous or “self-driving” vehicles—and the timing may be sooner than you think, according to [...]