I published about 50 TechTips in 2019. I realize that with the continued flood of email, some of these TechTips may have gotten sent to a “read later” folder and were forgotten. Others may have scanned the issue but didn’t have time to research to see if the tip would help.
I have never promised that every TechTips will be earth-shattering and life-changing. I do hope that there will be a few gems over the course of the year that significantly impact productivity and effectiveness for you individually and for the organization.
In this issue, I am highlighting my top 10 TechTips for 2019, listed in no particular order.
We all use technology every day. Smartphones, tablets, and computers are just a few examples. Technology has exploded in the market in such a short span of time, and it is hard to think of living life without these tools. To get a hold of how we got here today from back in the dark ages, it is essential that we understand how technology evolved.
Every technology was invented to solve a problem. For example, search engines were created to segregate massive amounts of online data and pick out the most relevant ones. With every new upgrade, technology keeps improving. Platforms get better and expand what they can accomplish. The more often this happens, technology evolves to become the vital necessity it is today.
As new ideas get transformed into new forms of technologies, these new technologies are all set to become future mechanisms of future technologies. Existing technologies progress into something way more powerful and superior than what we had previously.
The speed at which technological evolution is taking place is exponential. This exponential growth is one of the biggest reason that many people are struggling to keep up. This technology timeline graphic provides an overview which shows just how fast technology has evolved.
The FINTECH Book, published in March 2016 by Wiley, was the first crowdsource book specifically addressing the financial technology revolution, and the disruption, innovation, and opportunity therein.
Based on the initial success of this first book, three new books on related industry segments are being created through the same global crowdsourcing process. These new books include:
Here’s how the InsureTech Book creation works.
A wide variety of authors, thought leaders, and industry participants within WealthTECH, RegTECH, and InsurTECH, were invited to submit an article abstract detailing — in 300 words or less — the expected content of a full 2,000-word article. The window for submitting the abstract closed at the end of January.
Anyone reading this can cast their vote for the articles they would like to see included in each of these new books
Have you got the right tools to build your social presence? Brand presence on social media is worthless if it fails to connect with the right audience in a relevant way. We all want to reach out to our audience in the best way we can.
Let’s check out a few social media tools to improve and save your time invested in your marketing efforts:
BoardBooster helps schedule Pinterest posts. It has many features which kick start your marketing strategies one of them being the looping ability. With this feature, you can fix your board by repining an older pin and then get rid of the existing pin or the latest pin based on their performance.
This function helps in actively repining great material on a regular basis.
While I do enjoy keeping up with technology trends and figuring out how they should be used, there is more to life than just work. My curiosity prompts me to explore hobbies in unique areas. Here are two examples.
Creating and Cultivating a Garden
I enjoy gardening. I have always liked the process of planting, nurturing and watching things grow. As a kid, I remember cultivating a small plot of land in our back yard. I have always tried to at least grow some tomatoes. when we lived in Texas, the summer heat made harvesting tomatoes a bit more difficult.
This is my second year of cultivating a 12 x 24-foot patch of ground at my church’s community Stewards Garden. This picture is of me planting earlier this year.
The Williamson County edition of the Tennesseean newspaper recently did a small article on the garden. It was fun to be quoted as part of the article. Click Here to read the article.
Cooking Helps me Destress
Another way I like to relax is by cooking. I wrote an article on LinkedIn that describes How the Science of Cooking Helps me Destress. You can read that article by clicking here.
What do you do that provides a release from work?