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Book Review – “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon” by Brad Stone

“The definitive story of Amazon.com, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos. Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn’t content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive … Continue reading

Book Review – “It’s Not the Size of the Data – It’s How You Use It” by Koen Pauwels

“Brand tracking, CRM programs, trade shows, online behavior tracking, satisfaction studies. Mounds of marketing metrics are generated across touch points and channels. It can be information overload–too much, too scattered. But locked in the vast quantity of information are accurate, data-driven answers to every marketing question. Analytic dashboards are transformative web-based tools that gather, syn … Continue reading

TLWT Series – Part II: “Turbulent times build great leaders”

“The Leader without a Title” (TLWT), written by Robin Sharma, illustrates methodologies on how anyone in society can become a leader, without having a title connected to himself due to work related tasks. From the usual house wife, the normal sales guy in a book shop, a gym teacher and up the low to high ranking working … Continue reading

TLWT Series – Part I: “You Need no Title to be a Leader”

“The Leader without a Title” (TLWT), written by Robin Sharma, illustrates methodologies on how anyone in society can become a leader, without having a title connected to himself due to work related tasks. From the usual house wife, the normal sales guy in a book shop, a gym teacher and up the low to high … Continue reading

Philips is bringing Smart Lights to Retailers

“Ever spent ages wandering the grocery store while looking for a hard-to-find ingredient? If Philips brings its new connected retail lighting to your local supermarket, you may always know where to go. The technology uses light-based communication to create a positioning grid for your smartphone, telling you just what route you’ll need to take to … Continue reading

Book Review – “Big Data – A Revolution” by V. Mayer-Schoenberger & K. Cukier

“A revelatory exploration of the hottest trend in technology and the dramatic impact it will have on the economy, science, and society at large. Which paint color is most likely to tell you that a used car is in good shape? How can officials identify the most dangerous New York City manholes before they explode? … Continue reading

Book Review – “Hot, Flat, & Crowded” by Thomas L. Friedman

“In this brilliant, essential book, Thomas L. Friedman speaks to America’s need for national renewal, and explains how a green revolution is the only way to secure our children’s future. Global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the expansion of the world’s middle class through globalization have not only produced a dangerously unstable planet–one that is … Continue reading

The 3 Key Strategies on How to Listen More

In today’s world, listen is often an undervalued skill of managers and employees alike. In the same time, listening is becoming more and more difficult due to the increased amount of messages we receive in news & media. The following are 3 key strategies that anyone can implement to listen more and show more empathy: … Continue reading