This week we are continuing our buzzword blog series with Artificial Intelligence.
AI has been making waves for quite a while now. It had been the subject of many a science fiction novel or film, the kind where machines have gotten so smart they rise against the human race. But in all honesty, the term artificial intelligence is nothing that should strike fear into your heart.
Who doesn’t love music? At some point in your life, odds are you’ve found at least one song that has meant the world to you. Did you know music can also be helpful in a work environment? This week we are featuring a guest blog about music and productivity by Randy Rogers from Musiciansbyte, a website dedicated to the world of music.
Last week, we addressed how social media makes money through advertisements, discussing how, exactly, companies such as Facebook and Instagram have made their millions. That is only one side of the story. In the age of social media, there are also users who make a living through their various accounts. That’s right, people who sign up for personal accounts can quickly find themselves getting paid. Today, we’re going to take a look a how you could be making money from it too.
Social media. Everyone has it, everyone uses it. In the past couple of years, it has seemingly dominated the internet, with mega-platforms such as Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter getting the most attention. They are immensely popular, generating hundreds of millions of users from around the globe. The companies are worth billions and their CEOs are among the richest people in the world. Between July and September of 2016, Facebook saw $7 billion US in revenue. Since their services are free to users, you might wonder how they actually make money.
Continuing our Buzzword series, this week we are looking at the word innovation. More and more, the word gets tossed around and overused by businesses trying to seem like they’re on the forefront of something. But what does it really mean? Well, according to Merriam-Webster, it means to “introduce something new,” or “a new idea, method, or device.” Continue reading “Buzzword: Innovation”
As a direct result of the social human nature, we have always been prone to finding those who are like us. Through friendship, shared interest, or even business, we form small communities of like-minded people. You live in a physical community of houses and neighbours, you work in a professional community of business and experts, and your friends represent a social community.
In the fast-paced global era that we live in today, worldwide companies and organizations branch from one continent to the next. Odds are, if you look at any given product in your house, it was grown or made in another country, in unknown conditions, and then shipped over to you. Because of this, a counterculture movement has emerged: the slow movement.
The question whether listening to music makes you productive, as simple as it sounds, is still hugely contested. Many are sceptical, preferring silence to beats, but here’s thing: there are many surprising benefits to listening to music that- even if you’re a silence ‘purist’- may be worth revisiting. In our busy offices and busy lives perhaps music can even help, rather than hinder, our productivity?
Every day, we live in a world that feeds us a near endless run of business words at work, in the media, and online. Everyone from corporate managers to motivational speakers often use the same words to motivate, instruct, and guide their employees. These terms are words that can either help, or they can be used as filler, without real meaning or understanding. Today, we are going to discuss the difference between Buzzword and Buzzlanguage.