You can’t build a strong professional network if you don’t open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating effect on your career. Sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like relationship builders in the moment can wind up as obvious no-nos in hindsight.
When I was a kid I used to skip school, hide behind my house until my parents left, and then go off to play chess with John Nash.
Not THE John Nash, the Nobel Prize winner who also had schizophrenia. But his son, who was a very strong player.
We would go over to his house (where his father and mother also lived) and play all day and then I would go home before my parents got home from work.
Data analytics is the analysis of raw data in an effort to extract useful insights which can lead to better decision making in your business. In a way, it’s the process of joining the dots between different sets of apparently disparate data. Along with its cousin, Big Data, it’s lately become very much of a buzzword, especially in the marketing world. While it promises great things, for the majority of small businesses it can often remain something mystical and misunderstood.
Ever heard of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One? It’s a novel that takes place in the year 2045. Human civilization is in a dark period, so people seek refuge in a virtual reality world called the OASIS. Many spend all their waking hours in the simulation – working, taking classes, exploring different cultures, and trying out new hobbies.
Just when companies are starting to understand Millennials, a new generation is emerging. Members of Generation Z, sometimes referred to as “Generation Edge,” were born in the mid-’90s to late 2000s. They differ significantly from the previous generation: they’re the first generation born into the digital world, and they’re the most diverse and multicultural of any generation in the U.S.