Until a few weeks ago, the average person would have barely heard about Huawei, but suddenly, this Chinese tech giant is global news and is at the centre of a geopolitical row. WHY? And what does this mean for the global rollout of 5G networks? I will explain.
My first car was an 87’ Suzuki Swift. It was white, with tinted windows and a purple strip light underneath. I had modified it to look cool while night-cruising around the beach in Whiterock, BC. “What was your first car?” I used to get asked this question a lot, mainly at the pool table or around a water cooler. But these days, there is a new ice-breaker question that is gaining ground: “Do you have a car?”
Decision making is a vital component of business success. Decisions that are based on a foundation of knowledge and sound reasoning can lead you and your company into long-term prosperity. On the other hand, decisions that are made on the basis of flawed logic, emotional thoughts, or incomplete information can quickly leave a negative impact on a business and its employees.
I walked on stage without any preparation at all, and I told great stories about meaningful management and personal strategies in business, but in the back of my head, I was thinking about the 4 words I was seeing throughout the room.
The human brain is amazing. It got us to the moon, cured diseases and created awesome inventions, yet for some reason we can’t go more six minutes without checking our phones – research shows we now check our phones up to 150 times per day. Our attention spans are equivalent to that of a fish. Focus is a lost art.
Finding the best talent to contribute to your organisation and who also fit within your company culture, is both a challenge and an opportunity. Especially in the UAE, where the market is very ‘job driven,’ rather than in the UK where it’s ‘candidate driven.’
My very first race was 4 years ago – a Spartan race. It was a difficult 5km run in soft sand, with a challenging obstacle to complete every 500m. I carried buckets of rocks up hills, and I climbed over walls that were so high I needed to jump up to reach them.
Googling your symptoms before you visit a doctor is a bad idea. If you do get curious, it’s tempting to settle on a diagnosis (often the worst-case scenario!) and develop yourself a potential treatment plan BEFORE you have even reached the doctor’s office.
Since you’re reading this, and you’re clearly a smart person, and you want to improve the performance of your organization, you’ll find that Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) provides several interesting ways of viewing organizational dynamics. Yes, that opening sentence was an NLP crafted sentence. You caught me.
Yesterday, I bought a product online because I saw a positive review on another website. Did I know the reviewer personally? No. I only even knew about the product because of a link sent to me by a friend, over WhatsApp. Without ever seeing, touching, or experiencing the product in any way, I made a purchasing decision entirely based on social media.