As parents, we may focus upon what our children are doing with their devices but not look in the mirror to see how our own behavior and habits are reflected back at us or them.
Perhaps I'm trying to do 'family' as I now relate to it, the images from years ago contained in the dusty photo albums my parents have. Maybe I'm hoping that by adding to it and continuing it, the legacy contained in the albums adds legitimacy to my broken family.
There is so much talk about how we need to stand up to the Internet and prevent the new technology from taking over our lives. Many, many people talk about this subject, but who will take action? It must certainly start with parents.
The business world has always been a lot like the world of sports. You work as a team. You face off against competitors. You can win and you can lose. While there is no finish line or final buzzer in business, entrepreneurs require the same single-minded focus and determination to reach their goals. On the eve of the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games, here are five tips small businesses can learn from the world's best athletes:
There are two big issues that startups in Austin face that I think stunt their collective growth. This is based on my time there (5 years of college), interning a short time at a local start up, having a few friends found local startups, and just general observations of the startup community. I now live in Palo Alto, CA working at a startup called Flipboard.
The first-ever Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition was a huge success in Washington, DC. 12 women-led startups pitched their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of tech investors at General Assembly/1776.
If you quit when you need to, you're actually placing yourself closer to success.
We love lists because they're a simple proposition in a world of white hot noise, and because most people living a postmodern life -- present company included -- cannot actually tell you, in 140 succinct characters, what that even is.
In spite of how it often feels, technology at its best aims for a similar end. Used wisely, it can make life simpler and easier to manage. So here are some ways to cultivate awareness and clarity through technology.
According to a recent study by Microsoft, the average attention span has dropped from 12 seconds in 2000, down to a pathetic eight seconds today. Believe it or not, a goldfish can concentrate for nine seconds. Why can't we focus?
Tom and Tara are neighbors in a hot tropical country. Both folks decided that they needed some shade in their backyard. Tom went ahead and bought a big umbrella. It was a bit expensive, but much less cumbersome.
Technology is changing how we live, work, and play, and the only way we can stay ahead of the game is to be anticipatory, looking at the Hard Trends that are shaping the future, especially with respect to education.
The "big data" revolution set out to give us the tools needed to exploit the endless growth of data, whether inside companies, government agencies, or in open source.
It's hard to escape FIFA these days. The arrests of several officials on corruption charges have made global headlines for the past few months now. Clearly this is bigger than soccer. The "bad boss" narrative has mass appeal, whether you care about the World Cup or not.
This question demands a lot of detail. I'm not sure I can provide all of it. I'll do my best to sketch it in here. I'll doubtless miss something. I'll probably also get stuff wrong. There are a lot of moving parts to a Pixar movie production. There are people whose jobs involve keeping track of those parts. I never worked one of those jobs.
Mohab Dahab is a 25-year old graduate in accounting from Helwan University in Egypt. After finishing school, he set his sights on an exciting career in banking.