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Enterprises, Emotion & the Rise of The ‘Empathy Economy – Mike Elgan

Big business is getting emotional. User interfaces and other aspects of enterprise computing are being increasingly designed to detect the emotional states or moods of users, and also to simulate emotion when they communicate back to the users. A Gartner report published in January said that within four years, your devices will “know more about your … Continue reading Enterprises, Emotion & the Rise of The ‘Empathy Economy – Mike Elgan

America’s Real Economy: It Isn’t Booming – Peter Georgescu

Ostensibly, for the past ten years, US economy has been recovering from the 2008 collapse. During the past few years, our comeback seems to have gained momentum. All the official indicators say we’re back in boom times, with a bull market, low unemployment and steady job growth. But there is an alternative set of data … Continue reading America’s Real Economy: It Isn’t Booming – Peter Georgescu

Training Contracts: 8 Things eLearning Pros Need To Know – Christopher Pappas

Everything eLearning Pros Need To Know About Training Contracts Joseph R. Codde first introduced the term "Learning Contract" in 1996, years before the term "eLearning" was even coined. However, it’s the perfect addition to online training programs that lack structure and learner motivation. Applied in a corporate setting, "training contracts" hold corporate learners accountable for … Continue reading Training Contracts: 8 Things eLearning Pros Need To Know – Christopher Pappas

The 15 Biggest Clues Your Business is Ready for Chatbots – Larry Kim

Chatbot technologies and AI keep advancing. Maybe you’re wondering if the time is right for chatbots for your business. Is it Time to Look at Chatbots for Small Business? Here, 15 signs it’s time to invest in a chatbot. 1. You have a Blog A chatbot can function as a blog RSS blaster, giving your posts high visibility. … Continue reading The 15 Biggest Clues Your Business is Ready for Chatbots – Larry Kim

How Does Influencer Marketing Work in Healthcare

The principle behind influencer marketing is simple: If someone who is trusted or admired by many other people expresses a preference for a product or service, then others will give it a try. Marketers in a wide range of industries have long directed their efforts at celebrated individuals as a relatively inexpensive way of getting … Continue reading How Does Influencer Marketing Work in Healthcare

21 Little Ways to Save Money Every Day

Saving more money is one of those broad goals everyone sets for themselves at the start of a new year. But with so many tips and tricks out there, it can be hard to know exactly where to begin, especially when the temptation to buy a new pair of sneakers is always looming in the … Continue reading 21 Little Ways to Save Money Every Day

No More Banks or FICO Reports? Economist Describes Ways Blockchain Technology Will Change How We Allocate Credit

In our lifetime we will see many of the traditional banks and credit reporting systems become irrelevant as blockchain technology brings about a radical transformation of the institutional nature of our banking system - a system that is based on a centralized ledger to manage transactions, says Virginia Tech economist David Bieri. According to Bieri, … Continue reading No More Banks or FICO Reports? Economist Describes Ways Blockchain Technology Will Change How We Allocate Credit

How Chinese Products Went From Cheap & Cheerful To Weapons In US Trade War

Tensions are escalating between China and the US over trade. The Chinese government has announced retaliatory measures on a range of American products including cars and some American agriculture products after the US listed 1,333 Chinese products to be hit by punitive tariffs of 25%. Yet a trade war does not make economic sense for … Continue reading How Chinese Products Went From Cheap & Cheerful To Weapons In US Trade War

Walmart has long-term plans for Flipkart

Bengaluru: A Flipkart IPO is unlikely to happen for many years to come, as Walmart Inc. will have to invest heavily to make its $16-billion acquisition work. Last week, Walmart agreed to buy a 77% stake in Flipkart for $16 billion with the rest being held by minority investors, chiefly Tiger Global Management, Tencent Holdings, … Continue reading Walmart has long-term plans for Flipkart

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