‘Pig Butchering’ is worrying

DIGITAL SWINDLES LIKE business email compromises and romance scams generate billions of dollars for criminals. And they all start with a little bit of “social engineering” to trick a victim into doing something disadvantageous, whether that's trusting someone they shouldn't or sending money into the void. Now, a new variation of these schemes, known as... Continue Reading →

What type of presenter are you?

I'm about to make a presentation to my colleagues and I was browsing the Internet for some presentation “inspiration”.  I closed my eyes and thought about all the presentations I have been a part of, the ones that stayed with me, the ones I liked the most and why. Here is how I classify presenters... Continue Reading →

Negotiation with an important person…yourself

Life is a series of negotiations. You negotiate all day, every day, from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep. Contract terms and conditions. Hiring, managing performance, and firing. Defining deadlines, scope, and deliverables. Collecting fees. Seeking alignment about business strategy. Enlisting stakeholders. Creating partnerships and joint ventures. Dissolving them.... Continue Reading →

Are you sleeping enough?

"When you're sleep deprived, your brain reverts to a teenager -- it's all gas and no brake," said Michael Howell, a neurologist at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. "Suddl...Continue reading

What do you think the HR department should be called?

As corporate functions go, HR has been the most unsettled when it comes to describing itself. Finance is finance. Marketing is marketing. And although, Human Resources left behind the ‘Personnel’ tag along with the metal filing cabinets a long time ago, the profession has never seemed entirely at ease with the names that replaced it...Continue... Continue Reading →

How do you use ‘self talk?

Your boss just came over to your desk in the office and told you about a big project that he wants you to start in the next few weeks. After speaking with him, the first thing you thought to yourself was, “I can’t do that!”....Continue reading

Our choice of activities and happiness

The app Mappiness pings people twice a day and asks them what they have just been doing, who they are with, and where they are. It can also tell what the temperature and weather are. It then asks people three questions:... Continue reading

Women do change men

Soon after jay z welcomed his first child, Blue Ivy Carter, last year, a poem the rapper had reportedly dedicated to his new baby girl zipped around the Internet. “Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich / I didn’t think hard about using the word B----Continue reading

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