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Don't Abandon Your Phone: Pay It Forward or Resell

Lee Traupel | Posted 05.06.2015 | Money
Lee Traupel

Whether you are thinking about a trade in with your phone carrier or reselling it to an online site, the number one issue is the condition of your phone.

The Data Science Revolution

Eric Schmidt | Posted 05.06.2015 | Technology
Eric Schmidt

In the next 10 years, we believe that computers will move beyond their current role as our assistants, and become our advisors. With their help, we'll grapple with and solve some of the toughest issues facing the world today.

Shaping a New Constitution for the Digital Age

Marc Benioff | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Marc Benioff

CEOs and other business leaders have to stand up for all of their stakeholders -- employees, customers, partners, shareholders and local communities -- and recognize that they are part of a larger ecosystem. Issues ranging from climate change and global health to food production and education impact every business.

Big Data Analytics and the Global Food System

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

The Global Food System is a complex network of consumers, producers, economics, trade agreements, financial transactions, demand data, supply data, fo...

Every Number Tells a Story

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

In today's world it can be overwhelming to find meaning in the explosion of data, graphs and charts. The trick to navigating this new landscape is to make a concerted effort to find personal connections to the numbers and tell the stories behind the numbers.

Breaking the Code: How Pencils of Promise Uses Tech for Social Good

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Saeed Jabbar

Pencils of Promise (PoP) is a passionate for-purpose organization that delivers quality education to impoverished children. They've built over 300 schools and impacted over 340,000 lives all while pioneering the for-purpose driven organization.

Redesigning Capitalism for The 21st Century

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

The financial crisis of 2008 raised questions about the sustainability of our pursuit of growth for growth's sake alone. Many are now re-examining deeply rooted values, beliefs and attitudes toward our financial system, as well as how to organize, lead and manage our society.

Nine Great Products for the Always Connected Consumer in Your Life

Lee Traupel | Posted 05.05.2015 | Style
Lee Traupel

Take a trip with me down gadget lane into the world where just about anything a product marketer can dream up is now coming at you complements of today's billion dollar buffed world.

Shopping for Insurance Online May Be Boring, But It's Rewarding

Lee Traupel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Money
Lee Traupel

Shopping for insurance online or in person is tricky and I don't want to make this sound like a cake walk, it is not. You need to asks lots of open ended questions when speaking directly with providers and aggregating information pulled from any/all insurance comparison sites. #presson

Have Your App Call My App and Let's Do Business

Lee Traupel | Posted 05.02.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

The financial services industry has embraced technology aggressively to drive customer reach, incremental revenue and branding, the more traditional insurance industry is still behind, but closing fast.

Magazines Thrive, Still Surprise

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.30.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Can print magazines survive, thrive and surprise, what with all the existing online, digital and mobile fare? Absolutely, say media industry experts, adding that those who have declared magazines' demise are off-track.

5 Industries the Internet of Things Is Going to Change Radically

Amine Chouaieb | Posted 05.01.2015 | Technology
Amine Chouaieb

Not only is it great to be able to have centralized, remote control over one's devices but it is also a game changer to be able to collect data about the functioning and interaction of these machines.

Probing The Realities of Big Data In Alzheimer's

George Vradenburg | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
George Vradenburg

The way we manage and use medical data is still decades behind the connectivity and fluidity that governs how we bank, how we shop and how we communicate. To address this, three key changes in the management of biomedical data are needed.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Beyond 'Dangerous': Joywave and Big Data Discuss Their Crazy Good Debuts

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

We live in an EP, YouTube ready, and singles only -- and I mean that in music terms -- world. So, when artists emerge with not just a full-length album but an amazing one at that, you have to figuratively hug the living crap out of it.

Using Data To Improve How We Serve The World's Poor

Emily Tucker | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Emily Tucker

Technology, and the collection and analysis of real-time data that it enables, can be leveraged by organizations working at the bottom of the pyramid to improve their service to the poor.

Gaming and Gambling in Today's Smartphone Drenched World

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.29.2015 | Technology
Lee Traupel

Mobile is taking an increasing bite out of our lives - there is no longer any place safe zone from someone next to you texting, gaming, surfing or worse, yapping incessantly about God knows what. I think the next horizon or maybe distraction for many will be gambling on smartphones.

Turning Ideas Into Intellectual Property

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.27.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Ideas are cheap but tactical execution is not. We all live work in a fiercely competitive world and every idea, concept, or business model has to be carefully shepherded from that first drawing on a napkin to refined product marketing.

Is Weed Going to Be the Next Billion Dollar Buffed Vertical?

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.23.2015 | San Francisco
Lee Traupel

San Francisco's cultural legacy of identifying a need and then fulfilling it with a service is anchored by another Yahoo like web site, with a listing of San Francisco Cannabis Clubs. And, if you don't think there is a local or national market, check out their advertising rates.

Travel Insurance is Now a Prerequisite for a Worry Free Vacation

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Lee Traupel

Travel insurance exists to protect you from the slings and arrows of modern travel: lost or stolen luggage, medical issues on the road, unforeseen mishaps of just about any kind -- it can take the sting out of potentially serious issues that can ruin a trip or your financial position.

The Evolution of the Modern Point of Sale System

Lee Traupel | Posted 05.01.2015 | Technology
Lee Traupel

Every business today is dealing with a world that constantly forces a business to think and act "smarter" in order stay abreast of competition and differentiate products and services.

How to Stand Out: An Interview With Dorie Clark

Phil Simon | Posted 04.21.2015 | Books
Phil Simon

How does one get noticed? It's a fascinating question. For answers, I recently sat down with Dorie Clark to talk about her new book Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It.

Is the Rise in E-Cigarette Use by Teens a Positive Thing?

Lee Traupel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Lee Traupel

In this brave new world of everything technology enabled we now have electronic devices that deliver a nicotine-laced fluid, which as/when vaporized...

Reputation Managment Is a Necessity for on the Go Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Today, savvy brands embrace online reputation management or risk losing revenue and brand cachet. Many marketing execs and small business owners don't grasp how important online reputation management is to their business.

Boomer Lifestyle Tools and Products for the Post Woodstock Generation

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Fifty
Lee Traupel

Woodstock it was a mess and don't let anyone tell you different. It was hot, cold, dirty, muddy, and smelly and most of the time you couldn't even hear the music. But, epic nevertheless.

Is Siri Really Going to Replace Your Insurance Agent?

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Money
Lee Traupel

The business model was predicated upon a small business owner (an "agent") who was active in the community, built relationships up over time and knew most of their customers on a first name basis.