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11 Apr: Why Smart People Make Dumb Decisions A Moment with Prasad Kaipa of the Kaipa Group

Prasad has been an advisor and coach focusing on innovation and leadership since 1990 for about 120 C-level executives in Global Fortune 500 companies. Prasad’s unique competence is in helping his clients find their next significant step and take it. He found that unless he helps clients to examine their signature strengths that have turned into “core incompetence” and kept them stuck, it is difficult to ignite and channel their creativity to come up with innovative decisions, products, and

04 Apr: Digital Resilience: A Moment with Ray Rothrock of RedSeal

Ray Rothrock joined RedSeal as CEO in February 2014. Prior to RedSeal he was a general partner at Venrock, one of RedSeal’s founding investors. At Venrock he invested in 53 companies including over a dozen in cybersecurity including Vontu, PGP, P-Cube, Imperva, Cloudflare, CTERA, and Shape Security. Ray is on the board of Check Point Software Technology, Ltd. an original Venrock investment, and Team8, both Tel Aviv–based companies.A thought leader in cybersecurity and long time investor in the

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03 Apr: Alternative to Deleting Facebook

Facebook is getting a lot of criticism. Last week Apple CEO Tim Cook slam’s Facebook that it wouldn’t be in the situation because it cares about privacy. Facebook is also getting heat from congress over the last presidential election and the spreading of fake news.While some users are calling to delete their Facebook account, there are other options. According to Mark Zuckerburg, Facebook is taking actions to prevent companies from getting your information and ensuring these types of things

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02 Apr: How to Maintain the Most Important Ingredient for Leadership

Remember those battery commercials featuring the Energizer Bunny? He just kept going, and going, and going. Yes, it’s true. That Bunny might have been a little annoying, but the message was clear. Energy is important and you never want to run out of it. So what about energy in the business world? How important is energy to an organization’s success? The truth is it’s vital.Energy Breeds SuccessHave you ever worked for a company that was low on energy? Going to work was probably a drag. There is

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29 Mar: Beware of Cryptocurrency Frauds

Does it seem like a new cryptocurrency is born each day? Digital coins are popping up continuously, with each hoping to be the next Bitcoin. While most cryptocurrencies will likely never reach the value of Bitcoin, some of them have no intention to. That’s because scammers are becoming more prevalent all the time in the cryptocurrency market.If you haven’t been paying attention, several agencies are starting to sound alarms. According to recent reports, The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading

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29 Mar: When Is a Good Time to Get Into the Stock Market Game?

Anyone who has ever studied or even followed the stock market knows that market ebbs and flows. There will always be ups, and there will always be downs. That’s simply the nature of investing. If it were easy to predict then everyone would be successful and wildly wealthy.Last year saw amazing gains in the stock market, as a whole. However, this year, things have been heading in the other direction. Just last month the market saw some big dips, including a one-day loss on the Dow Jones of more

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27 Mar: Five Tips for Staying Ahead of the Avalanche

I was talking to a coworker the other day about work. He responded that he felt swamped and work was descending upon him like an avalanche. Besides the over the top hyperboles, there are many that I have talked to that feel overwhelmed by their work and that’s not good.Stress can have negative effects on the body, mind, and spirit. Stress in one aspect of your life will often lead to more stress in other parts of your life. One real life example is Tiger Woods. It was very sad watching all parts

20 Mar: Top Moments in Space Exploration

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.” – Stephen HawkingThere is no question that space exploration has progressed technology, increased our understanding of the world around us, and inspire us to new heights. Space travel continues to inspire us today. Here is our list of 10 inspiring moments in space exploration. Please share what other inspiring space moments you think should be on the list.10. Space X Falcon Heavy LaunchSpace X Falcon Heavy launch was a big deal for

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16 Mar: How to Become a Global Business Leader

Not everyone that wants to become a global business leader is going to reach that goal. That’s because it takes serious commitment, hard work, and a relentless desire to succeed in order to become a successful global business leader. But don’t despair; nothing is impossible if you’re willing to do the work. But you will need to make certain decisions to get there.Don’t be afraid to take chances – taking risks is important, but you don’t want o be reckless. It’s best to take educated risks

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13 Mar: How to Start a company with $101

“How can I get my company started if I don’t have any money?” If you are asking this question, you are not alone. The solution is Bootstrapping.Bootstrapping is starting a business with little resources; this includes, money, skills, and a vast array of knowledge. Businesses are starting all around the world and succeeding with very little money. Here are some ideas for you to consider and some guidelines to follow. Reduce cost for things that don’t matter to your customers. The internet has