Exponential CHINA – something you can’t ignore and why you should be educated on their tech market and the size of their GDP President Donald Trump with China's President Xi Jinping during their bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 in Buenos Aires,.... Read More
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The value of an MBA in today’s business
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Training and Retooling a Dynamic Workforce Using AR and VR
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reshaping almost every industry imaginable, and birthing those we’ve never
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Smart Cities that Interact with Your Big Data
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AI Augments Healthcare and Longevity
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The Future of Work in the Age of Web 3.0
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Is our future one of ‘technological socialism’ (where technology is taking care of our needs)?
The Future of Blockchain… in a Digital Age
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Converging exponential technologies will transform media, advertising and the retail world. The world we see, through our digitally enhanced eyes, will multiply and explode with intelligence, personalization and brilliance.
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The boundaries between digital and physical space are disappearing at a breakneck pace. What was once static and boring is becoming dynamic and magical.
Staying in touch with family and friends for Thanksgiving in 2028 is going to be more immersive.
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What does the future look like, with Sensors, IoT, AI, Blockchain and Connectivity.
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Breakthrough Opens Door To $100 Ultrasound Machine
This a big breakthrough in MedTech.
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Machine Learning Confronts the Elephant in the Room – A visual prank exposes an Achilles’ heel of computer vision systems: Unlike humans, they can’t do a double take.
Score one for the human brain. In
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New Electric Drone Has Groundbreaking Flight Time
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AI – Nvidia researchers develop AI system that generates synthetic scans of brain cancer
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In 2018 alone, over 22,000 businesses around the world borrowed more than $380 billion from crowdlending services
In 2018 alone, over 22,000 businesses around the world borrowed more than $380 billion from crowdlending services. Disruptive business models are often powered by alternative financing.
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How Good Money is Redefining Banking
The CIA estimates over $90 trillion of global value is stored in cash, banknotes, money markets, and bank accounts.
In 2018, a mere 8 percent (about $5 trillion) of this $90....
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AI Superpowers USA vs. China
Kai-Fu Lee is one of the most plugged-in AI investors on the planet, heading management of over $2 billion AUM between six funds, and over 300 portfolio companies in the....
How to Speak Well… and Listen Better
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When you look at your CEO or Founder do you think “I will look just as amazing if I had a special stylist.” And if you happen to share the....
Just like most business executives, I am passionate about helping our youths; consequently, I registered to provide STEM learning resources to the Scouting community. Please consider reaching out to your....
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As a dad to three children, each has chosen to earn their Master Degrees (Social Work-LSW, Entrepreneurship-MBA, and Mechanical Engineering-MS), they are happy and fully independent, with two weddings within....
Cliff Locks Host Angel Investors Network Podcast with David Hunter, CEO of Star Rapid – A Global Injection Molding Manufacturer Using, Augmented Reality, Predictive Analytics, and We Review the Benefits in Building a Team Learning Culture
I interview David Hunter, CEO of Star Rapid. David and his team have perfected the design for manufacturing when developing a new product to avoid costs and delays down the....
Cliff Locks Host Angel Investors Network Podcast with Zvi Band is the CEO and Founder Contactually, one of the fastest growing companies on the INC 5000 list, listed at 513; raised $17.8 million in investors’ funds.
Contactually is a leader in business software, Zvi, and his team early on recognized software is something, people are forced to use, not enjoy using. This is a challenge. Zvi....
Cliff Locks Host Angel Investors Network Podcast with Tony Pompliano, CEO and President of ANEXIO, a company on the Inc 500 list of America’s fastest-growing privately held companies
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Visionary Analysis – Are You Ready for the Fastest Internet Connection in the World
In the next 6 years, 4 billion “New Consumers” are about to be connected to the World Wide Web, at Gigabit connection speeds, at near zero-cost.
RETIREMENT PLANNING: WILL I EVER RETIRE?
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Cliff Locks Host Angel Investors Network Podcast with John Bennett of Sunny Days in Homecare – INC 5000 Company
I interview John Bennett of Sunny Days in Homecare. John and his team added automation technology to their senior living business, which allowed for seamless execution for his 684 employees.....
Do you happen to be one of those individuals who have to put up with a difficult boss? Almost everyone seems to have complained about their boss during their career.....
NEED MORE TIME IN YOUR DAY?
Are you battling with shortage of time to accomplish all your set targets for the day?
Most executives do complain of having to attend....
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SALARY NEGOTIATION EXPERTISE
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Cliff Locks joins Angel Investor’s Network as a podcast host.
I interview Scot Hunsaker CEO of the Ardent Group in St. Louis and author of Heroic Ownership: Build You Team, Plan Your Exit, Create Your Legacy.
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SOCIAL MEDIA: HOW LINKEDIN CAN DOUBLE YOUR INCOME
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THE LAW OF SELLING: NEVER LOWER YOUR PRICE
Every one of us has one aspect of our job we would rather not get involved in, for some it’s selling.
HR: IS YOUR DIVERSITY PROGRAM A NOD OR A KNOCKOUT?
In all my years, I have never come across anyone who does not cherish diversity. As a matter of fact, many of us do. Diversity has to do with being....
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EXACTLY WHY VACATION IS GREAT FOR THE BOTTOM-LINE
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DO YOU WISH YOU HAD MORE GRAVITAS?
Many of us are familiar with people that require a bit more gravitas at the workplace. Maybe you even need it.
I love that expression 'gravitas', it's massive, it's elegant; it's....
During this cold winter, where I have spent the better part of my time staying glue to my desk, I observed some stiffness in my back. Sitting down for a....
IS IT BETTER TO BE FEARED OR LOVED?
The manner in which people regard you in your workplace is an indication of how important you are. Consequently, is it preferable to be fear than loved? Many of us....
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Having known Musk for 17....
Mike Webster who played football for Pittsburgh Steelers and died when he was 50 years old was discovered by a Nigerian forensic pathologist Dr. Omalu to have an extremely traumatized....
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You Too Can Have A Stroke Of Genius
Have you at any time felt as though you don't have the needed creative answer within you? Possibly you have been working....
Ditch Your 2018 Smart Goals
I’m going to commit a corporate profanation right now in this blog and this is it, I really hate the word “smart....
An Easier Way To Succeed In 2018
Achieving more success usually seems like a great deal of work. On a daily basis, there is always a new book I....
This past year, did you make any New Year's decision or resolution? Were you able to fulfill it? I mean seriously stand....
Lessons From The Empty Nest
Certainly, my nest has become empty. It provides me lots of moment for reflection. I've invested the past 20 years, accomplishing mainly two things; nurturing children and guiding executive leaders.....
Everybody Wants More Of It
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We are local and linear thinkers in a global and exponential world.
Our biggest challenge as executives and entrepreneurs is to retrain our....
Three Ways To In Inspire Yourself
What exactly inspires you? What really inspires the people under your supervision? The....
Asking Questions Will Allow You To Become A Better Executive To Your Team
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When it gets to certain stage in your career, it is not uncommon for you to hear about the kinds of habits....
The Importance of Selling Yourself
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How To Negotiate With Colleagues
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As a society, we are often obsessed with setting goals. It is not even impossible that you are not happy with yourself because you haven't made sufficient progress on your....
There’s Just One Key To Happiness
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How Can You Get Additional Hour In Your Day
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ICG Consulting is a strategy and operations management consulting firm that works with senior management and CEO’s to drive the process from planning to implementation and obtain bottom-line results. Every....
The only thing that will ensure your career elevation
Have you been trapped in shallow job? Based on one research the typical worker devotes 60 % of the day carrying out shallow work. Shallow work entails things such as....