The Self-Made Myth: All Business Leaders Had Help Along The Way

The Self-Made Myth: All Business Leaders Had Help Along The Way

By Andy Bailey

I’m about to share an unpopular opinion: the self-made CEO is a myth. No successful entrepreneur or business leader is a self-made man or woman. If you think you are, you need to take a long, hard look in the mirror. Behind your successes are countless contributions from family, friends, teachers, mentors and coaches.

CAN YOU AFFORD TO LOSE $80,000 A YEAR? IF NOT, READ THIS:

CAN YOU AFFORD TO LOSE $80,000 A YEAR? IF NOT, READ THIS:

According to the Better Business Bureau’s 2017 State of Cybersecurity Among Small Businesses In North America report, SMBS lost more than $79,000 to cybercriminals. Honestly, this shouldn’t surprise anyone; after all, as even the smallest businesses digitize more and more of their processes, the costs of breaking those systems will continue to skyrocket.

The Creative Curve

The Creative Curve

By Allen Gannett

According to Allen Gannett, everything we’ve been taught about creativity is a lie. It isn’t only for geniuses, whose inspiration arrives like a bolt of lightning. In fact, Gannett argues, the principles behind achieving success in any creative endeavor, whether it’s selling a painting or starting a business from the ground up, is quite predictable.

The #1 Mistake Your Employees Make Today That Allows Cybercriminals Into Your Network

The #1 Mistake Your Employees Make Today That Allows Cybercriminals Into Your Network

In the wake of unprecedented rates of digital crime, with the cost and frequency of data breaches constantly skyrocketing year after year, companies all over the world have been forced to scramble for solutions. There’s an arms race running behind the scenes of every piece of technology we use in business today, as cyber security companies shore up their clients’ defenses against increasingly sophisticated digital threats.

Watch Your Doors

Watch Your Doors

By Mark Sanborn

When was the last time you looked at the doors to your business? It isn’t just about who comes in; it’s also about how.

Let me give an example. A new restaurant opened near my office. It’s been very successful, and I eat there regularly.

2 Places You Should Never Cut Corners With IT

2 Places You Should Never Cut Corners With IT

Today’s technology empowers business owners in ways that would have seemed incredible even 10 years ago. With a humming network connecting your team to the rest of the world, and with just a few simple keystrokes, your organization can complete tasks that used to take days.

3 WAYS THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IS CHANGING OUR EVERYDAY LIVES

3 WAYS THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IS CHANGING OUR EVERYDAY LIVES

Artificial intelligence has gone mainstream. Amazon Echo, Siri, Google Home and other personal assistants would have seemed like science fiction even 10 years ago. But now they’re just another facet of our contemporary reality.
Robots are continuing to push industry forward.

SHINY NEW GADGET OF THE MONTH: PetChatz HD Pawcall FaceTime With Your Dog!

SHINY NEW GADGET OF THE MONTH: PetChatz HD Pawcall FaceTime With Your Dog!

When a product is advertised as “more than a pet-treat camera,” you know we are living in 2018. PetChatz HD PawCall is a two-way, interactive camera to connect you to your furry friends while you’re away from home. With a camera secured to the wall and a treat-motivated interface for dogs and cats to master, the device allows you to say a quick hello to your pets, see how they’re doing, and dispense treats or essential oils to calm them down and keep them happy. The device even lets you monitor your home for any intruders or problems that may arise during your pets’ home-alone time. A silent mode enables you to observe your pet in their natural habitat, while a two-way “chat” feature allows you to connect in real time. It’s the perfect gift for any pet enthusiast!

The Paradox Of Choice

The Paradox Of Choice

By Barry Schwartz

As the world has grown increasingly complex and consumers have come to expect access to everything they could ever want with the tap of a screen, choice overload has begun to set in.

Most people assume that the more options they have, the happier they’ll be, but, as Barry Schwartz argues in The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less, research shows the exact opposite is true.

Top Tips You Can’t Afford To Miss From A CEO Who Survived A Ransomware Attack

Top Tips You Can’t Afford To Miss From A CEO Who Survived A Ransomware Attack

Years back, A1Care owner Percy Syddall upgraded his business with a state-of-the-art system for storing all the company’s records and customer data in a single place. The network was a massive boon to both his customers and employees. But when his entire organization found themselves locked out of the data by ransomware, with the hackers demanding a price too steep to pay, the company had to act fast.