Monthly Archives: November 2014
At 38 million users, Mexico has the fifth largest Facebook user base in the world and the largest of any Latin American country. Since my mom is from Mexico, I have experienced firsthand how the introduction and availability of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have served a purpose beyond traditional business or […]
What in the world is “vlogging?” That was one of my initial reactions during the first class this semester… and since then there’s so much I’ve learned in this class. I write this blog as a reflection of what I walk away with from ISYS6621, and as a self-test to put together what I remember […]
NPR’s little experiment I have a new obsession. It slots in quite nicely alongside my existing obsessions with zombies, Malcolm Gladwell, and Stephen King. It’s been stealing the minutes I usually reserve for alone-time with my kindle and chatting with my mom. And I find myself losing large chucks of my time staring into space […]
It’s been a pretty rough week for Uber…and it’s only Wednesday. While I’ve heard rumblings of PR issues in the past, it was largely the recent Buzzfeed article that really brought the drama to a new level. What’s Going On? Last Friday Emil Michael, Senior Vice President of Business at Uber, made a suggestion that the company […]
This time last year, when my sister Katie told me she was going to run the Boston Marathon, I thought she was crazy for two reasons. One, how was she going to train through the Boston winter? The previous year there was so much snow, she couldn’t dig her car out let alone run 20+ miles. […]
During my time interning at an investment management firm this past summer, the words “social media” were rarely, if ever, uttered from an employee’s mouth. “It’s not compliance approved,” a manager simply offered during one of the first few days of training. For an asset management firm, I presumed this made sense. After all, what […]
This blog post is presented as an infographic. Kudos to HubSpot for providing a free basic template to make this process super easy, and thanks to @ValaAfshar for the inspiration. Enjoy!
The parallels between sports and business have certainly been covered. Pick up any inspirational business book, and odds are that Wayne Gretzky’s famous; “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” will be written somewhere in the first few chapters.
According to a July 2014 Gartner report on The Hype Cycle for Digital Workplace, crowdsourcing is currently on its way down into the trough of disillusionment and will reach the plateau of productivity in 2 to 5 years. This report defines crowdsourcing as “… the process of sourcing a task or challenge to a broad, […]
For this week, I decided to blog on something to do with my love for the entertainment industry. There’s a rather interesting transition we’re seeing from a business perspective. We all saw the joy across social platforms when HBO and CBS announced about their intention to offer a standalone streaming service in 2015 – meaning […]