Carlos Manuel Abalos

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15 Simple Ways To Improve Your Reputation In The Workplace

Gaining the trust and respect of your coworkers is job one on your first day at work. This can go a long way in helping you achieve your professional goals and make a lot of your responsibilities easier to manage day-to-day. The same can be said about your reputation with your clients.<p>According to …

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

Here's Why Food Security May Be One of the Best Investments of the 21st Century

Image source: Getty Images.<p>It was an event that generated relatively little fanfare outside of the investors affected, but it may enable one of the most significant acquisitions of the decade. In late August, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, announced that it had …

FarmBot, the open-source CNC farming robot

What do you imagine the future of farming to look like? The FarmBot team, located along the California coast in San Luis Obispo, is exploring just …

China May Not Have Enough Arable Land to Feed Its People. But Big Changes Are Coming

The character that adorns Liu Chengbao’s gateposts means “good luck.” Not that he’s seen much of that recently. Rising at 6 a.m. each day, Liu leaves …

5 Facts You Should Know About Synthetic Nitrogen Fertilizer

We hear these two questions a lot:<p>Why can’t synthetic nitrogen fertilizer be used by certified organic farms if it’s used on conventional/industrial …

21 Business intelligence and analytics terms you should know

Business intelligence (BI) and data analytics give tech decision makers a clearer idea of how well their companies are running, and if they are …

Using the IoT for "Frictionless Retail"

The first big store that provides good IoT connections to offer services such as inventory control and ease of checkout will win a large market.<p>Now …

The Economics of Organic

Consumer demand for organic food products led to $37 billion in sales last year, a significant 12% increase from 2014; halfway into 2016, the market's current worth is priced at a healthy $39 billion by some reports. Flourishing with real double-digit growth in most years since the 90s, even 2008's …

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

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