Umberto DeVany

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Employees Trust Bosses Who Display Any of These 5 Successful Leadership Habits

Countless studies have confirmed that trust is the one human behavior you cannot afford not to have for your business to profit.<p>Tell me if you agree with this statement: For any human relationship to thrive, it has to be founded on trust.<p>If you agree, then know that it's really no different in the …

How to Decide What Skill to Work On Next

Most of us know that success in today’s work world requires continuous growth and learning. You can’t just rely on your current knowledge and expertise if you expect to keep up, let alone advance. But how do you identify the areas in which development efforts will yield the best return on your …

How to read people: 5 secrets backed by research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Why Europe is Fertile Ground for Blockchain New Industrial Revolution

The first industrial revolution, the transition to new manufacturing processes, and the second industrial revolution, the technological revolution, …

Sea Change? Deloitte Is Tracking Management Systems Certificates with Blockchain

Deloitte is taking non-financial applications of blockchain technology into uncharted waters.<p>To record management systems, products, supply chain, …

Blockchain

Disney built a blockchain, and now its creators are trying to turn it into a commercial platform to compete with Ethereum

<b>-It's designed to be more private than other popular blockchains like the bitcoin and ethereum protocols.</b><p><b>-Now some of the developers behind the technology want to build a commercial business to make it easy for less technologically savvy businesses to get involved.</b><p>From animatronics to digital …

Blockchain

The 5 Leadership Skills You Need To Get To The Next Level

When you have a growing company what you don't know can hurt you.<p>Congratulations! You've built a business, and the vision that was just a blank piece of paper now becomes a real live breathing entity that generates revenue and profit.<p>Your business is growing like crazy. Is growth good? Generally …

In Blockchain We Trust? Not Yet, Say Consumers

Among the reasons why blockchain has gained so much interest as a platform for development of financial apps and services is the transparency and trust built into it. And, despite increasing number of investors and traders recognizing the value of cryptocurrencies as a long-term investment, …

IBM Plans Its Blockchain Dominance | Investopedia

IBM (IBM), the worldwide technology giant, may be getting closer to making a major investment into the blockchain space. According to a report by …

Hate practicing? This brain hack could help you improve memory and learn faster.

Most tasks get easier with repetition. Whether it’s wrangling data in Excel, public speaking or cramming facts for a big meeting, any sort of tricky …

Why Do Employees Really Quit Their Jobs? Research Says It Comes Down to These Top 8 Reasons

This is how to stop the bleeding.<p>I've done a lot of research over the years to drill down to the most likely reason for employees to quit and answer the question, "How do you stop the bleeding?"<p>As in bleeding money. The cost of employee turnover is exorbitant, with some recent estimates putting the …

Employment

It Took LinkedIn's CEO Exactly 2 Sentences to Give the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Any one of these practices will make you a better leader.<p>With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper …

Leadership

Being Kind Makes You More Influential, Increases Productivity, and Builds Trust (According to Science)

3 compelling reasons to work and play well with others<p>We live in a rough, rude times. From anger in the oval office, to road rage, to pundits shouting on TV, to companies where a toxic culture is not only condoned but promoted, it seems that meanness has become the nasty norm.<p>That's why I'd like to …

7 Ways To Have A Blockbuster Year

Finally create positive change that has been eluding you<p>I have no science to back my claims. No team of researchers trying to crack the code of why you keep getting in your own way. I only have my experiences, observations, and personal results to help you.<p>Here are 7 ways to finally create your …

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

Blockchain technology could be even more disruptive than Amazon was 2 decades ago

I feel blessed because travel allows me to meet and speak at length with some truly fascinating and successful people, from CEOs of firms both large and small, to deal lawyers, to audit partners.<p>Hearing varying opinions on global issues and politics has helped expand the scope and depth of my …

Blockchain

Bitcoin may fall, but blockchain will evolve beyond finance: Gartner

Technology research group Gartner says that blockchain, the software platform for digital assets, is still a very immature and largely untested …

How Blockchain Technology is Changing Real Estate | Investopedia

Given the blockchain’s disruption of financial services, it’s hard to find a segment that has not been influenced by the technology. Cryptocurrencies …

$700 Billion Senate Defense Bill Calls for Blockchain Cybersecurity Study

A $700 billion defense bill passed by the US Senate includes a mandate for a blockchain study to be conducted by the Department of Defense.<p>Yesterday, …

Blockchain

Microgrids and the blockchain are powering our energy future

A revolution in energy generation is happening. The days when millions of people’s electricity needs were met by a handful of large coal, nuclear and …

Four Quadrants – Dividing and Conquering the Crypto Universe

<i>Hu Liang is the former head of emerging technology at State Street, and the founder of a new blockchain stealth startup 'Project Omni.'</i><p><i>In this</i> …

Blockchain

$797 million in 3 months: Blockchain’s newest industry is going crazy

ICO, or Initial Coin Offering, is currently the most popular way to get your blockchain startup off the ground, period.<p>According to a quarterly …

The Top 5 Skills Every College Student Needs To Acquire Before Graduation

Here's how to stack the deck to make sure an attractive job waits on the other end of four (or more) years of time and effort, not to mention tens of thousands of dollars of investment.<p>A college education is expensive, a huge investment of time and effort, and sometimes, not the right path. In …

Artificial Intelligence

Is Blockchain Coming Of Age?

Ever since blockchain burst onto the scene it’s been a technology surrounded by hype and expectation, but the last year seems to have seen this grow to a whole new level, with initial coin offerings (ICOs) receiving almost as much hype as their namesake the initial public offering (IPOs).<p>To date, …

Blockchain

Bankers’ mistrust of bitcoin is still the greatest argument for it

Earlier on Tuesday, at different conferences around New York, JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon took aim at bitcoin, calling the cryptocurrency “a fraud” and “worse than tulip bulbs.”<p>This skepticism by one of Wall Street’s titans, and its reflection in many offices and hallways in top …

How bitcoin, Ethereum, and the other major cryptocurrencies compare to one another

And while people like Jamie Dimon of J.P. Morgan and famed value investor Howard Marks have been extremely critical of cryptocurrencies as of late, many other investors are continuing to ride the wave. As we've noted in the past, the possible effects of the blockchain cannot be understated, and it …

Cryptocurrency

Here's the Secret to Getting Things Done

It's a well-known practice in the sports industry.<p>Have you ever wondered how some people seem to accomplish their goals effortlessly?<p>Or, how some people seem to get promoted or recognized while you work nights and weekends without recognition?<p>Or even how some people make work look easy, while you …

Sports Industry

4 TED Talks that Will Make You a Better Leader

When it comes to leadership, there's a lot more science than art involved as you'll see in these empowering TED talks.<p>Great leadership doesn't happen by accident. Whether you head up a start up or a mega global corporation, sometimes the corner office needs a fresh perspective on the power we have …