Brandon Pardekooper

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Apple Watch keeps spotting cardiac issues and saving lives, this time in Australia

By<p>In another case of the Apple Watch detecting a medical condition, an Australian man says the Watch alerted him to his elevated heart rate, leading …

How To Make Your Workplace Millennial Friendly

It’s not news that Millennials have a huge impact on the workplace. Already accounting for 50% of the workforce and set to make up nearly 75% by 2025, they’re certainly not going anywhere. Companies today have to be prepared to meet the needs of Millennial employees. As workplace demographics …

Scholars Delve Deeper Into The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

In 1941, science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov stated "The Three Laws of Robotics," in his short story "Runaround."<p>Law One: A robot may not injure a …

The top 5 startups disrupting healthcare within AI, digital therapeutics, health insurance, and genomics

The healthcare industry is facing disruption due to accelerating technological innovation and growing demand for improved delivery of healthcare and lower costs. Tech startups are leading the way by seizing opportunities in the areas of the industry that are most vulnerable to disruption, including …

Why Employees Are More Important Than Clients

Workers who feel truly cared for are the key to creating a business that can grow quickly.<p>At VaynerMedia, we like to say, "Family first, agency second." Your employees are important, because it is their skills that keep your machine running. I started VaynerMedia in 2009 with my brother, AJ; a …

Robots and AI will actually create more jobs than they take

ROBOTS will make more jobs than they take in the UK, according to a new report.<p>The combination of artificial intelligence and robotics will displace …

Detroit Become Weapon

I recently got the chance to play for hours on end a Playstation 4 video game called Detroit Become Human. The game is about robots dreaming of …

Economists worry we aren’t prepared for the fallout from automation

Too much time discussing whether robots can take your job; not enough time discussing what happens next<p>Are we focusing too much on analyzing exactly how many jobs could be destroyed by the coming wave of automation, and not enough on how to actually fix the problem? That’s one conclusion in a new …

I went to the world's largest Applebee's to figure out why chain restaurants are dying

"Welcome to Applebee's."<p>That's the first thing I hear. The words ring out, even before the large glass door closes behind me. A young hostess in a black shirt, with an earpiece on, eagerly flashes me a smile.<p>I approach.<p>And, as I would soon learn, that small, initial interaction is what this …

Researchers have linked a human brain to the internet for the first time

According to a release published on <i>Medical Express</i>, for the first time ever, researchers have devised a way of connecting the human brain to the internet in real time.<p>It's been dubbed the "Brainternet" project, and it essentially turns the brain " … into an Internet of Things (IoT) node on the …

The Future Is Predictable. Follow This Advice

A conversation with pioneering futurist Faith Popcorn.<p>I recently sat down with futurist Faith Popcorn and had an intriguing conversation with her- on topics such as microchips embedded in humans, intestinal health and all female office floors. Faith is a pioneer who brought foresight work into a …

Santa Claus's tomb may have been uncovered beneath Turkish church

Archaeologists say they have found almost fully intact temple and burial grounds of Saint Nicholas in Antalya<p>Turkish archaeologists have dashed the hopes of millions of children by claiming to have uncovered the likely burial place of Saint Nicholas.<p>Surveys have uncovered an intact temple and …

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Saint Nicholas to Santa Claus

The Story of Saint Nicholas - The Real Santa Claus

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The Surprising Reason Toyota Just Patented a 'Cloaking Device'

Technology<p>The Japanese auto maker is developing a device that would improve visibility for motorists.<p>From cloaking devices that conceal spaceships, to Harry Potter’s hand-me-down disappearing blanket, or even the One Ring and its power to conceal its wearer, invisibility is a staple in science …

New, tiny quantum device could make quantum internet a reality

Chip-sized quantum devices<p>Advances in optical quantum networks, which transmit information by encoding data via the quantum state of photons, have …

AI is developing faster than experts imagined. Do we need a speed limit?

Keeping Tabs on AI<p>Artificial intelligence is rapidly developing and is already starting to change the world, at a pace that is worrying to some …

5 Reasons Churches Don’t Break the 400 Barrier

If your church has spent more than five years in an attendance range of between 290 to 490, you are stuck at the 400 barrier.In my experience, more …

Seven Cures for a Toxic Culture

The culture of your church is essentially comprised of who you are, what you value, and how you get things done. All churches begin with an …

Do you have a Leadership Pipeline to nowhere?

"Leadership Pipeline" remains a popular buzzword in business and ministry, and for good reason. We <i>do</i> need to be developing leaders at all levels of …

5 Common Myths Program Driven Churches Believe About Effectiveness

Today’s churches offer church goers more programs than ever before. Whether it is activities for men or women, couples or singles, young adults or …

3 Times a Leader Must Kill Off a Good Idea

<b>Leaders must be able to start things. Leaders must be able to complete things. And, more often than you’d think, sometimes leaders have to put an end</b> …

Leadership

This 2-Minute Video Illustrates the 4 Basic Types of Leaders. Which One Are You Following?

Do you want a good leader, or a great one? The answer might surprise you.<p>Ask most people what type of leader they prefer--good or great--and most would choose great. After all, who doesn't want the best?<p>But according to James R. Bailey, the Hochberg Professor of Leadership Development at George …

Four Differences between Programs and Ministry Solutions

I admit I got it wrong.For many years, I listened to some church leaders say that their churches are not program-driven. I assumed they meant that …

What Was the New Testament Church Like?

We often quote Acts 2 when we talk about the kind of small groups we want. We love the picture of community in Acts 2:42-47:<p>They devoted themselves …

Programs, Paths and Healthy Church Growth

I’ve observed something in healthy, growing churches this last year that I think is very important for church leaders. The churches experiencing the …

Why Churches Move from Growth to Maintenance – Rainer on Leadership #273

Podcast Episode #273<b>SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play</b>Maintenance mode can take over in any church regardless of its age …