Gert Mentens

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The Future of Social Media: 5 Predictions for 2016

These five predictions continue the trends we've seen in 2015, but takes them in new directions.<p>A lot of changes in social media in 2016 won't be revolutionary - they'll be a continuation and acceleration of what we've seen already. Of course, any revolutionary change will be so different that to …

Mobile Commerce

How Doing What You Love Can Make You a Billionaire

Following his dream took Amancio Ortega from poverty to a net worth of more than $70 billion.<p>As an entrepreneur, you can't help but be inspired and motivated by the people who have overcome the odds to become extremely successful. Richard Branson battled dyslexia. George Solos survived the Nazi …

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, Spend Some Time Alone

In an always-connected work environment, it's hard to find time to reflect by yourself. Here's why the best leaders take their alone time seriously.<p>It's no secret that keeping in close touch with your team is important. But as a leader, you shouldn't discount the value of making time to be alone so …


5 Must-Read Books on Technology and Innovation

There's no shortage of lessons for business leaders and trailblazers in these stories and biographies.<p>At the beginning of the year, Mark Zuckerberg challenged himself to read a new book every week and welcomed the Facebook community to join him. (I have a feeling he was taking a page from Bill …

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Small Business

6 Things Early Stage Entrepreneurs Want But Don't Need

Starting your own business is exciting, but newbie entrepreneurs have a steep learning curve.<p>Many successful others have already blazed trails for you and they know first-hand exactly what shouldn't be on your to-do list or shopping list just yet. This is the stage when you need to be securing …


The Top 30 Internet of Things Experts

The most powerful voices in IoT and location-based technologies.<p>I caught a Verge interview with Robert Scoble a few years ago predicting that the Internet of Things (IoT) will be an important development to watch. And I say, oh, he just got lucky. Then I see Gerd Leonhard, say that data was the new …