“The next time you’re reaching for your device mid-conversation, ask yourself what you’re looking for. Take a moment to assess whether what’s on that screen is as important as the connection you’re making in person. Undivided attention has become a rare gift, which means it’s powerful and appreciated when it’s given genuinely.” –Jillian Davis, experience planner at creative agency mono … [Read more...] about #Unplug: The Complete, Printable Guide
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After founding the popular pizza chain, John Schnatter was the face of the company, appearing in ads and mugging for the cameras with celebrities and sports stars as part of the brand’s sponsorships. That took a turn in late 2017, when Schnatter blamed the NFL’s response to kneeling players protesting against police brutality and racial inequality for his company’s disappointing financial results, and he resigned as CEO amid the resulting backlash. Seven months later, Schnatter was forced to apologize and resign as chairman of the Papa John’s board after it was revealed he used the n-word on a conference call. Since then, Papa John’s has done just about everything it can to distance itself and its brand from its namesake. … [Read more...] about Elon Musk has to decide: Does he want to be Steve Jobs? Or Papa John?
But while “what if” questions can help you imagine a world without failure and other practical problems, the author, blogger, and serial entrepreneur Jonathan Fields recommends using hypothetical questions in a different way–one that can help you anticipate and come to terms with real-world problems, including failure. Fields told me he doesn’t particularly like the What if you could not fail question because “it proposes a fantasy scenario. I’m more interested in taking people through a series of questions that will actually empower you to take action in the face of the reality that you might fail.” Fields suggests that we use questioning to confront failure head-on by asking: What if I fail–how will I recover? … [Read more...] about Scared Of Failing? Ask Yourself These 6 Fear-Killing Questions
While the company does not have presence in travel and hospitality and negligible presence in retail, the impact will be felt in its energy and utilities vertical, which accounts for about 11 percent of overall revenue. … [Read more...] about L&T Infotech Q4 FY20 net profit up 12.9% YoY
Of course, screen time was anything but in short supply before the outbreak of COVID-19. Researchers estimate that Americans devour 12 hours and seven minutes of digital assets every day. That’s on average. That’s more time than we devote to biological imperatives like eating, drinking, and sleeping—combined. To this point, reports during April indicate that video-game playing is already up 75 percent since the beginning of March, while content streaming has increased by 85 percent. … [Read more...] about Is the content you are watching ‘digitally nutritious’ for your brain?