Madhusudhan KM Moneycontrol Contributor In the digitally-driven world of today, strategic organisational direction for most businesses is not complete without weaving in a robust digital strategy. The right approach to an effective digital strategy is to first re-imagine business processes and then think about how technologies can help realise them. Thinking of just "digitising" existing business processes, and not overhauling them, would only give incremental benefit, but that won't differentiate them from competitors. For example, for millennial leisure travellers, booking processes could be completely reimagined by allowing one to search for "I have $1000. Tell me where I can go for a nice beach vacation". This is a completely different approach from allowing travel searches based on an origin-destination pair. The latter assumes that the traveller knows exactly where he/she wants to go. The new approach could allow for way more exploration and discovery and an … [Read more...] about Digital transformation – Reimagining businesses with a difference
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Nazem Kadri’s rap sheet is so long, at this point, you could zipline that bugger over the Royal Gorge. Counting Friday night, the Avs center’s now been suspended six times by the NHL since November 2013. It’s the man’s fourth multi-game suspension over his last 23 playoff appearances. I don’t care what the NHL rulebook says. I don’t care what a good citizen Kadri had been in burgundy for the 18 months prior to Wednesday. Nasty Naz is the walking, breathing, skating, head-hunting definition of a “repeat offender.” Eight games? He got what was coming. He got lucky. “It’s a lot of games,” Avs winger Brandon Saad said of Kadri after Colorado stomped the Blues in St. Louis 5-1 to snatch a 3-0 stranglehold in their first-round playoff series. “That’s a tough one for our team. Have to solider on, next man up, and try to win games without him.” If Game 3 was any harbinger, that shouldn’t be much of an issue. Not during this round, kids. The Avs are in the Blues’ heads now, as … [Read more...] about Keeler: Nazem Kadri got what he deserved Friday. So did the Blues, who gave Avalanche their best shot and still got stomped.
From left: Kim de Leon, Michael V and Dasuri Choi People come and go. That’s how it has always been in show biz. Still, that doesn’t make parting ways with longtime costars any less painful. “May kirot,” said Michael V of “Bubble Gang’s” upcoming revamp, which entailed downsizing its cast. “Everyone who enters this industry knows how things work here. There will be times where you will be in, and times where you will be not… Even I am not immune to that.” Aside from Michael V, who’s also the creative director of the iconic sketch comedy show, nine other cast members will remain: Sef Cadayona, Paolo Contis, Betong Sumaya, Chariz Solomon, Valeen Montenegro, Archie Alemania, Analyn Baro, Kokoy de Santos and Faye Lorenzo. Those leaving include Antonio Aquitania, Kim Domingo, Mikoy Morales, Liezel Lopez, Ashley Rivera, Arra San Agustin, Lovely Abella and Myka Flores. Meanwhile, four new faces—Tuesday Vargas, Kim de Leon, Dasuri Choi and Faith da Silva—will make their debut in … [Read more...] about ‘Bubble Gang’ revamp: Who’s in, who’s out
Editor’s Note: This article is part of “10 Ways To Be A Better Employee In 2015.” Read the full list here. advertisement advertisement Imagine hacking into your own brain while you sleep, finding unrelated details or ideas that were never connected and mashing them up to get a solution to whatever problem has been wracking your brain. It can and has been done. What you do before bed can play a role in how primed your brain is for this kind of creativity. Research has repeatedly found that sleep improves people’s ability to come up with creative solutions to problems. Psychologists from UC San Diego found that REM sleep improves the creative process more than any other state–asleep or awake. And often the solutions to problems come to us when we are sleeping because of a phenomenon cognitive scientists call “pattern recognition.” This happens when the brain is in a relaxed enough state to create new connections and neural pathways–also known as … [Read more...] about Do These 3 Things Before Bed To Hack Your Creativity While You Sleep
(Image: AP) If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the legal and culture wars over abortion that have consumed the United States for decades would increasingly be fought on a new front: abortion pills. Medication abortion — a two-drug combination that can be taken at home or in any location and is authorized for use in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy — has become more and more prevalent and now accounts for more than half of recent abortions in the United States. If the federal guarantee of abortion rights disappears, medication abortion would likely become an even more sought-after method for terminating a pregnancy — and the focus of battles between states that ban abortion and those that continue to allow it. “Given that most abortions are early and medication abortion is harder to trace and already kind of becoming the majority or preferred method, it’s going to be a big deal,” said Mary Ziegler, a visiting law professor at Harvard. “It’s going to generate a lot of … [Read more...] about Abortion Pills Stand to Become the Next Battleground in a Post-Roe America
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Fadia Kader is no stranger to the world of social media. She’s built a reputation as a dot connector and trend forecaster, creating high-impact strategies for platforms at the intersection of tech, music, media and culture. From her role as Head of Senior Music Partnership Lead at Twitter to her position as the Strategic Music Partnerships Lead at Instagram, she’s worked with some of the biggest names in social media. Now, Kader has taken her talents to Clubhouse as the Global Head of Strategic and Media Partnerships. Clubhouse, the audio-based platform that allows users to gather in virtual rooms and engage in live conversations about everything from fintech to fashion trends, is one of the fastest growing social media apps. Since its launch in April 2020, Clubhouse has amassed millions of users including thought leaders like Oprah Winfrey, superstars like Drake, and global corporations like L’Oreal Paris. While … [Read more...] about Meet Fadia Kader, The Trend Forecaster Keeping Innovative Social Audio App Clubhouse Ahead Of The Curve
Gone are the days when newspaper vendors would come to collect bills at doors and issue physical receipts. Like most other service providers, they have gone digital now. Recently, a Twitter user, journalist Saurabh Kumar, shared a photo showing a vendor’s payment reminder scribbled on a newspaper’s front page. “Good morning, sir. Please Paytm newspaper bill amount of Rs 400,” the note read. The vendor provided his Paytm-linked number and ended the note with a smiley-face. “Newspaper bill reminder. We have come a long way,” Kumar wrote, tagging Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma . Sharma responded to the tweet with three emoticons conveying happiness. Close Twitter users suggested an auto payment facility for newspaper bills. "Stick photocopy of Paytm QR code?" Kumar said in response. "Was thinking of something e-mandate, but for PayTM wallet to wallet. Set it up once and forget about it," said a user named Ronald Das. Paytm, a cashless option … [Read more...] about Newspaper bill reminder mentioned Paytm. How CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma responded