I’ll never forget a tense conversation I had with my leadership team about the launch of a key tech product. We were discussing why we weren’t getting broad adoption among our users. One of my team members in the company, which operates in the home-improvement sector, offered this explanation: “This industry is just slow to adopt new technologies.” advertisement advertisement I’ve been thinking about that comment ever since. But not because it’s accurate. As a matter of fact, construction was the first industry to heavily use cell phones–back when they were big, blocky, and expensive. On a deeper level, what struck me was the frame of mind behind the remark. By making the excuse that “it’s the industry,” you let yourself off the hook. It’s a mental dead end, and it’s a well-known psychological phenomenon referred to as an “external locus of control.” It means that you assume some outside … [Read more...] about How I’ve Trained Myself To Avoid Making Excuses
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Indian equity market looks fragile at this juncture as global and domestic headwinds have eroded investors' risk appetite.At first glance, it appears that the trend of 'sell-on-rise’ is dominant as every one or two sessions of gain in the market is succeeded by a fresh wave of selling.While the worries over the US-China trade war remain, deteriorating domestic microeconomic health, plunging auto sales—a major indicator of the country's economic health—and the budget proposal of tax surcharge on super-rich have shaken India's position as an attractive market.Close "Markets mostly have been a one-way street since the presentation of Union Budget on July 5 when the government proposed to increase tax on foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) up to 42 percent," said Standard Chartered (India). related news 'India's long-term outlook is good; invest in these 5 stocks for double-digit returns' In Focus with Udayan Mukherjee | Can the stock market rally despite … [Read more...] about These 9 mid & smallcap stocks look attractive in a fragile market; do you own any?
Google’s Pixel 4 phone gives up on a lot of what made the Pixel line great. At least in my personal opinion! But it does feature an intriguing technology that the company has barely explored. It’s called Soli. Led by UX legend Ivan Poupyrev in a project out of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group, it’s a radar that lives just above the phone’s screen to see shapes. advertisement advertisement On the Pixel 4, Soli allows you to do things like air swipe to skip forward and backward on Spotify, or wave to Pokemon in the phone’s live wallpapers. And now, in partnership with the creative studio UsTwo, Google is launching a free game called Headed South to showcase the technology in a fully realized app. “Overall, the project goal in itself was a mix between an onboarding experience and play experience,” says Anders Oscarsson, the design lead at UsTwo who headed the project. “It wasn’t specifically about … [Read more...] about Try a free game that demonstrates Google’s latest UI tech