Have you ever dreamed about working from the beach on a nice sunny day? Recently, I was drinking my coffee in the morning and using my iPhone to check appointments for the day. I heard on the radio that it was going to be 90 degrees by mid-day. When I checked my emails, I saw that a meeting after lunch was rescheduled... so I started thinking about that 90 degrees and remembered that one of our local beaches in Half Moon Bay, California had a very good wireless data signal from AT&T (seriously, don't laugh).Read More
The next few years are going to be a lot harder than the last 50 years in business. The good news is that you're going to have higher profits, happier customers and more productive employees as you go forward with these fast-changing technologies.
Over the last five years, Venture Capital has shifted its investment focus from the consumer market to solving enterprise problems and improving the business world. New companies and technology have been quickly rolling out and changing every industry. If you're an industry leader and have been in business for the last five to 25 years, you should be very scared.Read More
A few years ago, I invested in an Apple iPad, an iPad case and a Bluetooth Keyboard to supplement my laptop. I've researched and tested over 200 iPad Apps so far. The following are my favorite Apps that help me get my job done in 18 key areas of our Business.Read More
Earlier this month, I spoke at an annual conference of 100 CEOs and shared some of the following top technology trends that can help increase revenue or reduce expenses over the next five years.
Why Read this Article if You're a Business Executive?
Over the last 50 years, major technology change lasted about 10 years. Most companies took their time to adopt a new technology and continued to be successful. Technology was like accounting. You needed to have it work well, but you didn't typically base your business plans or strategy on new accounting rules.
It is now a very different world. The number of new technologies and the time to implementation has significantly sped up. Now you may have only a few years before your major competitors are offering more and better services at a lower cost than you. Start-up companies that are well funded by venture capital are moving quickly to disrupt older established industry businesses. Company leaders that dominated an industry for 20+ years can be replaced in only a few years.
New Technology is being used to change established business models every day around the world. Senior executives need to pay attention and educate themselves on the new technology trends and NOT delegate this to other managers in the company.Read More
Two of the most common complaints of successful business people are that they wish they could be in two places at once - and that it didn't cost so much time and money to travel. Robots allow business office executives to virtually be in two, or even several, places at once, and all without incurring travel costs. The newest term in the robotics industry is "telepresence" and it allows users to be present in multiple office locations, even on other continents.Read More