Time to celebrate my favorite beverage. These fruity, exotic, and richly resonate blends are the best you'll find, and some even celebrate further with a nice price reduction. Sourced directly from Kenya, this blend has a fruity flavor -- think plums, pears, and almonds -- and it's rich enough to give you a pleasant after taste.
I walked into a meeting at a Silicon Valley startup and heard nothing but finger taps. This was around the fall of 2006, or almost exactly ten years ago this week. I remember the meeting because I was covering a company that makes a projection system for virtual meetings, and it was off to see everyone so focused on their BlackBerry devices.
Confronting people is not always easy, mostly because we tend to complicate things. We get angry or aggressive, we over-explain the problem, we don't quite have the facts straight. Yet, from what I've seen in business and in life, there is a way to follow a simple recipe to confront people in a way that leads to resolution, buy-in, and even a higher level of morale.
The time to find out if a gadget is worth bringing on a business trip is not when you arrive at the hotel. Before you go, scan through these products. Each one has been road tested to make sure it deserves a space in the airplane luggage compartment or under the seat in front of you.
I won't mince words about Google Glass. It was a terrible product. It didn't really work right. And, it was weird to think you would wear a computer on your head. Snap, the company formerly known as Snapchat that now wants to be a camera company, has announced the new Spectacles glasses, and it's a product that makes more sense.
The largest social network on the planet would like you to believe they are staunchly agnostic and bi-partisan, opposed to picking any favorites. Yet, there are some indications that that Mark Zuckerberg and company have more of a liberal mindset.
Decked out in a suit for a business meeting doesn't work anymore. It's stuffy and off-putting. For those heading out to San Francisco or a tech conference in Las Vegas, these comfortable and style-aware products have technical features (you could use them in a workout) but help you fit in even if you're discussing a multi-million dollar office expansion or that new selfie app.
What makes you the best employee in a company? What gives you the "leg up" you need to shine brighter than everyone else? There are quite a few attributes you can hone to find career success. The ability to share your expertise and knowledge is important--people become wiser around you.
I have high hopes for this one. While Google Allo is still fresh off the starting block, it could become the most significant chatbot messaging platform ever. For now, it does not even allow third-party participation. It's fairly limited and has an uphill climb if it is going to replace WhatsApp or Messenger on your phone.
I'm known to be a bit negative about email. When you receive a few hundred of them a day, it tends to make you a little skittish, even a little depressed. Yet, it's still my primary form of communication, especially when I'm trying to find answers to problems. In our highly digitized world, it's amazing we still use asynchronous communication so often.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".