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We get it – everyone is busy. We go to work and we are chained to our desks (or today: our laptops and iPhones) with mounds of work to get through and we form routines and things eventually become mundane and ultimately boring. Things don’t have to be this way, though.
Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Ozzie and Harriet. (Kim and Kanye, for my Millennial friends) … I bet you could name at least five more things that are just not quite as amazing without the other. But, I doubt “residential” and “commercial” would be the first two words that come to mind.
AI is a hot topic. Everyone seems to believe that robots will take all of our jobs and that the workplace will never be the same once AI truly latches on, but this just isn’t the case.
Let me ask you a question. Do you use Siri? Or, Alexa? (So … do you think anyone will name their kid Alexa again?) Do you run around “Hey Google”-ing your way through some of life’s most basic questions? If the answer is “no” and you’re not already using voice assistants, I’m going to go ahead and make a bet — you will be soon.
For those of you that are new around here, we define AI as the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. But, in order for AI to “work” we have to have data to inform the machines (called: machine learning) and those large data sets are often referred to as Big Data, which is defined differently by almost everyone I talk to.
If we’re not doing the things we need to do to grow our business or take the next steps in our careers or personal lives, chances are there is an underlying fear holding us back.
If we’re being honest, my to-read list is quite a bit longer than this — but these are some of my favorite must-reads for the year. Some are newer than others, but all have a unique lesson that intrigues me. From living a well-balanced life to taking cues from some of the biggest names in business, I’m looking forward to diving into these.
If you’ve been in business long enough, you’ve likely heard of an “elevator pitch”. For the younger generation reading this … think of an elevator pitch as the face-to-face equivalent of the 150-characters you get in your Instagram bio to explain who you are and what you do.
Given the amount of time and energy we’re giving to our inboxes … I have to ask: Are you an inbox-zero kinda person? Or, have you basically given up? Does your email icon on your phone show 12,738 messages unread?