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.
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 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?
Believe it or not, we all have a tipping point. A point at which the workload becomes too great. A point where we simply can’t research our way into being an expert on a topic. A point where we have so much on our plate that we’re half-assing our way through life — not delivering 100% on any one task or passion. A point where we need to step out of the weeds and be more strategic.
Everyone strives to maintain that perfect work-life balance. Having a fulfilling career and healthy home life is a tough combination to achieve, but if you learn how to manage your time well, it can be one. Here are five time-management hacks to keep your work/life balance in check.
A more achievable impact of AI can be found within businesses through the aggregation of big data and the application of machine learning. Many C-suite executives today can articulate the great benefits of AI and machine learning since they are becoming key components of business strategies.