3-D food printing is almost here

Posted by Paul Grewal on May 5, 2016 11:20:40 AM

With apps like Seamless, GrubHub and Eat24 we did not only revolutionize food and tech, but we also “cut the middle man” when ordering food. Sure, ordering was made easier and we don’t have to deal with awkward small talk with a representative. Our cards are automated and the address is either saved on our phone app or our Chrome autofill settings. Is this where FoodTech ends? Is delivery service it or are we automating the whole industry?

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Russell Brand's magic: Kundalini Yoga

Posted by Paul Grewal on May 3, 2016 2:35:24 PM

At this point, it’s already old news that celebrities, successful tycoons and CEOs, athletes and many celebrities are resorting to mediation, yoga and mindfulness for repose and tranquility after being in a constant state of alertness. As far back as the 1970s, when people labeled yoga ‘just a hippie pastime’, Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was doing Hatha every single day. Although big stars' and CEOs yoga rituals are widely known, we tend to ignore how influential and important they are. 

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Topics: Mindfulness in Recruiting, Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga, Joe Rogan, Steve Jobs Kriya yoga, Russell Brand and yoga, Russell Brand, Benefits of yoga, Yoga and Sucess, Self-Awareness, Kundalni Yoga, Awareness, Kriya yoga

Behavioral Interviewing is the new big thing in job-search

Posted by Martie Bond on Apr 26, 2016 2:19:44 PM

Behavioral Interviewing is becoming more and more ubiquitous among both big and small corporations. Anyone with a Lynda account can master the basics of most skills, from SEO, CRM and content management, to basic coding, time-management, graphic design and being a professional photographer- they even have a tutorial on ‘ethical hacking’. The amount of knowledge stored in the Library of Alexandria looks meager today when compared to the vast array of things you can read about and learn on the world wide web. In an age where everyone can learn most basic skills online, how do employers choose their hires? How do employees stand out?

What is Behavioral Interviewing?

Behavioral Interviewing is an increasingly prevalent and conventional style of interviewing for jobs. Big companies such as Accenture and AT&T have been using behavioral interviewing approaches since the 1970s and they’ve only reiterated that excelling in how to answer behavior-based questions is becoming a more and more vital skill for a successful job-hunt.

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Topics: Candidates, Work, Interview, Top Candidate, Jobs, Questions, Employees, Job Hunting, hired, Behavioral tacitcs, job interviews, Job-search, employers, getting hired, Interview tips, How to land a job, Interview types, Employer Questions, Interview Questions, Behavioral Interview, How to pass a job interview, Behavioral Interviewing, landing jobs

Steve Jobs & Kriya yoga

Posted by Paul Grewal on Apr 21, 2016 10:41:06 AM

Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs will not only be remembered and revered for his classy tech company, but also for his open mind, open heart and intense interest in spirituality. At his funeral, which he planned thoroughly before passing away, each guest was given a copy of the classic Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. Throughout his life, Jobs got his inspiration from Eastern spirituality after having read Be Here Now and Autobiography of a Yogi by Yogananda. Jobs’ first interaction with the book was as a teenager, but he kept reading it again and again throughout his lifetime for inspiration, said Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.

The book is about self-realization; a right of passage some would argue necessary to success. To quote Mark Twain, “the two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” A revered group of gurus chose Yogananda to revive the epic science of Kriya Yoga, teach it to the West and establish a self-realization fellowship in 1920. Although the practice used to be only made available to a handful who gave up on our world and chose one of isolation, it is now accessible to any sincere seeker in the world through Yagananda’s book and spiritual organizations he established.

What is Kriya Yoga? 

Kriya Yoga is a wide-ranging yoga route into spirituality that only reached the West through Paramhansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi. 

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Topics: Mindfulness, Health, Work-life Balance, Yoga, Apple, Wellness, Yoga and business, Yoga in Sillicon Valley, Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs and yoga, Steve Jobs Kriya yoga, Serenity, yoga success stories, Athletes and yoga, CEOs and yoga, Kriya yoga, Success stories, Lebron James and yoga, workout, Fitness

How Big Data is searching for life on Mars

Posted by Paul Grewal on Apr 20, 2016 12:21:01 PM

What is Big Data?

Big Data is the term used to describe sets of data that are far past the aptitude of the software typically used to gather, collect, curate, distribute, manage and process data within a limited time. The “size” of what constitutes as Big Data ranges from a few dozen terabytes to many petabytes and has no determined “volume”. Because data is so complex, it takes a whole set of technology to analyze said data.

VP and Distinguished Analyst with Gartner's Chief Data Officer research team Doug Laney described a few of Big Data challenges being in volume; i.e. the amount of data, velocity; i.e. how fast data flows in and out and variety; i.e. the data types and their sources. In later years, more Vs have been added to Laney’s three including variability; i.e. the inconsistency that accompanies data sometimes, hampering processes and veracity; i.e. the quality of the data, which is also rarely consistent. The expanse of data that’s being produced and hoarded on a large-scale level is virtually unimaginable, and it just continues to rise.

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Topics: High Performance, Internet of Things, Analytics, Data, Goals, Apps, Jobs, Coding, Companies, Big Data, Industry, Artificial Intelligence, cloud, AI, DeepMind, Google, Machine thinking

Roostify- Redefining the Home-buying Experience

Posted by Anniruddha Jain (AJ) on Apr 13, 2016 12:21:22 PM

While other countries still struggle to launch the regular banking apps we use to transfer money, Roostify set out to revolutionize the future of FinTech in the U.S.A. While FinTech’s prompt evolution is urging regulators and financial institutions to find a way to oversee it, some regulators have been pushing for a lighter regulative touch, making sure pioneering technologies aren’t being stifled. “Regulators have a choice in this regard,” J. Christopher Giancarlo, a Commodity Futures Trading Commission member, said Tuesday at a symposium in New York sponsored by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. They can either follow a path that “burdens the industry with multiple onerous regulatory frameworks,” or one where regulators “come together and set forth uniform principles,” he said. In Singapore, companies like SG-Innovate will be the hub to connect entrepreneurs to venture capitalists and funders, helping them reach the global market faster. On the other side of the globe, Microsoft just teamed up with JP Morgan, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Barclays to improve its technology usage and start using the block chain technology.

Meanwhile, Roostify is reshaping home-buying as well as financial technology.

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Topics: Career, Data, Apps, Debt, Jobs, Data Science, Coding, Applications, Future, Companies, Innovation, Big Data

Who's afraid of Artificial Intelligence?

Posted by Paul Grewal on Apr 13, 2016 12:20:47 PM

A plethora of movies have been made, sold and distributed about artificial intelligence (AI) taking over the world. Will Smith has combated robots and Keanu Reeves showed us we can’t “send a human to do a machine job.” Wall E and Ex Machina made sure everyone is in line with the thought that machines are taking over and that humans need not apply.

Machines have automated a lot of jobs that used to employ a lot of humans and people have shown great concern. Bill Gates told The Guardian this last January that AI is on its way to become strong enough for us to be concerned. Along with Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, Gates warns of AI’s ‘inevitable wrath’. For Hawking, it’s an odd place to be in, being a man who somewhat depends on AI to communicate. However, the ethical and philosophical dilemma has caused the genius to give his credence to one of our fears: that intelligent machines might actually become self-aware. "The primitive forms of artificial intelligence we have have proved very useful. But I think the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. Once humans develop artificial intelligence it will take off on its own and redesign itself at an ever-increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete and would be superseded," Hawking explains. He also claims that they could take over the world “the way Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas.”

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Topics: Technology, Future, Artificial Intelligence, AI, DeepMind, Google, Robotics, Robots, Machine thinking, Enterprise, self-learning, Machine Learning, People, Projects, Automation

Microfluidics research to combat Zika and West Nile Virus

Posted by Paul Grewal on Mar 29, 2016 2:41:41 PM

What is microfluidics?

Microfluidics is a field that brings physics, chemistry, engineering, biotech and nanotech together, designing and manipulating fluids and geometrically constraining them to much smaller scales. In the past, microfluidic devices have always had a bottom-up design process; combining several fluidic constituents to attain an expedient that executes a specific purpose. Microfluidic chips are used for delivering certain chemically synthesized compounds to a biological system with the intention of healing or providing therapeutic services. Typically, patients would consume drugs orally, through injections or inhalations. However, these methods are usually not fast enough, sometimes rendering the treatment to be ineffective.

Brief historical background

Microfluidics have been studied since the 1890s and a lot of advancements have been made. Even though the “microfluidic renaissance” didn’t kick off until Andreas Manz, a pioneer of microchip technology, proposed the development of micro total analysis systems, silicon-based micro-fabrication has existed since the late 1800s.

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Topics: Health, Internet of Things, Future, Innovation, genentec, health news, Sage Human Capital, Sage, Capital, lab on a chip companies, medicine, lab on a chip technology, microfluidic chips, micro fluidity, lab-on-a-chip, health and medicine

How to Deal with Different Leadership Styles at the Office

Posted by Paul Grewal on Mar 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

There are many different types of leadership styles in the office environment, and there isn’t any single style that is the right one to use for everyone. The best way to deal with all the different leadership styles at your office is to tune in to what those styles are and learn how to better cope with them. There are six main types of leadership you can find in an office setting.

Pacesetters

Pacesetters lead by example. A good motto for them would be “Do as I say and as I do.” These leaders work tirelessly beside their team, showing them how to do it right. These are great leaders to use with experienced teams in quick bursts to help ramp up their pace and get fast results. However, used over an extended period of time, pacesetters can really wear their teams out.

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Topics: Leadership Insights, Leadership, leadership styles, Office culture

5 Tips to Write a Good Job Description

Posted by Paul Grewal on Mar 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

It can be very difficult indeed to write a good job description, especially when you are not the one who has been in the position. However, there are a few tips and tricks you can use to ensure you are writing not just a good job description, but the best job description possible.

1. Be flexible.

It is absolutely crucial that a good job description be flexible in its approach to candidates. You may discourage the most ideal candidate if their qualifications are entirely up to the scratch with the picture you have built.

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Topics: Hiring, Interview, Recruiting, job description

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