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I am currently doing a minor in privacy studies. It's a new and exciting course to be part of and this one day, we received an assignment that got me thinking quite a bit. Students were meant to create a debate on whether self-tracking apps, such as FitBit, contribute to a person’s autonomy.

At first, when I read this question, the immediate reaction I had was no, it does not. The words tracking and autonomy don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. Equipped with Google Scholar and various other journals I proceeded to formulate views to present in the debate. However, after conducting…

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What is the best system you can think off to convert leads into buyers? What components are part of this system? What technology powers this system? What if I told you I could describe one of the best lead conversion systems and show you the technologies that can be used for them to be implemented. I have been carefully studying digital marketing for a few years and have built a strong understanding of what is currently working.

I now wish to share the information I have obtained and all I ask for in return is that you read this article…

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The old question ‘Is it in the database?’ will be replaced by ‘Is it on the blockchain?’ — William Mougaya

I recently read an article about Blockchain created by the Harvard Business Review and thought it to be very interesting. It inspired me to do some research regarding the beginnings of this technology and what the future might hold for all of us. I created this article containing key knowledge that everyone interested in cryptocurrencies should know.

Blockchain is a digital ledger which is used by bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in order to recorded transactions chronologically and publicly. Comparisons are…

In a previous article, I shared a personal story of the event that helped me overcome my fear of public speaking. At the end of the article, I promised to share some useful tips that anyone and everyone could use. Today’s tip is a simple one but many people have a great challenge doing it. Done correctly, the information in this article will allow you to gain an immense amount of authority when engaging with other people. It will enable you to create a rapport with your audience that only experienced speakers have been able to achieve.

Imagine, walking onto…

I have personally spoken in front of many audiences and have enjoyed every single moment of it, but it was not always like this. I remember those times when I did group presentations back in high school and every time the first speaker started the presentation, my heart would start pounding as I awaited my turn. Suddenly, I felt as though the room got colder; my body started shaking, my hands trembled and my teeth furiously grinded upon each other.

I had to push myself to the absolute limits for people to hear me and even then, people at the…

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I am a content creator and as I have published more content, I have come across a variety of really robust tools to boost a businesses performance. These tools range from market research platforms to marketing automation engines.

Some of the descriptions of these tools might sound a bit like I’m trying to sell you on something, however, I only want you to take action and use these tools. The tools I have listed in this article are some of the industry leading services in online business market. …

Research reveals small but significant differences in the way men and women are perceived in leadership roles. In many areas of society, men have long dominated leadership positions.

A lot of female activists say that this dominance is especially apparent in business, where female members of boards of directors and corporate executives had been scarce. However, this information is somewhat outdated as over the past three decades, women have been increasingly taking up leadership roles as over 21 fortune 500 companies are led by female CEOs.

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Motivation is the reason for a person’s actions, desires, and needs. It can also be interpreted as the willingness to work.

A lot of businesses have the problem of unmotivated staff, nothing about their job really excites them. Don’t get me wrong, there are many companies out there like Google who try to create an excellent work environment for its employee, however, this article will show you how to achieve similar results but won’t burn a hole in your wallet.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

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WhatsApp is making an update to its app, turning it for the first time into a platform for passively consuming content, similar to the way people scroll through their Facebook or Instagram newsfeeds. It’s a move that could finally usher in a money-making system like advertising.

WhatsApp has more than 1 billion users. The company says its users send more than 50 billion messages each day, 3.3 billion photos, 760 million videos and 80 million GIFs.

WhatsApp’s new Status feature, rolled out on Monday, will let users share photos, GIFs or videos overlaid with drawings, emojis and a caption that…

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Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is now worth $30 billion dollars. Under Brian Chesky’s leadership, Airbnb stands at the forefront of the sharing economy and has expanded to over 3,000,000 listings in 191 countries.

Humble Beginnings:

In 2007, designers Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia couldn’t afford the rent on their San Francisco apartment. To make ends meet, they decided to turn their loft into a lodging space, but, as Gebbia explains, “We didn’t want to post on Craigslist because we felt it was too impersonal. Our entrepreneur instinct said ‘build your own site.’ …

Nihal Bellary

A student interested in marketing, public speaking and the random things in life.

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