The term “digital divide” was first coined in 2001 by political scientists to describe how uneven access to the internet would create a population of left-behind “information have-nots.” Fifteen years later, the focus for technologists – whether they originate from the White House, Silicon Valley, or grassroots initiatives like Albany Can Code – isn’t on increasing the diversity of people who have access to the internet; it’s on increasing diversity among those who have jobs in the tech sector.
Octane Results: Goal Setting
By Tim Ferriss, Author, Early Stage Investor
Identify the underlying issues that are blocking you from reaching your goals this year.
Each year we vow to be more productive. We tell ourselves we will manage our time better, reach our goals, and achieve more. Then, suddenly, another year goes by. To make this year different, we decided to interview Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, about some of the underlying issues that are blocking us from reaching productivity nirvana.
By Rob Schwartz, Forbes Contributor
As we look forward to 2016, there are many uncertainties that lay ahead. Rob Shwartz, contributor for Forbes, spoke with several clients, colleagues and college professors about the new year and what is to come; he came away with an interesting list of trends and hypotheses that we should be paying attention to during the next year:
“You don’t have to be a Silicon Valley darling to receive advice from some of the most influential business minds. Instead, pick up one of these 10 business books due out in 2016.”
Gaurav Agarwala, an EO Kolkata member and Managing Director of Neora Hydro, Ltd.
Sometimes as an entrepreneur, you learn your greatest lessons outside of business. I recently shared in an experience that reminded me just how powerful togetherness can be, especially when it comes to the EO community we know and love.
When it comes to better business, keeping your staff energized and ensuring you have a functional operating system is crucial. The same is true for your health. In this interview, Heidi Hanna, PhD., an EO speaker and the CEO and founder of SYNERGY, shares her insights into the significance of stress and how it can be harnessed to recharge your business owner battery.
It was an eventful year here at EO – we welcomed Vijay Tirathrai as our new CEO, we hosted many different events, gained thousands of followers on social media and now, we’re prepared for the end of the calendar year. As you look back over the year and get ready to “begin again,” here is a 27-word mantra to keep in mind:
This year, 23 EO member companies were honored in the Inc. 500|5000 list; unfortunately, one member’s company, UltraMobile, was left off the list. In an effort to celebrate this amended (and expanded) list, here are the 24 EO member companies featured by Inc.com this year.
17 December is a milestone date in history for many reasons; on this date in 1790, the Aztec stone calendar (“Sun Stone”) was discovered in Mexico City, Mexico, which greatly influenced the way we view Aztec history. Also on this date in 1770, Ludwig Van Beethoven was baptized and began a life that would produce nine symphonies, 32 piano sonatas, one opera, five piano concertos and numerous chamber works. But entrepreneurs have also played a huge role in major historical milestones.
“How do you deal with fear, versus danger?” EO is thrilled that Chris Hadfield, renowned Canadian astronaut, will be one of our keynote speakers at EO Banff Global University this March. Hadfield has completed 14 hours of spacewalks over his illustrious career, some of that time without eye sight.