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No More Resolution Reruns

2014. december 31. - Kevin Jackson

Every year I count down the seconds to the start of the New Year and every year I make resolutions that I do not keep. These resolutions are really just reruns that involve my general desire to spend less, save more, eat less, and exercise more. Boring, but true. As it turns out, I am not alone as…

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Technology Super Bowl

2014. december 28. - Kevin Jackson

Christmas 2014 is now in the history books and the eyes of the world look to 2015. While the Super Bowl for American football is scheduled for February 1st, 2015, the Super Bowl for technology is just a few days away. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will kick off in Las Vegas on January 6th and…

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Christmas in the Moment

2014. december 24. - Kevin Jackson

The ability to multitask is a celebrated trait. The explosion of “smart”, connected devices allow us to instantly respond to our fast moving world. I often feel quite empowered by my ability to watch TV, surf the Internet, email, and text all at the same time. Perhaps I am rapidly evolving into…

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Your Gift is in the Email

2014. december 22. - Kevin Jackson

A few days ago, I noticed an article from Wired Magazine that read, “NASA just emailed a wrench to space.” While I have received thousands of emails with attachments during my lifetime, I am certain that no one has ever tried to email me a wrench. How is this possible? As it turns out, the…

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Translating Still Uniquely Human

2014. december 18. - Kevin Jackson

Microsoft’s purchase of Skype for a hefty $8.5 billion back in 2011 left a lot of people scratching their heads. Why? Fast forward to today where Microsoft and Skype have announced the launch of software capable of translating languages in real time. Could it be that learning languages in the…

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The Share Economy

2014. december 13. - Kevin Jackson

The dramatic rise in social media during the past decade has empowered people to easily create and maintain an ongoing dialogue with friends and family regardless of their locations. Today, it is almost impossible to escape posts, Tweets, texts, chats, and even the old school SMS. For the upcoming…

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The Power of Crowds: Part II

2014. december 08. - Kevin Jackson

While the first part of “The Power of Crowds” was dedicated to the different forms of crowdfunding, the second part will explore how crowdsourcing can be used to collect intellectual contributions from a large community for the purpose of completing a difficult task. Once again, it has been…

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The Power of Crowds: Part I

2014. december 05. - Kevin Jackson

Internet penetration in all parts of the world has enabled crowdfunding to become a global phenomenon. Crowdfunding involves the funding of a project or business venture by motivating large numbers of people to provide monetary contributions. This phenomenon has the power to change industries and we…

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Black Friday Goes Global

2014. december 01. - Kevin Jackson

During my childhood in the U.S., it was a Thanksgiving tradition to eat too much on Thursday and shop too much on Black Friday. I never really understood why it was called Black Friday until many years later, but it was always the start of the holiday season and one of the busiest shopping days of…

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