Monthly Archives : March 2016

Great Tricks for Reading People’s Body Language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking if you know what to look for. And who hasn’t wanted to read people’s minds at some point?

You already pick up on more body language cues than you’re consciously aware of. UCLA research has shown that only 7% of communication is based on the actual words we say. As for the rest, 38% comes from tone of voice and the remaining 55% comes from body language. Learning how to become aware of and to interpret that 55% can give you a leg up with other people.

How Myanmar’s Geek Girls are making a difference

The underrepresentation of women in tech is a global issue. But in emerging markets, it can be especially acute. “If you have only one mobile phone at home, it’s for father and son – not for mother and daughter,” says Sandi Sein Thein, founder of Geek Girls Myanmar, whose mission is to inspire the country’s next generation of female tech professionals.

Facebook’s Big Win

After months of talks about including a Facebook ‘dislike’ button, the social media company has finally made a move. Expanding the palette of expression beyond the ‘like’ button, Facebook added the opportunity for any user to more clearly express their opinion through Reactions. The Facebook community has longed for a dislike button not because they wanted the ability to express disapproval, but because they wanted the opportunity to express a range of emotions. Zuckerberg acknowledges the limits of the like button saying, “Not every moment you want to share is happy. Sometimes you want to share something sad or frustrating.”

Here’s What Tim Cook Can Learn From Starbucks and Whole Foods

Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple, is up against his company’s own phenomenal history of success. The iPhone’s ubiquity and dominance have combined to deliver Apple a soaring share price and an astoundingly high percentage of the total mobile phone profit pool. Competitors are either losing boatloads of cash, or delivering marginal profits. Apple has a market cap of $555 billion—with roughly 90% of its value delivered in phones.

These Things Will Make You More Successful, Science Says!

Is success something we’re born with or something we cultivate?

Some people believe that you’re either born to be successful or not, but science doesn’t bear that out.  People from all walks of life, all backgrounds, and all genetic dispositions can be successful.

In fact, studies on successful people seem to suggest it’s more about habits and perspective — things you can learn and cultivate — than any inherent traits.  More nurture than nature, if you will.