Handle complaints socially … and considerately

As long as there have been doctors, there have been patients who complain about doctors. Long wait times, no magic cures and bedside manners fuel the grumbling. “Patients have complained about the quality — or...

Infographic: Why Working Professionals Need To Retain Essay Writing Skills

Most of us haven’t written an essay since we left school, and you probably don’t miss it. But writing skills are as important to your career as they were to your grade point average....

Digital Resiliency

As human beings shape technology in entirely new directions, the number of technological solutions are also increasing in order to keep pace with such rapid development. As Brown & Seely asserted in their piece...

Technical Setups – Forex

Greenback has started the week on weaker footing but it will all come down to the general risk sentiment in the financial markets. If it turns sour with the impending additional tariffs by the...

Working from Home — When your parents don’t understand that you have a ‘real’ job.

It’s dismissive to say the least to be unable to acknowledge the opportunities modern technology has allowed us young folks to build careers we wouldn’t have imagined could exist Ten Years ago. It’s been a while...

Why’d you give it all up? — Question I’ve been asked several times.

I may not have been the smartest person at my university, nor was I the most motivated by any means. I spent more time hanging around the university bar than I did attending my...

Concept of Metadata & Differential privacy

Frankly speaking I was a little confused myself the first time I heard the term Metadata, but thinking about it now, I have come across it so many times not realizing its importance or...

The New age of Digital identity & its challenges

We are living in a world increasingly driven by data in every aspect of our lives with emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Big data, Blockchain & Cloud computing acting as the driving forces behind...

Pacing Along with Technology

Larry Downes argued in his book The Laws of Disruption that despite the exponential changes in the field of technology, there is an incremental change in economic, social and legal systems which becomes an unavoidable issue in...

Blockchain and Data Storage: A Perfect Match?

Data. It’s fast becoming one of the world’s most highly-prized resources. Indeed, its recent proliferation is virtually our raison d'être here at Data Driven Investor. Of course, us DDI folk are not the only ones who believe...

Al-Jazari: Father of Robotics

Many of the tools, utensils, and machinery we use today, as well as the majority of the initial knowledge that formed the basis for the industrial revolution and earlier inventions, are the work of...

Making it Personal: Why A Face-to-Face Approach Works Best in Business

Few people better understand the efficacy of the direct approach than Mina Chang, CEO of Linking the World International, an advocacy group. After assuming her position in 2010, the former recording artist endeavored to visit...

Big Data in Financial Services

Data has become the most precious commodity as we enter the fourth industrial revolution powered by Artificial Intelligence. The foundation of the this edition of industrial revolution has been built on the increased automation...

Climate Change, ESG and the Quest for Better Data

After what feels like another incredibly hot summer across many parts of the planet, the latest findings from S&P Global suggest that US companies are taking note of the effect that climate change is...

Anatomy of a Phishing Scam

Avoid Being Tricked By The Automated Army Of Hackers Part I: Identifying the Problem “Phishing” is the practice of fooling unsuspecting people into voluntarily giving away their most sensitive data—user names, passwords, social security number, birth dates, and...

An Introductory Guide for Lawyers on Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies, and Smart Contracts

Are you a lawyer who is wondering how blockchain and cryptocurrencies may lead to career disruption? Blockchain law is developing with the technology, and it has the potential spill over into many different aspects of...

Sink or Swim: Governments Must Embrace Blockchain Technology

The reaction of different governments to blockchain as technology and cryptocurrency, in particular, vary significantly. While some embrace the technology and have given the industry a boost through supportive policies and frameworks, others, such...

It’s Time To Learn The Art And Science Of Delegation

For leaders who have grown accustomed to managing every aspect of their business, micromanaging can be a tough habit to break. To be fair, the necessity of being a jack-of-all-trades within the operation is...

Dealing with Complexity through ‘Swarm AI’

Social phenomena involves webs of large numbers of elements that interact with each other in complicated, non-linear ways. These interactions create coherent structures and “emergent” properties. Seen in this way, social phenomena bears a relationship...

Merging Humanities with Machines

In the late 2000s, the terms "techie" and "fuzzy" became cultural touchstones: The "techies" majored in engineering and the sciences, the "fuzzies" in arts and the humanities. Polarization between the humanities and the sciences...