Welcome to Big Thinks Magazine. Big Thinks Magazine is the Official Magazine of the Global Mastermind Accelerator. The Big Thinks Magazine is an online digital magazine published monthly, focusing on topics from a different perspective than most business and scholarly media outlets. These outlets have historically focused on giving the mic to a limited group of people or points of view.
Our mission and vision are to use the Big Thinks platform to Opensource ideas and give the mic to a larger audience to solve complex issues. It’s time to burst the thought bubble.
Big Thinks: Together we will accelerate possibilities, accelerate solutions, and CHANGE THE WORLD for the better.
Big Thinks Editors:
In today’s market, candidates (and employees) are experiencing the same dynamic pressures that affect SaaS and other technology products. By thinking of themselves as products and applying the same practices and techniques that lead to market success, they can remain current and meet the rapidly evolving needs of the most elite employers. Those that don’t will continue to fall further and further behind.
Robots are here. It is no longer a prediction for the future but a reality of today. Robots are already taking jobs in every industry and at every level.
With remote working, the time has arrived for all to think about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) through a much broader lens than before. Companies have been primarily focusing on increasing diversity of gender and race and have spent less focus on creating an inclusive environment for people with diverse abilities and disabilities.
Hiring managers are looking for candidates that can do the job, have the right skills, and fit well with the team. Blockchain is transforming recruiting by providing a fast solution to the long-standing struggle of validating candidates’ identity and skills. The question stands on what can and can not be part of the blockchained resume.
To ensure success in this dynamic environment, corporations worldwide are undergoing accelerated workforce transformation, redefining their talent assessments, deployments, promotions, and retention strategies. As members of the global workforce, we need a game plan to survive and thrive in this new world.
Enterprise level companies with billions of dollars at their disposal are quickly going to make start-up and small-to-medium size businesses (SMBs) obsolete unless they quickly adapt and change. It’s not possible to compete with Fortune 500 companies that decide to step into their space. With billions of dollars available to them, they can do things more quickly, more efficiently, and with quicker impact than start-up and SMBs that likely had the idea first. With the world calling on all companies to be Organizations for Good, Social Impact Companies need to restructure to survive.
Hold True to Your Values. No matter where you are or what you do, do not do something that does not align with your values. There will always be work that challenges us, and this is great, however difficult does not mean you have to leave behind your core values.
In recent years, companies of all sizes have increasingly turned to A.I. tools as part of their interviewing process. These technologies come in the form of chatbots and A.I. assessed video interviews. According to CNN Business, one of the biggest advantages of such technology is the ability to quickly screen large numbers of applicants.
Businesses see inclusion and diversity (I&D) as a business imperative. However, data shows traditional efforts have had minimal impact changing bias and have not yielded substantial behavior changes in the workplace. Yet, many HR Leaders continuously lean on objectively proven ineffective tools and methods in the hiring process, the mentoring process, and the culture development process.
Taylor Freeman is no stranger to the power of XR. He has been in XR since May 2014 and is fully focused on immersive technology and AI as it relates to learning and human performance enhancement. He taught the first in-VR class at MIT, has worked with companies like Google, IDEO, and NASA JPL on VR training and was awarded Forbes 30 under 30 for his work building UploadVR.com, the XR industry’s largest news and media platform.
Before the Pandemic, working parents already felt the pressures of balancing career and family responsibilities. Last year put a laser focus on the vulnerability of a professional with caregiving responsibilities. Moving forward requires a rethinking and complete overhaul of the policies, benefits, ways of working, and cultural norms to have a shot at equal opportunities and an inclusive environment.
Lack of broadband infrastructure, unaffordable internet subscriptions, and lack of training creates a digital gap between the urban population and others living in low or no coverage areas. This digital gap is causing inclusiveness and job retention challenges at the workplaces.
$31.2 billion worth of retail products and services were purchased using cryptocurrencies by Americans. And Bitcoin’s biggest backers are Millennial men who live in cities and make more than $75000 a year. PayPal was the first major company to tap into this growing consumer market.
Oil is one of the world’s major energy sources, yet the demand for oil is falling, not only as a result of the pandemic, but more importantly, as a result of the move by countries to focus on zero carbon energy sources.
The complexities of Social Media requires a multi-faceted solution. A high-quality solution will take the cooperation of the technology companies, the legislators, and a brain trust of specialized experts in sociology and other fields working in tandem to identify and define the issues and build guard rails that will stand the test of time of technology innovation.
As the use and value of technology in healthcare continues to rise, the number of interconnected devices grows as well. Data and Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) shared across these interconnected devices create more opportunities for bad actors to attack.
The changing landscape of live music: How quarantine concerts are expanding the accessibility of live music
With live concerts on hold for the foreseeable future, concert-goers are experiencing a democratization of live music events through the emergence of livestream concerts.
2020 will be remembered as a tipping point for technology acceleration. Automation is projected to erase 85 million jobs globally in medium and large businesses across 15 industries and 26 economies by 2025. While many are quick to point out that news jobs will be created, they are not being created at a rate that is as quick as jobs are being eliminated.
AI software that can manipulate data. Interestingly, AI is also used to combat the spreading of false information. It is essential to understand how conspiracies are created and the threat that they pose to people’s right to objective news.
The adjustment to remote working has sparked the adoption of other technologies that can drive efficiencies and productivity. This adoption sets the stage for 2021 to push further advancements as companies realize the tremendous opportunities from AI and ML.