So, “I come in and say, ‘You say you want this to happen, but are you set up for this?’” said de Lande Long. She talks to companies about how “to shift the vibe” on a board or a leadership team, and she said she explores if candidate “will be additive to your culture. Wil they be a good fit?” … [Read more...] about Debra Lee, former BET Networks CEO, Launches New Search Firm To Boost Diversity On Corporate Boards
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In 2010, Leslie Samuel was a high school science and math teacher, but his dream was to be a university professor, teaching advanced biology courses. He had a master's degree in biology and neurobiology from Andrews University, but he didn't have a Ph.D. and had no interest in getting one. Instead, he started teaching university-level biology online — creating popular video and blog content that helped him land a job teaching anatomy at his alma mater (without a Ph.D.). … [Read more...] about Meet Six Leaders from the Newsweek Expert Forum
People will continue to work virtually, but home offices will be more camera-ready as more professional video equipment will become table stakes. The pandemic forced us into sheltering in place, using services like Zoom and Microsoft Teams to communicate with coworkers and customers. Most of us are currently only using a small fraction of the capabilities these services have — just enough to be seen and heard. However, by next year we should have enough experience and confidence using these services to take fuller advantage of their advanced feature sets to create superior collaborative interactions and more compelling customer experiences. - Brent Leary, CRM Essentials, LLC … [Read more...] about 14 Top Workplace Trends to Anticipate in 2021
Neither has Apple, for that matter. Consider Apple’s other media businesses that deal in original content. Apple TV+ might be a decent comp, but the state of that service is pretty ambiguous at this point. The last time the service’s user numbers were widely discussed, it was thought to be around 33 million, though researchers suspected the majority of those subs were not paid for but bundled in as part of a broader distribution arrangement. The fact that Apple just further extended Apple TV+ free trials until July 2021 doesn’t inspire much confidence on the user acquisition front. And hits? Outside of Ted Lasso, I can’t really think of a solid breakout, though I did moderately enjoy The Morning Show, and yeah, of course I’ll watch Sofia Coppola’s latest, but the portfolio doesn’t feel like something that can match up against the deep libraries of Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Max or the gravitational pull of Disney+’s preexisting IP … [Read more...] about So, Is Apple Building a Netflix for Podcasts?
MonkeyParking, the Italian startup that allows iPhone users to sell public parking spaces via its smartphone app, has now set up shop in Southern California after being run out of San Francisco in June. According to a blog post from nearly a month ago, which was only discovered by local media this week, MonkeyParking is now operating in the cities of Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. … [Read more...] about Chased from San Francisco, parking startup pops up in SoCal