Leadership Tricks that you Can Learn From the NBA

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

The sports industry is one of the biggest industries in the world with a global market of $390 billion in 2020, and it is expecting to grow to $440 billion this year. This shows that sports are more than just teams competing for prestige and money. In fact, they are so impactful that can change many people’s lives only by following the same principles.

We can learn a lot of things from sports that we can use in our everyday lives, especially from the NBA, such as:

  • Having a strong will
  • Be a team player
  • Networking
  • Having confidence
  • Overcoming mental health issues
  • And being a good leader

Having leadership skills is crucial in the NBA, especially if you want to be one of the top players in the league. With that said, the NBA can teach us many things about leadership and in today’s article, we will highlight some of the things that you should absorb from this sport in order to improve your life on every level.

Lead by Example

Being a good leader is all about taking responsibilities and holding yourself accountable before you can hold someone else. This is also the difference between a manager and a leader. Leaders will ask themselves before asking others, and managers only give out orders.

If you expect players to give 100% and always be on time, you should do that yourself. That is the best way to set an example that everyone follows. Continue reading

Modernising Business Payment Systems: Fiat or Crypto?

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

If you’re in business, you might be considering your options vis-a-vis payment systems. Modern-day businesses are required to keep pace with the pulse of the market. In recent months, a veritable explosion in cryptocurrency adoption has taken place. Institutional traders have poured into the crypto market en masse, bolstering substantial interest among retail traders. At one point, the market capitalization was well above $2 trillion+. 

This begs the question: Should SMEs implement changes to their payment systems to accommodate cryptocurrency usage

Modern-day payment processing solutions encompass a wide range of options, notably: Google Wallet, Apple Pay, Venmo, Square, Amazon Payments, Stripe, PayPal, NeoSurf, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express, Bank Wire, et al. The popularity of these payment solutions is growing by the day for a range of activities. For instance, NeoSurf cash voucher pre-paid cards have become popular for casino transactions online. According to Statista, the most popular payment methods by the percentage of total e-commerce transactions volumes worldwide in 2020 included the following:

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  • Digital Payments Mobile Wallets – 44.5% of global transactions
  • Credit cards – 22.8% of global transactions
  • Debit cards – 12.8% of global transactions
  • Bank transfers – 7.7% of global transactions
  • Cash on delivery – 3.3% of global transactions
  • Charge cards and deferred debit cards – 3.3% of global transactions
  • Pre-paid cards – 1.1% of global transactions

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Reliable online SMS services with Poland numbers

Contributed article in our security series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Reliable online SMS services with Poland numbers

Look at these Reliable online SMS services with Poland numbers for the best work process.

Privacy is a prime concern of the users of virtual phone numbers

Virtual second phone number services keep their users’ privacy safe by creating second phone numbers for a particular region. Users can rely on such numbers to protect themselves from identity thefts and other risks regarding internet services and stuff. Virtual phone numbers are designed for users who care about their privacy and regard it as their priority.

OnlineSIM service offers virtual phone numbers from Poland

This service’s technology allows it to receive text messages from Polish social media, stores, and other online platforms. There are freephone numbers and individual paid-for virtual numbers, which make it possible to receive SMS now.Continue reading

Tech Fluency

Contributed article by Yvonne Burton of Burton Consulting International and Silicon Valley Alliance Associate.

Technological fluency is a major part of global business skills and in the age of remote work, the need for companies to have Tech Fluency has become more and more apparent. I work mainly with Japanese companies and although many major corporations are proactive in utilizing technology to the fullest, I find that an equal number are not. Whether, small, medium, or large, many Japanese companies are behind in using technology tools for maximum benefit and suffering for it.

This first article provides a general introduction to the theme,  a look at what is missing and the state that a lot of companies found themselves in when the pandemic propelled all of the world into remote work. Some companies seamlessly adapted, but for many others, it was and continues to be more of a challenge. Going forward, I will be writing more on this theme and what companies can and should be doing to increase fluency.

‘Tech Fluency’ was first published on JapanCulture-NYC where, as Business Editor, I write a bi-monthly column. I am re-posting the complete article here.

Technological Fluency

That is a mouthful. I call it Tech Fluency.

What is Tech Fluency?

Let me define it by looking at its components.

Technology: Techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives.

Fluency: The quality or condition of being fluent. In addition, it is also defined as the ability to express oneself easily and articulately. It is usually applied to languages.

In this article, I am taking creative license and applying fluency to the language of technology to describe the level of proficiency and/or comfort in using the technological tools and applications that are needed to perform work responsibilities.Continue reading

Tips for Creating a User-Friendly Mobile App

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

The use of mobile phones for different functions, aside from communication, has become a natural habit for the average adult. In this age, millions of people shop, make payments, study, book flights, watch videos, and even perform daily work right on their phones. As a mobile app developer, a great user experience goes hand in hand with your app’s mobile-friendliness.

It is thus important to consider the aspects that will make your mobile app user-friendly. We have compiled 5 tips below for creating a great user-friendly mobile application.Continue reading

How Having a Blog Can Improve Your Business Website

The worldwide web is only getting bigger each day. More people are posting about anything and everything, and because you own a business, you need to get on board. The businesses that have blogs and relative content for their business are proven more successful in society. If you want to continue to expand and reach your maximum potential with business growth, then creating a blog is just one way to expand yourself. If you want to know exactly how a blog grows your company, below are just a few reasons that are on a long list that proves a blog is worth the time to implement on your business website.

Higher Authority In The Search Engine World

With search engines like Google, Bing, Duck Duck Go, or others, having authority makes all the difference for your business. The way these search engines post your business is based on an authority algorithm. They want individuals that type in a few keywords in the search bar to find the best results the fastest. They determine what companies or options to give the searchers through using a qualified line up of high-authoritative websites. This is also a way for searchers to get the information they need without spending countless hours.Continue reading