Even in an age where people on different sides of the planet can speak to each other face to face instantly, business travel is still an important tool for relationship building, inspections, and international business expansion. And, even though a trip across the ocean no longer takes weeks, travel is typically still no picnic. Here are three tips that will make your journey much easier.
Sometimes it feels like no one remembers how to properly communicate with each other anymore. Friends, family, and even dates show up in social situations glued to their mobile devices, and watching someone take pictures, chat with other people, and read content instead of spend time with you is a very common experience.
Apple has come a long way from its humble beginnings, first revolutionizing consumer computer sales, then mobile music devices, mobile phones, and finally online content sales and syndication. Apple, now the largest technology company on earth, is looking for new ways to use its huge sales network, adoring fans, and ubiquitous ecosystem to revolutionize new service areas.
Anyone who has ever tried to use their phone without an internet connection knows that, with the exception of some games, very little actually works. This phenomenon translates to laptops and tablets as well, and a spotty wireless connection can spell the death of productivity both at home and in the workplace.
Analysts have theorized as to why larger companies seem to have a much harder time extracting gains from new technologies than smaller companies do. At first glance, they should be much better at it: they have the money to hire experts and staff to run the systems, and they have the largest gains to be made from digitizing portions of their businesses.
Although they tend not to invite the comparison, business leaders and politicians have a great deal in common. Both jobs typically require people skills, education, shrewdness, and talent in some aspect of their chosen field. However, until recently, one aspect that remained unique to politicians was the ability to act.
Tech entrepreneurs can frequently be heard describing their technology as disruptive. Figuring out exactly what that overused buzzword actually means for established industries is a slightly harder task. In some industries, disruptive technologies open up new markets and add an extra element of competition (something most firms are very used to).