Truth be told, you’d be hard pressed to identify any industry in the world that has not been affected by Big Data in one way or another. Retailers analyze shoppers’ preferences to recommend additional products of interest and evaluate past purchases to predict future transactions. Marketers scrutinize social media engagement to gage consumer opinion and optimize effective strategies. The folks on Wall Street (i.e., traders, financial analysts and investment bankers) study Google Trends for search volume data to determine which stock market moves will be most profitable. Scientists at NASA map complex climate changes. The United States National Security Agency just finished its 1.5 billion dollar Utah Data Center, A.K.A. “the Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative Data Center” to gather, store and investigate data from intercepted satellite communications and underwater ocean cables in order to spot potential national security threats – or to spy on us?? Who really knows, its precise mission is classified. But that’s not the point.
Words cannot express the devastation my TOMS Family is experiencing today, as we mourn the loss of our beloved Mike Hammer. But my friend Brad sent our community an email this morning, which inspired me to articulate - albeit, briefly - the AWESOMENESS of Mike Hammer:
Hammer was a husband, father, son, friend, crusader, servant, vagabond (in the most beautiful sense), incredible lover of people, and a constant reminder that "It's alllllllll love!" His generosity of love, the way he eagerly gave it to anyone in need, was truly humbling to experience.
Everyone has a different work style.
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Created to pay attention to individual human experience while working, Pax adjusts to suit both the user and the specific task at hand. Some people like to stand - or dance - while working. Others prefer the long-standing tradition of remaining planted in the unyielding comfort and stability of their back-supporting office chair.
Pax offers four independent, adjustable mechanisms developed in Europe and manufactured in America, so all types of users can effortlessly adjust the tables from sit to stand range to accommodate personal preferences, unique as they may be.
Nature arouses our sense of wonder.
When we look at natural shapes, we see products formed by an enormously complex set of forces in graceful union with the passage of time. The inimitable irregularities of such perfectly imperfect creations make them all the more interesting. It was the captivating character and charm of coastal elements that inspired the Coast Seating Collection.
My heart goes out to all those affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
A massive tornado more than a mile wide touched down in Oklahoma yesterday afternoon, tragically flattening a community of 41,000 just south of Oklahoma City and killing roughly 91 people, 20 of which were children.
Eye witnesses report that the tornado, which has received a preliminary rating of four out of five on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, traveled 20 miles at wind speeds of up to 200mph, tossing cars to and fro, crushing homes and demolishing buildings - including at least two schools. Hospitals reported at least 145 people injured, 70 of which were children. This tornado is the worst to hit the suburb since 1999 and officials from the National Weather Service warn that more could be on their way. Meanwhile, hundreds of people have lost their homes and many are out searching for loved ones.
It aired today on national television.
It will air again on February 11th.
I created a new YouTube account for Nevins today, so it will live forever on the world wide web.
Oh boy, I remember the moment I came across the NextGen article titled Why Every Social Media Manager Should Be Under 25 for the first time (this morning). I saw the headline in one of my Hootsuite streams and immediately thought to myself, Well, that's an asinine proclamation; I'm certainly not going to waste my time reading something with such a ridiculous title. I’m sure it's probably just someone’s lame linkbait, anyway.
The past two weeks have had adventure written all over them.
Last Monday, I moved into a motel with twelve other intrepid rebels with a cause from all over the country. We -- and the others who will join us in the forthcoming days -- have recently become the newest members of the TOMS family...
We comprise the FIRST EVER TOMS Vagabond Crew. This is truly a historic occasion.
For the next eight weeks, we will be booking a national campus tour. Come October, we’ll hit the road in teams of three, touring regionally in the NW, SW, TX/MW, SE and NE, visiting several high schools and college campuses every week. Along the way, we will be blogging, filming and documenting this experience of a lifetime for all TOMS fans to share with us.
So, this handsome, intelligent, kind, caring and charmingly quirky man decided he wanted to take me out on the town. I thought I could use some fun in my life, so I unabashedly accepted his invitation. He knows I am not fond of flowers (terrible allergies, ugh), so he showed up on my doorstep with a thoughtfully compiled mix tape (err, cd actually, but apparently mix tapes are a thing again).
Ready for an escapade, we hopped in his Escalade and rocked out to some sweet jams as he drove me – off the beaten path – to this remarkable hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurant on the outskirts of downtown Houston. We enjoyed invigorating conversation, delectable Vietnamese dishes and fine Chinese beer.