SIMON COTTEE wrote an article as to why ISIS' propaganda is effective in attracting youths. Our problem is that we haven't countered it with a better narrative, a better story.
After the attacks in Belgium, it is obvious that we are not doing enough in providing a narrative that can give hope to young men who are susceptible to the type of propaganda ISIS has been producing. read more
Dr. Jim Chalmers MP is the Federal Member for Rankin. He is the Shadow Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation, the Shadow Minister for Sport, and the Shadow Assistant Minister for Trade, Investment and Productivity, wrote an article and argued for Australia taking advantage of Blockchain. read more
Our brains throw away half of all new material within an hour. By Day 30, we’ve retained about 2-3%.
Source: A BBC Article titled, The mystery of why you cant remember being a baby.read more
According to an article by The Register (Last accessed: 18 June 2016), "CIA director John Brennan told US senators they shouldn't worry about mandatory encryption backdoors hurting American businesses. And that's because, according to Brennan, there's no one else for people to turn to: if they don't want to use US-based technology because it's been forced to use weakened cryptography, they'll bread more
We need a currency that no longer relies on national governments. We need a planetary currency. Bitcoin may be it.read more
I heard about Bitcoin around 2012 but I just sat and waited to see if I would hear more of it.
I really got interested about Bitcoin when I heard an interview of an entrepreneur starting a business providing Bitcoin services and his reasons for why it is a good currency. read more
A majestic view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower.read more
As I ride at the back of a vegetable truck with nothing more than a pole to hang on to, we drive pass this scene in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. I see farmers up early in the morning to work and harvest their crop. Stunning back-drop showing the bluish haze of early morning fog against the green and gold colours of the fields. read more
Humans crave to be in teams, tribes.
They empathise with their groups. They don't with other groups. read more
This must be one of the most surprising films I've seen for a long time. Browsing SBS Online on the TV, I came across "Metro Manila". I have not seen a Filipino film for years. Curious to see one here in SBS Australia, I played it. It hooked me from the beginning. I was just going to have a peek but I stayed for the whole movie. It left feeling like I've been kicked in the guts like the city did to the poor family in the film. read more
Every now and then, you see Taxi Drivers of a country, or recently, a continent (South America), protesting against Uber.
At home, in Australia, I get around with my car. I used Uber once to get home from a night out after being introduced to it by a friend. I thought it was great: I could already see the driver's details, a photo of his car and his licence plate number even before he came to pick me up.read more
SBS Australia ran an interesting UK documentary titled, "Frontline Fighting: Battling Isis", describing it as "the inside story of three untrained western volunteers with no family connections to the Middle East who heed the call to take up arms with Kurdish fighters to reclaim Rojava from the Islamic State". read more
There are observations I've made that may help you:
1. As important as Content Marketing is, many small business owners prioritize expenses that can bring them income directly as a result, like Pay Per Click. Content Marketing is not one of those. The idea of SEO, let alone Content Marketing requires time and effort to convey small business owners. read more
In short, "No, you don't need to be a specialist to start a business". But you have to be competent or you have something to offer to your customers, partners, employers or investors that would make them want to do business with you.read more
Founding a startup? Doesn't that mean just starting your own business? At least in my country, Australia, it does.
The steps you need to take friends largely on the laws that apply to you, which friends on where you are.
The main steps in general would be:
1. Decide on a legal structure: sole trader, partnership or company. read more
If you are only planning to use Wordpress for the bank's blogging or publishing functions, then it is doable. However, if you are planning to have it interact with database they use for their customers, payments and transactions, I do not think Wordpress alone is the right tool unless you have the programming skills to completely hack WordPress. If you have that level of programming skills, then you are probably better off coding a custom solution for your client.read more
Just my 2 cents : I would focus on using open source technologies to provide solutions for clients for various reasons.read more
Capitalism needs consumer to buy goods and services. At the same time all companies are trying to reduce labor. Will there not be enough work for all?
Farming today needs vastly less people than 100 years ago. Industrial production in most companies can produce vastly more with the same number of staff than 20 years ago. Even service jobs are being replaced, think automated check-out counters or nursing robots.
Will we run out of work? And if yes, what will be the consequences?read more
Since you asked which Web Design SOFTWARE, then I would say Dreamweaver. But I wouldn't rely on Dreamweaver completely unless you're dealing with a brochure website. If you asked, which Script or maybe, which Content Management System, I would say Wordpress.
You might hear some people say, "Wordpress is just a Blogging tool". Not really. That's old news. It started as such but it is now commonly used for websites.read more
I would say that's an effective way to distribute products. If I were you however, I would just make sure that the terms of the contract are negotiable ever so often to avoid locking yourself and /or your business in a contract that will later make it difficult for you to change things around.read more