Are you struggling with calculating ROI on your big data initiatives? You’re not alone. Many are reluctant to ask their peers about it, others don’t talk about it, but the elephant in the room needs to come atop the agenda, as does the culture that finds it appropriate not to discuss it. It’s a hot business buzz word after all....
why you need an offmode
The largest contributor to personal and professional burnout, anxiety and depression currently overwhelming you is in your pocket, on your desk, and in your bag. And there’s a simple little practice to keep it all in check, stay balanced, and operating optimally. It’s called #OffMode and doing it right can get you back to your high performing self again. In...
While I  don't completely write off the various investment/funding business models, I do have a larger respect for the art of hustle and the adaptive mindset of the true entrepreneur. I'm a big fan of bootstrapping business models and their success stories of small wins that lead to big victories. Looking at the small things, or the ability to...
There are many books out there disguised as how-to's, prompting you to tell your story through social media, and to use it as a platform to build a more authentic brand. But let's be real, most of these books are far removed of specifics with watered down recommendations to use social media to tell your story. Some of the better books on...
https://youtu.be/ZozngQzMT4k Disclaimer: Below are the show notes and script that covers the podcast more or less. These notes will be more concise and tight as I find my narrative style and framework for the show. So bear with me. Welcome to THE Heroik Hour Podcast and thank you so much for tuning in to episode three. I’m your host Nicholas McGill,...
Bringing gaming paradigms to the workplace is a growing market, especially in the digital space. The advantage to an individual is to rally excitement and add entertainment value around getting things done. Bombarding the brain with electronic visual stimuli is the latest form of positive reinforcement for mopping the floors, sending emails, paying the bills, dropping off the dry-cleaning...
For those not familiar Slack, it is a collaborative working environment that also provides a chat service. It also offers native mobile apps for just about every platform out there.   Slack Structure   The basic slack structure is broken down into groups, channels, and private groups. You can be a member of multiple groups and each group can have a different login email...
It is an often said but poorly understood notion, that many if not most people in your life will try to discourage, devalue and chip away at your self-worth. Due to toxic patterns, poor upbringings, selfish behavior, and other environmental and psychological factors, the masses try to bring you down. While exploring this subject, I took a deeper look...
Welcome to the Heroik Hour, the podcast where we discuss and bring together Technology Leadership and Culture to help get you fired up and mission ready for the great life. I’m your host, Nicholas McGill, Chief Experience Officer for Heroik Media. Thank you so much for joining us on episode 16. If you like what you hear on the show,...
Stop Using Bit.ly Now: Google and Firefox marking Bit.ly links as Malware It has come to our attention that Google went ahead and marked one of the world's most popular link shortening services Bit.ly as malicious. Thus making every shortened link malicious, including every link we've been sharing through buffer. We've switched services and recommend you do the same and...

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