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Conquer your time with the Pomodoro technique! [Infographic]

“Investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” —Benjamin Franklin

When it comes to productivity and time-management, the Pomodoro technique has been around for quite a while. Several years ago, it was even named the most popular productive technique by the weblog Lifehacker.

What is the Pomodoro technique, you ask? Let’s break it down.

Pomodoro

In Italian, Pomodoro means tomato. But in reality, this technique has nothing to do with food. In fact, the Pomodoro technique is described as a time-management approach, used to help people focus on a single task, and it promises to increase productivity. Created by Italian developer and entrepreneur Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s, this approach came to life because, during his studies, he was having a hard time staying focused on a single task and managing distractions productively. So, he decided to challenge himself and try to focus on tasks for short periods of time, thus avoiding giving into procrastination.

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Optimize your brand image with Julie! [Case study]

Erwan Coatnoan de Kerdu is the Head of ICV Finance, a company specialized in the development of intangible capital for companies. He is an expert in the management of company performance and his customers include SMEs and both national and international big groups.

Erwan has been present in the entrepreneur and finance ecosystem for a long time and he has always looked for great solutions to help him be more efficient and focus more on the fundamental part of his job: to help his clients develop their intangible capital.

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How to have a successful conference call

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably seen the viral video of Professor Robert E. Kelly whose live BBC News interview gets interrupted by his two children - in case this is news to you, we have a copy of the video for you. :-)

https://youtu.be/Mh4f9AYRCZY

Even though this video ended up being loved by many because of its realness and the adorable kids, there are a number of tricks that could have prevented this.

With all the ongoing technological improvements, video conferencing has slowly inserted itself into our lives and has become a common way to communicate in a professional setting, whether it is for a client meeting, an interview or just to stay in touch with colleagues who are working from home (or vice versa). A video conference call is different from a regular call because it helps you stay meeting focused and organized, brainstorm and find solutions to problems instantly and create a better connection with your interlocutor, but it is just as important. Whether you are a professional or not, chances are that you have already had to take part in a conference call, at least once.

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Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: A perfect match!

Last week, here in Paris, we participated in the Big Data Paris congress, an event dedicated to innovative developments relating to Big Data. This year, the congress decided to also showcase innovations in Artificial Intelligence through their Lab AI. In fact, Artificial Intelligence is a logical extension to intelligent data analysis; after all, the value of data lies in our capacity to analyze it.

Let’s come back to this successful conference!

What is Big Data anyway?

The expression “Big Data” first appeared in 1997 in scientific articles emphasizing the technological challenges when it comes to the visualization of large volumes of data.

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Join the Circle [NEW]

“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.” George Washington.

Giving an external person the responsibility to control your calendar is a sign of trust: Julie chooses time slots in your name, communicates with your interlocutors, etc. But until now, she could not monitor and validate the people with whom you schedule meetings. You, as a user, had to give your approval before Julie would schedule meetings, calls and other appointments with the people who contact you.

This approach makes sense for people you do not know or who are not in your network. After all, we do not want to open the access to your calendar for everybody. However, what about the other people, those you know and trust?

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Back to diversity in tech?

Even though the tech industry is largely dominated by men, this has not always been the case!

On this day dedicated to women, let’s explore the main role played by women in the tech industry and discover some initiatives and projects that showcase the audacity and expertise of many women as well as encourage others to follow in their footsteps to restore balance.

Happy international women’s day!

An industry purely male dominated?

Although represented in minority today, historically, women were the first to learn how to code.