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The pandemic has created a new thought process to reconcile when it comes to how we physically operate as a business. I immediately recognized that the fear of unleashing employees faded, if only out of necessity. Optimism grew, and ultimately everything new started to just seem normal. Now, it’s hard to even picture the days of our old office-bound lives.
Approximately six months into a forced remote office experiment, here are a few of the things I’ve learned.
My employees don’t need an office to be productive.
While I’ve been able to run a brand completely remotely, widespread adoption of a complete work-at-home workforce hasn’t been as rapid as industry leaders may have hoped.
The novel coronavirus kicked into overdrive themove to a fully
Moe Davis, Guest columnist
Published 6:00 a.m. ET Oct. 11, 2020
Public health experts warned for months that the coronavirus is a dangerous global pandemic that cannot be taken lightly. Unfortunately, time has proven the experts right. Over one million people worldwide have died from COVID-19. Over 210,000 American lives have been lost, including roughly 300 of our fellow Western North Carolinians.
If you haven’t abandoned science, facts and common sense, you know what you have to do: Practice social distancing. Wash your hands. And wear a mask.
I’ve said many times during this pandemic that job one for those seeking public office is not putting public health at risk. That’s why I have campaigned responsibly with masks, social distancing and limits on the number of people attending our events.
I have taken that approach since the beginning, because it is the right thing to do for the people of
NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — A City Council member is urging New York to embrace new technology for voting in future elections.
Councilman Ritchie Torres was joined by Mobile Voting Project founder Bradley Tusk at a press conference Friday to call for the New York State Board of Election to enact mobile voting.
With less than three weeks until Election Day, it comes on the heels of a recent incident wherein the New York City Board of Elections mistakenly mailed out as many as 100,000 faulty ballots in Brooklyn alone and just weeks after President Donald Trump’s administration sought to gut the United States Postal Service to hamper mail-in ballot turnout.
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Torres said studies show that the U.S. trails most developed countries in voter turnout.
According to data compiled by the United States Election Project, turnout in the 2016
COVID-19 has greatly changed how we care for ourselves and has resulted in a massive change to how we connect with our doctors. Providers are seeing 50-175 times the number of patients via telehealth visits than they did before the pandemic, and Forrester predicts that virtual care visits will soar to more than 1 billion by the end of 2020, including 900 million visits related to the coronavirus.
Telehealth has great potential to increase healthcare access for everyone during the pandemic, and this is especially important for older adults and other populations at higher risk of contracting COVID-19. But, virtual visits can also be stressful for those with an aversion to using technology to speak with their doctor.
As patients who might’ve shied away from technology in the past now need to use it to connect with their doctors, it’s important for healthcare providers to ensure their telemedicine platforms
Dialpad, a cloud-based communications platform for businesses, has raised $100 million at a $1.2 billion valuation. The series E round of funding was led by Omers Growth Equity, with participation from Alphabet’s GV, Andreessen Horowitz, Iconiq Capital, and Work-Bench.
San Francisco-based Dialpad touts itself as a “unified communications platform” incorporating voice, video, and messaging. Its core products include UberConference, the web conference tool upon which the company made its name initially; Dialpad Talk, a cross-platform business phone system; and an in-bound contact center platform that connects companies with their customers.
As with other platforms in the online communications sphere, Dialpad was in a strong position to capitalize on the rapid shift to what it calls a “work from anywhere” ethos brought on by the COVID-19 crisis, reporting record numbers in the first half of the year.
“While many companies struggled to modernize in response to these changes, Dialpad had its
Cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun paid $4.6 million for a charity dinner with Warren Buffett in January.
Sun hoped to convert Buffett into a Bitcoin fan, but instead one of his guests, eToro CEO Yoni Assia, embraced Buffett’s value-investing approach.
Assia read the definitive book on the subject written by Buffett’s mentor, hired a value-investing consultant, and became a bigger proponent of in-depth research and longer investment horizons, Bloomberg reported.
The boss of the social-trading platform also tweeted that value investing is a “hidden magic that reveals itself to you only after 20 years of making 15-20% and compounding it.”
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Cryptocurrency executive Justin Sun shelled out $4.6 million for a charity dinner with Warren Buffett in a vain attempt to convert the billionaire investor into a Bitcoin believer. Instead, one of his guests embraced Buffett’s signature value-investing strategy, Bloomberg reported on