30min for your development #28

This week is Christmas week, to celebrate I have prepared a new playlist that includes courses as well as readings to enjoy if you have some minutes for yourself. Keep learning and prepare yourself, take your time to update your toolbox “Self 2.0”.

Readings: Quarterly Journal - Gartner stands for the intersection of finance, risk and strategy — how companies expand, how they can be both bold and principled and how they persuade employees and investors to join them for the ride. The journal addresses challenges that cut across the C-suite and executive teams. Published quarterly by Gartner, the journal features the latest research, interviews, profiles and infographics. Is a recommended reading to understand 2020 from the shifts occurred in 2019, and how trends like Digital Transformation have evolved.

These Are The Technologies That Will Transform The 2020s - From 5G To Vertical Farming - Forbes

This is an article by Mike Scott where he analise the report 20 for 20 from Lux Research. He summarises the report in simple terms and also highlights the evolution of key trends like 3D Printing and Blockchain, the rise of 5G Networks and the new Shared Mobility. Also references to the usage of Blockchain in Energy Trading Platforms happening in the UK.

There’s a simple reason your new smart TV was so affordable: It’s collecting and selling your data, and serving you ads - BI

Do you know that manufacturers can sell a Smart TV at or near to cost? This is an interesting reading to find how the manufacturers are monetizing your data to drive profit and not the device itself, and this happens even if you don’t want because you decided to purchase their products.


Learning Design Thinking: Lead Change in Your Organization by Turi McKinley

Design thinking is a user-centred way of solving problems. It involves extensive collaboration, using strategies such as mapping customer journeys, concept creation, and prototyping. This course teaches how to help teams adopt a design thinking mindset and provides examples. This course is 2 hours long and describes every element of the model, including roles and responsibilities.

Design Thinking: Data Intelligence by Randall Elliott

In this course, learn how modern data intelligence helps designers provide more personal and human design experience. Randall Elliott shows how to use data in creative problem-solving: to generate ideas, create better designs, and connect with users in meaningful ways. This course is only 45 minutes long.

Body Language for Leaders by Carol Kinsey Goman

Research shows that when your verbal and nonverbal signals are out of alignment, people are forced to choose between what they hear and what they see. And subconsciously, they’ll believe your body language. In this course, Carol Kinsey Goman, reveals how body language is perceived and often misread and shares tips for making a positive first impression within the first few seconds of any interaction. This is a short course of about 40 minutes packed with lots of tips and exercises.

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