People gather at site of Buffalo supermarket shooting

Shocked community members gather at Tops supermarket in Buffalo, NY, where 10 people were killed yesterday in a mass shooting.

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Changing Patterns of Banking and Spending Require New Skills From Professionals

New normal means a few things for both customers and professionals in the BFSI (Banking and Financial Services Industry). Where customers need to learn the proper use of a few apps and sites, and practice caution in spending and in sharing information, professionals have a heavier burden. No longer is it enough to be the “Banker” who sits in the cubicle and lords it over paper and over people. It has become essential to become well versed in the basics of a range of technological platforms, along with mastering the subject skills in finance and accounting. In addition, a hirable, employable, successful banking sector employee today must also be skilled in communication across media, the nuances and differences in selling face to face or over a phone call or online. They must master the art of “hooking” people in 30 seconds or less, learnt to keep pace with this fast moving world, and acquire the specific skill-set for online selling and service.

Navigating the Sea Change in Communicating – In the New Normal

The global pandemic has, contrary to expectations and beliefs, achieved some sort of a miracle. It has millions across the planet – kicking and screaming or glibly dancing – into the digital era. People everywhere, whether a hip 20, a learning 60, or a doting 80, are suddenly on technological and digital communication platforms, whether out of necessity or choice. Clearly then, it is time for a rethink of what we have always thought of as traditional communication skills. It is time to enact a paradigm shift in how we talk to people, and how we present our content.

When You Choose a Business School Course – Make Sure To Ensure Employability For Your Future

With a Few well thought out choices, you can be one of the not so common Hirable MBA. Remember, most management graduates are unemployable or marginally competent. Don’t blindly join the flock. Most MBAs today are fairly well versed in their theory but cannot convert any of the ideas into actual actions. Many modern management programmes, especially degree courses, put too much emphasis on theory-driven practice, and tend to overlook the immense value that a student can derive from practice-driven theory.

What Skin Color Are You?

The Bible says, “”For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” It doesn’t say, white people, tall people, rich people, etc., it says, “the world,” all people. The invitation is to “whosoever,” anyone and everyone in the whole human race. Here are some thoughts about skin color, racism, privileged people and identity politics.

One More For The Road

In a time of a distant past where the days were filled with less complexity and the nights lingered on in joyous comradery is forever entrenched in my mind. It was a time where the mundane existence was actually filled with pleasantries. Now, after much soul searching I can recall it was the summer of ’68.