5 Tips for Building Meaningful Business Relationships

When an individual decides to go into business, they often foresee themselves as the lone soldier venturing out on a mission to change the world. To some degree, we can all relate to having this feeling. What small business owner hasn’t said, “I got this; I don’t need help” at least once? Continue reading “5 Tips for Building Meaningful Business Relationships”

How to grow your business on Amazon

A business owner may have a hard time marketing their business online since maybe they could be having no idea of the kind of people to target and how they should go about online advertising. Could be also they know not how to create a website, feeding information like sales made, creating an efficient order system and coming up with a program that handle the customer service and many more. Worse still, an owner could fail to know how to operate a computer therefore bringing in Amazon; an electronic commerce would be of so much help to this owner. Therefore, in this article will see how one can be able to grow their business using Amazon. Continue reading “How to grow your business on Amazon”

How to Contribute to the Community

You might feel fulfilled in the workplace because you contribute to your industry and your company, but sometimes professionals want to do more. If you’re interested in benefiting your community and people in need, you can use your expertise in the nonprofit world. Following are four ways business professionals can give back to others. Continue reading “How to Contribute to the Community”

Emergent Social Media Analytics Platform – A Case Study of ThoughtBuzz

With social media gradually harnessing so much of attention from business organizations, as a medium to engage with its various stakeholders with a lower cost of engagement, the concerns surrounding information management and visualization becomes a key domain of interest. This is specifically what social media tools enables the digital marketer.Today, it has become immensely important for organizations to use social media for engaging through digital platforms like web 2.0 sites. Continue reading “Emergent Social Media Analytics Platform – A Case Study of ThoughtBuzz”

IBM Turn Tweets into Valuable Business Insights

In a bid to solve their client’s toughest business challenges, IBM recently announced a partnership with social media giant Twitter. By merging Twitter’s huge data pool with IBM’s sophisticated cloud analytics programme, IBM hopes to streamline business decision making. Continue reading “IBM Turn Tweets into Valuable Business Insights”

Reasons behind a garden office being the future of working from home

Garden offices have recently evolved from being a dilapidated and old wooden shed at a rear end of the garden to a fully functional garden room. If you’re someone who is working from home and you want a separate space from your home to continue with your hobby, a garden office is perhaps the best deal for you. When you work from a garden office, it allows you to be at home and yet be aloof from all the household chores and what’s going on in your home. Continue reading “Reasons behind a garden office being the future of working from home”

Today’s Men’s Business Fashion

An article published in “Psychology Today” revealed that it takes no more than 30 seconds before one person makes an impression of another. The clothing one wears plays an important role in arriving at this conclusion. If employed as a professional in business, men must make the effort to portray the appropriate message by being conscious of overall appearance. Among other things, the correct attire conveys someone who acts responsibly, pays attention to detail and exudes confidence. Continue reading “Today’s Men’s Business Fashion”

4 Ways to Dominate on Social Media When You Have a “Boring” Business

There are some industries which seem prime for social media such as newspapers, television networks and bars that have a constantly changing theme night. However, just because your business isn’t all about entertaining people, that doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from a killer social media campaign. If you think your business is “boring,” niche or just not something that can drum up an engaged social media audience, think again. Continue reading “4 Ways to Dominate on Social Media When You Have a “Boring” Business”

Running a business from home

When it is practical, running a business from your home can provide a number of very material – as well as eco-friendly – advantages. This includes the fact you will not have to pay for additional premises, a non-existent commute, and easy access to all the amenities of your home. If you intend to run a business from your home, there are several steps you should take. Continue reading “Running a business from home”

SocialCRM tools selection using Delphi method

Title : SocialCRM tools selection using Delphi method

 

Gaurav Khatwani

Email ID: g_khatwani@yahoo.co.in

Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak

 Abstract: Various organizations have started adopting SocialCRM tools for their customer relationship management activities. This gives an opportunity to develop technique that can assist organizations in selecting SocialCRM tools based on experts’ decision within organization. While techniques have not been described in details, the focus has been on exploring how business can execute the process of selecting SocialCRM tools based on Delphi study.

This paper must be cited as follows: Khatwani, G. (2014). SocialCRM tools selection using Delphi method. Business Frontiers, 7(1), 1-5.

Keywords: SocialCRM, Delphi, Selection, Prioritization, Ranking

Download the complete article here.

Am I SICK?

Is the title giving a blow!! You must be thinking what is this!! “Am I SICK?” No, I am fit and fine. Who says I am sick !! Whoever is telling, he is sick!! And why I will be!! –No Not All.— I know this is what is going on in your mind – am I right!!

 

Let’s give some time for ourselves. Let’s realize ourselves. Let’s give a blow in our inner mind- let’s give a shock in our everyday behavior. I am telling you- you will find yourself in ICU. Shocked !! I know you are. But this is a bitter truth.

Trust me- find out some time for analysis. See who you are, what you are doing, how you are doing and for whom you are doing. Are you actually working!! Working hardly or smartly!! Or just running after money. Dream is big money- big house- costly car; A luxury life. If you are already enjoying- still you want more!! Right!! And if you are a struggler or gradually making your career- still dream remains the same. Going through the same rat-race. Right! Have you ever though to find five minutes for the needy person standing beside you! Have you ever extended your hand when you saw a blind person struggling to find his way on the road where you just passed him giving a veered look? Have you ever gone to help the person who just met with an accident!! Probably No. And if at all your friend suggested going, you said No No!! This can be a police case!! So let us be safe and keep ourselves away. I know you are remembering when you did that. Probably you thought to go but your friend suggested the same. Right!! Have you ever thought to just get up from the seat and let the old person sit there –who is just standing beside you!! You are just happy that somehow you managed a seat. Good if you have done. But probably you will find the answer ‘No’ if you ask yourself.

You must be thinking – how does these make a difference in your life. Your life is cool- and it will be as cool as it is. Right!! You are absolutely right. And if you are thinking in this way- you can’t be blamed for this. Because the value system you are in or the value system you are inculcating into your  next generation – this is quite natural. You don’t have time. But think once. Instead of the person met with an accident; you have met with the same accident! And people are reacting in the same manner and you are just   lying-down  helplessly on the road. How will you feel!! Good !! !! No ; right!! You will expect help from the persons probably whom you did not help when they required oneday!! Right!! If everybody will think the way you think- then imagine what will be your situation on the road after your accident. But do you think that you were not capable of helping the person. Were you sick that day!! You were too sick to talk with the person or hold the hand of that blind person!! No !! But Yes – I will say- you were SICK. Mentally you were SICK. Otherwise a healthy and Ok mind would have instructed you the right thing. Your mind would not have stopped you from helping. Or your mind would not have stay untouched in spite of seeing the blood-stained person lying on the road. It clearly shows that we are fine, but our mind is not. It’s not well. It’s SICK.

 

Find some time to think. Think – are you doing right!! Think are you inculcating the right value into your kids!! Because if you are giving such value to your child – definitely when you will require help, the person who will be standing beside you probably with the same value like your kid- will not help- because they never realized this thought.

It’s never a late. Beginning of anything is good. Let’s think and start realizing. Let’s start making a difference. Let us take our society towards a better one- a cultured- value added healthy and humane society.

Brief Profile of Author : Amitava Pal is a Software Engineer and XLRI Alumni. His special areas of interests are Human Psychology and Soft Skills. He has been writing papers since 2005 and the papers have already been published in India and Abroad like University of California, Bonn University Germany and so on. He is currently writing a book on “Typical Human Psyche on Differential Behaviour”.

Tsunami – What comes next ?

What a terrible, terrible incident took place on 11th of March, 2011. If there is one country which can withstand earthquakes then it must be Japan. Infact the very word tsunami is Japanese meaning ‘harbour wave’. Japan is a country which faces earthquake once in every 5 minutes. Infact even in schools the students are trained what to do in case there is an earthquake. But what happened last week is the worst that the country has faced so far. The Japanese PM has cited it to be the worst incident since the Second World War.
Because of nature’s wrath, such horrendous incidents are becoming regular in all parts of the world. This year supposedly has brought the heaviest snowfall ever in the European countries. And now the triple whammy of earthquake, followed by tsunami and meltdown at nuclear reactors have estimatedly killed thousands while more than a million has been left without food and water. The insurance companies have predicted it to be the costliest with insured lossed running into as much as 35 billion USD, without considering the loss caused by the tsunami.
The fear of what’s next is really scary. Japan has changed geologically and economically and will take long time to get back to normal. But we have obstructed the ways of nature in too many ways for the sake of development for far too long a time. And now with each stoke, the nature is taking us years back from where it would take a lot of effort to come back. Its better that we start getting sensible, else who knows what we might see in this life only…
Will catch u soon again..till then God bless us

@Priyanka