Thanksgiving Facts

Thanksgiving through a Brazilian Lens

Greetings, from guest blogger Geno Bonaventura, aka my darling husband. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I did not grow up celebrating Thanksgiving in Brazil, but, nowadays I enjoy it with my American family members and friends. Here are some of the facts about Thanksgiving facts that I have learned, to get you into the mood: The first…

Deepfake example

Cool, But Scary…Deepfakes Are Here

Nancy Pelosi drunkenly slurred her words in a public address. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg gleefully asserted that whoever has the data will rule the world. Carrie Fisher finished her role as Princess Leia in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story…after she died. These are all examples of deepfake videos. Deepfake videos, created by artificial intelligence (AI), make people appear to say or…

thanksgiving being nice

Being Nice as a Business Strategy

So often people say I “should” be on Facebook. I “need” to be on Instagram. And, that may be true if it matches your business strategy and you choose platforms that cater to your target demographic.  But it’s reassuring to know that just being human, being nice, also can be a sound business strategy. Especially…

Communication and Context

Communication from English to English

My husband and I went to Café El Tapatio in Niles the other night (very lively and delicious, fyi). There was a sign taped to the door saying “Menudo served on Saturdays and Sundays.” It was a cold night. We were planning for chicken soup and margaritas to warm up. Out of curiosity—maybe this was…

Will Bitcoin Make You Rich?

A single Bitcoin was valued at $16,878 this week. But, far from me to make a conclusion based on that. Michael Cave, Senior Data Analyst at Darwin Ecosystem and someone who lives in this world, shares a prediction [with my interjections]: “Personally, I believe that cryptocurrency as an actual investment market is well overgrown and…