3 Things I Learned Last Week 9.13.15

This week: Keep your eye on Google contact lenses; don’t doubt your persuasive powers; Facebook at Work

Taking Auto Correct to a New Level
Google and Novartis have collaborated to create a “smart” contact lens that auto corrects vision, and it should be available for human testing in 2016.

You’re More Persuasive Than You Think
At least that’s what a new study is hoping to persuade you to believe. Take a look at the report’s results and find out how you can use them to be more effective at work.

This Facebook Version Isn’t a No-No on the Job
You may be seeing Facebook at Work in your office before the end of the year. The new version, which has been in beta testing with more than 100 companies, lets users create a work Facebook account that is separate from their personal account so they can use Facebook’s tools to communicate with their colleagues. These interactions would be visible only within the company.

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Kelly Scanlon is the owner and publisher of Thinking Bigger Business Media. She recently finished a term on the national board of directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners, and was the national chair from 2010-2011. An advocate for small business owners, Kelly sits on numerous boards and committees to advocate on behalf of small business owners. She has won several awards for her advocacy. Among them are the 2011 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award on behalf of Kansas City area small business owners, the U.S. Small Business Administration's Region VII Women's Business Champion of the Year in 2009, and the Women in Business Advocate of the Year from the State of Kansas in 2006. In 2002, she won the SBA's Region VII Small Business Journalist of the Year Award (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas). Whatever your business stage—aspiring, startup, established, mature—Thinking Bigger Business Media has the resources you need to grow to the next level. We are a resource organization dedicated to providing the strategic, "how-to" information small business owners need to become more productive and more profitable. We also provide information that helps owners connect with resources within the business community that can help them grow. We deliver that information through a variety of media products and other channels easily accessible to business owners.
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