Virtuoso

Blogs, Opinions, On the Move, and Success

Let's Get Physical (less digital)

Nothing earth shattering but you may have noticed that I made a slight change in the list of categories displayed across the header of this website's pages. The topics of Marketing and Social Media have been removed and replaced with Experience Management as well as Vehicles (planes, trains, automobiles, and motorcycles). These changes are a reflection of my longstanding desire started two years ago to diversify the topics covered on the website socPub.

Bryan Ruby: Winter Blogging is Coming

Summer is a distraction. While promises of consistent blogging are easy to make here in South Dakota when temperatures are below freezing, the true test of a blogger is spending time in front of the computer when the warm sunny skies of summer are on us. The successful blogger is one that posts consistently and routinely throughout the year. The ideal blogger puts the readers first before himself or herself. Regular readers of my blog already know this but for the record let me state it anyway, I'm not that blogger.

Why Customer Support Is Essential to Your Tech Business

Excellent customer support is essential to any type of business, but in the tech industry, it can be particularly beneficial. Since many tech companies offer a service or software, it's much more likely customers will reach out for support. Their first experience after purchasing the product is often with your service team. If your employees aren't fully trained to meet consumer expectations, you risk losing repeat business from those people.

The Superstar Paradox: 5 Reasons Oriented Overachievers Miss the Mark

In today’s fast-paced, ever-innovating luxury sector where nothing is certain but rapid-fire change, masses have surrendered themselves to “overachievement” in pursuit of career success and a life replete with wealth.Not just ordinary success, but rather the kind that exceeds expectations courtesy of excessive “above and beyond” effort put forth. Some relent to a life of overachievement willingly and enthusiastically as they yearn to earn, while others grievously succumb to a multitude of pressures (both external and self-inflicted) and work themselves to extremes in order to achieve and maintain an enviable stature and lifestyle overall.

Irish Woman Wins Australian Top Women in Tech Award

Dublin & Sydney, 6th August 2019: ConX, a platform connecting contractors in the construction industry, co-founded and headed by Irish entrepreneur Annie Slattery, scooped Australia’s top award for ‘Women in Tech’ start-ups.

Annie Slattery, an entrepreneur originally from Clontarf in Dublin, launched ConX in 2014, to digitally transform how construction contractors find and win work. The top award was part of a pitch competition in the wake of the largest women technologists’ conference, the Grace Hopper Celebration, Hopper Down Under held in Australia for the first time earlier this week.

ProLabs’ Global Marketing Director wins Tech Marketing Leader of the Year for her role in the company’s transformational global re-brand

Award confirms the company’s commitment to changing the market through a new tier of expertise, quality, value and more choice than ever before

Cirencester, UK, 18 June – ProLabs’ Global Marketing Director, Haley McPherson, has been presented with the 2019 Tech Marketing Leader of the Year award at the Computing Tech Marketing & Innovation Awards 2019.

Why Making Your Business Eco-Friendly Is Not Just Good for the Environment But Also Your Wallet

Environmentally or eco-friendly practices are vital to success in today’s business world, and not just because consumers demand it. Yes, people love to know they’re doing business with a green, morally acceptable organization, but it’s also about sustainability and efficiency.

Adopting an eco-friendly culture will provide many benefits, bigger and better than positive PR. Here are six of the most pertinent rewards a business will receive from going green.

Unbabel Appoints Amy Kux as Chief Financial Officer

San Francisco, USA: 20 February 2019: A year after raising $23 million in series B funding, AI-powered, human-refined translation platform Unbabel today announced the appointment of Amy Kux to the role of Chief Financial Officer, based in the company’s San Francisco headquarters.

With a proven track record in management and business leadership applied to high-growth international technology start-ups, Kux joins Unbabel from Udemy, where she was Head of Finance. There she was strategic both in raising series D fundraising and opening the company’s Brazil office. Prior to Udemy, she was Head of Finance for next generation content delivery network Cloudflare.

Bryan Ruby's Last Google Post

Last weekend, I submitted my last Google+ post. From here on out, I won't be actively monitoring the platform given the expected demise of Google+. This is what I posted:

This is likely my last Google+ post but I don't plan to delete my Google+ account until February 28, 2019

Unless something significant happens, I don't plan to post again on Google+. It doesn't seem logical to invest my time and effort to post something we all know will be deleted in a couple months. I may leave a comment here or there on G+ but that's about it.