There is no doubt that COVID-19 pandemic caused the worst economic crisis in the history of modern humanity. Hundreds of thousands of businesses closed permanently, millions are suffering and are on the edge of collapse, small business owners lost their life work, some even lost their lives, because of this. Yet, the pandemic also raised a lot of chances and opportunities for growth in the new circumstances of what is becoming a “new norm”.
Suffice to say that those defied technology and transform their businesses into the new technical atmosphere were left behind to close or suffer a lot while those who rode the new wave survived and even flourished. Yet, no good deed goes unpunished. As businesses, and governments, moved more toward technology the chances of being exposed to digital attacks rose up to the roof and created a new gigantic challenge in a world that is already tackling the biggest challenges in history.
In this episode we shed the light on all these topics and how we expect a world post COVID-19 will look like from a Digital Transformation point of view.
By Hisham Qaddoumi on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 09:00
On the day of November 3rd, 2020, the whole world will tune in to their TVs, radio stations and of course the internet to see what might happen in the US Presidential elections. The most important election in the world and this year probably the most critical one in the modern history.
After the very unexpected and probably most shocking win of President Trump in 2016 the whole world has changed course and started to look a lot different. Nothing has been as the old usual anymore and in a very tough and eventful year like 2020 it’s even more interesting than ever. An election within an unprecedented political unrest, in the middle of a one-in-a-century fatal pandemic and the rise of extremism (especially white supremacy) and political tribalism, this election is definitely the most interesting and crucial to the USA and probably the whole world.
This special live episode of Quantumly Leaping Podcast will be held “LIVE” on Facebook at the election night and will discuss in an open dialogue and in interaction with liv audience the main topics on everyone’s mind regarding the US elections 2020.
As many people get scammed every day nowadays, or find themselves in a huge debt because they overused their credit cards or simply reached the retirement age with no savings to mention it is becoming more and more important to talk about how manage your own personal wealth and protect your savings from being robbed out of your hands because of an immoral scammer, an irresistible ad that pushes you to buy what you don’t need or being ignorant of what you gain and what you spend.
In this episode we are talking about a topic that we’re both passionate about, as in our all episodes, that is Personal Wealth. We will talk, as we always do, from our personal life experiences and from what we learned from experts in this field. This episode is a lightweight summer episode we shot in July talking about a heavy topic with fun and simplicity.
We are the 21st Century and while recording this episode we were in the middle of a global pandemic that affected over 10 million people around the world and the numbers were still skyrocketing. In such dire conditions we have to take our health seriously more than ever. Now with COVID-19 it is more important to eat right, exercise and keep our bodies in the best shape we can because if we lost our health then we have nothing. No wealth and no one can replace that.
Being busy, motivated and sometimes driven professionals we both have our own health issues that we struggled with and, luckily, overcame with the least possible damage which is why we wanted to share this with you especially the young motivated and self-driven professionals. To be clear, none of us are in the medical field so be cautious listening to this episode and always remember to consult your family doctor about your health. Take these recommendations and do your own research from trusted well-known sources and remember to always listen to your body and act carefully on it.
By Hisham Qaddoumi on Saturday, June 27, 2020, 12:25
In our previous episode we talked about the challenges of modern education especially the online schooling. As COVID-19 quickly transformed all education to online college education didn’t do much well in this extreme challenge. Problems with college education hasn’t started with COVID-19 for sure but this pandemic uncovered a lot of issues in this field. Parents are having a close look for the first time to what their kids are learning and they’re definitely not happy.
For the past couple of years, we’re seeing a lot of frustration with college education by both parents and students. Stuck in a very old cycle of curricula, educational methods and lack of understanding of the new market’s career requirements, college education is becoming very expensive and mostly inefficient. College students are becoming so frustrated that they are committing suicide in hundreds out of frustration. They are paying much money for an education that does not prepare them for the modern work environment, they are drowned in debt and have no decent income to pay for it.
What happened to college education that it became that expensive and inefficient? How does the COVID-19 pandemic reveal the problems with college education? What will happen to most colleges post COVID-19 now that parents are very unhappy with their kids’ advancement? All these and more question are the topics of this episode.
By Hisham Qaddoumi on Saturday, June 20, 2020, 12:38
In a world that is changing by the speed of light, everything around us is changing how we live, commute, communicate and live. Yet, somethings are still moving very slow like education. A lot of people (students or parents) are feeling that education nowadays doesn’t match the real needs of this era nor it is sufficient to help with a future career or sufficient knowledge. In this two-episode topic we’re going to tackle the tough issue of modern education and the challenges it faces in the age of the internet and fast telecommunication.
In this episode we’re concentrating on schooling, especially the online schooling that became a great challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. From what we saw, heard and experienced, we wanted to start this conversation from our point of view in light of the rising challenges of school education in this era of history.
By Hisham Qaddoumi on Saturday, June 13, 2020, 10:30
As the curve is being flattened in many parts of Canada and the world, we see countries, states and provinces are reopening the economy. Some believe to be totally ready and some to be believed it’s too soon for such an action. Provinces around Canada are gradually and carefully reopening, countries and even some states in USA are also doing so.
How is it going to look like once we reopen the economy? What shall we expect and what shall we do to guarantee a safe reopening for everyone? When are we expected to go back to normalcy? How are we going to deal with an expected second wave probably in the fall especially if there was no vaccine or at least some remedy medicine available? How Show we change our behaviour during the reopening and even after the whole pandemic goes away?
All these questions and more are the core discussion in this episode of the Quantumly Leaping Podcast.
13:18 How life will look like during the reopening and the responsibility of individuals and businesses in keeping things under control in this new norm life style. https://youtu.be/bLU9j_1fZSQ?t=13m18s
34:07 The situation in our neighboring country, the USA. What went wrong and is it too soon to reopen the borders and restore normal travel between the two countries. https://youtu.be/bLU9j_1fZSQ?t=34m7s
According to the Pew research center 62% of adults in the United States get their news from social media platforms. And, while most major media outlets have presence on social media, much more news outlets that are not legit or even regulated are their most of which spread lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories. The numbers of people who believe and share this news from those sources are staggering and rising every day.
Currently social media platforms are protected under the US law as being a provider (platform) not as a publisher which means they can decide for themselves what content should stay on their own platforms. While the pressure is getting higher and higher for those platforms to moderate the content and many of them are trying hard to make that happen, we hear politicians threatening of suing them or even shutting them down when they moderate their content.
How content moderation affects the spread of misinformation? How these companies will balance content moderation and still profit from content? And how politics plays a huge part in that? All of these questions are in the core of this episode’s topics.
37:25 The effort that, finally, most platforms are putting to moderate the content and fight the spread of misinformation while pressured from politicians are rising when their content or their supporters’ content is being moderated. https://youtu.be/Me4mkbHkqto?t=37m25s
By Hisham Qaddoumi on Saturday, May 30, 2020, 10:00
This new age and the repercussions of COVID-19 has changed the way we communicate and affected our personal development methods and approaches. For thousands of years people were only communicating in person and rarely outside their own communities and cultures. The development of their communication skills, crafts or knowledge was limited to specific geographic location and bound to their own culture till the 20th century came up with the new methods of remote communication and of course, The Internet.
Although it was the 20th century that the internet came out, the easy access and availability in high speed wasn’t that much till recently. The 21st century came up with a better, faster and more reliable internet connection that is wireless and fairly cheap. Since then everything changed including the methods and means of personal development. Also, with the global lockdown for COVID-19 in 2020 the need for more virtual development increased significantly and changed the face of the world forever. In this episode we will learn about personal development in the 21st century and during and post COVID-19 pandemic.
The issue of climate change has been introduced heavily in the media for the past decade or two. Between a true believer and a total denier, the issue has actually been introduced for about a century or more. Why does it surface recently? Why are there a lot of controversy around it between believers and deniers? What are the effects of climate change to our world and are they preventable? How is the technology like AI and Quantum Computing is helping? How did change climate went into a major slow down during the COVID-19 pandemic? And, what can everyone do to help with it?
All these questions are going to be discussed in this episode about Climate Change, the issue that has been filling up front page news for the past couple of years and the whole world is talking about it.
What is cryptocurrency? Is it even money? How is it different from our paper money or credit / debit cards? Why are people afraid of it? Why governments and banks fought viciously against it and now they’re trying to adopt it? Will it be the future of the global financial order?
Questions that are in the minds of everyone and the answers might even propose more questions. In this episode we’re going to talk about cryptocurrency with all the fact, technology and controversies around it from historical, technical, personal and even (somehow) political point of view.
Privacy has been in everyone’s mind for the past few years especially after news of data breaches breaking multiple times a year from huge corporates and institutions. With the COVID-19 crisis and the contact tracing apps that people are welcoming without knowing how collecting such data without regulation and transparency we believe it’s important to talk about this very essential topic.
By Hisham Qaddoumi on Saturday, May 2, 2020, 08:06
Being ethical in any aspect of life is a very essential thing. We build trust based on the assumption that the other side, in any relationship, is being moral and have the required ethics to form that relationship whether it was personal, business, customer to provider or even citizen to politician. Our whole society is built on ethics that are inspired by a set of morals inherited from culture, society religion or any heritage. In this episode we’re talking about the importance of ethics in business, technology, negotiations and life in general.
By Hisham Qaddoumi on Saturday, April 25, 2020, 07:00
Last week (April 18th-19th, 2020) a mass shooter went on a rampage for over 12 hours in the province of Nova Scotia here in Canada. Investigations are still on the way at the time we recorded this episode but there are strong signs of a mental problem for the shooter. Two years ago, in about the same period, a mentally ill man killed 10 people hitting them in a rental truck in Toronto, only two months after that another mentally ill armed young man killed two and injured 13 in a mass shooting in the Danforth area in Toronto. Endless stories of people taking their own lives because of mental problems and the issue got bigger during the COVID-19 crisis. In this episode we are trying to shed some light on the mental health issue and how the society (local or global) can combat it together. Sharing personal stories and life experiences we're not trying to, nor claiming, that we offer any solution but we're trying to keep the conversation going on as we believe it's not being talked about enough.
By Hisham Qaddoumi on Sunday, April 19, 2020, 03:24
Artificial Intelligence is affecting the employment market in the 21st century and automation is claimed to take a lot of human jobs. In this episode we will take on the controversial topic on how employment in the 21st century has changed because of the advancements of technology. We’re taking on the new standards of employment, the skill set training for the upcoming job market and the role of businesses and individuals in the modern job market.
By Hisham Qaddoumi on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 06:52
So, we’re still doing our podcast from the safety of our own homes using Microsoft Teams and this is the second episode in a series of episodes we’re talking about COVID-19 crisis. In this episode we are concentrating on the role of technology of helping during the COVID-19 crisis and the permanent effect that it will have on our lives even after this crisis. We have 4 major topics we discussed in this episode.
01:10 - The technology helping in working from home and how that will affect all kinds of businesses after the crisis also on working models, reducing office spaces and office space rentals. https://youtu.be/Ela0jJ0M9rg?t1m10s
10:05 - How many small and medium businesses (even Governmental) has got into online businesses and remote work technologies like they have never done before. https://youtu.be/Ela0jJ0M9rg?t10m5s
30:20 - The role of Artificial Intelligence in general in helping to control this pandemic using data points and prediction models etc. and how that affected many political decisions and safety measurements. https://youtu.be/Ela0jJ0M9rg?t30m20s
By Hisham Qaddoumi on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 02:32
Since we started marketing our Podcast, even before starting it, there was an overwhelming number of requests from people for both when we are starting the podcast and why we called it the “Quantumly Leaping” podcast. Well, it’s obviously that we started our podcast late March, 2020 so we wanted to record this video to answer your question on why we called it “Quantumly Leaping”. Sunny story that started couple of months ago on Bloor street walking back from a technical both Jim and I. Watch the video or listen to the audio on our podcast. Here’s how you can reach us.
By Hisham Qaddoumi on Monday, April 6, 2020, 11:59
Living under the national quarantine for the fourth week in a row is not easy for anyone. Whether you work from home or laid off because of the COVID-19 crisis. Single or parent, alone or with a family, it doesn't matter, it's a tough situation to be in for all human beings of all walks of life.
More than half of humanity were on lockdown when this episode was recorded and over a million cases of COVID-19 around the globe. The Canadian Army being situated in the GTA area to help with tasks that usually city workers were doing, and to enforce physical distancing rules. Such a time in history that Canadians, and the whole world, haven't ever seen. This episode is a part of a series of episode in season 1 of the Quantumly Leaping Podcast to talk about the current crisis and the lessons we should learn out of it as humanity.
01:00 - The severity of the situation and the importance of physical distancing
11:00 - Working from home becoming the new norm and the effect on the internet speed. The world wasn't ready to accommodate such high internet access demand and many jobs can't be done from home.
21:35 - The stress on people, families and kids and the mental issues that this quarantine rules are affecting everybody. The rise of the domestic violence cases and social anxiety
31:00 - The earth and the environment is becoming cleaner as most human polluting activities are on halt.
By Hisham Qaddoumi on Sunday, March 29, 2020, 06:11
The promotional video to our long awaited podcast "Quantumly Leaping" with Jim & Hisham.
In a time that life is changing more than the speed of light, a time when people can barely cope with the extreme speed of changes. we decided to start a Podcast that talks about everything that's changing.
Topics like the effects of COVID-19 on the world, or how technology and Artificial Intelligence is changing the face of the world. The topic of ethics in business, or ethics in AI, and many topics that are important, relevant and very current.