Reading corner – I, Human by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

In an era dominated by rapid technological advancements, the power of Artificial Intelligence has become a topic of growing concern. People worry about AI’s potential to reshape society, influence decision-making processes, and even replace human roles.

Nevertheless, despite these worries, there is a tendency to overlook the pervasive influence of AI in our daily lives. In “I, Human,” psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic highlights the impact of AI on our behaviors, revealing how it can make us distracted, selfish, biased, narcissistic, entitled, predictable, and impatient.

I, Human by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic


Securing your secrets: How to prevent data leaks when using ChatGPT

The recent data leak by Samsung employees, which involved the use of ChatGPT, has raised concerns about the importance of workforce training and awareness when it comes to handling confidential information.

ChatGPT security and training


Master your multitasking: Keep a window Always on Top with Microsoft PowerToys for Windows

Microsoft PowerToys is a set of utilities designed to enhance the user experience and improve productivity. One of the many features included in the PowerToys is the “Always on Top” utility, which enables users to pin any window to the top of their desktop, even when they’re working on other applications.

With Microsoft PowerToys Always on Top feature, users can keep important windows on top of all others, ensuring that they remain visible and accessible at all times. Whether you’re working on a project that requires multiple windows open simultaneously or need to keep an eye on a specific window while you work on other tasks, this feature is a game-changer for anyone looking to improve their workflow and productivity.

Microsoft PowerToys Always on Top utility for Windows


Transform your data with Excel: Converting CSV files to tables made easy

Microsoft Excel is a versatile tool that allows users to work with data in various formats. One of the most commonly used formats for data storage and exchange is the CSV (Comma Separated Values) file format.

CSV files are simple, text-based files that store data in a tabular format. However, working with raw CSV files can be challenging, and it is often useful to convert them into a more user-friendly format, such as a table. In this blog post, we will look at how to use Microsoft Excel to convert a CSV file into a table.

Convert a CSV into an Excel table


Reading corner – Emotion by design by Greg Hoffman

Emotions by Design is a must-read book for any Nike fan looking to gain insights into the brand’s success and learn from one of its top executives. Greg Hoffman, who spent almost three decades at Nike, shares his lessons and stories on the power of creativity in building strong emotional connections with consumers.

From the iconic “Just Do It” slogan to the Michael Jordan partnership, Hoffman provides fascinating stories about Nike’s most famous campaigns and how they succeeded in creating an empowering brand that resonates deeply with people.

 Emotion by design from Greg Hoffman


Reading corner – The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek

I had kept Simon Sinek’s book “The Infinite Game” on my bookshelf since its release and had been reminded of it in John Couch’s “My Life at Apple and The Steve I Knew”. I saw this as the perfect opportunity to finally read it and gain a better understanding of the infinite mindset that drives successful companies like Apple.

The book is a powerful exploration of how we can approach life and business as an infinite game rather than a finite one. Simon Sinek argues that most businesses and individuals approach life as if it were a finite game, in which the goal is to win and beat the competition. However, this approach often leads to short-sighted decisions and a focus on short-term gains at the expense of long-term success.

The Infinite Game from Simon Sinek


Scanning in the modern age: Discover the power of Windows Scan app

If you’re old enough to have owned a scanner in the 90s, you’ll remember the feeling of being a wizard when you first used it. The ability to take physical photos and documents and turn them into digital files was truly magical.

Fast forward to today, and scanners are still an important tool for digitizing physical documents and photos. With Windows 10 and Windows 11, you will be able to scan your photos and documents easier than ever using the Windows Scan application.

Windows Scanner App


How to enable Microsoft Loop Public Preview

Microsoft Loop is a new co-creation experience designed to help teams collaborate more effectively. Loop allows users to bring together content, tasks, and teams across various devices and tools, enabling users to organize their thoughts, content, and resources as projects evolve.

The Loop app is entering a public preview phase and it is by default OFF since it does not yet meet all of Microsoft’s compliance capabilities. Despite this limitations if you still want to enable Microsoft Loop for your organization you must do it using a cloud policy to deploy the Loop setting to a Security Group.

How to enable Microsoft Loop Public Preview


Reading corner: Deliver What You Promise – The Building Blocks of Business

I was in a book shop scanning the shelves, with my eyes darting from title to title, when suddenly this one grabbed my attention. Maybe it was the bright colors on the cover, the quirky title, or the Lego bricks. Whatever it was, I’m happy I found it.

“Deliver What You Promise: The Building Blocks of Business” written by Bali Padda a former Lego CEO who had a crucial role in helping LEGO turn around its business and restore its financial stability after years of declining sales and profits.

Deliver What You Promise - The Building Blocks of Business


February 2023 – 28 Days, 28 Blog Posts

For the second year in a row, I’ve published a blog post each day during February! In this blog post madness, I wrote about SharePoint, Microsoft Lists, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva, Windows 11 and about the books I read.

If you are curious to know more about the topics, keep reading this post where you will find a resume of all the blog posts ordered chronologically.

February blog post madness


I've been working with Microsoft Technologies over the last ten years, mainly focused on creating collaboration and productivity solutions that drive the adoption of Microsoft Modern Workplace.