Adriaan Brits

As an analyst of global affairs, Adriaan has an MSC from Oxford, with diverse interests in the digital economy, entertainment, and business. He is a specialist trainer in Advanced Analytics & Media

Cruise Ships Prepare to Sail Again

Cruise Ships Prepare to Sail Again

7/9/2020

With COVID-19 winding down, cruise ships are working towards restoring their sails. Some cruise lines are preparing to rigorously enforce new health and sanitary procedures to protect passengers and crews from potential onboard outbreaks. However, the US government’s No Sail Order applies to cruise ships carrying more than 250 passengers until July 24 this year.

The Latest Suggestions on Green City Hopping

The Latest Suggestions on Green City Hopping

7/8/2020

As people’s appetite for experiencing the world has grown over the last decades, so has our consciousness over our environmental impact as individuals and explorers. This desire comes as no surprise, as recent research estimates that the travel industry accounts for 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

7 Tips to Manage Freelancers in a Post-Pandemic World

7 Tips to Manage Freelancers in a Post-Pandemic World

7/7/2020

Many companies have shifted to on-demand employees to optimize costs, survive and flourish in a post-COVID 19 world. While there were contingent employees for many years, very few companies relied principally on independent contractors and freelancers. Contracting positions were primarily open to highly experienced administrative professionals or seasonal employees.

Match Group CEO: Dating Websites Have Seen a Surge in Traffic During the Pandemic

Match Group CEO: Dating Websites Have Seen a Surge in Traffic During the Pandemic

7/2/2020

It would be easy to assume that the current pandemic would lead to a decline in online dating activity. After all, many government orders have made restaurants, movie theaters, and other popular date locations improbable, if not impossible, to visit.

Cinemas Are Set to Reopen Throughout the US With Strict Safety Measures In Place

Cinemas Are Set to Reopen Throughout the US With Strict Safety Measures In Place

6/30/2020

Good news for movie aficionados: the nation’s biggest theatre chains are preparing to open up their cinemas to the public once again in July. The reopening comes with new rules to be followed, and the timeline for how long these guidelines will be in place is, for now, at least, undetermined.

Growing a Business by Focusing on Health

Growing a Business by Focusing on Health

6/29/2020

In 2018, Elon Musk recommended that people need to work "80 to 100 hours per week" to change the world. Businesses certainly need lots of attention, especially in the early days; in that sense, Musk is right. However, this cannot be healthy. Entrepreneurs that work long hours for extended periods risk suffering from burnout and unsustainable stress.

The Top 5 Countries for Successful Startups in 2020

6/24/2020

Entrepreneurs host a multitude of different skills, and their ability to calculate new business ventures has become a pivotal driving force in the global economy. An index created by the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute has set out to measure the quality and complexity of intertwined entrepreneurial skill sets, as well as how they function on a global level.

Industry Update: The Latest Digital Analytics Tools for Startups and Small Businesses

6/21/2020

The new digital era, defined as 2020 and beyond, requires a fresh approach to business tools — particularly analytics and big data tools. Here is the latest news to stay ahead of the curve.