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10 hottest tech skills for 2017

Scott Zulpo is facing stiff competition.He's adding a senior project manager, a network analyst and a help desk worker to his 55-member IT staff at …

What It Will Take For The Software Services Industry To Navigate A Digital Future

The global economy is going through a phase of accelerated change. More than 30 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. These networks generate extensive data that yields insights for private and public institutions. With these movements, global business systems will see a …

Innovation

World’s Number One Auto-Parts Maker to Get Boost From Regulation

Minda Industries Ltd., the Indian vehicle-component maker that’s seen its stock climb the most among peers in the past five years, is expected to …

Market Capitalization

5 Steps to Developing Critical Thinking Skills

Do you react to situations based on your emotions or personal biases? Are you looking for ways to improve communication with those around you? Do you …

Critical Thinking

How to Use Data Visualization When Excel is Not Enough

With 1.1 billion Internet sites worldwide and more than 2.5 trillion bytes of data created every day, data production has never been higher. This …

Data Visualization

Google’s Machine Learning (AI) Crash Course

Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning, as it’s better known as, is something that has garnered my interest over recent years. I even used the …

Artificial Intelligence

Ford CEO Jim Hackett reveals details about how he's reinventing the 115-year-old car company

Ever since Jim Hackett took over as CEO of Ford last year, the auto industry and Wall Street have been trying to figure out his plan to keep the 115-year-old carmaker relevant in the 21st century, as brash new arrivals such as Waymo and Tesla change the way we get around.<p>Hackett — who was CEO of …

Ann Arbor

Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

DETROIT (AP) — Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit's blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover.<p>The executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. and great-grandson of founder Henry Ford …

Real Estate

The 6 Ways to Grow a Company

The term “innovation” is often associated with geniuses turning startups into gold mines — the next Google, Apple, or Amazon, with products no one even knew they needed. Private equity firms place hundreds of little bets on these startups, hoping one produces a windfall that covers the rest. These …

Innovation

Wall Street wants more female traders, but old perceptions die hard

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As a biomedical engineering student at Duke University, Priya Karani thought she did not have the right skills to break into the heavily male-dominated field of Wall Street trading.<p>"I was never interested in a career in trading at a bank because I didn’t know it was an option," …

Trading

UVA’s Darden, McIntire Hook Up On Analytics

Darden’s Eleanor F. and Phillip G. Rust Professor of Business Administration Casey Lichtendahl, who will teach in the new MSBA program that launches …

College & University

20 Books to Read This Summer, According to TED Speakers

Whether you like popular science or poetry, business books or biographies, there is something here for everyone.<p>With Memorial Day past and the weather heating up, you've probably already started to daydream about where you'll go to get away this summer. You may even have picked out what to do and …

Books

Best (and Free!!) Resources to understand Nuts and Bolts of Deep learning

The internet is filled with tutorials to get started with Deep Learning. You can choose to get started with the superb Stanford courses CS221 or …

Machine Learning

11 Personality Traits That Can Limit Your Career

Personality

How Marc Jacobs Fell Out of Fashion

In recent years, Jacobs has left Louis Vuitton, shrunk his own business, shut dozens of stores and lost his longtime business partner. And what’s …

Red Carpet

You Should Be Contributing At Least 20% To Your 401(k)

As an investment advisor who has worked with the retirement plans of Apple, IBM and AT&T, I often receive questions from participants about how much they should contribute. I typically respond by saying, “At least 20%.” They usually laugh and say, “No, really.” And I repeat, “Really, at least</b> …

Retirement

Must know Information Theory concepts in Deep Learning (AI)

Information theory is an important field that has made significant contribution to deep learning and AI, and yet is unknown to many. Information …

Machine Learning

Social Decision-Making: Insights from Game Theory and Neuroscience

Abstract<p>By combining the models and tasks of Game Theory with modern psychological and neuroscientific methods, the neuroeconomic approach to the …

Neurology

Learn the Skills Your Industry Will Need in the Future

You know it’s important to your career to keep learning new skills, but how do you know which ones to focus on? Start by looking at recent job postings from the top companies in your industry. Notice which qualifications keep popping up; the most common skills are probably the most essential. Next, …

Employment

How to Recruit a Passionate Workforce

In many industries, it can be tough enough to find people with the hard skills needed to fill your most urgent job openings. So how much harder is it …

Human Resources

Why You Should Throw Out Your Career Plans and Do This Instead

It's time to change your perspective<p>Gone are the days when anyone has a clue what the world will look like 10...or even 5 years from now. And gone are the days where you could map out a detailed career plan and actually think to achieve it. These days in a matter of years, new jobs will emerge and …

Employment

Millennials And Gen Z Have Lost Trust And Loyalty With Business

In the most recent Deloitte Millennial Survey released May 15, 2018—where the firm surveyed 10,455 millennials and 1,844 Gen Z youth from around the globe—there is a dark and foreboding pattern emerging.<p>According to the results, “opinions about business’ motivations and ethics, which had trended up …

Generation Z

A Small-Business Guide to Google Analytics (Infographic)

Don't let the platform intimidate you -- let it help you.<p>2 min read<p>Google Analytics can at first seem complicated and scary. However, once you get a few things down, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the application and growing your business.<p>Analytics and data measuring tools are incredibly …

Small Business

How to Use Google Analytics for Social Media: A Beginner’s Guide

Did you know that social media spend will increase by 71% in the next five years? And did you know that 42.3% of marketers believe that social media …

Analytics

Contributors | The Next Web

All stories in Contributors<p>Startups need to prepare for success to have success<p>Entrepreneurs are always chasing the next milestone. For a while, it’s all about making your first dollar. Then your first ...<p>Mark Orttung<p>How to launch your product on China’s popular Xiaohongshu fashion platform<p>While …

Top 10

Book excerpt: Defense Secretary Mattis discusses his favorite books, and why

<i>[General James Mattis, you have] accumulated</i> <i>perhaps</i> <i>one</i> <i>of</i> <i>the</i> <i>largest</i> <i>personal</i> <i>libraries</i> <i>of</i> <i>an</i> <i>active-duty</i> <i>military</i> <i>officer ever known in the modern world.</i> …

Books

Self-Awareness Can Help Leaders More Than an MBA Can

Vincent Siciliano, CEO of California-based New Resource Bank, was brought in to turn things around and restore the bank’s founding mission, which is to “serve values-driven businesses and nonprofits that are building a more sustainable world.” Within a few years, Vince had the bank back on track, …

What Creativity in Marketing Looks Like Today

What makes marketing creative? Is it more imagination or innovation? Is a creative marketer more artist or entrepreneur? Historically, the term “marketing creative” has been associated with the words and pictures that go into ad campaigns. But marketing, like other corporate functions, has become …

Using an Algorithm to Figure Out What Luxury Customers Really Want

I met Metis’s mother in Los Angeles in the summer of 2014. We were introduced by a mutual friend. At that time, Metis, named for the Greek goddess of wisdom, was brand new. She is a curated, big data analytics aide-de-camp — not quite at the level of artificial intelligence, but close — and she …

A Study of 46,000 Shoppers Shows That Omnichannel Retailing Works

Traditional retailers are feeling the heat. Even as competition intensifies, shoppers’ visits to retail stores are declining every year, leading one industry veteran to ominously ask his peers, “Is anyone <i>not</i> seeing large traffic declines?”<p>Online retail, on the other hand, is thriving. Retail sales …