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SpaceX Wants to Surround Earth With an Internet Service That's 200 Times Faster

We need this!<p>SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by the Mars-hungry tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, just made a big move to enshroud the planet in …

Four Things To Do When Your Team Is Smarter Than You

Don’t be intimidated by a smart staff, just learn how to direct their intelligence and skills.<p>If you think the boss should have all the answers, you might be confused about what it means to be a good leader. As a general rule of thumb, every person hired should be smarter than the manager at what …

8 Skills Every Great Leader Must Master

No one said that leadership is easy--it's not. But by mastering the skills of great leadership, you can be much more successful.<p>No one said that being a leader is easy. In fact, it can be quite a challenge--even for the smartest and most-accomplished among us. While some make leadership look easy, …

Leadership

5 types of emotional intelligence all great leaders have mastered

The ability to be perceptively in tune with yourself and your emotions, as well as having sound situational awareness can be a powerful tool for leading a team.<p>The act of knowing, understanding, and responding to emotions, overcoming stress in the moment, and being aware of how your words and …

Emotional Intelligence

Inside Zoolander 2’s Very, Very Good-Looking New York Premiere

Kristen Wiig

5 Top VCs Predict the Biggest Tech Change Coming in the Next 5 Years

The industry's top names offer bite-size predictions of the biggest changes coming to technology.<p>If you want to know the future, you can pay a few bucks to get your friendly local psychic to gaze into her crystal ball, but you'd probably do a lot better to ask a venture capitalist.<p>After all, it's …

Marc Andreessen

Researchers Are Using Cotton Candy Machines in Organ Engineering

This carnival classic could help save lives.<p>Researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a technique to mimic complex systems of capillaries …

Vanderbilt University

The 6 Toughest Employee Personalities and How to Manage Them

You can't just fire them. Here's what to do instead.<p>Being the boss is never easy, but some employees make it particularly difficult. How do you cope with those who do their jobs well but are equally skilled at annoying both you and their colleagues? Tim Eisenhauer, co-founder of Axero Solutions, …

Productivity

11 tough truths about leadership that no one talks about

Ever wondered how the greatest leaders are able to handle being at the top so effortlessly?<p>The truth is, these highly successful people do stumble, worry, and doubt themselves.<p>"Great leaders know that every step they take, every decision they make, matters in the end," says author and public …

Self-improvement

Only 8% of Leaders Are Good at Both Strategy and Execution

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>In a 2013 survey of nearly 700 executives across a variety of industries, our firm asked respondents to rate the effectiveness of the top leaders of their companies. How many excelled at strategy? How many excelled at execution? The results are shown in the chart below. These …

7 Habits Of Leaders Who Inspire Loyalty

You can’t inspire genuine loyalty if you’re unwilling to be someone’s mentor.<p>Back in July 2011, an article appeared in <i>Psychology Today</i> in which the contributor asked, “Is loyalty dead?”<p>It was an apt question, considering that the same year, by one measure, some 46% of new hires left their companies …

Lean Six Sigma in HR—Understanding HR Process Streamlining

<b>Misunderstandings about Lean Six Sigma</b><p><b>A focus on Performance Measurement</b><p><b>A Brief Overview of Lean</b><p>Popularized as Lean Manufacturing, Lean is often …

Build a successful future: Lean Six Sigma Project Management Certifications

The best approach to creating the most efficient and effective business structure involves both Six Sigma and Lean principles. With 37 hours of learning in the new Lean Six Sigma Project Manager Courses & Certifications offer on TNW Deals, you’ll understand concrete processes for increasing …

It’s Time to Rethink Continuous Improvement

Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean, and other variations on continuous improvement can be hazardous to your organization’s health. While it may be heresy to say this, recent evidence from Japan and elsewhere suggests that it’s time to question these methods.<p>Admittedly, continuous improvement once powered …

How Microsoft’s HoloLens May Change Everything For Industrial And Mechanical Designers

By integrating Microsoft’s “mixed reality” system and Autodesk’s Fusion 360 design software, designers can see 3-D holograms of their work.<p>Soon, product designers will be able to get up close and personal with their creations while they’re still planning them. Rather than just look at digital …

Internet of Things App Developers' Update, 2015

• A third of all Internet of Things (IoT) developers are primarily focusing on Big Data and analytics projects today.<br>• 42% of IoT developers are currently writing software that uses sensors.<br>• 23% of IoT developers are currently working with or incorporating in-memory databases into their development …

Internet of Things

​Seven lessons on driving digital transformation

The pressure is on organisations to optimise the value of social media, cloud-based computing, mobile technology and big data analytics by embracing …

What Is Digital Transformation?

Businesses share something important with lions. When a lion captures and consumes its prey, only about 10% to 20% of the prey’s energy is directly …

A Wharton professor explains why companies need to embrace the digital revolution

For example, insurance companies have always relied on a bedrock belief that insurance policies will always need human agents to sell them — until the Internet proved that consumers will buy them online.<p>A company that wishes to stay one step ahead of competitors must learn to identify and question …

Innovation

Improving Customer Experience is Top Business Priority for Companies Pursuing Digital Transformation, According to Accenture Study

NEW YORK, Oct 27, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Improving the overall customer experience is a top business priority for companies and a main driver behind …

Digital Transformation: Huge benefits to be got from the IoT era

With the third Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) being hosted in Dubai less than a month away, where industry’s leaders in public sector, private business and education will gather again to collaborate, network, partner, and build the IoT ecosystem together and where the entire IoT community …

Digital Transformation Depends Upon Next-Generation Architecture Tools

Over the years, the enterprise architecture (EA) and business architecture (BA) tooling market has had its share of struggles. As I’ve written about before, EA as well as BA have long faced questions about their relevance to the organization, and the tools to support these roles face similar …

Digital Transformation
Innovation
Customer Experience

The Company Cultures That Help (or Hinder) Digital Transformation

Many companies struggle with digital transformation. It goes against the grain of established ways of working and is a threat to management practices that have existed for decades. Digital tools free people throughout the organization to share information easily. Communication managers no longer …

Digital Transformation, Analytics, Big Data, Data Virtualization and More at the 2015 Data and Analytics Conference

Peter Memon, J.P. Morgan, presents during the general session.<p>The inaugural Data and Analytics Conference last month was, in my opinion, the best conference of the year. The brightest minds in the industry gathered for two days in Chicago to discuss the latest trends and new solutions for big data, …

Big Data
Innovation

Digital Business Transformation Starts with Five Key Leadership Questions

While digital disruption is overturning incumbents faster than just about any force in history, many business leaders are not getting the memo.<br>As I wrote in my previous blog, our recent “Digital Vortex” research found that nearly four in 10 top incumbents will be displaced in each industry due to …

15 Ways to Start a Speech + Bonus Tips

You have heard the saying <i>“First impressions are lasting; you never get a second chance to create a good first impression.”</i>The same is true when …

Public Speaking

Here's what Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and 22 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many top execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 24 of them.<p><i>This is an updated article originally written by Alison Griswold and</i> …

Employment