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London Bridge terrorists were thwarted in attempt to hire a 7.5 tonne truck on day of atrocity

The London Bridge terror attackers tried to hire a 7.5 tonne lorry on the morning of the atrocity but were foiled when their payment did not go through, it can be revealed.<p>Police said ringleader, Khurum Butt, made a booking with a haulage company, but the rental was cancelled when he failed to make …

Extremism

IBM Datapalooza Takes Aim At Data Scientist Shortage

IBM's quest to create 1 million new data scientists goes forward with a three-day training event and a test bed for taking its show on the road in …

Big Data

How People Are Actually Using the Internet of Things

In these early days of the Internet of Things (IoT), much of the focus has been on industrial applications, such as improving operations with autonomous machines, or standalone consumer products, like a Fitbit. But from our research, we’re seeing a more human-centric category of IoT activity …

Internet of Things

HVAC Fun & Profit with the Internet of Things

Quick! What do the Nest Thermostat, Ralph Lauren Polo Shirts, and Fitbit Motion Trackers have in common?<p>Here’s a hint: it has to do with the Internet …

Internet of Things

HugeDomains.com - TechyOucan.com is for sale (Techy Oucan)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Benefits and risks of the 'Internet of Things'

Researchers from the University of Washington identify vulnerabilities in automobiles and medical devices and design tools to prevent data …

University of Washington

Raj Kosaraju: Is the $ 11 Trillion of ‘’Internet of Things’’ the new business battleground?

The Internet of Things and big data, can also impact society at a much higher level. By effecting better decision making through a better …

Product Roadmaps Are Anti-Agile

I was listening recently to the “Global Product Management Talk” live podcast (which I recommend, by the way). The speaker talked about creating …

How You Build Matters. Finding Your MVP. - Product Talk

The MVP.<p>The minimum viable product.<p>The most misunderstood concept in the world of Lean startups.<p>And one of the most critical to get right.<p>Why Time To …

Stop Validating and Start Falsifying

The product management and startup worlds are buzzing about the importance of "validation". In this entry, I'll explain how this idea originated and …

7 Obstacles Keeping You From Change

Learning isn’t done through memorization or new knowledge–it’s in your actions every day. Here’s how you might be standing in your own way.<p>Face it: We’re all just a bunch of old dogs trying to learn new tricks. Whether we’re making resolutions, trying to gain new skills or vowing to kick bad …

Self-improvement

Why Most Product Teams Don't Define a Clear Vision - Product Talk

Define your path.<p>It wouldn’t surprise me if you read the last two posts (here and here) and thought this seems obvious.<p>Of course, you should define a …

Understanding How Habits Rule Our Lives

In an excerpt from Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit , the journalist explains how habit is the foundation for the most sophisticated fighting organizations on earth–and everything else.<p>I first became interested in the science of habits eight years ago, as a newspaper reporter in Baghdad.<p>The U.S. …

Boot Camp

How Successful People Make The Most Of Their Weekends

Over the course of our lives, we only get a few thousand weekends. The most successful people know better than to squander them by laying around or scrubbing the floors.<p>In her book, "What The Most Successful People Do On The Weekend," time management expert Laura Vanderkam outlines how to make the …

Time Management

Nate Silver Says This Is The Best Way To Get Your Resume Noticed

Baseball analyst and stats genius Nate Silver is in a hiring mood.<p>Silver took to Twitter over the weekend to dole out some unsolicited but highly appreciated advice on the key to writing an effective job application: Keep it simple, stupid.<p>Silver's FiveThirtyEight blog, formerly of the New York …

Employment

The Two Key Skill Sets Startups Must Develop To Grow

In “Why Winning Streaks End”, Rosabeth Kantar, a professor at HBS, explains the key to maintaining momentum in any company is maintaining the …

Requirements Are Not | Silicon Valley Product Group

I’m not the first person to come to this conclusion, but over the years, I’ve really come to dislike the entire concept of a “requirement.”<p>I’ve …

These 13 Famous Companies Turned Out Way Differently Than They Started

Like any superhero, a successful enterprise comes with its own origin story -- but these household names started off a bit differently than you might expect.<p>If you think you know these companies as they are today, take a look at the surprising ways they began:<p><b>1. Taco Bell started as a hot dog stand.</b><p>…

What Problems Are Executives Trying To Solve With Agile?

Great post. Enlightened product managers embrace (and even drive) agile methods to address requirements risks and uncertainties in the business model …

Feeling Nervous? Don't Try to Calm Down—Get Excited

Human beings, being human, get anxious. We all do, except psychopaths. An estimated 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety of some form at any …

What We Need in a VP of Product Management

<i>A lot of product management writing is about the individual product manager (PM), with emphasis on tools, lean start-up models and envisioning new</i> …

Bringing Big Data Into Marketing Operations

Marketers often get accused of creating hype. But when it comes to big data, they're facing the same challenge as everyone else in separating fact …