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Why do some people love GM’s CEO Mary Barra?

<i>“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”</i><p><i>-William Shakespeare, Henry IV</i><p>It isn’t easy being the leader of anything. William Shakespeare knew it, and …

The One Important Thing That Can Make or Break You as a Leader

There are leaders and then there are LEADERS. What kind of leader you are depends on how you use your time. Are you spending it running from place to …

Why military training produces excellence in leadership

One assumption is that military service — particularly service in the crucible of combat — is exceptionally effective at developing leadership and …

The Secret Weapon Of The Most Inventive Minds

<b>A Critical Lesson From The Most Successful Entrepreneurs</b><p>Here are three quick questions. See if you can spot what they have in common.<p>Why did Howard Schultz focus on the coffee experience when his peers were trying to find cheaper, better-tasting beans?<p>Why did Sara Blakely come up with Spanx when …

Want to Build Trust? Speak Less and Listen More

<i>"To answer before listening - that is folly and shame."<br>Proverbs 18:13</i><p>It's easy for leaders to fall into the trap of thinking they need to have the …

Foxconn Announces iPhone-Compatible Smart Wristband

Foxconn has announced a new smart wristband that can measure vital signs like respiration and heartbeat, and also check phone calls and Facebook posts, according to a report from the <i>Want China Times</i>.<p>Terry Gou, the head of Hon Hai Precision Industry -- the name of Foxconn's parent company -- said …

iOS 7 massively expands Bluetooth support for smartwatches, fitness trackers, other devices

Using a Pebble or any other smartwatch alongside iOS isn't nearly as convenient or user-friendly as it should be, but thankfully Apple plans on fixing that come fall. As part of iOS 7 (and OS X Mavericks), the company is greatly broadening its support for Bluetooth, a huge boon for smartwatches, …

iRobot And Cisco Build A Roving Telepresence Rig So Remote Workers Can Still Roam The Office

It’s no secret that iRobot’s domestic cleaning machines can carry some interesting things while they putter around and wipe up your floors, and iRobot and Cisco have taken that notion to its next logical step. The two companies have just announced that they’ve taken this smart roving robotics …

Connect my house! A first look at the SmartThings hub and sensor platform

This weekend I unpacked a SmartThings hub and sensor package as part of my quest to really understand the how connected devices will evolve in the …

How to escape education's death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

The astounding athletic power of quadcopters | Raffaello D'Andrea

Daniel Suarez: The kill decision shouldn't belong to a robot

Didier Sornette: How we can predict the next financial crisis

What will future jobs look like? | Andrew McAfee

Tesla and the lone inventor myth

Why our simplistic view of science and our desire to make heroes does a great disservice to the thousands of people who have invented our modern world.<p>Who invented the internet? <br>To answer that seemingly simple question you basically have two options: you can go on for hours explaining the hundreds …

Boy 'lived as a robot' for two months

How a telepresence robot helped a young patient experience life at home and in the classroom while confined to a hospital bed.<p>In the spring of 2012, Grady Hofmann was told he needed a bone marrow transplant, and that afterwards he would be confined to a small isolation room in a hospital.<p>Friends of …

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Robots: The droids we are looking for

The robot revolution has yet to take off. Why? Roboticist Rodney Brooks thinks this is because we have to feel we need them in our lives.<p>In decades past, science fiction writers believed the homes and workplaces of the future would include teams of labour-saving robots who would perform most menial …

How Drucker Thought About Complexity

Throughout his life, Peter Drucker strived to understand the increasing complexity of business and society and, most importantly, the implications for how we can continue to create and deliver value in the face of complexity. I have long been influenced by Drucker’s work. In the 1960s and 1970s, he …