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Why Managing Up Is A Skill Set You Need

You’ve heard it said and you know it’s true: People don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses.<p>For many people, the primary ingredient in job satisfaction is not the quality of food in the lunchroom. It’s not the office layout or equipment. It’s not even the workload, salary, or benefits. It’s the …

Leadership

Japan’s biggest bestseller is a philosophy book on “The Courage to be Disliked”

When I visited Japan last November, I asked a few people whether everyone was as obsessed with Marie Kondo, the Japanese guru who inspires millions with her treatise on the magic of tidying up, as Americans were. Sure, they said. They knew about Kondo. But the real phenomenon, they told me, was a …

Psychology

Apple now lets you download every bit of data it ever collected from you

Apple has launched a new Data and Privacy page on its website, allowing users to check and download all the data the company has collected from …

App Store

How to build Animated Charts like Hans Rosling — doing it all in R

A Small Educative Project for Learning Data Visualisation Skills leveraging 2 libraries (gganimate and plot.ly)Hans Rosling was a statistics guru. He …

Data Visualization

After 526 Rejected Job Applications, I Broke Through. So Can You.

Remember, failure is never final. Success is all about turning your setback into your comeback.<p>6 min read<p>“Son, don’t apply for a job just to pay the rent. You need to think beyond yourself. You need to start thinking of building a career and providing for your family in the future.”<p>My mom gave me …

Employment

This startup is poised to optimize digital advertising, using blockchain

2017 marked a major milestone in the world of advertising: it was the first year on record that global digital ad spending exceeded global TV ad spending. Worldwide, advertisers spent $209 billion on digital, compared to $178 billion for TV.<p>The digital marketing sphere has come a long way from …

Blockchain

What's the Secret to Becoming a Leader? Stop Being a Boss.

Striving to become a legendary leader? Ditch those management habits -- fast -- and focus on the bigger picture..<p>7 min read<p>Although the difference between managers and leaders appears almost nitpicky at face value, it’s actually quite distinct. The former control the direction of progress through …

Pew Research Center

Customer Journey Maps - Walking a Mile in Your Customer’s Shoes

<i>Perhaps the biggest buzzword in customer relationship management is “engagement”. Engagement is a funny thing, in that it is not measured in likes,</i> …

Customer Experience

Elon Musk’s ‘time blocking’ method: How to manage time effectively even if your schedule is hectic

Elon Musk is possibly the busiest man on earth right now.<p>The billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, usually spends up to 100 hours a week …

Time Management

Want to Be a CEO One Day? Invest in Executive Coaching Now.

StartupStockPhotos / PixabayIf your career plan culminates with you becoming the CEO of a company—if that’s the end point you seek—then I recommend …

Leadership

9 things parents who raise successful kids have in common

When it comes to raising children, parents often seek advice from a variety of sources: family members, friends, experts, books, and more. Of course, every parent wants their kids to be happy and successful, but what's the magical secret?<p>Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D., a psychotherapist and author of "How …

Kids

What People Will Remember About You, Based on Myers-Briggs

One of Maya Angelou’s most famous quotes is, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you …

Self-improvement

19 Data Science and Machine Learning Tools for people who Don't Know Programming

<i>This article was originally published on 5 May, 2016 and updated with the latest tools on May 16, 2018.</i><p>Introduction<p>Programming is an integral part of …

Machine Learning

Dwane Casey, NBA Coach of the Year, Was Fired. His Response Is a Genius Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Dwane Casey just role-modeled high-level emotional intelligence. His response to his firing will inspire you to up your game, too.<p>As the great Norm Peterson of <i>Cheers</i> fame once said, "It's a dog-eat-dog world and I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear." That's how Dwane Casey must have felt last week.<p>In a …

Leadership

4 Leadership Methods for Empowering Employees and Building Strong Teams

Realizing your responsibility to lead can be scary, but done right, leadership breaks down to communicating, informing and involving your employees, while never micromanaging them.<p>5 min read<p>Deciding to start your own business takes guts, passion and motivation. Being an entrepreneur shows you …

Leadership

Why hiring an ‘average’ employee can be dangerous

Every leader knows that bad employees are bad for business, but average employees can be even worse. A recent McKinsey & Company paper suggested a …

Employment

Learn the Basic Structures of Brain Anatomy

The human brain is not only one of the most important organs in the human body; it is also the most complex. In the following tour, you will learn …

Neurology

Why Should You Replace Customer Segmentation with Machine Learning?

<b>Machine learning algorithms are far more effective than segmenting customers to personalize the customer experience.</b><p><i>By Eva Michel, Oracle …

Machine Learning

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explains his famous one-character emails, known to strike fear in managers' hearts

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a notorious habit of sending his executives an email that has a single character: a question mark.<p>When the executive gets an email from Bezos that simply reads "?" they know that Bezos is concerned about something because a customer complained, Bezos explained during an …

Jeff Bezos

Want to hire people who are emotionally intelligent? Do these 5 things

Hiring decisions are among the most important you can make at work, because the costs associated with a bad hire are astronomical. The Society for …

Jeff Bezos admits Amazon has 'the weirdest meeting culture you will ever encounter'

If you go to work as an executive at Amazon — no matter what your expertise — you'll be required to become a good writer, and a good reader, in order to lead the meetings necessary to do your job.<p>And Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos admits that this will likely be "weird," he explained during an onstage …

Jeff Bezos

5 Professional PowerPoint Tips for Building the Ultimate Presentation

I remember the presentation well, but for all the wrong reasons. The keynote speaker at a well-known project management conference had decades of …

Public Speaking

A Must-Read Introduction to Sequence Modelling (with use cases)

Introduction<p>Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) were supposed to replicate the architecture of the human brain, yet till about a decade ago, the only …

Machine Learning

How we need to remake the internet

In the early days of digital culture, Jaron Lanier helped craft a vision for the internet as public commons where humanity could share its knowledge …

Digital Culture

Meditation Changes Your Brain In These 7 Ways, According To Science

Are you in the habit of breathing deeply and clearing your mind for five or ten minutes a day? It turns out that meditation and mindfulness training …

This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …

Employment

Here are 22 of the best day-to-day, time-saving tips to use now

I’ve been testing and adjusting various productivity techniques for the past five years, read lots of books (most of them repeating) and here’s some …

Which Leading Artificial Intelligence Course Should You Take and What Should You Do After?

I graduated from Udacity’s Deep Learning Nanodegree (DLND) late last year and Andrew Ng’s deeplearning.ai specialization wrapped up for me in …

6 Habits That Will Help You Become a Better Leader, According to Someone Who Coaches CEOs

Start implementing these now.<p>Over the past 25 years, I’ve coached a mix of executives in for profit and not-for-profit companies like Kellogg’s, …

How Companies Like Amazon and Google Turn Data into a Competitive Advantage - and How You Can Too

The key is to embrace deep learning and data-based decision-making.<p>What's the key to Amazon and Google's revenue success? Everyone knows the answer: Data.<p>The reason for Facebook's social media empire and Spotify's upending of the music streaming business? Data.<p>All of these companies have managed to …