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10 free tools for creating infographics, images and more

In the world of PR and marketing, visuals rule.You can boost interest and engagement with your social media and blog posts by adding compelling …

Infographics

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Defining Strategy, Implementation, and Execution

It is striking how much confusion there is between strategy, implementation, and execution. Is “strategy” a matter of making choices about where we want to go, where we play and how we win, of setting goals and actions, about how we create and capture economic value over time? Does it include …

Management
UX Design

Why chatbots are the last bridge to true AI

Humans have been storing, retrieving, manipulating, and communicating information since the Sumerians in Mesopotamia developed writing in 3000 BCE. Since then, we have continuously developed more and more sophisticated means to communicate and push information. Whether unconsciously or consciously, …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

FEATURE-EMPTY<p>Markets Dow sheds more than 650 points; worst week in two years<p>price-fixing probe Bread price-fixing scandal reveals rift between Canada’s big grocers Subscriber content<p>Opinion Competition Bureau: What Canadians need to know about price-fixing probes<p>Bitcoin tumbles as cryptocurrency …

The moats that Fintech companies must cross

TAN CHIN HWEE<p>Traditional finance companies’ competitive advantage operates like moats protecting medieval castles. Fintech companies must cross the …

Listening to 92 pitches taught me the frustrating truth about Silicon Valley 'innovation'

Yet, somehow in the Valley's pursuit of shiny new tech, it has decided that being "innovative" is the same thing as being "totally original."<p>Copying another startup's idea is seen as an inferior, unoriginal get-rich quick play. Acknowledging that you used a competitor's idea is unheard of.<p>Take for …

Silicon Valley

How to mash-up and benefit from PM and the Design Thinking Process

Ever struggled with managing your projects or PMs trying to do so? Well, there is an app… hmm… or something different for that.<p>Recently I took on the …

Stanford MBAs Are Coveting a Six-Figure Job That You Can Get for Free | Inc.com

When you think of the prototypical MBA, you imagine someone seeking a job in consulting or banking. But today, top graduates are gunning for jobs in product management.<p>Cornell, Harvard, Northwestern, and other top-tier business schools are all getting in on it, designing highly popular curricula …

Product Management

Facebook is giving away the software it uses to understand objects in photos

DeepMask and SharpMask are now open source<p>Facebook is open sourcing a set of computer vision software tools that can identify both the variety and the shape of objects within photos. The tools, developed by the Facebook AI Research (FAIR) team, are called DeepMask, SharpMask, and MultiPathNet, and …

Machine Learning

Here’s the one crucial detail that founders often miss out in their pitch decks

Picture this. After months of preparing for Demo Day, you give your best performance on stage and there are good vibes all around.<p>Weeks later, all …

Elevator Pitches

Prototype Faster, Smarter and Easier with Mockplus

Creating wireframes and prototypes can be a tedious process – which is exactly why many designers choose to forgo it altogether. But, what if there …

Web Design

Are we moving towards a post-Agile age?

Agile has been the dominant development methodology in our industry for some time now. While some teams are just getting to grips with Agile, others …

Project Management

The Blueprint of Business Strategy Is the Business Model

Dr. Alex Osterwalder is the international bestselling author of <i>Business Model Generation</i>, a book about business models around this approach called the Business Model Canvas that helps companies discover new ventures and large companies to think about business models and reinvent themselves. Based …

Business Strategy

Seven Software Business Models – Part 1

Many years ago I found myself talking to a venture capitalist about the differences between SaaS, outsourcing, ASPs, MSPs, online applications; etc. Also I noticed that my Stanford students had little understanding of the economics of software, so I developed the idea of seven business models to …

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

Creativity

7 Benefits of Bullet Journaling

I love a good planner. There’s just something about the physical act of writing that helps me remember things more clearly, whether it’s something I …

PwC Blockchain Project Creates Living Audit for Wholesale Insurance

PwC has released details on a new proof-of-concept (PoC) it says successfully created a real-time audit process for policy creation in the wholesale …

Blockchain

The Platform Manifesto

One of the key themes I explore in my work is the shift from pipes to platforms. I’ve written an entire book dedicated to this theme, Platform Scale, …

Data Science – The New Monetization Model for Analytics Industry

<i>“Data Scientist is the sexiest job of the 21st century”</i> – Harvard Business Review<p>“<i>140,000 to 190,000 unfilled data scientist positions by 2018</i>“ – …

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent.<p>That's the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google (GOOGL), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York.<p>Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That means our …

Singularity

50+ Data Science and Machine Learning Cheat Sheets

<b>By Geethika Bhavya Peddibhotla, KDnuggets.</b><p>Cheatsheets on Python, R and Numpy, Scipy, Pandas<p>There are thousands of packages and hundreds of functions …

What Every Manager Should Know About Machine Learning

Perhaps you heard recently about a new algorithm that can drive a car? Or invent a recipe? Or scan a picture and find your face in a crowd? It seems as though every week companies are finding new uses for algorithms that adapt as they encounter new data. Last year Wired quoted an ex-Google employee …

Machine Learning

What is Hadoop? Great Infographics Explains How it Works

<i>Guest infographics, originally posted on Udemy. It explains the concept, alternatives and career advice.</i><b>DSC Resources</b>• Career: Training | Books | Cheat …

Design Thinking vs Lean Startup

At a recent Lean Startup Circle in SF, the room was packed for a spirited conversation entitled Design Thinking vs Lean Startup.<p>I am rather biased in …

Lean Startups

Service Design Thinking

<b>Service Design or Design Thinking is often linked with terms, such as innovation (process), change, and improvement. How can Service Design Thinking</b> …

Is the future of business a company without workers, managers, or a CEO?

These days, it’s hardly surprising to hear that a hot new startup has received gobs of money from eager investors. But a new company called the DAO (short for “decentralized autonomous organization”) is not your average startup.<p>The DAO, designed to serve as a kind of venture capital fund for the …

Blockchain

The Key to Business Transformation is Culture

Cultural issues are at the root of many failed business transformations, yet most organizations do not assign explicit responsibility for culture.<p>To …

How Neuroscience Can Help Leaders

Recent studies in neuroscience and psychology can assist leaders in making organizational change. Learn how to apply them inside.<p>Leaders today must …

Leadership