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AlphaGo and the Declining Advantage of Big Companies

Last week, machine learning took a big leap forward when Google’s AlphaGo, a machine algorithm, beat the world champion, Lee Sedol, in the game Go. An ancient Chinese board game that dates back nearly 3,000 years, Go is played on a 19-by-19 square grid, with each player trying capture the …

This is what Google Glass 2.0 looks like

Google's not done with Google Glass just yet. We finally have our first look at what the rebooted augmented reality glasses will look like. Spoiler …

Your Favorite HBR Articles of 2015

Here are the 20 articles you and your fellow HBR readers spent the most time reading in 2015. I’m biased, of course, but I think it’s a particularly good list this year. And as usual, it reveals a lot about what managers around the world are thinking and worrying about right now. A lot of us are …

The Right Kind of Stress Can Bond Your Team Together

This past fall, I did a documentary with HBO, directed by Peter Berg and produced by Michael Strahan, called <i>State of Play: Happiness</i>. In the film, we explored how to create a positive culture in organizations where the culture or conditions make it difficult to talk about “happiness.” During the …

A Refresher on Regression Analysis

You probably know by now that whenever possible you should be making data-driven decisions at work. But do you know how to parse through all of the data available to you? The good news is that you likely don’t have to do the number crunching yourself (hallelujah!) but you do need to correctly …

The Best Ways to Hire Salespeople

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>Many firms talk about talent management, but few deal systematically with a basic fact: average annual turnover in sales is 25 to 30%. This means that the equivalent of the entire sales organization must be hired and trained every four years or so, and that’s expensive.<p>Consider …