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The biggest productivity myth is that rigid rules like the Pomodoro technique are for everyone

The internet is filled with advice and lifehacks on how to improve productivity. We all want to achieve more, it seems, to cram more into our days. There always seems to be that one overachieving colleague who has it all figured out, and uses a complex routine involving butter-filled coffee, short …

This CEO explains why he bought a newspaper when print is in terminal decline

The British daily national newspaper launched in 2010 as a stablemate to The Independent. But with The Independent ceasing its print publication last month after nearly 30 years, the i was sold to Johnston Press, home to dozens of local news brands like The Scotsman and The Yorkshire Post and a …

Becoming The Kind Of Leader You Would Want To Follow

Brian Tracy posed a pointed question: “Are you the kind of leader you would want to follow?” Amazingly, in many cases, the answer appears to be no.<p>Dr. Nico Rose does a great job of curating interesting news from the world of positive psychology and came up with this gem: When managers were asked …

3 critical communication mistakes great leaders don't make

If you look at any workplace issue, at the root you see a communication problem, which affects workplace relationships.<p>Leaders rely on critical communication skills to resolve conflict, increase effectiveness, initiate difficult conversations, and keep everyone focused on the end result.<p>Leaders …

Communication Skills

A Hacker Made ‘Thousands’ of Internet-Connected Printers Spit Out Racist Flyers

The latest exploit of notorious hacker ‘Weev’ shows how awful the Internet of Things can be.<p>The notorious hacker and troll Andrew Auernheimer, also known as "Weev," just proved that the Internet of Things can be abused to spread hateful propaganda. On Thursday, Auernheimer used two lines of code to …

What You Must Know About Linux Rootkits

Imagine that you’re using your PC, server, smartphone or tablet. The operating system and applications on it aren’t behaving the way they usually …

Watch out for the dark side of charismatic leaders

In a recent leadership session I conducted with a number of senior executives, we talked about the importance of charisma as a way of connecting with people and getting them to hear a leader's message. Several asked whether charisma is always positive or whether there is a potential dark side that …

Leadership

Because Man Buns (Merci, Tumblr)

First thing in the morning, what do we want? A hot cup of joe and a fresh man bun. Clearly, we're not alone in our love of XY top knots, as they made quite the impression this year. Thanks to the just-released Tumblr 2015 Year in Review, we can all revisit the buzziest man-bun moments of the last …

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

Impacting Business As-It-Happens

To get value out of today’s big and fast data, organizations must evolve beyond traditional analytic cycles that are heavy with data transformation …

11 Cool Ways to Use Machine Learning

Machine learning is becoming widespread, and organizations are using it in a variety of ways, including improving cybersecurity, enhancing …

Machine Learning

Top Data Mining Resources: 50 Tutorials, Articles and Videos to Learn Data Mining Methods, Analysis and More

As Big Data takes center stage for business operations, data mining becomes something that salespeople, marketers, and C-level executives need to …

Are You a Manager or a Leader? Here's How to Tell the Difference.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Within any organization, systems and structure is required to ensure that all the trains run on time. Having an applied universal system in which all members can follow and abide by is a great way to uphold standards, increase …

Team Building

Graph Mining For Detecting Coordinated Network Attacks

<i>Joint work by Jin Yu and Anirudh Kondaveeti</i> In previous blog posts, we have discussed how data science can be used to detect network security …

Data Science

A gap in task management: discontinuous work

I’ve written a great deal on what we call the 3D workforce — decentralized, distributed, and discontinuous. As I characterized it for a webinar last …

Project Management

17 perfect gifts for the whiskey lover

When the time comes to buy gifts for the whiskey lover in your life, you'll have a wide variety of stocking stuffers and bottles to choose from.<p>We've put together a collection of gifts that are sure to please whiskey drinkers, from the best go-to bottles out there to treats that have been infused …

Stocking Stuffers

Getting More Value from Data: 6 Facts About Data Science

The value of data is measured by what you do with it, and organizations are relying on data scientists to extract that value. I recently conducted a …

Guy Named Bud Weisser Arrested for Trespassing at Budweiser Brewery

A guy named Bud Weisser was arrested for trespassing at a Budweiser brewery in St. Louis Thursday.<p>Police said Weisser, 19, entered a private area of …

Feast Your Eyes On The Most Beautiful Data Visualizations Of 2015

Vaccines and Infectious Diseases by Dov Friedman and Tynan Debold at the Wall Street Journal comprises a series of heat maps showing the number of …

Data Visualization

McDonald’s french fries now available with guacamole and salsa, or bacon and cheese

In a world first, McDonald’s restaurants across the country will bring their famous french fries to life, with the launch of Loaded Fries.<p>Available …