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Culture of analytics: Good for people, essential for business

February 10, 2017 · Jeff MillsEnterpriseCulture of analytics: Good for people, essential for business By Martha KangThis culture leverages an …

Data Warehousing

11 Brutal Truths About Emotions That You Really Need to Hear | Inc.com

Since it was first introduced decades ago, the concept of emotional intelligence has been heralded by many as the secret, intangible key to success. But as this concept has increased in popularity, it's also become widely misunderstood.<p>Emotional intelligence (EI) is a person's ability to identify …

Emotional Intelligence

Self-Help Guru Tim Ferriss Has 6 Tips to Make Any Day 10x Better

After interviewing more than 200 of the world's most fascinating people for <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i>, I believe more strongly than ever that 10x results …

Innovation guru Clayton Christensen’s new theory is meant to protect you from disruption

If you’re sick of hearing about disruption, blame Clayton Christensen, who introduced the concept into business jargon.<p>Christensen is possibly the most influential management thinker in Silicon Valley. His 1997 book, <i>The Innovator’s Dilemma,</i> was embraced by Intel’s Andy Grove, quoted by Steve Jobs, …

Innovation

The rise of robots: forget evil AI – the real risk is far more insidious

It’s far more likely that robots would inadvertently harm or frustrate humans while carrying out our orders than they would rise up against us<p>When we look at the rise of artificial intelligence, it’s easy to get carried away with dystopian visions of sentient machines that rebel against their human …

Artificial Intelligence

4 Things We Need To Do To Boost Innovation And Entrepreneurship

A free enterprise system is merely a starting point. We can only truly win the future if we invest in it. Related posts: We Need To Accelerate …

Enterprise

7 Health Apps That Will Actually Make Your Life Better

You can track so much more than your steps.<p>You probably already track your steps, but there's a growing variety of apps for your phone to stay on top of every aspect of your health, from your birth control to your skin regimen. The influx of wellness-related apps has become almost overwhelming, so …

Anxiety on Campus: 6 Ways Parents Can See Past the Happy ‘Mask’

No one said the transition from high school to college was easy.<p>But over the past five years, a growing number of college students are struggling with anxiety, depression and social anxiety, according to the seventh annual report issued by Penn State University’s Center for Collegiate Mental Health.<p>…

Mental Health

The educational strategy that’s turning students into unimaginative robots

Science and math dominate the contemporary educational landscape in the United States. Almost everyone agrees that the country needs to shape workers with the skills to combat global problems like climate change, cancer and ailing infrastructures. There’s just one problem: a single-minded emphasis …

Education

How Mindfulness Helps Us Lead Fuller, Happier Lives

"True life" begins when we are fully present, said Thich Nhat Hanh.<p>When we think about happiness and success, many of us turn our attention to some distant horizon where our hopes and aspirations lie. But according to Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, true happiness begins with mindfulness and …

Meditation

Ending messages with full stops is 'rude'

Bad news for the grammar purists among us; ending messages with a full stop is 'rude'.<p>That's according to a new study from Binghamton University. …

5 Trends That Will Change How Companies Use Social Media In 2016

Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes offers a look ahead at the social trends that are fast reshaping how companies do business.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>There are now more than 2 billion active social media users worldwide, and that …

How Teachers Drain Motivation From Children and 7 Ways to Fix It

I first heard of Mrs. Queenie Johnson, M.A. through an amazing Brand Church Periscope, and I was instantly hooked by her charisma and knowledge when it came to branding, teaching, and parenting.<p>In this interview, you will learn from an educator of 11 years about how <b>you</b> can <b>naturally</b> motivate your …

44 Things People Say When They Are Stuck | Inc.com

Change doesn't happen by magic but as a result of taking action. If you want to move ahead in your business, if you want to excel in your leadership, if you want to create a successful start-up, you need to make it happen.<p>Some of the greatest obstacles you may face lie within yourself. Think of the …

Motivation

How mindfulness gave a boy peace and confidence

James Doty’s prospects were bleak, but then one summer he was taught a new, compassionate way to think<p>When I speak in my capacity as a professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University or as an entrepreneur with a company worth $1.3bn, there is an assumption that I had a privileged background, one …

Mindfulness

PornHub's Christmas ad wants you to give premium subscriptions to your grandparents

Christmas, like the Super Bowl is becoming the time of year when companies and their advertising agencies try to outdo each other. This year PornHub has joined the party with its new video for its Premium gifting service.<p>In the advert a family is celebrating Christmas together, replete with festive …

Grandparents

A company that pays people to wrap their cars in ads is becoming the Uber for advertisers

And it's betting the roads are where it will happen.<p>"When people discover the great new thing isn't quite what they were promised, they return to what's proven to work," says James Heller, CEO of Wrapify, a new advertising platform that connects brands with drivers to create splashy on-vehicle ads. …

How Sexual Addiction Treatment Fails When Working With Gay and Bisexual Men

I thought I was done with the coming-out process, but I am coming out again, only this time on Psychology Today as a former sex-addiction therapist. Today I treat those struggling with out-of-control sexual behaviors much differently and more successfully with my current education and understanding …

What Exactly Is Emotional Meditation? Part 1

<b>So what exactly is emotional meditation?</b><p>To really understand emotional meditation we will need to understand the way in which our emotions serve us.<p>Our emotions are an extraordinary gift; they are the ultimate relational tool. They are ultra-responsive and very immediate. <b>Like an internal satnav</b> …

5 Predictions Shaping The Future Of Customer Experience For 2016

2015 was a year of disruption. In 2015 the world’s largest taxi company owns no taxis (Uber), the largest accommodation provider owns no real estate (Airbnb), the most popular media owner creates no content (Facebook), the largest telecom operator owns no telecom infrastructure (Skype and WeChat), …

Customer Experience

9 Mantras That Will Keep You Mentally Strong During Tough Times

While it's often easy to be mentally strong when life is going well, your true strength becomes apparent through adversity. The loss of a loved one, a health problem, relationship issues, and financial troubles are just a few of the hardships most people face at one time or another.<p>The way you …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

Self-improvement

4 Strategies to Help Men Get Through Depression

Caregiving is tough. It's one thing to see a loved one in the dirty trenches of illness; it is a whole other to jump headfirst into that trench with them. Caring for a man who is suffering from depression can be even harder, because depression isn't often seen - it's felt.<p>NIH and CDC statistics …

Best And Worst in Psychology & Psychiatry – July 2015

Pre-1970s was an exceptionally dark time for the chronically ill, where the mental wellbeing of terminally ill patients was treated as taboo. In this …

Psychology

The psychology of purchase

Start at the end. That’s the advice from a new book, <i>The Last Mile</i>, which explores how to nudge people into buying a product.<p>The author, Dilip Soman, …

A Better Reason to Be Fit

<b>"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." -- John F. Kennedy</b><p>Here's a question for you: Why do you exercise? Why do you try to stay in shape?<p>(And if you don't exercise and hate everything about …

Can exercise really defeat depression? How to find out if it can work for you.

<b>Some say exercise can defeat depression. Sure, it’s worth a try — in theory. But when you’re depressed, it can be hard to muster the motivation. Here</b> …

Exercise

Research Shows Millennials Don't Respond To Ads

The nature of media and advertisement is constantly changing. With every new generation, old rules have to be reconsidered or thrown out when ineffective. The same old advertising techniques will not always work on the new generation.<p>In particular, the millennials are proving to be a challenging …

Public Relations

The 10 Questions Clients Must Ask Agencies In A Pitch, But Rarely Do

Pitch sessions are a lot like interviewing for a new hire. The agency introduces itself, shows what it has to offer and makes the case why you should hire them. It’s an opportunity for a company to get to know an agency in person, not just through their website or just through their current or past …

Public Relations

The Designer Who Wants to Get Short Guys Laid

“You want to hook up? Buy Peter Manning!”<p>There’s a fashion fix for pretty much every body type out there. Teeny grandma? Petites department. Brawny lumberjack? Big and Tall. Voluptuous woman? Plus-size. But if you’re a short guy, you’re pretty much screwed.<p>“Look at a man on the street that is under …