James Blick

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Sensor-1 is the highly versatile security device you can stick onto anything

We all need security, whether for keeping an eye on your house when you’re gone, making sure nobody rifles through your files or opens up your laptop …

The Soft Skills of Great Digital Organizations

Smart organizations have recognized that introducing new technology into the workplace isn’t about hardware or software: it’s about <i>wetware</i>, also known as human beings. If you want to be the kind of nimble business that can make the most of successive waves of tech innovation, you need human beings …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple Music now has over 10 million subscribers, reaching the milestone just six months after its launch in June .</b> Rival Spotify took six years to surpass the 10-million-subscriber threshold.<p><b>2. Offensive posts were published on Jeremy Corbyn's Twitter feed following the apparent hacking of the</b> …

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Going booze-free? The effects of a month without alcohol

Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AFP/Getty Images<p>It’s easier to give up drinking if you can associate alcohol with unsavoury characters.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/42908e3bd72685f128da63269d1d0b1fbeb3d5c8/0_104_2984_1792/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: 68/George Doyle/Ocean/Corbis<p>Science fact: for …

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5 Things That Will Disappear In 5 Years

Just five years ago the world was a very different place. In 2010, the iPad had just made its debut, Kickstarter was introducing a new form of venture capitalism that would change the face of fundraising and Square was letting vendors of any size accept payment with a swipe of a card on a mobile …

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

We all know that job satisfaction often hinges on the quality of the relationships we have with our bosses. Yet in today’s rapidly evolving, 24/7 workplaces, it’s not always clear what managers should do to create the most satisfying work experiences and the happiest employees. My research into the …

5 Essential Principles for Understanding Analytics

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>I’m convinced that the ingredient for the effective use of data and analytics that is in shortest supply is managers’ understanding of what is possible. Data, hardware, and software are available in droves, but human comprehension of the possibilities they enable is much less common. Given …

New Managers: Embrace Your Rookie Status

When you transition from team member to manager, you aren’t just moving to a higher league; you’re playing in an entirely new game. How do you avoid mistakes? By embracing your rookie status.<p>My research team and I did an extensive study of how inexperienced professionals perform relative to their …

6 Ways to Tell Stories with Data Throughout the Customer Lifecycle

Data-driven storytelling is poised to be the next big trend in content marketing. Indeed, companies are already harnessing its power at every stage in the customer relationship lifecycle—from building up-front brand awareness to reminding customers of their success. Here’s how to use data at each …

The Future Of Coding Is Here, And It Threatens To Wipe Out Everything In Its Path

APIs — the rules governing how software programs interact with each other — not user interfaces, will upend software for years to come.<p>When Intel CEO Brian Krzanich doubled down on the Internet of Things at the company’s annual Developer Forum in August, he emphasized what many of us have already …

How running into Apple boss Tim Cook made Business Blueprint’s founder pivot

by Michael Bailey<p>Dale Beaumont had spent seven years running a steady, subscription-based business education seminar and online tutorial business - …

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ACCC set to investigate whether Australia's banks are acting unlawfully by blacklisting Bitcoin traders

Australia's competition watchdog is set to investigate the country's biggest banks for shutting down the accounts of Bitcoin traders.<p>The ACCC …

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Scientists shatter distance record for teleporting quantum data

Quantum teleportation, the act of reconstructing quantum data somewhere else, is impressive just by itself. However, scientists at the US' National Institute of Standards and Technology have managed to one-up that feat. They've broken the distance record for quantum teleportation by transferring …

In the Age of Loneliness, Connections at Work Matter

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Loneliness is a feeling we’d all like to avoid. Research shows it’s terrible for our health; it diminishes cognitive performance and the immune system, increases the risk of heart disease and dementia and hastens early death. And the psychological effects are just as bad; studies show that …

What to Do First When Managing Former Peers

<i>STEVEN MOORE FOR HBR</i><p>You just learned that you’ve been promoted and will now be managing a team of your former peers — exciting news! That is, until the moment you realize that your good fortune means disappointment for your coworkers who didn’t get the job. When you’re promoted over people who have …

Why Curious People Are Destined for the C-Suite

When asked recently to name the one attribute CEOs will need most to succeed in the turbulent times ahead, Michael Dell, the chief executive of Dell, Inc., replied, “I would place my bet on curiosity.”<p>Dell was responding to a 2015 PwC survey of more than a thousand CEOs, a number of whom cited …