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How to Stop Overplanning (Even If You’re a Perfectionist)

When done well, daily and weekly planning rituals can help you travel gracefully through life in a peaceful, intentional manner. But sometimes, overplanning your day-to-day activities can make you a neurotic, stressed-out person who feels like you would have been better off if you hadn’t planned …

Management

The Emotions That Make Us More Creative

Artists and scientists throughout history have remarked on the bliss that accompanies a sudden creative insight. Einstein described his realization of the general theory of relativity as the happiest moment of his life. More poetically, Virginia Woolf once observed, “Odd how the creative power …

Psychology

Floyd Mayweather fools nobody with his ‘greatest boxer of all time’ boast | Kevin Mitchell

Five-division world champion reckons he respects the boxers who paved the way for him but the American is far from the best of all time that he claims to be<p>In perhaps his biggest and dumbest boast, Floyd Mayweather has declared himself the greatest fighter of all time, ahead of Roberto Duran, …

A 6-Part Structure for Giving Clear and Actionable Feedback

Robert was the head of an East Coast insurance company. His greatest asset was his large, extroverted personality. He was the classic glad-handing, backslapping, high-energy salesman. His problem was a familiar one, too: a great salesman – even one with charisma — doesn’t necessarily make a great …

Management

What Salespeople Need to Know About the New B2B Landscape

Selling has always been more about the buyer than the seller. So any effective sales model must adapt to changing buying protocols, not ignore or resist them. This is a big transition for firms whose marketing, sales-training and enablement tools, and wider organizational processes reflect outdated …

Selling

What the Auto Industry Can Learn from Cloud Computing

Transportation is one of the world’s largest industries. The five largest automotive companies in the world generate more than 750 billion euro in annual revenue. The names in the industry are global brands – BMW, Ford, Daimler. Yet despite its size and stature, it’s also an industry in the midst …

Driving

I Used Windows 10 And Survived, And You Can Too

A big step in the right direction<p>Ever since the bug-riddled Windows Vista release in 2006, Microsoft has been dodging stones from the tech world about botching their operating systems. Purists want their Windows XP back—and luddites hearken back to Windows 95. But now, Windows 10 is here.<p>Some …

Amazon Web Services launches its Aurora database engine out of preview

Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced that its Aurora database engine, which first launched in November in preview, is now generally available to customers.<p>Aurora can power the existing Relational Database Service (RDS), and is compatible with MySQL and MariaDB databases.<p>Aurora increases the …

Oracle is using 'the nuclear option' to sell its cloud software

Oracle seems to be depending on aggressive sales tactics to boost revenues in its cloud computing sales, trying desperately to sever its dealings with on-premise software license sales, a complicated soup of various legal agreements tied to their products and services.<p>Of course, this tactic isn't …

Whoa: Amazon cloud sales up nearly 82% in second quarter

Amazon(AMZN) Web Services showed very strong sales growth in Amazon’s second quarter. Net sales for the segment were up 81.4% to $1.824 billion from …

Amazon's Surprise Q2 Profit: It's All About The Cloud

A business once derided as a risky distraction suddenly helped add a stunning $40 billion to Amazon.com's market value today.<p>And in a stark sign of how e-commerce has upended the retail business, Amazon is now worth more than Wal-Mart Stores. No doubt Sam Walton is twitching in his grave.<p>In its …

Cloud Computing

Oracle wants to update its copyright lawsuit against Google to include Android's current market dominance

The move by Oracle is its first since the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the case to continue and suggests the litigation could be far from over.<p>The closely watched case involves how much copyright protection should extend to Java programing language, which Google used to design its Android smartphone …

Three Berlin-Based Fashion Designers to Watch

Meet Jen Gilpin, Marina Hoermanseder, and Esther Perbandt, the emerging fashion talent coming out of Berlin today.

Uber, Airbnb And The Conflict Between Policy’s Ratchet Effect And Tech’s Accelerating Speed

One day before New York’s city council was about to vote on capping Uber’s growth, the company and Mayor Bill de Blasio reached a last-minute agreement for a four-month study on the company’s impact on city congestion. Likewise, here in San Francisco, Airbnb and a group of property owners and …

IBM Acquires Database-As-A-Service Startup Compose

IBM today announced that it has acquired Compose, the Y Combinator-backed database-as-a-service startup originally known as MongoHQ. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.<p>Compose had raised $6.4 million since it launched in 2010 — most of it in a Series A round in 2012 that was led …

Databases