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The evolution of machine learning

Catherine Dong Contributor<p>Catherine Dong is a summer associate at Bloomberg Beta and will be working at Facebook as a machine learning engineer.<p>Major tech companies have actively reoriented themselves around AI and machine learning: Google is now “AI-first,” Uber has ML running through its veins …

Machine Learning

8 Unrealistic Expectations That Do You Harm

Your expectations, more than anything else in life, determine your reality. When it comes to achieving your goals, if you don't believe you'll succeed, you won't.<p>Research from LSU shows that people who believe in themselves use more metacognitive functions than those who don't. This means that they …

Ten Good Reasons Not To Hire Someone

I am an advocate for working people and job-seekers, but way too many folks who apply for jobs do so in a desultory, halfhearted way that practically guarantees they won’t get hired.<p>Whenever someone writes to me to say, “I’ve applied for a hundred jobs and haven’t gotten one interview!” I know that …

Top 10 Killer Words That Make Readers Switch Off

When you’re reading all day, every day, for work AND for pleasure you tend to notice how *certain things* slip by (maybe?) unchallenged, <i>even into</i> …

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41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

4 Ways You’re Unknowingly Stressing Out Your Coworkers

It’s one thing to offer help and another to actually be helpful.<p>One of the biggest sources of work-related stress has little to do with the usual culprits, like email overload or the modern workplace’s myriad distractions. It comes from the way we ask each other for help–or rather, from the fact …

Bridging the Gap Between Marketing and IT

The digital marketplace has created a business imperative that every company be — in some way — a technology company. This means that IT departments are being pulled out of their traditional “gate keeper” role of protecting the core technology infrastructure to collaborate across the enterprise to …

Decisions Are More Effective When More People Are Involved from the Start

Why is it so hard to get people to change? That’s one of the most common complaints I hear from executives in other organizations. They and their boards make decisions and send out orders and then…nothing happens.<p>Frustrated by what they believe is their people’s inability to execute on their …

The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>What makes an effective leader? This question is a focus of my research as an organizational scientist, executive coach, and leadership development consultant. Looking for answers, I recently completed the first round of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global …

4 lessons to learn from these epic tech project failures

How many projects have you been involved in that have ended up exactly as you’d expected? 80 percent? 90 percent? Well, according to research it’s not even close.<p>Stephen Carver, a lecturer in Project Management of Cranfield School of Management stated that up to 68 percent projects are failing. …

How to Read a Book a Week

It was the late 1980s and I was sitting in a university lecture hall listening to Abbie Hoffman, an author and an activist, ranting about my generation’s indifference. Next to me was Gloria Emerson, a brilliant and eccentric journalist and author. We were discussing Hoffman’s talk when I told her …

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11 great resources to learn and work in Python

<i>Roger Huang is an entrepreneur who is working on his next venture, and advising several others on growth. This post originally appeared on Code(Love).</i><p>Python is one of our favorite languages. Versatile, and yet easy to grasp, it’s one of the best languages at expressing the logic behind code with a …

Two Things to Do After Every Meeting

Steve Jobs insisted that every item on a meeting agenda have a designated person responsible for that task and any follow-up work that happened. He called that person the DRI—the Directly Responsible Individual. He knew the public accountability would ensure that a project or task would actually …

Getting to Si, Ja, Oui, Hai, and Da

Tim Carr, an American working for a defense company based in the midwestern United States, was about to enter a sensitive bargaining session with a high-level Saudi Arabian customer, but he wasn’t particularly concerned. Carr was an experienced negotiator and was well-trained in basic principles: …

The Problem-Solving Process That Prevents Groupthink

There are two reasons most of us aren’t very good at creative problem solving. First, few people get training in how to be creative in their education. Second, few people understand group dynamics well enough to harness their power to help groups maximize their creativity.<p>Resolving the first issue …

5 Ways Introverts Become Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Between one-third and one-half of the population are introverts -- and many are incredibly successful. Here's why.<p>The image of the outgoing, gregarious, never-met-a-stranger entrepreneur is a common one. That's especially true when many successful entrepreneurs appear to have pushed through …

3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

“When are we supposed to do all <i>that</i>?” That’s the question we constantly get from new managers, only weeks or months into their new positions, when we describe the three key activities they should be focusing on to be successful as leaders: building trust, building a team, and building a broader …

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>In a recent strategy meeting we attended with the leaders of a Fortune-500 company, the word “culture” came up 27 times in 90 minutes. Business leaders believe a strong organizational culture is critical to success, yet culture tends to feel like some magic force that few know …

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 …

How to Be Good at Managing Both Introverts and Extroverts

As the boss, your goal is to have all your employees operating at their peak level of energy, efficiency, and motivation—which can be a challenge when it comes to leading a team comprised of introverts and extroverts. How do you manage these vastly different personalities and work preferences? How …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

Stress Is Your Brain Trying to Avoid Something

Stress exists in every workplace, and all of us have probably tried a few trendy stress-management approaches. But rather than trying the latest fad, it may be more effective to understand how stress works and where it comes from, so that you can create your own methods for dealing with it.<p>Stress …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

What It Takes to Learn to Be a Leader

After a decade of teaching leadership courses at Harvard Business School, Robert Steven Kaplan has fielded the question of whether leadership can be …

10 Tourist Things To See and Do in Central London

When we booked our holiday apartment in London, we found ourselves located pretty much in the centre of London. I was a bit hesitant when initially …

London Travel Tips

Oh, London. The whole time we were there, Mr. Lovely and I felt like we were in an alternate universe of NYC (but with more tea and fewer bums). I …