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App that invests spare change on the stock market launches in Australia

If you regularly have 50 cents left over from your daily coffee purchase, you could be doing more with it than simply tossing it in a jar with all …

Stock Markets

275A, Notes 3: The weak and strong law of large numbers

One of the major activities in probability theory is studying the various statistics that can be produced from a complex system with many components. …

Mathematics

Slavoj Zizek: Kurds Are The Most Progressive, Democratic Nation In The Middle East

<b>22nd October 2015</b><p><i>This interview with well-known philosopher Slavoj Zizek was conducted for Kurdish MedNuçe TV in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana. In</i> …

Analyzing Big Data: 8 Tips For Finding The Signals Within The Noise

Your business is collecting more data on its customers and business operations than ever before. In fact, your company data is likely to double in size every two years based on current trends. In theory, this growing stockpile of data should equate to an increase in meaningful insights as well. …

Big Data

Visual introduction to machine learning

What is machine learning? It sounds like a bunch of computers get together in the library on Tuesdays and study during all-nighters. It's not quite …

Machine Learning

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Networking

We all know networking has the potential to dramatically enhance our careers; making new connections can introduce us to valuable new information, job opportunities, and more. But despite that fact, many of us are doing it wrong — and I don’t just mean the banal error of trading business cards at a …

Overcoming the Peter Principle

Management journals would not exist if managers were always perfect, so it’s no surprise that HBR has long been exploring the reasons behind manager incompetence and whose responsibility it is to compensate – the boss or the subordinate.<p>Nowhere was the problem stated more acutely, it could be …

The scientific evidence against spanking, timeouts, and sleep training

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors has gathered to hear psychotherapist Tina Bryson speak about neuroscience, mentorship, and camping. She is in Minnesota by invitation of the camp. Chippewa is at the front of a movement to …

Parenting

The Right Way to Answer “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”

Thomas Jefferson once said that “honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom”. Though truth-telling abounds in grade school platitudes, it seems scarcer the older we get. But this decline in honesty — let’s call it <i>dishonesty</i> — isn’t necessarily innate. Dishonesty can be taught. In my …

You Need an Algorithm, Not a Data Scientist

Mark Twain once said: “The past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” Although future events have unique circumstances, they typically follow familiar past patterns. Today, data scientists can predict everything from disease outbreaks to mortality to riots.<p>It’s no surprise, then, that companies …

The 10 Communication Commandments That Drive Reputation And Business

I have come to a bold realization this week: Researchers predict that reputation score will soon matter more than credit scores for individuals and businesses in the burgeoning “reputation economy” now emerging online.<p>However, a new SaaS software company, The World Table, believes the issues of bad …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Take it from a software engineer: learning code can be a nightmare

I was just a guy in a suit in an office with a vague startup idea. Then I decided to learn to code.<p>I overheard some guy at a happy hour bragging about how easily he was able to automate his office workflows by using a language called Ruby. I thought, “huh, Ruby.” I went home, googled it, and within …

Startups

Jupyter Notebook Viewer

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GUI Applications — The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python

GUI Applications¶<p>Alphabetical list of GUI Applications.<p>Camelot¶<p>Camelot provides components for building applications on top of Python, SQLAlchemy and …

Private money vs totally-public money, plus some history

2014-11-21T20:10:35.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Let’s close the week off with little bit of “history is just repeating itself” education for both the …

Why Citi Got Rid of Assigned Desks

It may seem odd to use a dystopian world as a model for an office workspace, but that’s just what Citi did.<p>Susan Catalano, Citi’s Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of HR, was reading the <i>Divergent</i> series — about a future society broken up into five social factions cultivating different …

My Top 5 VBA Development Environment Tips

<b>Tip #2: Change your Comment Formatting</b><br>Make a statement with bold comments! Seriously though, the default comment formatting blends right in with the …

Excel VBA Custom Classes & Objects, Class Modules, Custom Events

<b>Excel VBA Custom Classes & Objects, Class Modules, Custom Events</b><p>---------------------------------------------------------------<p><b>Contents:</b><p><b>Custom</b> …

JavaScript

The Graphic Continuum

<i>Jon Schwabish and Severino Ribecca recently released a poster taxonomy of different types of charts, and how they all relate to each other. We think</i> …

The Data Visualisation Catalogue

Data Visualization

Stop Worrying About Making the Right Decision

Much of my work as a coach involves helping people wrestle with an important decision. Some of these decisions feel particularly big because they involve selecting one option to the exclusion of all others when the cost of being “wrong” can be substantial: <i>If I’m at a crossroads in my career, which</i> …

Who Gains From the New Europe? (1989)

<b>This Fortune article first ran in the magazine in December 1989, weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall. We are running it again to mark the 25th</b> …

The Left vs. the Climate -- Why Progressives Should Reject Naomi Klein's Pastoral Fantasy — and Embrace Our High-Energy Planet

Ever since Marx’s day, leftists have been straining to spy the terminal crisis of capitalism on the horizon. It’s been a frustrating vigil. Whatever …

Climate