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The Founder of Bumble Reveals How the 'Question of Nine' Can Help You Stay Focused

Only pay attention to things that will matter in the long term.<p><i>Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's</i> <i>"20 Questions"</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring</i> …

Work-life Balance

How You Define the Problem Determines Whether You Solve It

Typical stories of creativity and invention focus on finding novel ways to solve problems. James Dyson found a way to adapt the industrial cyclone to eliminate the bag in a vacuum cleaner. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque developed cubism as a technique for including several views of a scene in the …

Intel’s new chip puts a teraflop in your desktop. Here's what that means

It's as fast as a turn-of-the-century supercomputer.<p>Earlier this week in Taipei, Intel announced the most powerful desktop chip for consumers that it has ever sold. With 18 cores and a price tag of $1,999, the processor is known as a teraflop chip, meaning it can accomplish a trillion computational …

Virtual Reality

Isolate Toxic Employees to Reduce Their Negative Effects

We each have a much bigger effect — positive and negative — on one another’s emotions than we might think. In their book <i>Connected</i>, Harvard professor Nicholas Christakis and political scientist James Fowler show that happiness spreads not just between pairs of people but also from a person to his …

Researchers Use WiFi Waves to Identify People

The world of physical objects is becoming increasingly interconnected in an emerging Internet of Things: smart appliances and thermostats that can be …

7 Questions to Ask Before Your Next Digital Transformation

Although digital investment is almost unquestionably the right course of action for most firms, organizations still struggle to create the desired results. Estimates of digital transformation failures range from 66% to 84%. Such a high failure rate isn’t surprising, as leaders are trying to create …

An opera at seven, a concerto at nine: meet Britain's reluctant heir to Mozart

<b>Alma Deutscher wrote her first opera at seven, and a violin concerto at nine. Elizabeth Grice meets a musical prodigy</b><p>Once upon a time, as all fantastical stories must start, there lived a small girl on a wooded hill who had a magic skipping rope. She loved music above everything else. When she was …

Wicked-Problem Solvers

Companies have long cooperated within their ecosystems, working with suppliers, partners, customers, and even competitors. But as the premium on innovating grows, especially for wicked problems—those with incomplete, contradictory, or changing requirements—more organizations are tapping the …

If you enjoy puzzlers with fantastic graphics, Lumino City is a must-play game

<i>These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs</i> …

Intel Completes $16.7B Acquisition of Competitor Altera

- Dec 29, 2015<p>Intel has completed its $16.7 billion acquisition of competing chip maker Altera. The deal, wrapped up after the chip maker got the OK …

Susan Wojcicki: A 'Sputnik' moment for women in technology

<b>(CNN) —</b> My daughter was 10 years old when she told me she hated computers.<p>As someone who has spent her career helping build one of the largest tech companies in the world, I was in shock. Suddenly an issue I faced repeatedly at work — the lack of women in tech — hit squarely at home.<p>The story may …

How to Think Visually

How to Think Visually Using Visual Analogies infographic from Anna Vital gives a great variety of examples for anyone to use when you create your own …

Data Visualization

Murderers of Marvel

Morph Costumes has created the Murderers of Marvel infographic to show who is the deadliest comic character of Marvel.<p><i>Who is the deadliest character</i> …

Comics

What Exactly Is The "Internet of Things"?

What Exactly Is The "Internet of Things"? is a good infographic primer of the coming storm we call the IoT. Designed in partnership by both …

Internet of Things

How to Make an Animated GIF Infographic

Eleanor Lutz has done some amazing design work with her company Tabletop Whale. She is known especially for her work creating animated infographics …

Infographics

The 69 Rules of Punctuation

The title is a bit a misleading. Sadly, there are more than sixty-nine “rules” of punctuation. When it comes to punctuation rules, there are probably …

Deciding to Fix or Kill a Problem Product

How can you tell if the product you are working on is likely to succeed or fail? In my experience working with leading tech and telecom clients on strategy and new product innovation, there are clear signals that a product is not ready for launch, should never be launched, is not actually a product …

Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness

Stanford University neurosurgeon Dr. James Doty tells the story of performing surgery on a little boy’s brain tumor. In the middle of the procedure, the resident who is assisting him gets distracted and accidentally pierces a vein. With blood shedding everywhere, Doty is no longer able to see the …

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.<p>Last year, just …

Fooled by Experience

We rely on the weight of experience to make judgments and decisions. We interpret the past—what we’ve seen and what we’ve been told—to chart a course for the future, secure in the wisdom of our insights. After all, didn’t our ability to make sense of what we’ve been through get us where we are now? …

Empathy Is Key to a Great Meeting

Yes, we all hate meetings. Yes, they are usually a waste of time. And yes, they’re here to stay. So it’s your responsibility as a leader to make them better. This doesn’t mean just make them shorter, more efficient, more organized. People need to enjoy them and, dare I say it, have fun.<p>Happiness …

No One Understands You and What to Do About It

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>April 14, 2015</b><p>Have you ever felt you're not getting through to the person you're talking to, or not coming across the way you intend? You're not alone. That's the bad news. But there is something we can do about it. Heidi Grant Halvorson, social psychologist and …

What Separates the Strongest Salespeople from the Weakest

What separates high-performing salespeople who exceed their quota from underperformers who miss their quotas by more than 25%?<p>I recently conducted a research project involving nearly 800 salespeople and sales leaders to better answer this question. In addition, I have had the privilege to interview …

When Not to Treat a Colleague as You’d Want to Be Treated

Roger was a young rising star. He had always been successful, and prided himself on his brains, speed, and ability to deliver impressive results. His company had just appointed him to take over a troubled country operation in Latin America. He did a brilliant job turning things around financially. …

The Internet of Things (IoT) Starts with Intel Inside®

Technology experts are buzzing about the potential of IoT, but where should leaders in consumer industries start to look for real results?<p>The Intel® …

Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century

When Jonathan Goldman arrived for work in June 2006 at LinkedIn, the business networking site, the place still felt like a start-up. The company had just under 8 million accounts, and the number was growing quickly as existing members invited their friends and colleagues to join. But users weren’t …

How To Reverse Engineer Your Career (Even If You're Not An Engineer)

Want to obtain your dream job faster? Then reverse engineer your career. And guess what? You can do this even if you aren’t an engineer. Here’s how…<p>First, define your career aspiration. What job do want to have in, say, five or 10 years? Maybe you’d like to eventually be a vice president of …

Wi-Fi industry is worried about mobile invading its airwaves

There’s a new technology buzzing around mobile carrier circles called License Assisted Access that promises to make our 4G networks faster by dipping …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …