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How to add character to a new-build house, from paint and furniture to the size of your doors

Carefully chosen furniture, paint, joinery and architectural details will all help to add character to a new house, says Clive Aslet.<p>There’s an …

Architecture

Artificial Intelligence & Business Strategy

The Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy initiative explores the growing use of artificial intelligence in the business landscape. The …

Artificial Intelligence

F House

Sealed by an ominous slab of dark stone, the F House is a stark contrast from its somber facade. A tree-lined walkway leads to a timber slat wall, …

Architecture

'You're Perfect For The Job -- But You're Too Expensive'

Dear Liz,<p>What’s the correct response to, “You’re perfect for the job — but you’re too expensive!”?<p>I wouldn’t mind hearing, “You’re too expensive” when I’m discussing a job opportunity on the phone. That wouldn’t bother me.<p>That’s not the way it’s worked out, though. I’ve only heard, “You’re too …

Employment

IBM outlines the 5 attributes of useful AI

A few weeks ago, a dejected CTO told me it took his team three weeks to build a machine learning model. I told him a model in just three weeks sounded great, and he agreed. So why the long face? Because eleven months later, the model was still sitting on a shelf.<p>That gap between great AI prototypes …

Machine Learning

These smashing backyard ideas are hot and happening!

Blessed with extra outdoor space at the rear end of your home? You can convert it into your choice of recreational zone with a little bit of …

Landscaping

5 Professional PowerPoint Tips for Building the Ultimate Presentation

I remember the presentation well, but for all the wrong reasons.The keynote speaker at a well-known project management conference had decades of …

Public Speaking

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.<p>Is that really the best career guidance?<p>People often take this sort of …

Public Relations

Executives Believe They Are Innovators, But Employees Disagree

It helps the bottom line to be an innovator. Innovative companies also have another edge: they’re more attractive places to work. A new survey finds given a chance, most people would leave their current jobs for the chance to work at such a company.<p>So how does one know they’re working at such a …

Employee Engagement

The Winning Strategy Top Companies Use to Thrive (Hint: It's So Simple It Fits on a Single Page)

Today's unpredictable environment wants to rock your world. Here's how to turn the tables and thrive.<p>It's undeniable. Dramatic, persistent change is sweeping virtually every sector, challenging leadership as never before.<p>As one noteworthy point of proof came in a 2017 PwC survey of 1,370 leaders …

Management

15 Habits Of Well-Dressed Men

We ask some of menswear's leading experts to tell us what all well-dressed men have in common, and show you how to introduce these desirable habits …

Men's Fashion

House on Mount Maigmo

Built from natural stone and concrete, the House on Mount Maigmo is a partially sunken, mostly hidden abode. A tunnel-like main volume connects the …

Architecture

How You Can Connect With Anyone In 90 Seconds Or Less

The 10 hacks I’ve used over the last decade to make 89,400 (mostly good) first impressions.<p>When we meet a new person, what thoughts run through our …

Game of Thrones

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

Employment

How Can You Tell a Great Leader When You See One? Look for This 1 Uncommon Sign

This is the stuff of which legacies are made, careers advance, and companies ultimately flourish.<p>Many of us have to make decisions that define who we are. It's often arriving at the crossroads of choosing between towing the line or doing the difficult, unpopular thing. And sometimes, doing what you …

Leadership

The AI mindset: preparing people is as important as preparing data

Businesses of every size, stripe, and sector are struggling to prepare for artificial intelligence. As companies work to understand the techniques …

Artificial Intelligence

Measuring Results Across the Customer Journey

Brands and organizations are naturally interested in the journey of their customers, supporters or members. Where did they find out about you, what …

Marketing

Croft Residence / AUX Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> West Hollywood Residence by AUX Architecture: This single-family home, designed by Brian Wickersham and …

Architecture

AI is the transformational technology of our age ... if businesses ever adopt it

As I’ve blogged about at length in this space, the US economy won’t see sustained growth unless we can boost productivity. And there are a few …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Artificial Intelligence Roles Need Cross-Over Skillsets

Recent research from Britain confirms what many people in enterprises already know, artificial intelligence (AI) is going to profoundly change the …

Artificial Intelligence

Digital media transparency has an immediate solution 
... and no, it’s not blockchain

<b>Andrew Altersohn, Adfin, chief executive officer, dissects one of 2018's most buzz phrases – 'blockchain' – and sets expectations straight on its</b> …

Blockchain

4 Simple Words That Will Make You a Better Critical Thinker

Few questions expose the limits of one's knowledge quite like these four words do.<p><i>How can we develop our critical thinking abilities? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Allen Lobo,</b> …

Critical Thinking

Struggling to Make Sense of Your Company's Financial Data? Here Are 5 Key Financial Metrics You Need to Know

Many CEOs struggle with choosing which financial metrics to pay attention to. While every company has unique numbers based on their own business model, here at five that every leader should watch.<p>Every business has its own set of critical numbers and metrics. If you're a software-as-a-service …

Small Business

7 Hard Lessons You Need to Learn If You Want a Happy, Successful Life

The best way to enforce happy relationships is to exercise your willingness to walk away from them<p><i>What is it that nobody tells you about adult life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

Self-improvement

Hacking Windows 10: How to Remotely Record & Listen to the Microphone of a Hacked Computer

The microphone in a Windows computer is accessible to most applications running on the device at all times and completely without security …

White Hat

5 Signs Your Company Isn't Ready for AI

Every day seems to bring a new outrageous headline with promises of artificial intelligence's superpowers. The hype is very high right now, with …

Artificial Intelligence

How 5 Companies Successfully Introduced AI Into the Customer Experience

Do we still need humans to power customer experiences? Yes, according to Forrester.<p>In its Digital CX Trends 2018 report (fee charged) released today, …

Chatbots

The Woman Who Gave the Macintosh a Smile

Every fifteen minutes or so, as I wrote this story, I moved my cursor northward to click on the disk in the Microsoft Word toolbar that indicates “Save.” This is a superstitious move, as my computer automatically saves my work every ten minutes. But I learned to use a computer in the era before …

Graphic Design

What's Artificial Intelligence? Here's a Solid Definition

What's the difference between artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning and neural networks? Don't trust vendors' marketing materials …

Artificial Intelligence

20 Executives Share Lessons They Wish They Could Have Told Their Younger Selves

Take some tips from high-achieving individuals keen on identifying their mistakes, learning from them, and growing into better human beings.<p>Ideally, with age comes wisdom. Nobody's perfect, but the highest-achieving individuals are keen on identifying their mistakes, learning from them, and growing …

Startups