Ahmed Alamry

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How to Conduct an Effective Job Interview

The virtual stack of resumes in your inbox is winnowed and certain candidates have passed the phone screen. Next step: in-person interviews. How should you use the relatively brief time to get to know — and assess — a near stranger? How many people at your firm should be involved? How can you tell …

An Exercise to Get Your Team Thinking Differently About the Future

Thinking about the future is hard, mainly because we are glued to the present. Daniel Kahneman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist and author of <i>Thinking, Fast and Slow</i>, observed that decision makers get stuck in a memory loop and can only predict the future as a reflection of the past. He labels …

Must-Know EM Pharmacotherapy Articles of 2014

There is so much literature to sift through each year, it becomes nearly impossible to stay abreast of it. Here is a quick summary of the 6 must-know …

Medicine

Learning New Things Means Getting Up From Your Desk

You are now looking at a computer screen, consuming data. That’s what all of us are doing these days, for more and more of our time, it seems. And as we have become completely inundated by data, managers have come to believe that the key to transforming their businesses can be found there, …

Why Government Workers Are Harder to Motivate

It’s no secret that managing in the public sector is different from managing in the world of business. Often the environments in which government managers operate can actually make it <i>more</i> <i></i>difficult to succeed. That’s what <i>Fortune</i> magazine seemed to conclude after spending time in 2012 with the police …

3 Traps That Block Corporate Transformation

The need for transformation has never before been more keenly felt in the corporate world. Digital-first companies, such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Twitter, are amassing market share and capitalization, but only a few brick-and-mortar corporations (think Apple, Nissan, and HCL Technologies) …

Experiment with Organizational Change Before Going All In

Think about the last time you considered introducing a significant change in your enterprise with the intention of improving organizational effectiveness. Maybe you were contemplating a change in employment policies such as flextime or one in customer-facing processes such as a new billing system. …

The Best-Performing CEOs in the World

The knock on most business leaders is that they don’t take the long view—that they’re fixated on achieving short-term goals to lift their pay. So which global CEOs actually delivered solid results over the long run? Our 2014 list of top performers provides an objective answer.<p>Adi Ignatius<p>A few …

3 Myths That Kill Strategic Planning

In its simplest form, strategic thinking is about deciding on which opportunities to focus your time, people, and money, and which opportunities to starve. One of history’s greatest strategic thinkers, Napoleon Bonaparte summed it up this way: “In order to concentrate superior strength in one …

How well can you multitask? This test shows if you’re a ‘supertasker’

Only two percent of people can play Angry Birds, answer texts, and listen to NPR all at once without breaking a sweat. The rest of us can hardly multitask at all.<p>“The ninety-eight per cent of us…tend to overrate our ability to multitask,” claims University of Utah professor David Strayer. But in a …

The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

Bose QuietComfort 20 headphones review

<b>See the Bose QuietComfort 20’s on Amazon</b><p>When noise cancellation technology first came onto the audio market, several headphone makers tried their hand at incorporating the technology in their headphones. Most thought of it as just an added feature to market their headphones, but Bose took the …

What’s your preferred method for storing media: via SD card, or through the cloud?

In Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and earlier, applications that had permission to access an SD card could read or write to just about any area of your removable storage. With the arrival of Android 4.4 KitKat, this is no longer the case.<p>While Google says there are several reasons for the changes made to …

Google Drive

Closing the loop: New startup HealthLoop brings in $10M to help doctors track patients

Health IT is a booming sector, but physicians are already becoming inundated and overwhelmed by the influx of new tools.<p>And yet, in Silicon Valley, dozens of startups are building new technologies for doctors. The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, presents a unique opportunity for health care …

7 Facebook Statistics You Should Know For An Engaging Facebook Page

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>One of the things we focus on most at Buffer is the best time to post to Twitter and Facebook. This is because we want to help you get more engagement with your audience, which is beneficial for everyone.<p>While the best time to post is definitely …

Gears evolved in nature long before humans 'invented' them

A gear system similar to those used on bicycles has been found in insects, proving that nature developed cogs long before humans.<p>The juvenile Issus – a plant-hopping insect found in gardens across Europe – has hind leg joints with curved, cog-like strips of opposing "teeth" that inter-mesh, …

The Moral Dilemmas of Doctors During Disaster

In the late summer of 2005, the waters loosed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina laid siege to New Orleans. At Memorial Medical Center, the power and then the backup generators failed, creating a silence one doctor described as the “sickest sound” of his life. Doctors and nurses, at times in …

Mayo Clinic to treat football concussions with robots

Concussions are a real risk in football, but most teams don't have the resources for the kind of on-the-spot diagnosis that doctors recommend. So this season, the Mayo Clinic is testing out a new solution, traveling with the Northern Arizona University football team and bringing a telepresence bot …

Environment: News & features

Women and yogurt: what's the connection?

When war is seemingly looming, the environment is heading for disaster, we're growing brains in jars and everyone is spying on everyone else, it's vital that we don't lose track of the more important things in life. Like yogurt. And, perhaps more crucially, why is it supposedly only women who eat …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the numbers are …

Strategic Humor: Cartoons from the September 2013 Issue

Enjoy these cartoons from the September issue of HBR, and test your management wit in the <b>HBR Cartoon Caption Contest at the bottom of this post</b>. If we choose your caption as the winner, you will be featured in next month’s magazine and win a free Harvard Business Review Press book.<p>“Ann, you can see …

Mozart, Newton and You?

<i>"Inspiration is needed in geometry, just as much as in poetry." -- Alexander Pushkin</i><p>Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, and to mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries -- the arts and humanities. Science epitomizes …

Will Google Glass change the way we think?

<i>(Credit: Google)</i><p><b>A new video from Google shows how people will probably end up using Google Glass in the real world — looking up information.</b><p>You know …

Google Glass

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Technology Is The Fastest Way For 20-Year-Olds To Get Rich

<i>This post is #4 in a series that amplifies emerging powers — girls and women who are solving the world’s problems by disrupting the status quo.</i><p>Michele Romanow is an engineer and a serial entrepreneur who started three companies before her 28th birthday. She launched her first business venture — The …

Poor countries have half the world’s cars but almost all of its fatal car accidents

Heart disease, cancer and diabetes, continue to plague the world, but another cause of death is quickly creeping its way up the list. According to new data released by the World Health Organization (WHO), for the first time ever car accidents have breached the top ten list for causes of death …

World Health Organization

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …