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How Existing BI And Data Discovery Tools Are Supercharged By Data-as-a-Service

As BI and data science technology becomes more mature, each layer of the stack will become more powerful and layers will start to work together in ways that provide incredible leverage. This sort of progress is predicted by Ray Kurzweil’s theory of how technology exponentially increases in power. …

Big Data

The Stanford professor who pioneered praising kids for effort says we’ve totally missed the point

It is well known that telling a kid she is smart is wading into seriously dangerous territory.<p>Reams of research show that kids who are praised for being smart fixate on performance, shying away from taking risks and meeting potential failure. Kids who are praised for their efforts try harder and …

Self-improvement

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

The founder of a beloved productivity app thinks the startup model is broken — here's how he's trying to keep the tech industry from 'making the same 10,000 mistakes over and over again'

If you ask Phil Libin, the tech industry doesn't do a very good job these days at promoting innovation.<p>They may seem a strange thing to say, given that the industry has a reputation for being the most innovative in the country, if not the world. But Libin's not just some crank.<p>He's been in the …

Startups

Dude, She’s (Exactly 25 Percent) Out of Your League

A massive new study of online dating finds that everyone dates aspirationally—and that a woman’s desirability peaks 32 years before a man’s does.<p>You’re at a party and you see someone cute across the room. They glance at you, maybe even smile for a second, then carry on with their conversation. You …

Breakthroughs

Looking to compare all different types of automation? Now you can

Organizations must vet and compare different types of automation based on business needs, but there was no way to do this -- until now. Forrester's …

Human Geography

SHAASUIVG is my new favorite tech brand

It takes courage to build a brand name out of a fake Samsung logo<p>Step aside, Samsung, Sony, LG, and Apple, there’s a new king of the consumer tech business, and its name is SHAASUIVG. This literally unbelievable new brand has cropped up on Chinese online store Pinduoduo, offering eyebrow-raising …

Nasdaq

15 Science-Fiction And Fantasy Books For Fans Of N.K. Jemisin, Because You Can Only Re-Read 'The Fifth Season' So Many Times

If you love fantasy and science fiction books, you already love N.K. Jemisin, reigning queen of all things speculative. She made history as the first …

“The Lean Startup” is an unproductive legend

The only real measure of success for a startup is not to stay a startup. And yet, the gurus of innovation and entrepreneurship admonish us to “innovate continuously, like entrepreneurs do,” “fail forward,” and “fail fast.”<p>These slogans come from an ideology born out of <i>The Lean Startup</i>, which …

Startups

A new study compared formal and informal communication at work and the results aren't fun

For decades now, the trend in business is toward informality. We refer to bosses by their first names, casual Friday is also observed Monday through Thursday, and rigid rows of cubicles have been replaced by laptop-using workers sprawling on couches.<p>That drift has taken place in communication style …

Research

Victorian-Era Color Theory Manual Reissued for the First Time in 115 Years

Long before people were creating color palettes from beloved films or matching food to their Pantone colors, Emily Noyes Vanderpoel was revolutionizing color theory. The Victorian collector, artist, and scholar published <i>Color Problems: A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color</i> in 1901 as a …

Victorian Era

A Spectre is Haunting Unicode

In 1978 Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry established the encoding that would later be known as JIS X 0208, which still serves as an …

Unicode

The Simple Tool That Revives Employee Motivation

At Pinterest and LinkedIn, product leader Jack Chou learned firsthand how vital it is to zero in continuously on what keeps people motivated as a …

Product Management

Predictive Analytics Terms Business People Need To Know (No Hype Allowed)

No matter what type of analytics you’re talking about, there’s no reason it can’t be explained in plain English.<p>Predictive analytics is a major hype zone. That hot, new development you’re hearing about is often the same old stuff wrapped in a new sales pitch.<p>Nitty-gritty details of how the work is …

Data Warehousing

Agile Is Not Just Another Management Fad

Senior executives increasingly recognize that “Agile Is Eating The World.” In fact, surveys by both Deloitte and McKinsey show that over 90% of senior executives want to be agile, while less than 10% currently see their own firm as “highly agile.” There are now major efforts under way with “Agile …

Project Management

Creative Selection

Steve Jobs was fond of saying design is "not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." Using his fifteen years at Apple as a …

Steve Jobs

New Goldman CEO’s advice to help remake a Wall Street titan: Be vulnerable

<i>Source: djdsolmusic | Instagram</i><p>Goldman Sachs’ next chief executive officer and chairman, David Solomon, often talks about his personal interests, …

Wall Street

Best ‘brainy’ books of this decade

1. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race<br>Reni Eddo-Lodge<p>In recent years, we’ve read excellent nonfiction on race in the US, courtesy of writers such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine and Jesmyn Ward. Reni Eddo-Lodge’s superbly accessible book was a great addition to the British …

Books

Interview of the Week: Peter Thiel:“Hypnotic Mass Phenomena” | Die Weltwoche, Ausgabe 29/2018

Interview of the Week: Peter Thiel<p>“Hypnotic Mass Phenomena”<p>Peter Thiel is one of Silicon Valley’s bigger-than-life characters. Now he is leaving the …

Silicon Valley

50 Collective Nouns for Your Favorite Groups of Animals

You know which animals move in packs, schools, and herds, but what about a wake, a business, or a flamboyance?<p>1. A CACKLE OF HYENAS<p>While <i>clan</i> is the …

Hedgehogs

Visualizing the Hidden ‘Logic’ of Cities

Some cities’ roads follow regimented grids. Others twist and turn. See it all on one chart.<p>In Chicago or Beijing, any given street is likely to take you north, south, east, or west. But good luck following the compass in Rome or Boston, where streets grew up organically and seemingly twist and and …

Data Visualization

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Why do angry people overestimate their intelligence? Neuroticism as a suppressor of the association between Trait-Anger and subjectively assessed intelligence

Publication date: September–October 2018<b>Source:</b> Intelligence, Volume 70Author(s): Marcin Zajenkowski, Gilles E. GignacAbstractTrait-Anger and …

Incompiuto: The Birth of a Style

There are nearly 1000 unfinished public works in Italy, so many that this incomplete state has become its own architectural style. <i>Incompiuto: The</i> …

Genealogy

7 Presentation Ideas That Work for Any Topic

Turn any presentation into a competitive advantage with these scientifically-proven strategies.<p>Give a great presentation and you're more likely to get promoted, sell products, win customers, engage teams, attract investors, and gain visibility.<p>In other words, presentations are important. But how do …

Public Speaking

What a group of Dutch nurses can teach Silicon Valley about the future of work

<i>by Jeremy Heimans and</i> <i>Henry Timms</i><p>If you wanted to learn something about the future of the workplace, you probably wouldn’t begin your quest by heading …

Silicon Valley

How Fortnite approaches analytics, cloud to analyze petabytes of game data

Parent Epic Games has to process data from its flagship game, devices and micro services. Here's a look at Fortnite's AWS' powered …

Big Data

Here's What Happened to Tesla Stock After Elon Musk's Bizarre Attack on Thai Cave Hero

Tesla’s shares fell 3.5% on Monday following Chief Executive Elon Musk’s unfounded accusation on Twitter that a British cave expert involved in the …

Thai Navy

'Never underestimate human stupidity,' says historian whose fans include Bill Gates and Barack Obama

Historian Yuval Harari says the study of the past has taught him an important lesson for the future.<p>"One things that history teaches us is that we …

Bill Gates