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A Beginner’s Guide to Data Engineering — Part I

Data Engineering: The Close Cousin of Data Science<p>Motivation<p>The more experienced I become as a data scientist, the more convinced I am that data …

14 Simple Ways to Get Considerably More Done | Inc.com

In the spirit of the topic, let's get right to it:<p><b>1. Eliminate one ego commitment.</b><p>We all do things that have more to do with ego than results.<p>Maybe you serve on a committee because you like how it looks on your CV. Maybe you teach at a local college because you like the words "adjunct professor."<p>Or …

Productivity

What Steve Jobs Taught Me After I Said “No” To Him

James Green, CEO of the search retargeting company Magnetic, was once hired by Jobs as a VP at Pixar Animation Studios. And, curiously, it was while working for one of his biggest business heroes that Green learned what not to do when leading a company.<p>I worked for Steve Jobs at Pixar Animation …

How To See What Others Don't (In Order To Increase Your Chances of Success)

Seeing What Others Don’t is not only the title of new book by Gary Klein, it is also a mantra that can make you successful.<p>Let’s deal with the book first and then my assertion.<p>Although I have never met him, I have been a fan of Klein for years. He is a very smart guy who is a senior scientist at …

Seven Strategies for Simplifying Your Organization

<i>This post is co-authored with Lisa Bodell.</i><p>Over the past several years we have heard hundreds of managers talk about the negative impact of complexity on both productivity and workplace morale. This message has been reinforced by the findings of major CEO surveys conducted by IBM and KPMG [PDF], …

7 Best Business Books for Summer Reading - Small Business Trends

The weather is finally warm enough to where I’ve created my outdoor patio space. And that means that it’s summer reading time! A cool drink, my feet …

12 Unconventional Interview Questions Entrepreneurs Should Ask