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Six Business Intelligence Predictions For 2015

Being a data-driven organization requires a combination of analysis and predictions. As we look at the last several years, big data has been the dominant force, moving from a consumer-based requirement to a must-have strategy for enterprises to stay competitive. This data revolution is seeing …

Follow these six rules to accomplish more each day

Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is the key to becoming a successful entrepreneur. We can have all of the best ideas in the world, …

Chartcube:让数据表格挣脱电脑的樊笼

数据分析工作既枯燥又漫长,从拿到原始数据到让这些数据产生实际作用,其中还需要做很多工作。仅仅用 Excel 把数据处理完毕是远远不够的,你还必须想办法把这些数据经过提炼和总结通过 PowerPoint 来进行展现。你在 …

The Next Big Thing You Missed: New Apps Instantly Convert Spreadsheets Into Something Actually Readable

Dave Story is building a mobile app that can instantly transform an Excel spreadsheet into something you can actually read.<p>It's called Project …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive images this week from science, tech and health, including the birth of the Universe, edible scorpions and a bear with a slipped disc.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Amazing air displays and breathtaking nature<p>Frightening lightning and dust storms<p>Plane trails and tadpole stars<p>Volcanic plumes and …

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Will Singapore Clean Up Its Act?

Singapore has become an increasingly popular haven for money laundering and tax evasion. But now it faces calls for reform and a difficult dilemma: …

Apple isn't dead yet – iPhone 5S and iOS7 have a secret weapon

The reality distortion field has gone into reverse, but it's blinding us to the truth: Apple is still leading the way<p>When Steve Jobs was still with us, many commentators – yours truly included – used to complain about the "reality distortion field" that surrounded Apple's charismatic leader. Those …

Big data integration requires firm handle on info at hand

Follow:<p>In 1965, Bob Dylan famously sang, "You don't need a weatherman to know which the way wind blows." These days that line can be applied to the …

Big Data

4 Reasons To Love Your Work–And The People You Work With

Loving your job doesn’t mean you’re in the throes of an office romance. It’s not that your gig is easy–some of the happiest people have the hardest jobs. Rather, As HubSpot CTO Dharmesh Shah notes on LinkedIn, job-love has a slow burn of fulfillment–the kind that can be engineered in your day to …

How To Master The Art Of Self-Promotion

It’s possible to spread your content without cheapening your brand. Here’s how to make your message hot, without looking like a hot dog.<p>“Politics is a direct-response business,” declares the digital director of President Obama’s re-election campaign. “People do things if you ask them to do it, and …

3 Reasons Exercise Makes You Smarter

Your brain is a part of your body. Your body works better with exercise–and, research suggests, so does your brain.<p>If you need more reason to make a jog part of your morning routine or to turn your afternoon meetings into walk-n-talks, try this: <i>exercise boosts your cognitive functioning and</i> …

How CEOs Stay So Productive

Even the bigwigs get tempted by the latest cat video. They just figured out how to kick the habit with some simple mind hacks and easy-to-use apps.<p><i>“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”</i>-–Paul J. …

Steve Vs. Steve: Jobs, Ballmer In A Leadership Smackdown

Microsoft is restructuring under the leadership of a man called Steve, much like Apple once did… Is this 2013 or 1997?<p>Yesterday Steve Ballmer sent out a lengthy memo to Microsoft staff announcing a reorganization of one of the world’s biggest tech companies (<i>we do mean huge: Ballmer’s memo rocks in</i> …

Here's What I Learned About Amazon After Spending A Morning At Its Headquarters

The meetings with executives from each company were off the record, so I'm not going to repeat what they said.<p>However, I'll give my general impressions of each company after meeting some people, and walking around their campuses.<p>First up is Amazon. I only spent a half day with the company, so these …

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How Data Can Forge a Stronger Bond with Your Board<p>Data belongs in everyone's hands<p>What's powering the growth of European Wax Center? Data.<p>Paying …

Leadership

A Mind-Bending Look at the Hubble Ultra Deep Field Photo of the Universe

Check out this mind-bending video that talks about the “Hubble Ultra Deep Field” image captured by NASA astronomers nearly a decade ago — a …

Five Ways To Build An Effective Team

It is not easy to be the CEO of an up-and-coming startup, especially when you are frequently out of your office talking to investors and the actual time you spend in contact with your team is limited. It gets even more complicated when you manage multiple teams working in different cities.<p>Is it …

How to Use Gamification to Engage Employees

Gamification is the process of using game thinking and game mechanics to solve problems and engage users, according to Gabe Zichermann, author of the …

Employee Engagement

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The Secret to Putting Together an Insanely Successful Team

What are 13 of the most common words that keep companies from realizing their full performance potential? (Hint: They are 13 words that are very …

3 Stupidly Simple Reasons Why Most People's Photography Does Not Improve

I’m presuming that this article will not apply to some readers of dPS… but after 3 conversations in the last week which revealed the same photography …

Photography

How to Photograph Reflections for Awesome Results

They can be beautiful, surreal, abstract or a combination of all three, reflections are a powerful way convey emotion or provoke thought in your …

Landscape Photography

Milky Way Rife With Complex Carbon Molecules, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope Reveals

Our 10 billion year-old Milky Way galaxy seemingly gets more complicated with each passing observation.<p>That’s partly because trying to observe its structure — from our vantage point two-thirds of the way out from the galactic center, at least — is akin to determining the boundaries of a …

The most frequently highlighted passages in famous business and management books

A welcome consequence of the digitalization of our lives and media is the creation of streams of data that weren’t previously accessible. One of those is the book passages most highlighted by users of Amazon.com’s Kindle e-reader software.<p>It’s magical to see the short selections of writing that …

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Key to Business Intelligence Success: Data Accuracy and Visibility

By now, most decision-makers have probably heard some success stories regarding business intelligence (BI) – how one company used it to cut costs, …

Big Data

Why givers (often) succeed: 5 questions for Adam Grant | Daniel H. Pink

Every so often a book comes along that changes the way you see the world. <i>Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success</i>, which comes out today, …

Margaret Thatcher: 3 leadership qualities for any manager

Opinions on Margaret Thatcher remain divided after her death, but what is hard to argue with is that she was a great and influential leader. And here …