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Big Data

Sales of million-dollar homes in Austin are on the rise

Sales of luxury homes around Texas, especially in Austin, are on the rise. According to the most recent report from the Texas Association of …

Real Estate

50 Resources to Help You Create Customers for Life

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Helpscout blog.</i><p>Earning customer loyalty is an uphill battle, but it is always worth the effort.<p>You’ve seen the data: the Harvard Business School report that showcased how, on average, increasing customer …

Why A Data Scientist Should Be Your Next Marketing Hire

Identified as the "sexiest job of the 21st century" by Harvard Business Review, it's no wonder that demand for the data scientist position has skyrocketed. However, according to McKinsey research, by 2018 the United States will experience a shortage of 190,000 skilled data scientists and 1.5 …

How Zappos Uses One-Week Work Sprints To Launch Big Projects Fast

Zappos Labs launched an innovative new service in just 12 weeks by committing to flexible, collaborative chunks of work, one week at a time.<p>Zappos Labs is the small R&D arm of the online retailer, whose charter is “to explore the future of retail and build new things that are the next generation of …

Why Tech’s Best Minds Are Very Worried About the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is coming. And the tech cognoscenti aren't sure that's a good thing.<p>For years, the prospect of an online world that extends …

Who’s Afraid of Data-Driven Management?

From a management perspective, making decisions based on data is a clear win. Yet it’s often difficult to adopt a data-informed culture. In every organization, there are teams and employees who embrace this transition, and those who undermine it. To convert your biggest data skeptics, the first …

10 Kinds of Stories to Tell with Data

For almost a decade I have heard that good quantitative analysts can “tell a story with data.” Narrative is—along with visual analytics—an important way to communicate analytical results to non-analytical people. Very few people would question the value of such stories, but just knowing that they …

Why becoming a data scientist is NOT actually easier than you think

I was just doing some late night reading and came across this …

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"Growth Hackers" cartoon | Marketoonist

There’s a growing movement in Silicon Valley to replace “Marketers” with a new position called “Growth Hackers”. Some are claiming that startups …

CROCKPOT THAI PEANUT CHICKEN

It’s such a tough balance, because I hate David being sick. The thought of him in pain (even just the discomfort a cold) makes me so, so sad.<p>This is …

Crock Pot Chicken Mole… Simple & Scrumptious

I LOVE mole… love love love.<p>Most mole fans have probably tried Dona Maria, the pre-made mole-in-a-jar sauce that is actually pretty good for a …

Recipes

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

posted by Chungah on November 2, 2013 194 Comments »<p><i>Simply throw everything in the crockpot and you’re set for a family-friendly meal – it doesn’t</i> …

52 tools for any company to innovate like a startup

To celebrate 2014 we’ve handpicked a new collection to help large companies become more entrepreneurial. See what works for your organization. There …

Everything We Thought We Knew About B-to-B Marketing Is Wrong

<i>What company do customers feel most connected to emotionally?</i><p>Apple? Nope. Amazon? Sorry. It must be Nordstrom then, right? Not even close. To find the company that has the strongest emotional connection with customers, you have to leave the consumer world behind. Blows your mind, doesn’t …

This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …

Psychology