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From AI To Robotics, 2016 Will Be The Year When The Machines Start Taking Over

Vivek Wadhwa Contributor<p>Vivek Wadhwa is an academic, entrepreneur, and author who holds appointments at Stanford, Duke, and Singularity University.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Platforms are the real powerhouses in Silicon Valley’s business landscape<br>• Entrepreneurs everywhere can now solve the …

The world is worried about the Chinese stock market, but there's something it should fear more

Each weekday afternoon when her housework is complete, Shanghai grandmother Wu Lindi begins her other life as a black market currency trader.<p>The …

11 reasons Mercedes' newest car is so good

The 2017 E-Class sedan is one of the automaker's most technologically advanced cars yet. From its high-tech displays inside the car to its self-driving capabilities, the mid-size sedan is chalk full of innovative details.<p>Here's a look at some of the new car's coolest features.

According To DARPA, This Is What The World Will Look Like In 2045

The U.S. military’s scientific and technological wing, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is essentially tasked with constructing …

The Making of a Corporate Athlete

If there is one quality that executives seek for themselves and their employees, it is sustained high performance in the face of ever-increasing pressure and rapid change. But the source of such performance is as elusive as the fountain of youth. Management theorists have long sought to identify …

Photograph: Yui Mok/PA<p>The Rightmove app takes the stress out of house-hunting.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/16/1442402799090/a29fb90d-ae79-44f6-9f7b-2bcb648e7925-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Yui Mok/PA<p>The Rightmove app takes the stress out of …

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Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance

When the theory of emotional intelligence at work began to receive widespread attention, we frequently heard executives say—in the same breath, mind you—“That’s incredible,” and, “Well, I’ve known that all along.” They were responding to our research that showed an incontrovertible link between an …

The shortest innings in history: Social media reacts to Australia's Ashes disaster

Australia was all out for 60 off just 111 balls in the first innings of the fourth Ashes Test.<p>It was not Australia's lowest ever Test score, but it …

Allenby's caddie walks off mid-round at Canadian Open | Reuters

OAKVILLE, Ontario (Reuters) - Robert Allenby’s bizarre season took another strange turn when his caddie walked off the course midway through the first round of the RBC Canadian Open on Thursday.<p>May 7, 2015; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Robert Allenby hits a shot from the 15th fairway during the …

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4 Gmail tricks that will completely change your workday​ ​

Sometimes it's fantastic, like when my best friend and I send each other cool links all morning while simultaneously talking on Gchat. But other times, as I'm watching my inbox fill up at the speed of light, it can just be overwhelming.<p>Gmail and I have finally come to a mutually respectful …

Why the best salespeople are negotiators

<b>When we think of a ‘negotiator’ the mind often paints a picture of a cold, calculated character, like a barrister or hostage negotiator. We rarely</b> …

How To Backup Gmail Accounts (+Restore)

It is quite common practice to upload all your important data on Email services in order to use them when required. This is quite handy, you can …

Amateur golfer, 59, shoots a 57 including three holes-in-one

<b>"My years in the military have left me a little hard of hearing, so when one of the guys said they heard a clank, I thought, OK, I don't believe that."</b><p>But his friend was not mistaken.<p>The 'clank' was a hole-in-one.<p>When 59-year-old American amateur golfer Patrick Wills struck his tee shot at the …

How to Tell Someone They’re Being Laid Off

Dismissing an employee is one of the most unpleasant tasks of management. It’s likely to evoke a lot of mixed feelings: sympathy, sadness, and anxiety. Even if letting go of the employee (or employees) is in the best interest of the company, you still may feel guilty. What’s the best way to deliver …

Under Armour hit the jackpot on its Jordan Spieth bet

Under Armour originally signed Spieth to an endorsement deal in 2013. But just months before he won the Masters, UA ripped up that deal and gave the 21-year-old a new 10-year contract that was a huge gamble for a player who had one career victory at the time.<p>The deal has made Under Armour a direct …

iChess 3D app review: a beautifully designed classic chess game

Introduction<p>iChess 3D offers impressive graphic design in 3D or 2D mode. It perfectly recreates the classic game so you can play it on your iOS …

When Sales Incentives Should Be Based on Profit, Not Revenue

Most sales forces link some portion of salespeople’s pay to sales metrics. For example, they pay a commission on the revenues salespeople generate or a bonus for achieving a territory sales quota. This proven “pay for performance” approach motivates salespeople to work hard and drive sales …

‘Nkandla Style’ video goes viral

The song ‘Nkandla Style’ remade from the YouTube hit, Gangnam Style was posted on 27 March and already has over 250 000 views and still growing …

Twitter’s Cofounder on Creating Opportunities

Timothy Archibald<p>I grew up in a very affluent town, but my parents divorced when I was young. My father wasn’t much involved in my life, and we were poor. Many kids I knew played Little League baseball and Pop Warner football, but I didn’t—by the time I was eight, I was mowing lawns and trying to …

6 Myths About Empowering Employees

When Dr. Stephen R. Covey visited the nuclear powered submarine I commanded, the USS Santa Fe, he told me it was the “most empowering workplace he’d ever seen.” It was a bit ironic for me, because I’m sour on the word empowerment and I’m sour on empowerment programs. To me, saying we need an …

Why Special Ops Stopped Relying So Much on Top-Down Leadership

When Fredrick Winslow Taylor designed the world’s first modern assembly line and forever changed industry, <i>persuasion</i> was the last thing on his mind. Taylor believed assembly line workers simply needed clear <i>direction</i> on how to execute prescribed tasks. His belief, which manifested in both physical …

How to Get Employees Excited to Do Their Work

What keeps you up at night as a manager? Are you worried about hitting your numbers? How to boost the results of lower performers? What about how to keep top performers motivated?<p>We often believe that the most effective way to respond to these concerns is to directly tell our employees what to do. …

How to Promote Yourself Without Looking Like a Jerk

Self-promotion can be uncomfortable for many people. That’s certainly true for foreign professionals in America, who have to navigate different cultural mores in the most bullish nation on earth when it comes to personal branding. But even for many Americans, it’s a tricky prospect: how can you …

Explain Your New Strategy By Emphasizing What It Isn’t

It is nearly impossible to translate — let alone <i>execute —</i> a strategy that you don’t understand. Yet, according to Donald Sull’s research in the March issue of HBR, almost half of top executives cannot connect the dots between their company’s strategic priorities; and two out of three middle …

The best iPhone apps for social polls

Sometimes you have a question you need answered and you just can’t make a decision on your own. This is a good time to use a social polling tool …

When You Can't Stand Your Coworkers, and You're the Boss

When you're the boss, your worst enemies at work might end up on your team. You're in charge of making the office bully feel good about work (and less mean) or pointing out the strengths of the workplace slobs (even if you're a neat freak).<p>Motivating the people who make you crazy is Liane Davey's …

The Most Overlooked Way of Stimulating Team Creativity

Fostering a workplace environment that’s conducive to creativity is a top priority for many companies—and it’s no surprise why. The companies dubbed most creative actually outperform their counterparts in revenue growth and market share, and they’re 50% more likely to be market leaders.<p>Some …

Coursera teams with University of Illinois to offer low-cost MBA online

Now you can do the course work for an entire MBA degree for free on the internet.<p>Massive open online course (MOOC) provider Coursera has teamed with …

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