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A Simple Introduction to ANOVA (with applications in Excel)

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Setting up RStudio Server quickly on Amazon EC2

I have recently been working on projects using Amazon EC2 (elastic compute cloud), and RStudio Server. I thought I would share some of my working …

Cloud Computing

How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. We intuitively knew that there must be leaders that span these areas, but in …

Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

Many strategy execution processes fail because the firm does not have something worth executing.<p>The strategy consultants come in, do their work, and document the new strategy in a PowerPoint presentation and a weighty report. Town hall meetings are organized, employees are told to change their …

6 Fatal B2B Sales Mistakes You Must Avoid

Say yes to face-to-face meetings with the power players.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>B2B sales can be incredibly rewarding and lucrative -- if you know what you’re doing. Unfortunately, most salespeople in this field make the same few mistakes again and again. When …

Selling

An opinionated Data Science Toolbox in R from Hadley Wickham, tidyverse

<b>By Ilan Reinstein, KDnuggets.</b><p>In this post, we will make a summary of <b>tidyverse</b>, a set of R packages that share a common data representation and API …

Data Science

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

12 stunning train rides you should take before you die

The August/September issue of National Geographic Traveler rounds up images of the best train trips in the world, according to one seasoned rail rider. It's available on newsstands now.<p>Here are 12 of our favorites.

Trains

How to Survive the Hardest Part of Product Management by Janna Bastow

There is probably one part of the product management job we can all agree is the hardest – people. People are unpredictable, they have strong …

Product Management

Amish Milk Bread Recipe

The Amish people make some of the best breads in the United States. This Amish milk bread tastes delicious and has a fantastically moist texture. You …

Excel's hidden camera tool

The camera tool is probably one of the most underutilized tools in Excel. The reason it is underutilized is because it is hidden.<p>This simple tool …

The "Dirty Fish Tank" training model and the modern method for developing leaders

Your leaders are not fish, yet most organizations treat them as such. The result is jaw-dropping: Annually, in the U.S. alone, over $10 billion is …

Employment

9 Great American Train Journeys too Epic to miss

There’s no need to get on an anti-septic flight or a tiring driving trip to get an amazing travel experience. Why not make the most of the best kept …

Ruthless Prioritization

All high functioning teams must prioritize. Not once a month, not once a week — but <i>rigorously, and ruthlessly</i>.<p>Prioritization means doing the things …

HBR's 10 Must Reads for New Managers (with bonus article "How Managers Become Leaders" by Michael D. Watkins)

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>February 28, 2017</b><p>Develop the mindset and presence to successfully manage others for the first time. If you read nothing else on becoming a new manager, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most …

Never Run Another Bad Meeting. Here's How.

Use these 2 techniques to set the right course.<p>Many meetings fail because they try to do too much. It's the "and" trap: Organizers say, "As long as we're holding the meeting, we might as well cover this and that and the other thing and something else." The problem is that the meeting becomes so …

Product Management Should Be At The Core Of Every Company

At the heart of product management is the ability to discover the customers' pain and then leading the way in solving that pain in the best way …

6 Mistakes That Rookie Leaders Make Which Can Cause Them To Fail

The transition from expert to leader is one that many struggle to navigate.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought</i> …

Leadership

The Fundamental Differences Between Leadership and Management

Combining visionary leadership and great management achieves winning results. Here's why.<p>Visionary leadership combined with great management achieves the best results. Seems obvious right? Then why do so many companies get it wrong, especially during times of needed change?<p>There are fundamental …

What you should be looking for in a product person

Ever since I left Life On Air a couple of months ago, the company I co-founded and headed the product for, I find myself serving as a hub for product …

The 25 best beaches in the world

<b>• TripAdvisor has released its 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards, naming the world's best beaches based on millions of user reviews.</b><b><br>• Baia do Sancho, a beach in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, takes the top spot, followed by beaches everywhere from Cuba to India.</b><b><br>• TripAdvisor also calculated the cheapest</b> …

Costa Rica

These 8 Books Can Help You Finally Understand Business

Run rate? M&A? Non-voting shares?<p>If you’ve never run your own business or considered B-school, it can be tough to wrap your head around how the …

What 20 Years as a Remote Organization Has Taught Us About Managing Remote Teams

In his 1974 interview with ABC News, science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke painted a picture of how computers would change our way of life by the year 2001. One of his many extraordinarily accurate predictions: “Any businessman, any executive, could live almost anywhere on Earth and still do his …

Are You A First-Time Home Buyer? Be Aware Of These Mortgage Programs

If you are shopping for a mortgage, you have probably seen all sorts of offers and advertisements aimed at first-time home buyers and wondered if these are really as good as they sound. In some cases, “first-time” programs are little more than attention-getting marketing messages from lenders, …

Why Bosses Should Stop Thinking of ‘A Players,’ ‘B Players’ and ‘C Players’

Putting employees into performance boxes hurts the workers—and the company<p>It is something we all do: We meet people and put them into a category. They’re sharp, they’re slow. They’re liberal, they’re conservative. They’re creative, they’re workmanlike.<p>We do it, of course, because it’s useful. It’s …

Hardware 101: Smart Doorbells

We’re not saying you’re lazy. Who wouldn’t want to see who’s at the door without even getting up off the couch? And maybe even be able to unlock the …

What Makes a Good Boss? Follow This Flowchart to Find Out [Infographic]

"You never stop learning how to be a great boss," according to a flowchart infographic from Headway Capital. But having the responsibility of a boss …

Infographics

4 Simple and Effective Strategies to Handle Difficult People at Work

Now you can handle that one person in your office that everyone likes to avoid.<p>Lets get right down to it. You want to handle those difficult personalities like a boss? Well, as you read further, you'll notice a theme. It's more about you than that difficult person driving you nuts.<p>I say this …