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Want to Keep Boomers and Gen-Xers from Quitting? Offer Them the Same 6 Things You Give to Your Millennial Employees

What does each generation want from their bosses? Turns out, much of the same things.<p>In a massive study by the Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, researchers analyzed data from over 5 million employees across the world to make comparisons across different generations.<p>Surprisingly, they …

Employee Engagement

The Boring Truth About High-Value AI Projects

McKinsey Global Institute examined hundreds of artificial intelligence use case to figure out the ones that yielded the highest value for …

Big Data

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse …

Wellness

4 Simple Words That Will Make You a Better Critical Thinker

Few questions expose the limits of one's knowledge quite like these four words do.<p><i>How can we develop our critical thinking abilities? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Allen Lobo,</b> …

Critical Thinking

20 Executives Share Lessons They Wish They Could Have Told Their Younger Selves

Take some tips from high-achieving individuals keen on identifying their mistakes, learning from them, and growing into better human beings.<p>Ideally, with age comes wisdom. Nobody's perfect, but the highest-achieving individuals are keen on identifying their mistakes, learning from them, and growing …

Startups

The Best Word You Can Use to Describe Your Work

The best way to test your viability is to bring your next big idea to life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a previous article, I shared practical steps in getting unstuck on the journey to identify your vision. Once you're unstuck, it's time to hone in on your vision …

Ikigai

An Introduction to Graph Theory and Network Analysis (with Python codes)

Introduction<p>“A picture speaks a thousand words” is one of the most commonly used phrases. But a graph speaks so much more than that. A visual …

Data Science

If you want privacy, you’re going to have to fight for it – Quartz

<b>This is episode two of the series “The ID Question,” from How We Get To Next.</b><p><b>Read episode one, on India’s Aadhaar, the world’s largest, most ambitious digital identity scheme, here.</b><p>When Anantha Subramanian got a new email address in 2004, he soon found himself living other people’s lives. “I …

Privacy

What to Do With Your Old Laptop

If you've got an old laptop collecting dust in your home, you're not alone. In a survey conducted last spring by the Consumer Reports Survey Group, a …

MacBook Pro

At Amazon, Jeff Bezos has strict instructions for crafting the perfect memo — and he said it should take days to write

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has some tips on crafting the perfect memo, which he broke down in his annual letter to shareholders.<p>At the online giant, memos must be six pages and "narratively structured." These memos never contain individual authors' names, only the name of the team.<p>Bezos said that, at …

Writing

NLP 101: Topic Modeling for Humans — Part #1

What is Topic Modelling?? There are numerous definition available online, but what I understood from these two words is, topic + …

Natural Language Processing

The Right Way to Ask for Help at Work

Miguel Montaner<p>Few of us enjoy asking for help. As research in neuroscience and psychology shows, the social threats involved—the uncertainty, risk of rejection, potential for diminished status, and inherent relinquishing of autonomy—activate the same brain regions that physical pain does. And in …

Management

Big Data Maturity: You're Not As Mature As You Think

Big data is past the hype stage, but are organizations really past the challenges and getting the most value out of big data technologies? Not so …

Big Data

How to Calculate ROI for Your Investment in Data

Businesses invest in data teams, infrastructures, and tools for all different reasons and are executing different projects at various stages of …

Return on Investment

Robin Williams Did This 1 Thing to Unlock His Creativity--and It's Exactly What Neuroscience Recommends

Unlocking creativity ain't easy--but some brilliant scientific and comedic minds have figured it out.<p>We all have self-defeating habits and do plenty to sabotage our own success. Unfortunately, it's no different when it comes to creativity.<p>Neuroscience research indicates that those who struggle with …

Creativity

A map for using AI now, not decades in the future

Artificial intelligence is a much-discussed buzzword in boardrooms around the world, but a lot of companies are still keeping it at arm's length, …

Artificial Intelligence

Everything you need to know about attorney-client privilege (and when it no longer applies)

The investigation into President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has highlighted the concept of attorney-client privilege, which Trump …

Sean Hannity

Ten Skeletons Bury a Right-Wing Talking Point

<i> Anglo-Saxon mythologies and culture continue to enchant many who live in the U.K. Andrew Parsons/Getty Images</i> <i>This article was originally published …

Archaeology

The Best Leaders See Things That Others Don’t. Art Can Help.

I don’t often start essays about leadership with insights from French novelists, but in this case it seems appropriate. “The real act of discovery,” Marcel Proust wrote, “consists not in finding new lands but in seeing with new eyes.” Today the most successful companies don’t just outcompete their …

Art

Why You Need to Let Go of Average Performers

When average and subpar is acceptable, it lowers the output of everyone.<p>You work hard. Your team works hard. You treat people well. People like you. Your company grows.<p>Your worst people "cover their cost."<p>Stop.<p>You're not in business to cover your cost. You're there to make money. You're there to …

Subpar

The illusion of time

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.<p>Andrew Jaffe<p>Andrew Jaffe is a cosmologist …

Quantum Mechanics

8 Bottles of Affordable Whiskey You Should Always Have on Your Cart

Whether you’re finally setting up that bar cart for the first time in a new place, or you’re just trying to explore the world of whiskey, it’s about …

Liquor

Learn how to become a freelancer by taking these online courses

Do you want to set your own work hours? Are you tired of working a full-time job and answering to others? Does the idea of working 9 to 5 for the …

Employment

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the commentary you …

Communication Skills

Eating certain raw fruits and vegetables has been linked to better mental health

Raw fruits and vegetables may play a role in improving mental health, according to a new study by the University of Otago.<p>Researchers have found that …

Mental Health

How to Become An Expert At Just About Anything In Just 45 Minutes A Day

“It takes 10,000 hours to become an “expert in an ultra-competitive field” but to go from “knowing nothing to being pretty good”, actually takes 20 …

The Voice

Agile at Scale

By now most business leaders are familiar with agile innovation teams. These small, entrepreneurial groups are designed to stay close to customers and adapt quickly to changing conditions. When implemented correctly, they almost always result in higher team productivity and morale, faster time to …

Management

The One Lesson from the James Comey Interview that Leaders Absolutely Cannot Ignore

Forget what the ex-FBI director said about Trump. Remember what he said about hubris.<p>Everybody's talking about James Comey's explosive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. But while there were lots of juicy facts and blistering opinions, one statement stood out to me. You might have …

James Comey

What Do Modern Analytics Look Like With Agile Deployment?

When deploying an analytics initiative throughout an organization it's time to utilize agile concepts.

Big Data

The Power of Leaders Who Focus on Solving Problems

In front of a packed room of MIT students and alumni, Vivienne Ming is holding forth in a style all her own. “Embrace cyborgs,” she calls out, as she clicks to a slide that raises eyebrows even in this tech-smitten crowd. “<i>Really</i>. Fifteen to 25 years from now, cognitive neuroprosthetics will …

Leadership