Cecil Dearborne

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Why Financial Institutions Are Turning To Chief Data Officers To Generate More Value Out Of Data

In a conversation recently with MicroStrategy CMO Mark Gambill, he walked through the rationale for the rise of a newer type of role—the Chief Data Officer. As part of that conversation, we discussed what the CDO role is and how it adds value above and beyond the CMO and CIO roles. Below are …

Regulation

If Your Website Doesn't Have This 1 Thing on Every Page, Customers Will Click Away

Fortunately, it's really easy to add and it's a guaranteed increase in leads.<p>Having a website is great and all, but if you haven't built it to lead to more leads, then you are losing out on precious opportunities.<p>Think of your website as a digital business card (because it is). Every single person …

Marketing

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

4 Toxic Leadership Phrases You Probably Say Daily

They might seem harmless, but these words and phrases tell employees that you're not a people-focused leader.<p>As leaders, our language defines us. Literally.<p>In a new report, the behavioral analytics platform Mattersight analyzed at least 10 minutes of public speaking engagements from well-known …

Leadership

Swype Keyboard is now discontinued

For years, Swype Keyboard was one of the best third-party keyboards for Android, with a focus on swipe typing and voice dictation. But all good …

Apps

The Lost Promise of Cloud

<i>Cloud and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings can provide significant business advantages when deployed in a way that accelerates application</i> …

Innovation

We Need To Stop Looking For Silver Bullets To Solve Our Problems

All generalizations are false, including this one<p>In Eric Ries bestselling book, <i>The Startup Way</i>, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur explains how he helped lead General Electric's transformation from a stodgy industrial era dinosaur into a lean, entrepreneurial enterprise. Yet strangely, as Steve Blank …

Innovation

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

Activists are registering voters at 'Black Panther' screenings for #WakandaTheVote

It's rare that blockbuster movies do anything to move culture forward besides make people really annoying on Twitter.<p>Ben Shapiro rants aside, <i>Black</i> …

Black Panther

This Pocket PC Could Replace Your Desktop

The Ockel Sirius B runs Windows 10 and fits in any standard pocket.<p>Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can have the most significant impact. A …

Gear & Gadgets

Add Bluetooth to your car without replacing the radio for $7.50 at Amazon (Reg. up to $30)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers its AmazonBasics Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit with 3.5mm Aux Jack for <b>$7.41</b>. This is an add-on item, so it must be …

Tech Trends

Ten Skills Every Manager Needs -- But 90% Of Managers Lack

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the Training Manager in a great firm. I have developed and delivered customer service training, communication skills training and several other courses, but now I have a new and bigger challenge. My CEO asked me to develop an in-house leadership development program. I’m very excited …

Employee Engagement

Innovation Isn't About What You Know, But What You Don't

An idea can never be validated backwards, only forwards<p>When Steve Jobs first came up with the idea for the iPod, it wasn't actually a machine he had in mind, but "a thousand songs in my pocket." It was, at the time, an impossible idea, because hard drives of that capacity and size just didn't …

Innovation

Finding Your Preferred Leadership Style Will Make You a Better Leader. Here's How

Which leadership style does your team need from you?<p>We all have things we do well. We all have things we prefer. In fact, every so often someone writes a book about finding your inner strength and exploiting it. This might help some folks, but it's just about the worst advice you can give anyone …

Leadership

Walgreens adopts transgender-inclusive bathroom policy

Drugstore chain Walgreens has adopted a new companywide policy that permits customers to use store bathrooms that align with their gender identity. The policy was announced after a customer said a Walgreens employee forbade her from using the women's restroom because she "dressed like a man," …

LGBTQI

What I Learned While Becoming a Tech Lead

For me, becoming a Tech Lead was not something that happened one day, or even after a planned transition. It was something that I now realize started …

Leadership

7 Powerful Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

What you say about yourself has much to do with how you will succeed.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my bestselling book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

Leadership

A Bad Board of Directors Can Ruin Your Company -- Here's How to Make Sure It Doesn't Happen to You

Make sure advisors truly understand your vision and business and bring real value.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Companies live or die by the people who run them. The product is almost insignificant compared to the influence of humans, good and bad. That …

Entrepreneurship

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

Smart Homes

Oculus Go retail box leak shows it won't be short of launch content | Trusted Reviews

<b>The Oculus Go standalone virtual reality headset is reaching the first developers, which means plenty of new information is entering the public realm.</b><p>…

Virtual Reality

Polish lawmakers back Holocaust bill, drawing Israeli outrage, U.S. concern

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday that would impose jail terms for suggesting Poland was complicit in the Holocaust, drawing concern from the United States and outrage from Israel, which denounced "any attempt to challenge historical truth".<p>Poland's ruling Law and …

Europe

'Seeing someone cry at work is becoming normal': Employees say Whole Foods is using 'scorecards' to punish them

Whole Foods has a new inventory-management system aimed at making stores more efficient and cutting down on food waste. And employees say the retailer's method of ensuring compliance is crushing morale.<p>The new system, called order-to-shelf, or OTS, has a strict set of procedures for purchasing, …

Whole Foods

Understanding how Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Work Together

The ideas of agile are great. It’s the way it has been codified into rituals and certifications and rolled out mindlessly that misses the point.<br>When …

Design Thinking

How To Manage The Four Strong Personalities You See In Meetings

We’ve all got our quirks, and most of us bring strengths and some weaknesses to the teams to which we belong. But there are four strong personalities that stand out for their ability, both positively and negatively, to impact team dynamics, especially when it comes to meetings.<p>There are the</b> …

Leadership

Will Serverless Be the Future of Enterprise Application Development?

Serverless is currently one of the hot topics out there in software architectural patterns. Like many other terms or trends in software engineering, …

Cloud Computing

Passive income: 15 ways to let the money flow in

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might collect passive income streams.<p>For many people, toiling for a living isn't fun.<p>There can be lengthy commutes, dress codes, annoying coworkers, unreasonable …

Personal Finance

Google is selling a tiny camera for $249 that apparently only takes perfect pictures

Have a spare $249 and a desire to never think about when you <i>should</i> be snapping a photo? Then Google has something special for you.<p>Google Clips …

Mobile Photography

We pitted digital assistants against each other to find the most useful AI

Alexa vs Siri vs Google Assistant vs Cortana vs Bixby.<p>CES 2018 demonstrated that smart digital assistants are becoming key components of a variety of gadgets. As these AI companions play more of a role in everyday life, every tech company wants an assistant app to call their own. Amazon has Alexa, …

Automation

Somehow the best net neutrality explainer is from Burger King

Net neutrality is not a simple topic to understand. Although the underlying principle — all internet traffic should be treated equally — is short and …

Burger King