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Dealing With Investors the Sam Palmisano Way

Last fall, when it was still not clear who would be the next chief executive of Microsoft, Jack Welch recommended Sam Palmisano for the job.<p>The two were sitting on stage at Radio City Music Hall chatting about business-y stuff when the retired GE CEO made the suggestion, and I was a little …

Why Game Developers Are Choosing IBM Over Amazon

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- With more than 18 million individuals and businesses around the world, the influential population of web and software …

Make Time for the Work That Matters

More hours in the day. It’s one thing everyone wants, and yet it’s impossible to attain. But what if you could free up significant time—maybe as much as 20% of your workday—to focus on the responsibilities that really matter?<p>We’ve spent the past three years studying how knowledge workers can become …

Beware of the giraffes in your data

Marketers and analysts are always on the lookout for exciting new insights which can translate into action items and provide strategic advantage, but …

21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life

I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford MotorCompany, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” …

The #1 Quality of Top Employees

We asked Inc. readers to describe their best employee ever. Here's what they said.<p>When asked which qualities define their "Best Employee Ever," <i>Inc</i>. readers had plenty to say. And one word came up more than any other: <b>proactive</b>.<p><b>Trustworthiness</b> and <b>reliability</b> tied for a close second. <b>Dedication</b>,</b> …

We’re on the cusp of deep learning for the masses. You can thank Google later

Google (s goog) silently did something revolutionary on Thursday. It open sourced a tool called word2vec, prepackaged deep-learning software designed …

Lamborghini CEO Confirms Veneno Roadster

Lamborghini will produce a topless version of the Veneno.<p>Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann has told <i>Car and Driver</i> in an exclusive interview that the Italian manufacturer will build a small run of roadsters based on the Veneno hypercar that was launched at the Geneva auto show earlier this year. …

Infographic: IT Leaders

Most people in IT have struggled with others' perceptions of what they do versus what they really do. Here's a funny infographic illustrating …

The Oldest, Best Measure of Customer Happiness

Customer service was simpler in the era before big box chains and online shopping. Back then, to delight his clients, a business owner simply needed …

Customers

Showcasing the absurd: Amazon rounds up funniest product reviews

Amazon has assembled a list of some of the funniest, top-rated product reviews posted by its customers. Just don't expect the tongue-in-cheek examples to help with your buying decisions. "Helpful product reviews written by Amazon customers are the heart of Amazon.com, and we treasure the customers …

The Government Now Admits There's an 'Area 51'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Newly declassified documents, obtained by George Washington University's National Security Archive, …

IBM beefs up fraud prevention portfolio by buying Israel’s Trusteer

IBM(s ibm) plans to buy an Israeli security firm called Trusteer, which specializes in fraud prevention software for the financial industry. It will …

Seven Tips for Shifting a Mindset in Your Organization

We’re all fascinated by new ideas and how they can grab hold of us, influencing how we think and affecting how we take action. How does Atul Gawande (the checklist doctor) get inside my head, when others don’t? Why does Gwyneth Paltrow make me adjust my behaviors, when others can’t?<p>In business, …

Introducing the IBM PureFlex System

New audience, new message?

Reduce your Print Costs with Adobe LeanPrint

Do you print web pages? Word documents? PDFs? A lot of them? Adobe offers a relatively inexpensive utility called LeanPrint that will help reduce …

Fenix E11

So I wanted a single AA torch for everyday carry… I ordered 10 different flashlights with prices ranging from $10 to $100 and at the end of the day, …

Turning Vendors Into Partners

<i>From time to time, I’ll be inviting thought leaders to guest post on topics on the top of customers’ minds. My good friend and colleague, Amir Hartman, Cofounder and Managing Director at Mainstay Partners, contributes a thoughtful post on the importance of vendor management and engagement, and the</i> …

Don’t Even Think About Reading This Post

It’s maddening when people do the opposite of what we tell them to do. Remind your boss to look at a report, and he puts it off longer. Discourage a …

Today Elon Musk Will Unveil Plans For High-Speed Transportation That's Twice As Fast As An Airplane And Cheaper Than A Bullet Train

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Twice as fast as an airplane, cheaper than a bullet train and completely self-powered: that's the mysterious transportation system that inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk is promising to reveal design plans for Monday.<p>Musk has been dropping hints about his "Hyperloop" …

Elon Musk

15 most powerful Big Data companies

The world of big data vendors is divided into two camps. There are the pure-play Big Data startups who are bringing innovation and buzz to the …

NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …

Smart Leaders Have Protégés

Just how important protégés are to a powerful person was made clear to me by this question, told to me by a Fortune 100 CEO. When choosing his direct reports, he asks: “How many blazing talents have you developed over the years and put in top positions across the company, so that if I asked you to …

Pay As You Go Sunshine: How Solar Energy and Mobile Phones are Powering the Developing World

Changing Planet<p>Every night, something unusual happens in Samuel Kimani’s home on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Samuel, 48, lives with his wife Mary and their three children. Their family supports itself day-to-day through their main source of income, their cow Baraka, whose milk is collected …

Cognitive Apps

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6 Industries Ripe for Disruption

Goldman Sachs released its list of the industries most likely to see huge growth in the next few years.<p>You may have seen <i>Inc.</i>'s Best Industries for Starting a Business report. Friday, the investment banking firm Goldman Sachs published a report titled "The Search for Creative Destruction," which …

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