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Kano OS empowers kids to create the future on $5 Pi Zero

We love Kano. We’ve talked about the computer kit, — a DIY collection that allows children to take a nuts and bolts approach to building and operating a PC — and just over a week ago, the screen kit, an HD LCD screen that that kids can build themselves.<p>Now, the London-based startup has done it …

10 influential data scientists and why you should follow them

Testing in the Agile Era: Top Tools and Processes<p>No matter what industry you work in, chances are the applications your business uses are generating …

3 Companies That Turn Big Data Into What You Need To Know

We live in an era where it’s so easy to get what you want quickly. Just whip out your mobile phone and use an app to order anything from a taxi to a pizza.<p>But there is a major difference between ‘wants’ and ‘needs’. As The Rolling Stones famously sang, “You can’t always get what you want, but if …

Employment

What Is Strategy, Again?

If you read what Peter Drucker had to say about competition back in the late ’50s and early ‘60s, he really only talked about one thing: competition on price. He was hardly alone — that was evidently how most economists thought about competition, too.<p>It was this received opinion Michael Porter was …

Asking Open-Ended Questions Helps New Managers Build Trust

In many companies and organizations, new managers are selected as a result of their success in technical and operational roles. This seems to be a sensible approach, as the manager needs to understand the challenges facing his or her direct reports. At the same time, it’s fundamentally flawed. The …

Management

What Has the Biggest Impact on Hospital Readmission Rates

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Health spas, stone fireplaces, and five-star restaurant chefs are amenities typically associated with luxury hotel brands such as The Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons. They are increasingly found in U.S. hospitals eager to improve their patient-experience scores that now affect Medicare …

The Behaviors that Define A-Players

Individual contributors sometimes ask themselves, “What will it take for others to recognize my potential?” They may simply want acknowledgement of the importance of the work they do. Or they may aspire to move into management. In some cases, they’ve been told that they’re doing fine and have been …

Building and Launching a Business, Part 1: Deciding What to Build | Inc.com

<b>Phase 1: Deciding what to build</b><p>In this programmable world with cloud-based services and pervasive technology, traditional barriers to entry have melted away. That's both great news and a problem.<p>When you can build virtually anything, how do you decide what to create?<p>Giant Pixel's strike team of …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

5 Fantastic DIY Forts!

Spring is here! And the warmer weather beckons the desire to head into the great outdoors. These 5 fantastic DIY forts will offer respite for young …