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Simple Tool to Turn Data into Beautiful Charts and Graphs

Not good with numbers? This easy-to-use cloud platform will make you look like a stats expert.<p>Let's say you've polled your customers and now have a spreadsheet full of data from which you need to glean insights. There are complicated tools that can do this, such as IBM's SPSS software, but to use …

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6 Ways to Combat Loneliness When You're Starting Up

For a lot of founders, the early days of starting a business are lonely days. Sound familiar? Try these tricks for powering through it.<p>My day always starts with coffee. For anyone who follows me on Twitter or reads my personal blog, you know this already. By 10 a.m., I'm back for a third or fourth …

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Why You Need To Brag More (And How To Do It)

Think hard: When’s the last time you took credit—really took credit—for a job well done? Without giving props to others, shying away from praise, or otherwise shifting the recognition to anyone but yourself?<p>A May 2013 study published in the <i>Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin</i> found that women …

Visionary CEOs Seduce Media, But Investors (Usually) Prefer Vulcans

<b>The Popular Ideal of the Visionary CEO</b><p>Especially here in Silicon Valley, we are attracted to the notion of the visionary CEO, a motivated, impassioned leader who is driven to change the world, and who has created and led a business to pursue this monumental ideal. Think of Sergey Brin and Larry …

The Six Rules of Personal Success

Of all human abilities, one stands out, the ability to see the <i>Big Picture</i>, the things that are important in life, and not to be distracted by small, trivial, and irrelevant things; the intelligence to separate the message from the background noise.<p>‘The Big Picture’ is about the grand goals; the big …

10 Things To Do While You're Unemployed

If you’re unemployed and worried that employers will turn you down for taking on unimpressive work during the recession or for the large employment gaps on your résumé—you needn’t panic. A survey released by the careers website CareerBuilder.com last year revealed that the vast majority of …

Top 12 Sites For Free Cloud Computing & Enterprise Software Research

One of the most common questions I get from students is where they can find free cloud computing and enterprise software research.<p>Few if any of my students work for companies who have subscriptions with the top analyst firms however. A small group of students are working on a start-up on the side …

How A 'Deviant' Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut

Since rumors began to spread that a startup called Palantir helped to kill Osama bin Laden, Alex Karp hasn’t had much time to himself.<p>On one sun-baked July morning in Silicon Valley Palantir’s lean 45-year-old chief executive, with a top-heavy mop of frazzled hair, hikes the grassy hills around …

National Security Darling: Why Condoleezza Rice, David Petraeus and George Tenet Back Palantir

For a company that’s existed less than a decade, Palantir has cultivated some friends in high places.<p>In our latest cover story, FORBES details the history of the Palo Alto, Calif.-based software company, which now provides some of the most powerful data-sifting tools for the likes of the NSA, the …

5 Steps To Unleash The Power Of Your People

Let’s be honest. A lot of people are unhappy at their jobs. They feel unfulfilled, unappreciated, stifled and just plain bored. And their performance reflects it.<p>Many of us have been there at some point in our work lives: crummy boss, lame culture (think logo mugs and posters riddled with “upbeat” …

Twelve things not to do if you win the lottery

Imagine becoming vastly wealthy overnight. Being a winner of a multimillion dollar lottery has to be incredible. It certainly is going to be a life-changing event for almost every single lottery winner. But what about when the prize is an astronomical sum of $100 million, $200 million or $300 …

Build Up Your Portfolio With These Infrastructure Stocks

We name eight stocks that will benefit from the growing need to build and repair roads, bridges, water systems, telecom infrastructure and more.<p>In …

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9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

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