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Silicon Valley's Women In Data Science Creating New Opportunities For All Women In Startups And STEM

Data science is booming, and with it, unprecedented opportunities for women. The field is more important than ever – with major corporations and startups alike pushing hard to leverage data to make better decisions, build better systems, and ultimately, create more profitable companies. …

Why do host-read podcast ads cut through so well?

If you’re a podcast listener, chances are you’ve listened to a host read ad.<p>They’re conversational and personal, and they leverage the trust an …

Politics Podcast: Trump vs. The Judge — Vol. II

FiveThirtyEight<p>The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew discusses the long-term effects of President Trump’s attacks on a federal judge who …

The 6 Best Political Podcasts for Both Experts and Beginners

Listen to these on your morning commute.<p>Given all the news — not to mention the fake news — making the rounds just as Donald Trump begins his …

Donald Trump

8 professors, lecturers, and other experts share podcasts that will help you learn something new

But what do experts listen to? The Conversation asked eight authors from across our sections to tell us about their favourite podcasts - and why you should tune in.<p>Arts + Culture: Love + Radio<p><b>Siobhan McHugh, Senior Lecturer, Journalism, University of Wollongong</b><p>The Love + Radio podcast, which …

How to Hire With Your Whole Brain: A Holistic Recruiting Strategy | Inc.com

Over the course of 35 years and 5,000-plus interviews as a recruiter, I've developed an interviewing method that identifies superior candidates about 85 percent of the time. I call it the two-question performance-based interview (a.k.a. the Whole Brain Interview). It starts by recognizing that the …

Employment

Your First 5 Minutes With a New Hire | Inc.com

You make a new hire and his first day arrives. What you do and say in the first five minutes sets the stage for the recruit to succeed or fail at your company--so be clear.<p>OK the following is likely to take more than five minutes no matter what kind of company you run, but what's important is that …

Human Resources

How to Create an Open-Source Office | Inc.com

By now, we've gotten used to the idea of accelerating change. Our news cycle has shrunk, our cultural metabolism has sped up (thank you, Internet), and the pace of disruption means that huge companies can crumble in the blink of an eye. What's less widely accepted is the fact that these changes …

Should You Automate Your Life So that You Can Work Harder?

Would you pay someone in the Philippines to answer your email for you — even your personal messages? Or hire strangers on the internet to plan your spouse’s big birthday party? Or throw meat, vegetables, and butter into a blender and call it dinner?<p>These are just some of the actual …

Entrepreneurs Don’t Have an Optimism Bias — You Have a Pessimism Bias

It comes as no surprise that entrepreneurs are an optimistic bunch. Research has confirmed as much, suggesting that entrepreneurs suffer from an “optimism bias,” one that is linked to both advantages and disadvantages. Optimism can help entrepreneurs persist in the face of a challenge, but it can …

U2 Embrace Chaos As A Creative Process In Making Their New Album

“The thing about U2 songs,” guitarist The Edge told <i>Rolling Stone</i> about the making of their forthcoming album, “is there is no set way they come into being. A couple of songs on the album have literally been like, ‘We’re all together, here’s some chords, let’s see what happens.’ And suddenly, an …

How to Use Your Mobile Calendar to Manage Stress

<i>Max Wheeler is CEO of Alminder Inc., creator of the Mynd Calendar app for the iPhone.</i><p>Your schedule is out of control, and that makes you feel out of control because there’s simply not <i>enough time in the day</i> to get everything done. Sound familiar?<p>If you’re finding it more challenging than ever to …

What Every Leader Must Know About Personal Development

<i>Man is a mystery. If you spend your entire life trying to puzzle it out do not say that you’ve wasted your time. I occupy myself with this mystery because I want to be a man. -</i> Fyodor Dostoevsky<p>Columbia Business School recently published my book <i>Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s</i> …

Why Every Company Needs A Robust Business Continuity Program

As corporate officers and executives, we have a fiduciary responsibility to our customers and shareholders to ensure that our business will withstand any type of disruption—whether it’s a natural disaster, a technical failure, or an interruption like a transportation strike, chemical spill or civil …

8 Mistakes That Cripple Corporate Innovators' Well-Meaning Efforts

Large companies that want to out-innovate both existing and start-up competitors before they themselves get disrupted must undertake a systematic innovation process of thinking big, starting small and learning fast. That’s the conclusion that Paul Carroll and I reached after studying thousands of …

Learn, Unlearn And Relearn: How To Stay Current And Get Ahead

My kids can’t comprehend how I ever organized a social life back in the ancient pre-Facebook era. Their digital brains boggle even further trying to imagine how anyone ever did their job without computers, email or mobile phones.<p>‘We used to send smoke signals,’ I chide them.<p>In their world, as they …

Early Stage Investment Math for Founders

When it comes to <b>venture</b> <b>capital</b> investment, there’s some confusing terminology that gets thrown around with some equally mercurial mathematics – …

The Best MOOC Course For Entrepreneurs

A few weeks back we profiled a woman who has made getting a free MBA education a mission by taking MOOCs. Laurie Pickard, a former Peace Corps …

How To See Career Failures As Learning Opportunities

When I was a young girl and started taking gymnastics lessons, I hung a poster on the wall of my bedroom showing a gymnast doing a split leap on the balance beam. The caption on the poster was an anonymous quote that stated: “If it’s to be it’s up to me.”<p>Then, when I was 12 years old, I suddenly …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm …

Twitter talk fits into 6 patterns, study finds

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Spend time on Twitter and you find millions of conversations at any given moment. They can cover any topic, from polarizing political conversations to shared experiences during the Super Bowl.<p>The Pew Research Center tried to find specific patterns in these exchanges and found …

How Executives Waste the Most Time: Crisis Management, Pep Talks, Networking | Inc.com

A survey from McKinsey & Co. finds that only 9 percent of executives are "satisfied" with the way they spend their time.<p>The others? They fall into four time-management categories: crisis managers, cheerleaders, online junkies, and schmoozers. In each case, their predilections and comfort zones have …

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Interaction, canvases and ecosystems

The Myth Of The Bell Curve: Look For The Hyper-Performers

There is a long standing belief in business that people performance follows the <b>Bell Curve</b> (also called the Normal Distribution). This belief has been embedded in many business practices: performance appraisals, compensation models, and even how we get graded in school. <i>(Remember “grading by the</i> …

The Neuroscience Of Imagination

Understanding how imagination works could be the key to daydreaming yourself into a sharper, more creative person.<p>“Use your imagination.” You’ve probably heard this phrase since before you can remember.<p>It was your imagination you were using to create your first finger painting; your imagination …

Why Vertical Incubators Are More Interesting to Investors

According to AngelList there are 1,530 organizations listed as “incubators.” Even assuming several hundred of these are using the broadest definition …

Deep learning might make your Netflix recommendations a lot better

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / phipatbig<p>Streaming video giant Netflix is experimenting with the advanced artificial intelligence method …

Entering the Information Age

Here on Continuations I have covered a lot of seemingly disparate topics such as the end of work, government surveillance and the digital balkans. …

Innovation

eBooks vs. Print: Actually a Nonissue

When I picked up the current <i>Scientific American</i> my eye was immediately drawn to the cover line, "Google Is Changing the Way You Think." Given the sensationalist tone that often accompanies explorations of how Internet use affects cognition (even Nicholas Carr's sedate 2007 discussion of the topic …