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What Data Scientists Really Do, According to 35 Data Scientists

Modern data science emerged in tech, from optimizing Google search rankings and LinkedIn recommendations to influencing the headlines Buzzfeed editors run. But it’s poised to transform all sectors, from retail, telecommunications, and agriculture to health, trucking, and the penal system. Yet the …

Machine Learning

5 tips to help improve your life in 2 years

<b>How can I dramatically improve my life in 2 years?</b><p>This is a great question.<p>Most people ask how they can change their lives in a week, month, or …

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The Industrial Era Ended, and So Will the Digital Era

In a famous scene in the 1967 movie <i>The Graduate</i>, a family friend takes aside Dustin Hoffman’s character, Benjamin Braddock, and whispers in a conspiratorial tone, “Plastics….There’s a great future in plastics.” It seems quaint today, but back then plastics really were new and exciting.<p>If the movie …

Innovation

What Kubernetes really is, and how orchestration redefines the data center

In a little over four years' time, the project born from Google's internal container management efforts has upended the best-laid plans of VMware, …

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

16 of the best historical documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

While every moment that leads up to the present could be considered history, there are certain events throughout time that truly stand out among the …

'The True Flag' traces America's leap into empire-building in summer 1898

Avarice and arrogance, cloaked in rhetoric about humanitarian intervention, prompted an expensive foreign war that proved more intractable than any …

How The Century-Old Debate Over 'American Empire' Still Resonates

Author and longtime foreign correspondent <b>Stephen Kinzer</b>'s new book takes up a forgotten and fascinating chapter in American history.<p>"The True Flag" …

Task #1: Name, Tagline and Logo | WSJ Startup of the Year | Week 3

How to name your startup | WSGR Startup Basics

Branding for lean startups: How to brainstorm a simple and strong business name

Larry Page and Sergey Brin got the name “Google” from misspelling a mathematical term that is correctly spelt as “googol”. Googol represents the number “1” followed by one hundred zeros.<p>After misspelling the term (as Google), Larry and Sergey figured it would be a better name for their search …

Startups

Everything we thought we knew about free trade is wrong

“I’m a free trader,” said Donald Trump, in his speech announcing his candidacy. That was in June 2015. Since then, he’s been singing a very different tune. Sounding more like a flannel-wearing protester than the ruthless tycoon of <i>The Apprentice,</i> Trump now says the US needs “fair trade, not free …

Economics

Want to Be a Better Innovator? Suit Up

Technology is terrific, and creativity is compelling, but numbers are necessary.<p>A colleague of mine asked me a great question this morning. I accidentally found myself writing the following article as my response.<p>"<b>What is the biggest obstacle to innovation in a company?"</b><p><b>Metrics that Matter.</b><br>You …

Innovation

5 Daily Habits of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

The main difference between the few who get ahead and the many treading water is how well they spend their time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The entrepreneurial spirit lights a flame of hope in the hearts and minds of people near and far. For most, it's a symbolic …

Entrepreneurship

Five Things Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know About DevOps

I know there are many entrepreneurs out there who aren’t funded to the gills. They’re no strangers to making every penny count toward realizing their vision. And if you can relate to this in any way, you’re probably like me— forever working to find ways to maximize efficiency and to deliver more …

Forget grit, IQ, and culture fit. VCs say this is what it takes to succeed at a startup

When founders are asked what it takes to succeed at a startup, many provide this well-worn answer: “learn to be comfortable with ambiguity”—an equally frustrating and ambiguous response.<p>At a recent event in New York (“Start @ a startup“) co-hosted by Sequoia Capital and Business Today, a handful of …

Sheryl Sandberg

5 Truths of Ancient Wisdom That Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Very few ancient philosophies can be traced back to an entrepreneur, but one can: <i>Stoicism.</i> Around 304 BC, a merchant named Zeno was shipwrecked on a trading voyage. He lost nearly everything. Making his way to Athens, he was introduced to philosophy by Crates of Thebes, a famous Cynic, which …

NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has Clinton up by 11

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump reversal on Russian meeting raises pressure on interview If Trump …

Government

How does the Chicago Architecture Foundation select its Open House Chicago sites?

Program manager Garrett Karp explains how sites are selected for Open House Chicago<p>This weekend, the Chicago Architecture Foundation hosts its sixth annual Open House Chicago (OHC) weekend. The 48-hour free event offers local Chicagoans and visitors unprecedented access to 200 unique sites that …

5 essential keys to building a multi-million dollar company

What does it take to build a company valued at over a hundred million dollars?<p>A while back, I had asked this question to Ambarish Gupta, CEO and Founder at Knowlarity, a major cloud telephony company.<p>Incorporated in 2009, Knowlarity has 15,000 customers in more than 65 companies across the world. …

Entrepreneurship

5 Things You Can Do Every Morning to Have a More Productive Day

What is the first thing you do when you wake up? Do you check your cell phone, worry about yesterday’s problems, or find yourself grumbling about all …

The Lean Startup Is Doing More Than Transforming Business, It's Changing The World

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door” is a phrase that has inspired generations of innovators and entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, they often find that a better mousetrap is not enough. You also need to find a customer who wants to buy a mousetrap at a price at which …

Innovation

7 Work Ethic Commandments For An Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, you have to do more, faster, in order to succeed. Entrepreneurs are at a significant output disadvantage. For every task that you have to complete, your larger competitor has three or four full-time employees working on the same thing.<p>Fortunately, with hard work, leverage, and …

James Dean, the Actor as a Young Man: ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ Director Nicholas Ray Remembers the ‘Impossible’ Artist

In honor of the 61st anniversary of the death of James Dean, read legendary director Nicholas Ray’s moving essay about the talented, curious actor he …

10 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Business Name - OLBlog

When researching business name ideas, start-ups need to think carefullyfor both legal and marketing purposes. An effective business name couldprove …

Weology: We Comes Before Me - Part 1

<i>Image courtesy of Peter Aceto</i><b>Does your company practice Weology?</b><br>Weology.<br>What is it? If you guessed that it sounds like "the study of we," you're …

Customer Experience

6 Books Entrepreneurs Should Read Every Year

Essential reading for entrepreneurs on strategy and execution<p>While speaking to students at USC's Greif Center of Entrepreneurial Studies this week, I was asked for a list of books that have been most beneficial to me in business. You'll find those titles below, but I wanted to quickly preface why …

The 7 Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?Research shows that being …

A Relaxing Weekend Away in Nantucket

Nantucket is a place that’s best enjoyed at a pace that’s a click or two behind mainland time—days can be planned out in advance, but shouldn’t be too planned, and the most important thing to add to your calendar is hours for doing absolutely nothing. That said, while you can most certainly spend …

Chart: Here's Where Trump, Clinton and Johnson Stand on TV and Radio Ad Spending Right Now

The Ad Age Presidential Campaign Ad Scorecard is sponsored by The Trade Desk<p><i>Editor's note: Here's the 31st installment of the 2016 Presidential</i> …