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Employee Engagement

How economists rode maths to become our era’s astrologers – Alan Jay Levinovitz

Since the 2008 financial crisis, colleges and universities have faced increased pressure to identify essential disciplines, and cut the rest. In …


Group 3

In September <i>Bitcoin Magazine</i> reported that nine global banks were pooling resources to fund R3, a next-generation global financial services company …


A Model IP and Open Source Contribution Policy

Many times I come across companies that have open source policies that are just backwards. For many companies, their default legal position is that …

Intellectual Property

Math Works Great—Until You Try to Map It Onto the World

In 1900, the great mathematician David Hilbert presented a list of 23 unsolved problems worth investigating in the new century. The list became a …

Hubble at 25: the best images from the space telescope - in pictures

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced<p>Twenty-five years on: Hubble’s unsung heroes


The Secrets To Building A Team Of Decision Makers

Make better decision-makers out of your team by giving them the freedom to be themselves.<p>We’re at a moment in time where top-down planning is increasingly ineffective. Change is the only constant. Rather than set a plan with rigid parts to have others deliver on, as a leader it’s more efficient to …

Team Building

How Power-Hungry Bosses Keep Their Power

Tomasz Walenta<p>It’s established behavior in the animal kingdom: Chimpanzees at the top of the hierarchy are often hostile toward lower-ranking members who might be powerful enough to challenge their authority, and they divide subordinates to prevent them from forming alliances.<p>New research shows …


What is Product Management? (the core, the over-extended, and the totally dysfunctional)

Sometimes I help companies (usually startups) kickstart their Product Management function. These companies often know they WANT Product Management, …

Product Management

Inside Google's policy to 'pay unfairly' — why 2 people in the same role can earn dramatically different amounts

Laszlo Bock, who became the SVP of Google's People Operations in 2006, writes in his new book, "Work Rules!" that he and Google's leadership spent years determining how to keep the retention rate of top talent as high as possible.<p>They decided on a counterintuitive strategy: to "pay unfairly."<p>As …

The Workplace

The New York Times Invents A Conference Table That Takes Notes For You

It’s called the Listening Table, and it not only transcribes meetings, but knows when they’re important.<p>Like most offices, the <i>New York Times</i> holds a lot of meetings. Editorial meetings, ad sales meetings, design meetings, you name it; all centered around a table seemingly for no other purpose than …

Amazon Echo

17 simple tool hacks to help you nail any project

Finishing that project around the house is impossible when your tools are working against you.<p>Not possessing the right equipment or losing a screw …


How To Avoid Losing Users After The First Visit

<i>David Arnoux is Head of Growth at Twoodo building the future of teamwork. He’s also a Growth Evangelist at Growth Tribe. Follow him on Twitter or G+. This post first appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>How do you get users to fall in love with your product on their first visit? How do you avoid losing …

Omnichannel scorecards: Beckon launches a scoreboard for performance marketers

Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Yahoo, and the Gap are already using them. But today, Beckon is launching its new omnichannel scorecards to the wider world, giving marketers a simple way to connect everything they’re doing and — yes — know the marketing score.<p>And no, it’s not just a toy.<p>“Don’t let the pretty …

Customer Experience

5 Top Text Editors for Programmers

Text Editors are the old-age machine that is needed by all of us. Are you a programmer or a writer that is looking for the best text editors out …

Skip the Boring Business Plan. Focus on This Strategy Instead.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The concept of starting a business without a plan would send anyone running -- and for good reason. Every great business begins with a plan that outlines measurable goals and the methods for achieving them. Plans, done correctly, can be a …


AWS Release Example EC2 Container Service Scheduler Driver for Mesos

Amazon Web Services (AWS) have released an open source proof of concept scheduler driver that demonstrated how the Apache Mesos cluster manager could …

Cloud Computing

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Facebook launches ThreatExchange, an API-based platform that lets companies share security threat info

Facebook today launched ThreatExchange, described as “an API-based clearinghouse for security threat information.” It’s really a social platform, something Facebook naturally excels at building, which allows companies to share with each other details about malware and phishing attacks.<p>Pinterest, …

Microsoft Researchers' Algorithm Sets ImageNet Challenge Milestone

Posted by Richard EckelThe race among computer scientists to build the world’s most accurate computer vision system is more of a marathon than a …

Neural Networks

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 …

What HoloLens Has That Google Glass Didn’t

I admit that when Microsoft unveiled its holographic computing engine at its Windows 10 event last week, I didn’t pay much attention. Despite some positive press, it felt too much like Google Glass (and skepticism of that platform looks increasingly warranted) and reminded me of many past gee-whiz …

Augmented Reality

Comment on Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years by Anonymous

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Facebook at Work: Enterprise Social Networks

Efficiency and spending time on social networks may sound like two contradictory terms, but Facebook actually wants companies to believe its latest …

How digital collaboration will evolve in 2015

Providing a usable digital workplace today increasingly means giving access to a wider set of collaboration tools as part of an open adoption …