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Collaboration Overload Is a Symptom of a Deeper Organizational Problem

Many leaders are now aware of the dangers of collaboration overload and collaboration-tool overload in the workplace. The evidence continues to mount that, for many organizations, the costs associated with meetings, emails, IMs and other forms of workforce collaboration now exceed the benefits.<p>But …

AI Is Going to Change the 80/20 Rule

Many high-performance organizations remain passionate about Vilfredo Pareto, the incisive Italian engineer and economist. They continue to be inspired by his 80/20 principle, the idea that 80% of effects (sales, revenue, etc.) come from 20% of causes (products, employees, etc). As machine learning …

Intel's 'Threat Landscape Dashboard' tells you today's worst digital threats

The new online platform keeps a real-time record of today's most significant cybersecurity threats.<p>Today's cybersecurity landscape is in a constant …

A Refresher on Discovery-Driven Planning

You’re working on a new venture and you know you’ve got to create a plan to execute it. So you look at past projects, gather and analyze relevant market data, make predictions about how much revenue you’ll be able to generate, decide what resources you’ll need, and set milestones to reach your …

A Better Way to Set Strategic Priorities

Smart leaders understand that their job requires them to identify trade-offs, choosing what <i>not</i> to do as much as what <i>to</i> do. Grading the importance of various initiatives in an environment of finite resources is a primary test of leadership.<p>To meet this challenge, leaders often turn to rank ordering …

6 Easy Tricks That Will Make You Way More Productive

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge -- there are only 24 hours in a day. Since even the best ideas are worthless until they're executed, how efficiently you use your time is as important as anything else in business.<p>I've become fascinated by productivity secrets because …

Time Management

9 of the most incredible places to sleep

Fancy sleeping somewhere more memorable than a hotel room or regular campsite? From treetop tents to a human-sized nest, you'll have a night to …

Google and Amazon are slowly killing the gadget as we know it

The tablet-refresh cycle isn't much shorter than that , to Apple's eternal chagrin. Even iPhone sales have started to taper off, partly because people are keeping their phones longer or choosing cheaper Android phones.<p>What's happening is pretty simple. The hardware and the software running on any …

Amazon Echo

Why We Pick Leaders with Deceptively Simple Answers

To distressed people in troubled times, the least rational leaders make the most sense. This hundred-year-old theory harks back to the work of Sigmund Freud — and having to resort to it to explain a leader’s rise is never good news.<p>After all, a decade after he cast light on the social forces that …

Who Has the D?: How Clear Decision Roles Enhance Organizational Performance

Decisions are the coin of the realm in business. Every success, every mishap, every opportunity seized or missed is the result of a decision that someone made or failed to make. At many companies, decisions routinely get stuck inside the organization like loose change. But it’s more than loose …

Recognizing Employees Is the Simplest Way to Improve Morale

Recently I’ve been undergoing treatment for cancer, and have had access to a leading oncologist at a world-renowned medical center. At one point during a visit, we discussed how long she’s been practicing her specialty. She said she’s been at the same hospital for more than 40 years. Then I asked …

In Product Development, Let Your Customers Define Perfection

In an era of high-stakes innovation, there is no clearer illustration of how to develop new products the right way (and the wrong way) than a tale of two car companies.<p>The first company is Porsche, which in the early 2000s launched the Cayenne sports utility vehicle — a vehicle very different from …

4 Organizational Mistakes That Plague Modern Knowledge Workers

vincent tsui FOR HBR<p>In the new world of “work without walls,” work happens in brains instead of factories, in open floor plans instead of private offices, and at soccer games, beaches, and coffee houses in addition to corporate headquarters. And yet in my work with clients, I often discover old …

Another large data set - 250 million data points - available for download

This is the full resolution GDELT event dataset running January 1, 1979 through March 31, 2013 and containing all data fields for each event record. …

Stock Markets

You can now manage your GitHub code like your social life

It was only a matter of time before ‘TweetDeck for GitHub’ became a tech arms race – and DeckHub hasn’t disappointed with the launch of its social-style dashboard for coders.<p>The Mac, Linux and Windows desktop client lets you organize all of your different dev projects into one unified feed, …

Facebook’s killer Social VR demo puts the real world on notice

Bravo, Facebook. Social VR is now officially something I want in Facebook. You made me want it, damn you.<p>Ever since Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 …

Kite wants to be every developer’s pair-programming buddy

Most integrated development environments (IDEs) and text editors are full of useful features, but, for the most part, they aren’t connected to the Internet. Because of this, developers often have to switch context to Google the solution to a problem or look at a language’s manual. Kite wants to …

Millennials want to be digital entrepreneurs, not CIOs

Roughly 100 CIOs from large corporations met at the Forbes CIO Summit in Half Moon Bay, Calif. last monthto share ideas and accept awards for their …

Customers Don't Care About Customer Service (At Least, Not The Way You Think They Do)

Customers don’t care about customer service. At least, not exactly. What they care about is something a little different: They care about the feelings, the results, the impressions, the memories that come from being well served, poorly served, or that beige area in the middle.<p>This is a distinction …

GE's Jim Fowler on the CIO role in the digital industrial economy

Eventually, IT will no longer be a function — it will just be the way you work. It's a copout for CIOs to require a functional executive to lead …

Enterprise Tech

4 Hard Questions to Ask About Your Company’s Purpose

jennifer maravillas FOR HBR<p>In the early 1930s, cars in Europe were still a luxury for the rich. But in 1933 Dr. Ferdinand Porsche launched the People’s Car: Volkswagen. Its purpose was to enhance people’s lives through great engineering that offered everyone an accessible, high-quality car. The …

Employment

LambdaNative brings functional programming to IoT

LambdaNative, a development environment bringing functional programming to mobile and embedded application development, is being primed for expansion …

Top 10 Hot Big Data Technologies

As the big data analytics market rapidly expands to include mainstream customers, which technologies are most in demand and promise the most growth potential? The answers can be found in <i>TechRadar: Big Data, Q1 2016</i>, a new Forrester Research report evaluating the maturity and trajectory of 22 …

Big Data

The European Castle Bucket List: 14 Castles You Must Hit

<i>By: Barbara Woolsey</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Jesper Krogh</i><p>Because you can't spend your entire European vacation visiting -- or sleeping in -- every single castle or palace, we narrowed your medieval bucket list down to the continent's (and UK's) coolest 14.<p><b>Mont Saint-Michel</b><p><i>Normandy, France</i><p>France is home to all …

European Travel

The Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth: a trip to Australia through the middle of nowhere

Food and wine masterclasses, sky going on forever and the feeling of space you only get in the outback … this is a train journey you will never forget<p>You don’t take the 4,352 kilometre Indian Pacific Railway journey to get from Sydney to Perth (or vice versa). It’s a train you take to discover …

Sega offers up Gunstar Heroes and more on Steam for free

But not for long!<p>Sega has launched its latest — and last — set of free Steam games today. For a limited time, <i>Gunstar Heroe</i>s, <i>Renegade Ops</i> and <i>Viking: Battle for Asgard</i> are available to download at no cost to players.<p>Visiting the page for Sega's Make War Not Love event includes a link to redeem the …

Packing Hacks: a weekend away

Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, these simple and speedy tips will help to make your packing pain-free<p>Whether you’re packing for a weekend city break or travelling long haul, deciding what to take and how best to pack it can prove challenging.<p>Our Telegraph video series ‘Packing …

How to Unlock Hidden Categories in Netflix

Oh, you like funny movies? Here are some generic comedies and every stand-up special we could secure the rights to. …Yeah, Netflix suggestions leave …

4 Project Management Tips to Keep Your Virtual Team on Track

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Dispersed teams certainly have their benefits. However, conflicting time zones and priorities as well as language barriers may present new and different challenges.<p>Those challenges, in turn, demand answers to questions like, How effective …

Project Management

Content Is Crap and Other Rules for Marketers

Until fairly recently, the options for marketers were relatively limited. Mass media—TV especially—offered the opportunity to reach millions, but …

Marketing