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Digital Tools to Make Your Next Meeting More Productive

This spring, I wrote about how the right digital tools can help you work more efficiently before, during, and after a meeting. Let’s look more closely at how to use the tools <i>during</i> your meeting to better lead the conversation.<p>For an example, I’ll use the Second Continental Congress, one of the …

Best iPad Apps of 2014

(Apologies that this post is around a week later than usual. I had a bit of a health scare during Christmas week and very low energy for a fair few days. Feeling fine now.)<p>This has been another year of notable milestones for the iPad – 225 million iPads sold, over 650,000 iPad apps in the App …

Moshe Safdie: How to reinvent the apartment building

Jill Shargaa: Please, please, people. Let's put the 'awe' back in 'awesome'

17 Things Every Successful Leader Says Every Day | Inc.com

Successful leaders get that way because they have a positive attitude, and they know how to build strong and enduring relationships with their employees. Instead of becoming adversaries, they become partners with their employees--earning their respect, their trust, and their loyalty.<p>They don't do …

Employment

Tectonic shift as public cloud giants acknowledge the power of private deployment options

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Barb Darrow<p>Among all the cloud news this week, the bulk of attention went to dueling price cuts by Google(s goog) and …

The Improbable Rise Of Roku

In 10 years, when we look back and think about which companies fundamentally changed the way viewers get their TV shows delivered to them, will Roku be a part of the conversation? Based on what the company has done to date, and where it’s going, it seems likely.<p>That’s because no company has done …

Apple TV is Apple’s fastest-growing product

Apple TV generated more than $1 billion in hardware and content sales last fiscal year, CEO Tim Cook just revealed. That makes Apple TV the company’s fastest-growing product, according to estimates by analyst Horace Dediu.<p>Apple has long referred to its set-top box for television sets as a “hobby,” …

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100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Structure Data: Just the right amount of Hadoop

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>You can’t have a conference about the transformative power of data without talking at least a little bit about Hadoop. So, I’m …

Here’s What Will Happen To Earth 100 Quintillion Years From Now

It’s the end of the world, galaxy, and universe as we know it in this BBC-generated infographic of the future.<p>Those Brits, they just can’t get enough of their time travel. As if laying claim to H.G. Wells and Doctor Who weren’t enough, the editors at BBC Future have decided to kick off 2014 with a …

Sony Goes All-In On Cloud Content With “PlayStation Now” And A Cloud-Based VOD TV Service

The cloud has covered Sony in a big way: at CES today the company announced a pair of new services that will bring a new wave of cloud-based content to use across its range of devices. PlayStation Now will be a new network for cloud-based games, and a new video service will deliver both live and …

NBA Power Rankings: Ringing in 2014 with the Latest Hoops Hierarchy

Happy New Year, everyone! Allow me to welcome you to 2014 with a brand-spankin'-new edition of the weekly NBA power rankings.<p>After a light stretch across Christmas, the Association was back in full force in time for the end of 2013, with plenty of noteworthy results therein. Each of last week's top …

NBA

148Apps 2013 wrAPP-Up - The Most Distinct Apps and Games of the Year

Every year, with thousands more apps and games being released on the App Store, it becomes increasingly difficult to single-out just which are the …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

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Top Ten iOS Games of 2013

The staff at App Saga have spent the past year giving their opinions on the games that you love. Now, we’ve come together to declare the Top 10 iPad …

Big Data Myths Give Way To Reality In 2014

For many enterprises, Big Data remains a nebulous goal, rather than a current reality. Yet it’s a goal that more and more enterprises are pushing to the top of their priority list. As Gartner surveys have shown, everyone is keen to board the Big Data bandwagon, yet a comparative few really …

Why AT&T And Verizon May Start Charging You More Fees

Don't be surprised if you start seeing more and more fees on your wireless bill.<p>That's one of the takeaways from a new report of the U.S. mobile market, according to Tero Kuittinen, a mobile analyst and vice president at Alekstra, a firm that works to reduce companies' phone bills.<p>Because fewer new …

11 Interview Questions You Wouldn't Think to Ask--But Should | Inc.com

Everyone wants to make better hiring decisions. Most people focus on how well candidates perform in the interview: In theory, if you ask the right questions, you'll get answers that will give you insight into what the candidates really bring to the table.<p>The following companies use questions that …

Employment