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Why Technical Experts Make Great Leaders

<b>Amanda Goodall,</b> a senior lecturer at Cass Business School in London, argues that the best leaders are technical experts, not general managers. She discusses her research findings about doctors who head up hospitals, scholars who lead universities, and all-star basketball players who go on to manage …

2017 laid the foundation for faster, smarter AI in 2018

"AI is like the Wild West right now," Tim Leland, Qualcomm's head of graphics, told me earlier this month when the company unveiled its latest premium mobile chipset. The Snapdragon 845 was designed to handle AI computing tasks better. It's the latest product of the tech industry's obsession with …

Artificial Intelligence

10+ YouTube Channels to Learn How to Draw for Free

As one of the most basics skills of any artist, drawing is an essential part of the creative process. Centuries later, we still remain fascinated by the sketches in Leonardo's notebooks and Picasso's poetic line art, each for their respective ability to show us the purest form of an artist's skill. …

Tutorials

Why Ageism Never Gets Old

The prejudice is an ancient habit, but new forces—in Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and beyond—have restored its youthful vitality.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Early in his career, Paul Newman personified a young man in a hurry forced …

GE Joins With Apple to Make Industrial Apps for Mobile Devices

General Electric Co. is teaming up with Apple Inc. to develop mobile apps for managing machinery, factories and power plants as the industrial giant …

The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

Video Tutorials

The 5 Different Types of Startup Funding: A Primer for New Founders | Inc.com

<i>What are the differences between VC, seed, angel, super-seed etc. funds and investors? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Raad Ahmed, CEO & Founder of LawTrades.com, on Quora:</b><p>When it …

Microsoft’s innovation czar: we’re moving from ‘information age’ to ‘intelligence age’

The hall of several hundred people listened attentively as the speaker explained in perfectly summarized, yet pointed detail how big data was turning …

The Big Shift To Software And Services Innovation

by Barry Jaruzelski<p>In the 2016 Global Innovation 1000 study, Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting group, identifies a transformation under way in how large companies pursue innovation, and analyzes the implications both for the future of corporate performance and for the global economy. Companies …

Innovation

Macromanagement Is Just as Bad as Micromanagement

<b>Tanya Menon,</b> associate professor at Fisher College of Management, Ohio State University, explains how to recognize if your management style is too hands off. She’s the co-author of <i>Stop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to Transform Wasteful Habits.</i><p>Download this podcast<p>SARAH GREEN CARMICHAEL: …

This is Ford's ambitious plan to get autonomous cars on the road by 2021

Ford, one of the staples in the car manufacturing industry, wants to evolve from being the company that makes your next car to the company that acts …

Ford plans mass-market self-driving cars within five years

Ford has pledged to build a self-driving car for the mass market within five years as the car giant battles for pole position in the burgeoning technology which is set to revolutionise the automotive industry.<p>Mark Fields, chief executive of the company, used a set piece announcement to lay out …

Use Windows 10 Anniversary Update's Connect app to cast your Android phone to your PC

If you have installed Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you now have an incredibly easy way to cast your Android phone to your PC. There's a new app …

Android Phones

Carmakers Embrace Mobility As A Service

The future of selling cars is bleak. At least that’s what the leading car makers seem to believe, because they are frantically gobbling up alternative mobility businesses.<p>The latest move came as Daimler AG, the company that owns Mercedes-Benz, bought 60% of Hailo. As the clever name suggests, Hailo …

General Motors

The War For Autonomous Driving: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class VS. 2017 Tesla Model S

It’s a DrivePilot vs. AutoPilot cage match fight to the death—potentially yours.<p>Alex RoyView Alex Roy's …

Michael Bloomberg Calls Donald Trump a Con Man

Michael Bloomberg, the self-made billionaire and former Republican mayor of New York City, on Wednesday night told the Democratic National Convention …

Driver caught sleeping at the wheel as Tesla Autopilot drives for him - Pocket-lint

The future of cars might be here, or the future of next-level marketing. A driver was caught, not driving, but sleeping at the wheel of his Tesla …

Self-driving Mercedes-Benz bus takes a milestone 12-mile trip

CityPilot has taken a key early step towards fully autonomous public transportation: The Mercedes-Benz self-driving bus program saw one of its Future Bus vehicles drive 20 km (or around 12.4 miles) in the Netherlands, on a route that connected Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport with the nearby town of …

Get inspired by these 4 TED talks on Creativity in Business

Creativity improves the process of solving problems. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about developing a new product, a strategy or an innovative …

Develop an Open Innovation Framework

Think about the process for innovation at your company. If the engineers are struggling with a problem, do they consult with internal, or even …

The 9 Biggest Myths About Creativity You Should Never Believe | Inc.com

The following beliefs are held firmly throughout corporate America, and I hear them all the time. They simply make sense to people, but they are not true. Here is why.<p>1. Innovation = creativity<p>Those two words are often used interchangeably.<p><b>Reality:</b> Although related, those are two different terms. …

Innovation

3 key things that separate a leader from a manager

Having an applied universal system in which all members can follow and abide by is a great way to uphold standards, increase accountability and promote unity.<p>You need people whose responsibility is carrying out these systems and assuring that they are implemented properly.<p>Throughout time, these …

The Five Myths of Big Data

<b>By Matt Reaney, BigCloud.io.</b><p>While socialising with my partner (something that will abruptly stop for a while after the imminent birth of my second …

Pinterest And Facebook Take Big Data To Another Level

Big data is a critical cornerstone of most social media businesses and Pinterest is no exception. The underlying algorithms that make Pinterest successful and fun — the ones that suggest new pins you might like based on things you’ve liked before, for example — are an example of big data at its …

Social Media

Want to Build a Big National Brand? Here's Advice From a Founder Who's Done It Twice. | Inc.com

<i>(This post is part of a series about the founders of some great American brands. You may want to check out previous posts about the founder of Dunkin' Donuts, and the founder of Under Armour. Got a suggestion about which company I should do next? Contact me here.)</i><p>Ron Shaich was a college student in …

Entrepreneurship

The secret strengths of older workers

When Shawn VanDerziel became a manager a decade ago, he inherited a large, motivated workforce of people who truly cared about their roles. The only complication: most of them were approaching — or well beyond — pension age.<p>VanDerziel, now 44 years old and chief human resources officer for the …

10 clever ways to be more innovative at work

Quick: What sounds more fun? Filling in spreadsheets with data for eight hours or coming up with new and exciting ideas?<p>I'll go ahead and assume you …

Creativity

How is Big Data Used in Practice? 10 Use Cases Everyone Must Read

What do you think of when you think of "big data"?<p>For many, it's a nebulous term that invokes images of huge server farms humming away. Or perhaps …

Economy Weathers A Bad Winter And Other Storms To Finish 2014 Strong

The economy was floored by the polar vortex early on in 2014 — plus, businesses and consumers were still a little dazed by a government shutdown and debt ceiling fight late in 2013.<p>Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, says it all produced an anxious start to the year. "Yeah, a lot of …