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38 Seminal Articles Every Data Scientist Should Read

Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

In my research and coaching work over the past two decades, I have met many people who feel unfulfilled, overwhelmed, or stagnant because they are forsaking performance in one or more aspects of their lives. They aren’t bringing their leadership abilities to bear in all of life’s domains—work, …

2014 BMW 428i review: Stunning BMW coupe maintains handling legacy - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> When equipped with the Dynamic Handling package, the <b>2014 BMW 428i</b> corners beautifully, while its turbo four-cylinder engine combines power and economy. The coupe design is a thing of beauty, and available cabin tech includes good app support and connectivity.<p><b>The Bad</b> In base configuration, …

New Twitter Tool Finds Hot Topics Before They Trend

By the time a topic is "trending" on Twitter, it's probably old news already. Today in New York City, data-crunching company Dataminr announced a new …

Coursera Launches An Online Vocational Mini-Credential Taught By Top Colleges

Online education juggernaut Coursera has unveiled its own version of a college credential. And, unlike traditional college, Coursera’s “Specialization” program track is less than $500, vocationally oriented, taught by faculty from top universities, and takes less than six months to finish. From …

ŷhat | 10 Books for Data Enthusiasts

Synopsis<p>An overview of machine learning and the key algorithms in use today. Each chapter outlines a problem, defines an approach to solving it using …

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Data looks better naked

dimple - A simple charting API for d3 data visualisations

Simply Powerful<p>The aim of dimple is to open up the power and flexibility of d3 to analysts. It aims to give a gentle learning curve and minimal code …

This Is Pretty Clever, Lenovo

I’m not going to do a big post on Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8. It’s a nice-looking little Windows 8.1 tablet, a bit on the chunky side, but with an …

Samsung's Ultra HD TVs will stream 4K video from Amazon, Comcast, DirecTV, Netflix and more

Samsung's Ultra HD TVs won't sell themselves -- they need the content to justify all those extra pixels. To that end, the Korean tech giant has just announced partnerships with companies that will deliver 4K to the masses. Amazon, Comcast/Xfinity, DirecTV, M-Go and Netflix are all working with …

When You Criticize Someone, You Make It Harder for that Person to Change

“If everything worked out perfectly in your life, what would you be doing in ten years?”<p>Such a question opens us up to fresh possibilities, to reflect on what matters most to us, and even what deep values might guide us through life. This approach gives managers a tool for coaching their teams to …

Algorithms Won’t Replace Managers, But Will Change Everything About What They Do

The labor market is about to be transformed by machine intelligence, the combination of ubiquitous data and the algorithms that make sense of them. That’s according to economist Tyler Cowen, in an argument spelled out in his recent book Average is Over. As Cowen sees it, your job prospects are …

Bill Gates: Here Are the Books I Read When Out on the Road | WIRED

I travel everywhere with these bags—a hodgepodge of books I’ve read and ones I’m working my way through. (Some have been around the world more than …