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Romantic retreats: 20 of the world's most seductive places to stay

I have long believed the best and most cost effective form of relationship maintenance has nothing to do with the therapist’s waiting room. No, it involves a very different form of close scrutiny in an enclosed space. I am talking, of course, about the exquisitely remedial benefits of a couple of …

35 Hidden Bars Around the World — and How to Find Them

You have to know what you're looking for to enjoy these secret bars in cities around the world.<p>Some of the world's most intriguing bars are in …

Epic Trails Across the Globe

Tired of the same old trails? Go outside your comfort-zone (and, perhaps, your country) to one of these inspiring destinations.

Hiking

How to Prepare the Next Generation for Jobs in the AI Economy

Most of us regard self-driving cars, voice assistants, and other artificially intelligent technologies as revolutionary. For the next generation, however, these wonders will have always existed. AI for them will be more than a tool; in many cases, AI will be their co-worker and a ubiquitous part of …

Top 5 quietly brilliant MTB products

Here at <i>BikeRadar</i> we’ve tested literally thousands of mountain bike products, some are good, some…. not so good. But some products come to be known as …

Building your own chatbot is a lot easier than you'd expect

Three of the undisputed kings of technology -- Microsoft, Facebook and Google -- all bet big on bots in 2016. It's too early to say whether that was a good move, but if nothing else it's clear that bots haven't seen mainstream adoption yet. If you're a believer in the technology and want to start …

Whiteboard Session: 5 Questions to Help You Make Tough Decisions

How to fix agile teams that are notoriously bad at hitting release dates

Many of today’s best software companies tout agile development as a way to release software early and often, as longer-term planning can be more heavily impacted by project unknowns.<p>Yet why do IT projects using agile still consistently hit delays and exceed budgets? Our development team was able to …

Luxury Maldives Holidays 2018 / 2019

MALDIVES HOLIDAYS<p>These tiny, picture-perfect coral islands, ringed by pure white sand and fringed by some of the cleanest, clearest water in the …

Maldives

The Pint-Sized Supercomputer That Companies Are Scrambling to Get - MIT Technology Review

To companies grappling with complex data projects powered by artificial intelligence, a system that Nvidia calls an “AI supercomputer in a box” is a …

What Great Managers Do Daily

So much depends upon managers. For example, a Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by who the boss is. This is disconcerting because the same research found that about 70% of people in management roles are not well equipped for the job. This …

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

Artificial Intelligence

67 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Ecommerce

<b>Performance should inform business decisions, and KPIs should drive actions.</b><p>Key performance indicators (KPIs) are like milestones on the road to …

Project Management

The Best Lasagna Recipe Ever

Lasagna Recipe<p>Layers of melting cheese, veal & pork mince along with a velvety rich tomato sauce make up my favourite Lasagna recipe with porcini mushrooms. This rustic Lasagna Recipe is simple to make and bursting with flavour. My secret weapon of porcini mushrooms might be a twist on the …

Top 10: the best Lake Como hotels

The hotels that border Lake Como suit its dignified ambience remarkably well: mostly traditional and family run, a reflection of this romantic, poetic and sunny spot where for centuries aristocratic families, literary figures and celebrities (most famously today George Clooney) have settled in …

What does 'improving customer experience' mean?

Is it about UI, data, speed, fun or reliability?The chart below shows how more than 4,000 respondents are prioritising CX improvement.Making …

Customer Experience

Despite big data investments, retailers struggle with inventory issues

While issues like spoilage, supplier problems and weather combined to account for approximately $160bn in overstock losses, forecasting failures were …

Big Data

2016 Top 25 CE E-tailers Report: Online Sales Pop For Top CE Dealers

0<p>SHARES<p>It’s almost a given that Amazon would cap a Top 25 CE E-tailers Report, now that the company is the country’s second-largest tech merchant …

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Reinventing Performance Management

At Deloitte we’re redesigning our performance management system. This may not surprise you. Like many other companies, we realize that our current process for evaluating the work of our people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with our …

Measure Your Team’s Intellectual Diversity

Inventive thinking in a team setting is fueled by a blend of talents, skills, and traits that rarely all exist in a single person—such as an ability to see problems through fresh eyes, a knack for understanding a frustrated customer’s complaints, or a flair for turning a creative idea into a …

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

Books

All the Charts, Tables, and Checklists You Need to Conduct Better Meetings

The ripple effects of too many meetings can be astonishing. Take this quick and horrifying interactive: It shows how a weekly excom meeting at one company generated a total of 300,000 person hours per year to support it:<p>But there’s hope! While a whole host of cultural changes need to take place to …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

The best New Forest hotels

An insider's guide to the top hotels in the New Forest, including the most hip and luxurious country house hotels with spas, and pubs with boutique bedrooms, in locations including Beaulieu and Lymington.<p>Lime Wood<p>New Forest, Hampshire, England<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>Londoners looking to for a …

The Right Way to End a Meeting

A common complaint among managers is that the conversations they have with employees aren’t producing results: “We keep talking about the same issue over and over, but nothing seems to ever happen!” That’s because most managers are missing a vital skill: the ability to deliberately close a …

These are the five questions Salesforce asks itself before every big decision

The dinner was to celebrate its IPO, one of the biggest moments in any company's history. But Salesforce cofounder Parker Harris also wanted to use it as a chance to thank cofounder and CEO Marc Benioff.<p>So before the dinner was over, Harris walked up to Benioff and gave him a gift: a framed …

Stand Out in Your Interview

You’ve just landed a job interview for a position you really want. Congratulations. Now, you know you only get one chance to impress, but how exactly do you do that? Given all of the conflicting advice out there and the changing rules of getting a job, it’s no wonder that job seekers are confused …

How to Revive a Tired Network

On a scale of one to five, how important is having a good network to your ability to accomplish your goals? When I ask my executive students this question, most of them answer in the fours and fives. Even the most naive of them agree that, like it or not, relationships hold the key to both their …

Accomplish More by Committing to Less

Believing that more is always more is a dangerous assumption.<p>There’s a cost to complexity. Every time you commit to something new, you not only commit to doing the work itself, but also remembering to do the work, dealing with the administrative overhead, and to getting it all done in the time …