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How to Start Thinking Like a Data Scientist

Slowly but steadily, data are forcing their way into every nook and cranny of every industry, company, and job. Managers who aren’t data savvy, who can’t conduct basic analyses, interpret more complex ones, and interact with data scientists are already at a disadvantage. Companies without a large …

17 Productive Ways To Spend 5 Minutes Instead Of Checking Your Email (Again)

Sure, cleaning out your inbox can feel productive, but you’re really not accomplishing anything.<p>The ubiquity of smart phones means we never lack for a way to spend time. Stuck waiting for the elevator for 30 seconds? Next thing you know you’ve got your phone out of your pocket, and you’re deleting …

Natural disasters and big data

Print this page<p>Can social media data give useful real-time information during the progress of natural disasters? A group of academics thinks it could.<p>…

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You Can’t Be a Wimp—Make the Tough Calls

Photography: Jared Leeds<p>As one of the world’s preeminent advisers to CEOs and boards, Ram Charan has spent the past 35 years on the road, watching hundreds of executives deal with their toughest challenges. He regularly shares the insights from his experiences in speeches and the classroom and is …

Got a killer startup idea? Elevatr's app will help you build it — and connect you to devs, designers, and more

It’s easy to say “I could have done that” when you see the success of an app like Instagram or Twitter. But most of us don’t act on our “ingenious” business ideas simply because it’s freaking hard.<p>New York City-based Elevatr is hoping to make the process of turning an idea into an actual business a …

The 80/20 Rule of Sales: How to Find Your Best Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is an old business adage: About 20 percent of your customers produce 80 percent of your sales. In my book <i>80/20 Sales & Marketing</i>, I argue that this 80/20 principle also applies to time management, search engine marketing and far …

A Guide to Distinctive Fall Style

Any man can take small steps toward a bolder look. But if you want to take a giant leap, there is no end to the surprising colors, patterns, and textures arriving in stores right now.<p>Any man can take small steps toward a bolder look. But if you want to take a giant leap, there is no end to the …

Surf Photographer Captures “A Perfect Moment”

Zak Noyle, a world class surf photographer, has made his way to into our hearts already, and the photograph below only goes to show why. His …

Frankfort Lighthouse | Michigan (by ETCphoto)

<b>Frankfort Lighthouse | Michigan</b> (by ETCphoto)

42 of the coolest Burning Man art installations ever

Art has become the defining feature of Burning Man, as the festival continues to be a testing ground for a growing circle of artists seeking engaged …

ELLE Culture Guide: Our Ultimate Must-See, Must-Do List for Fall

Our annual manual of the essential TV-shows, theater, books, movies, art, fashion momentsand everything elseyou need to know about this season<p>How to be the smartest girl at the cocktail party? Behold, our annual manual of the essential TV-shows, theater, books, movies, art, fashion moments—and …

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Nordic Pancake Cake From Josephine of A Tasty Love Story

#LaborDay A little light reading #BrewedAwakening with the brew that dropped me head first into #craftbeer and made me a #hophead for life! #Cheers #ruination #iloveipas @stonebrewingco @stonegreg #beerbarons #beergasm #beergeek #beerporn #craftbeergasm #craftbeergeek #craftbeerporn #instabeer

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

6 Surprising Tips To Cut Household Chores In Half

It you feel like you’re always doing chores, you’re probably just doing them wrong. With a dash of time management and (gasp!) fun, get on the fast track to more free time and a more productive life.<p>Does it feel like you spend your life emptying the dishwasher?<p>On one hand, American households …

The Rise of UX Leadership

UX, as user experience is known, is the new black in business culture. Most of the executives I meet with, regardless of their industry, now promote UX as key to their product strategy. That’s a big change from only five years ago, when UX wasn’t on anyone’s radar outside the tech world. For a …

How Delusion Makes You More Productive

The first step to getting something done is deluding yourself into thinking you can do it.<p>How do you get something massive done–like building a business or writing a book or learning how to dance–when you’re not sure if you can make it happen? A.J. Jacobs has the hack: self-delusion.<p>Jacobs, whose …

Good Companies Are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers

Discussions about story and storytelling are pretty fashionable in marketing circles. I have ambivalent feelings about this. On the one hand, as a lifelong advocate for the power of story in business, I find this very encouraging. For all companies, having a story and knowing that story are crucial …

5 Ways to Get and Keep Motivated | Inc.com

I've posted about motivation many times, but I recently ran across this short and sweet recipe from Omar Periu, one of the world's top motivational speakers. The toplines are adapted from my conversation with Omar, but the commentary is my own:<p><b>1. Always act with a purpose.</b><p>If you don't know <i>why</i> …

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