Krishnan Ca

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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 …

Make Sure Your Dream Company Can Find You

It used to be that if you wanted to work for a certain company, you went in for an informational interview or waited for a job opening and submitted your resume. These days, you may be better off liking the company on Facebook or joining their Google+ page. That’s because smart companies are no …

To Use Technology Effectively, Ask the Tough Questions

Over the years I’ve talked with hundreds of managers about the reasons for complexity in their organizations — and in almost all cases they cite “technology” as one of the main culprits. But in the next breath, they also acknowledge that technology has revolutionized the way they work, increased …

Leading by Letting Go

If you are running a large company anywhere in the world, you have almost certainly asked yourself some version of this question: “How can we get tens of thousands of employees to deliver memorable customer experiences that enhance our brand, all at a reasonable cost?”<p>The answer many have latched …

Big Data and the Role of Intuition

Many people have asked me over the years about whether intuition has a role in the analytics and data-driven organization. I have always reassured them that there are plenty of places where intuition is still relevant. For example, a hypothesis is an intuition about what’s going on in the data you …

Seven Cloud Computing Trends In 2014

Cloud computing took companies by storm this year, with nearly 60 percent of current small-to-medium businesses using cloud services and 72 percent of them virtualizing significant portions of their servers. 2014 promises even bigger growth as cloud technologies expand on every front from …

Mobile Payments Startup Loop Closes $10 Million Series A, Starts Shipping Fobs To Early Backers

New mobile payments startup Loop has closed on $10 million in Series A funding in what’s being described as an “oversubscribed” angel round involving undisclosed investors. The company, which is working to build both smartphone fobs and cases that allow you to pay at point-of-sale by emulating a …

Virginia Bank Uses Tech, Low Fees as Differentiators

First Virginia Community Bank was born six years ago, just before the U.S. financial crisis, and has grown quickly to $500 million in assets through …

Top 8 Ways Banks Will Spend Their 2014 IT Budgets

With the financial crisis firmly behind us (at least, we hope) and the U.S. economic picture brightening, the outlook is positive for IT spending in …

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