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How Spotify Balances Employee Autonomy and Accountability

Autonomy may be the single most important element for creating engagement in a company. How can anyone feel engaged, let alone inspired, if she feels that some supervisor is always looking over her shoulder? But autonomy is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it spurs creativity and involvement. …


What Is The Difference Between Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are two very hot buzzwords right now, and often seem to be used interchangeably.<p>They are not quite the same thing, but the perception that they are can sometimes lead to some confusion. So I thought it would be worth writing a piece to explain …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Hard Things You Need To Do For Success (While Many People Are Unaware)

Not everyone is ready to do what it takes to attain success, but if you are serious about it, doing these 10 things will give you a head start.

ISIS has a remarkably simple way of calculating taxes

While most terrorist groups, like Al Qaeda, rely on donations for funding its operations, ISIS is self-sufficient.<p>One of the keys ways in which is does that is by taxation. In fact, according a fantastic in-depth report by the Financial Times, ISIS "earns at least as much from taxation, extortion …


Google has found that its most successful teams have 5 traits in common

Following the success of Project Oxygen, an internal study of what it takes to be a top manager at Google that started in 2008 and whose findings are still used today, the company undertook another study, this one of team dynamics.<p>A group of Google's People Operations (HR) employees spent the past …


5 Essential Principles for Understanding Analytics

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>I’m convinced that the ingredient for the effective use of data and analytics that is in shortest supply is managers’ understanding of what is possible. Data, hardware, and software are available in droves, but human comprehension of the possibilities they enable is much less common. Given …

Data Warehousing

Black Dog

A Most Violent Year Trailer

After missing out on a Best Actor run last year in the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, Oscar Isaac is entering the race again this year in J.C. …