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Competing on Analytics

We all know the power of the killer app. Over the years, groundbreaking systems from companies such as American Airlines (electronic reservations), Otis Elevator (predictive maintenance), and American Hospital Supply (online ordering) have dramatically boosted their creators’ revenues and …

Organization Change And The Unpopped Kernel

<i>Co-authored with Christopher G. Worley</i><p>When you make popcorn to watch a movie on a cold, weekend afternoon, there are always a few kernels that don't get cooked. They are often called "old maids" and for some people -- but not us -- they are actually the best part of the popcorn. No matter your …

Leadership

Generous Man Celebrates Birthday by Handing Out $5 Bills to Strangers in the Street

What did you wish for on your last birthday? For Bob Blackley, the greatest present he could receive was the gift of giving. Continuing a tradition that he started two years ago, the Winston-Salem, North Carolina resident stood outside on the corner of an intersection in order to give out $5 bills …

Special Education

Helsinki’s New Plan To Eliminate Car Ownership

A new mobility on demand system will allow people to instantly call up a bus, car, or bike through one connected app.<p>In 10 years, the city of Helsinki hopes to make it completely unnecessary to own a car. A new “mobility on demand” system will allow people to instantly call up a bus, taxi, or bike …

I Heart My City: Deepti’s Delhi

<b>Deepti Singh Gupta</b> may be a botanist by education and a teacher by trade, but she’s a traveler “in spirit and soul.” Though she hails from the suburbs of Delhi, Deepti seeks out the capital city’s throbbing heart every chance she gets to explore its ever-changing landscapes. Here are a few of …

RSA Replay: The Fourth Revolution

프랑스 고등학교 졸업시험 문제

나는 소위 '인문학의 자존심'이라고 할 수 있는 학과를 전공했는데, 아래의 내용을 보고선 급좌절하고 말았다. 프랑스 고등학생들의 졸업시험 문제가 예사롭지 않다는 것은 이미 인터넷에서 여러 차례 알려지기도 했는데 이 정도일줄이야... 이 질문에 대해 당신은 어떻게 …

한국조직의 나쁜 버릇, 쪼기문화 – EQUALIZER

내가 잘 가는 미용실이 있다. 그런데 그곳을 가면 마음이 불편한 것이 하나 있다. 내 머리를 자르는 사람은 한명인데, 그 주변에 서너명의 보조인력이 서 있는 것이다. 내 생각에는 한 명 정도의 보조인력만 있어도 충분할 것 같은데, 꼭 3-4명은 서 있다. 왜 그런지 …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

Urbanism

Collective Genius

Google’s astonishing success in its first decade now seems to have been almost inevitable. But step inside its systems infrastructure group, and you quickly learn otherwise. The company’s meteoric growth depended in large part on its ability to innovate and scale up its infrastructure at an …

A Simple Tool for Making Better Forecasts

One of the most basic keys to good decision-making is accurate forecasting of the future. In order to bring about the best outcomes, a company must correctly anticipate the most likely future states of the world. Yet despite its importance, companies not only routinely make basic forecasting …

What Do Professors, Walmart and Pig Nutrition Have in Common? The Faculty Strike at University of Illinois at Chicago

Today is the second day of a strike of unionized faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago [UIC]. This is the first major strike of faculty at a top-tier research institution since the 1990s, and there is a great deal of excitement about a pushback from professors over what has come to be …

Higher Education

15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

Vinyl Records

Interview Questions That Expose Exceptional Performance | Inc.com

In my last column, I detailed the one question that reveals everything a hiring manager needs to know to evaluate a candidate. The idea here is that getting a detailed, thoughtful answer to just this one question should represent the bulk of your interviewing time and effort. Why? Let me explain.<p>If …

Employment

Develop Strategic Thinkers Throughout Your Organization

In study after study, strategic thinkers are found to be among the most highly effective leaders. And while there is an abundance of courses, books, articles and opinions on the process of strategic planning, the focus is typically on an isolated process that might happen once or twice per year. In …

Hong Kong: watchdog warns of growing trend of public service corruption

Hong Kong: watchdog calls for action on trend of public service corruption<p>There is a worrying trend of civil servants in Hong Kong abusing their power for personal gain, said Michael Sze Cho-cheung, chairman of the operations review committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption …

Lessons on Building a Social Enterprise From the First Buy-One-Give-One Food Company

It pays to give. TOMs has given over 10 million pairs of shoes; SoapBox Soaps has provided over 20,000 children with vitamin supplements for a year; Warby Parker has given 500,000 pairs of glasses to people in need. And they've all done it while being commercially successful. What's going on? As …

Warby Parker

Simplify Outdated Corporate Processes

Unlike suburban housing developments or modern cities, organizations don’t grow with some sort of rational, master plan. They evolve naturally over time. In urban areas, this organic development leads to a chaotic mess of narrow, twisty, confusing streets and dead-ends instead of a broad, easy to …

CSR Results: Why the Difference Between Outcomes and Outputs Matters

They filled the Capital Hilton ballroom in Washington, D.C., leaders of large and small charities from throughout the country, trying to build higher-performing organizations “managing to outcomes.” The After the Leap conference was the brainchild of Mario Morino, Founding Chairman of Venture …

Philanthropy

Twisted Dancers Become Human Sculptures on City Streets

<i>Bodies in Urban Spaces</i> is a rare and unique performance where dancers move throughout a city and organize their bodies into the nooks and crannies of public spaces. Created by Austria-based artist Cie Willi Dorner, the ephemeral series produces a visually tense relationship between people and their …

Art

Doctors Choose A Different Way To Die Than The Rest Of Us

Doctors will do anything to keep some patients alive, but they take a different approach when it comes to their own lives — knowing the limits of modern medicine, most would prefer to die peacefully.<p>RadioLab recently discussed the paradox in a podcast called "The Bitter End." They refer to a 2003 …

We Need A New Supply Side Economics — Here Are 8 Things We Can Do

Demand stimulation remains the right goal today, but it's not going to be the right goal forever. As the economy returns to "normal," the special rules of the last five years won't apply: the labor market won't be so slack that it doesn't matter if you pay people not to work; the federal government …

If You Must Talk Politics at Thanksgiving, Here's How

10 unsatisfying rules for disagreeing with friends and family over the holidays<p>On Thanksgiving, it's usually best if you don't talk politics. The subject tends to aggravate people, and it's very unlikely that anyone's mind will be changed. So don't do it.<p>But if you must talk politics, how should it …

Unkle - Ever Rest feat. Joel Cadbury

4 Factors That Influence Dharma

The word dharma can seem complex by definition. It is not as definitive as the word destiny, yet it is similar. The main difference is that we are granted endless liberties with how to express our soul's innate purpose. Our dharma begins as pure, unforced soul potential waiting its time to be …

Spirituality

Data-Driven Insights On Landing Your Dream Job

The author, a behavioral scientist, sheds light on what you really need to get your dream job.<p>You’ve spent most of your early life learning how to fit in. It’s a process called socialization –- we all want to belong, we all want to be a part of something, we all want to be accepted at some level. …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge Daily Rituals by Mason Currey – review<p>…

California’s New Feudalism Benefits a Few at the Expense of the Multitude

The Golden State has lots of billionaires but also high poverty and downward mobility, writes Joel Kotkin.<p>California has been the source of much …