Leonard Buntaran

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Dwane Casey, NBA Coach of the Year, Was Fired. His Response Is a Genius Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Dwane Casey just role-modeled high-level emotional intelligence. His response to his firing will inspire you to up your game, too.<p>As the great Norm Peterson of <i>Cheers</i> fame once said, "It's a dog-eat-dog world and I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear." That's how Dwane Casey must have felt last week.<p>In a …

Emotional Intelligence

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are 3 reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaced it with provides even more valuable insight for entrepreneurs …

Public Speaking

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

Leadership

Ban These 5 Words From Your Corporate Values Statement

Practically every organization today has a set of core values that ideally function as the “operating instructions” of the company. The goal of articulating the essential and enduring principles of your organization is to inform, inspire, and instruct the day-to-day behaviors of everyone who works …

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?<p>It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western …

Bill Gates

Why Do Developers Find It Hard To Learn Machine Learning?

Machine learning (ML) is touted as the most critical skill of current times. Artificial intelligence (AI), an application of ML, is becoming pervasive. From autonomous vehicles to self-tuned databases, AI and ML are found everywhere. Industry analysts often refer to AI-driven automation as the job …

Machine Learning

Stop Using Excel, Finance Chiefs Tell Staffs

Ubiquitous spreadsheet software that revolutionized accounting hasn’t kept up, CFOs say<p>By<p>Tatyana Shumsky<p>Tatyana Shumsky<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@MissShumsky<p>Tatyana.Shumsky@wsj.com<p>Adobe Inc.’s finance chief Mark Garrett says his team struggles keeping track of which jobs have been filled at …

Financial Planning

Meetings Would Go Faster If People Took the Time to Listen

Several months ago, a CEO I’ll call Elana, who is deaf, approached me for coaching. As we talked through her leadership skills and organizational political landscape, I quickly realized she was a fantastic listener. As a deaf person, Elana is more intentional about how she listens. In our meetings, …

Note-Taking

NVIDIA And Komatsu Partner on AI-Based Intelligent Equipment For Improved Safety And Efficiency

We expect many industries to find applications for machine learning as the technology becomes more pervasive and more accessible. This includes such heavy machinery industries such as construction and mining. As an example of this development, NVIDIA and Komatsu, Ltd. announced plans for Komatsu to …

Machine Learning

Grab co-founder Tan Hooi Ling shares what her ride-hailing firm has learned during its dramatic rise

Companies are often ready to pay top dollar for the best and the brightest employees. But what happens when a talented candidate isn't a fit with a …

China’s Anti-Pollution Efforts Get a Reality Check

China’s efforts to tackle air pollution are getting a reality check, with some regions told to revert to burning coal after shortages of natural gas …

I asked 8 brilliant people for their best advice — here's what they told me

2017 was an interesting year for me. I turned 40, lost several close friends of mine, and came to some sobering realizations that often strike people who are in the middle of their lives.<p>I didn't have a midlife crisis per se, more of a midlife reassessment. So over the past year, I've been reaching …

Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

Newswire & Press Release / CIMIC's Thiess Awarded A$300m Sangatta Expansion Contract - Construction/Architecture/Infra - HOCHTIEF AG

The contract will extend the current life-of-mine contract, increasing coal production at the Melawan pit by 12 million tonnes and overburden removal …

Contribution Margin: What It Is, How to Calculate It, and Why You Need It

When you run a company, it’s obviously important to understand how profitable the business is. Many leaders look at profit margin, which measures the total amount by which revenue from sales exceeds costs. But if you want to understand how a specific product contributes to the company’s profit, you …

Management

The ABC of Mine to Mill and metal price cycles

If we could achieve so much in the 1990s, how much more can we achieve today when we have the same imperative, the same potential and a new …

Three days at the Microsoft Office World Championship

Once a year, kids from around the world gather to compete at high-speed spreadsheets<p>On a Sunday night two weeks back, in the Rose Court Garden of the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, 150 antsy competitors between the ages of 13 and 22 milled around eating miniature whoopie pies by the light …

To Better Train Workers, Figure Out Where They Struggle

What company would spend thousands — or even millions — of dollars, year in and year out, without knowing the return? When it comes to training and workforce development, lots of them.<p>In a 2014 survey, 55% of executives said a major constraint to investing in training was that they did not know how …

Human Resources

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership

One More Thing<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely<p>Great (or Just Insane)<p>New Mothership<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely Great (or Just Insane) New Mothership<p>by Steven Levy …

Tim Cook

Coal Byproducts Are A Great Source Of Rare Earth Elements

The vital ingredients for your next smartphone could come from energy waste<p>Civilization as we know it wouldn’t exist without rare earth elements. No smartphones, LEDs, wind turbines, or even car batteries. REEs, such as cerium and scandium, are scattered throughout the earth’s crust. China alone …

Rare Earth

A Rude Awakening for Blockchain's Dreamers

The finance world's attempt to build a white-collar version of blockchain -- the shared-ledger technology that underpins rebellious virtual …

Deutsche Bank, HSBC, and five other big banks are collaborating on a blockchain project

Deutsche Bank, HSBC, KBC, Natixis, Rabobank, Société Générale and UniCredit have all signed up to a Memorandum of Understanding, signalling that they will work together to develop and commercialize a new product called Digital Trade Chain (DTC). All the banks participating in the DTC project are …

Indonesia Rocks the Nickel Market (Again): Andy Home

<b>London.</b> Almost exactly three years ago Indonesia rocked the global nickel market by banning the export of unprocessed minerals.<p>At the stroke of a …

Indonesia Commodity Export Rethink Rattles Metals, Miners

Indonesia rewrote its mineral export rules in a surprise shift of policy that rattled mining companies from the U.S. to Japan and sent copper prices …

Dream attics: 9 inspiring examples

Having a room like an attic could be one of the most surprising features that a house can offer. Many times left in neglect with boxes of things we …

“Designed by Apple in California” Chronicles 20 Years of Apple Design

Japanese Toilets Taught Me a Lot About Customer Service

They are an indicator of a much deeper culture.<p>After spending the last 10 days in Japan, I have absolutely no doubt that this is the most customer centric culture in the world. In fact I believe the word "customer" actually means "welcome guest" in Japanese, and it shows.<p>How do you sum up exactly …

Customer Service

Modern house inspired by forest clearings rises in Tokyo

The architects aimed to create a secluded home without rejecting the surrounding city<p>The Japanese design firm Frontoffice got philosophical when designing this private family home in Tokyo. They likened the project to "<i>a clearing in the midst of a forest"—</i>a home with lots of privacy due to the …