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12 Basic Shortcuts That Will Make You An Excel Guru And Add Hours To Your Life

But there are risks.<p>For one thing, it can be intimidating for beginners.<p>Furthermore, Excel errors can have devastating consequences, such as the one that undermined one of the most famous economics papers of all time.<p>But it doesn't have to be this way.<p>There are a few basic skills and shortcuts that …

Dianne Feinstein

The Delicate Art of Giving Feedback

To be an effective manager, you need to be skilled at giving out both praise and criticism. While praise is easy to give, it is far more challenging and unpleasant to criticize your employees. Yet the practice of management requires you to occasionally show employees where they need to improve. …

Operational Excellence, Meet Customer Intimacy

Most organizations continuously strive to achieve operational excellence, but they spend less effort understanding customer needs — and few marry these two sources of customer value effectively. While a focus on lowering costs, improving quality, and providing consistent, reliable service will …

The Hidden Biases in Big Data

This looks to be the year that we reach peak big data hype. From wildly popular big data conferences to columns in major newspapers, the business and science worlds are focused on how large datasets can give insight on previously intractable challenges. The hype becomes problematic when it leads to …

How P&G Presents Data to Decision-Makers

Those of us who believe that managers make better decisions when key data are presented visually tend to get very excited about all the innovation going on in the graphical display of information. (For a sampling of some new and cool tools, see the popular Hans Rosling TED talk.) However, if you …

Oven Roasted Vegetable Recipes

Marshall Troy, 2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved<p>With a chill still in the spring air, keeping your oven on to get perfectly …

Dr. Seuss's Little-Known Book of Nudes

What happened when the beloved children's author tried to write for adults<p>One hundred eight years ago today, the world welcomed Theodor Seuss Geisel, better-known as Dr. Seuss—legendary children's book author, radical ideologist, lover of reading. Among his many creative feats is a fairly unknown, …