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7 TED Talks That Will Help You Be A Better Leader

As a leadership and culture coach, I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration. Learning about other people’s experiences, strategies, and ideas about leadership can generate awesome insight!<p>Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.<p><b>1. John</b> …

TED Talks

6 Pilates moves that will transform your whole body

If you think of slow, quiet, no-sweat sessions on a Reformer when you think of Pilates, you haven’t yet encountered Cassey Ho.<p>The bubbly, inspiring …

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

The 10 best books about A.I.

Here are some of the best books on the rich history, rabid speculations and intriguing fictionalized world of artificial intelligence.<br>Read More

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

There's something here for everyone, whatever your level of leadership.<p>Since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and …

Leadership

These 14 stocks will see sales skyrocket in 2018, Goldman Sachs says

With the broader stock market expected to rise this year, it can be difficult to identify the companies set to leave their peers in the dust. But there are ways to sift through the noise to find the winners — assuming you know where to look.<p>One way to do this is to identify the companies most …

Investing

These Stocks Could Double -- Again

Find out why these stocks have done so well and what's left in the tank for the future.<p>2017 was a great year for the stock market, but there were …

Investing

Here Are the First 6 Books You Should Read In 2018

And if you've already read one of these, I recommend the perfect complement.<p>If you love lists, December is a fun month to browse the internet. These lists usually take one of two forms: You're looking back on the previous year or eyeing the horizon for the year to come.<p>Some of the lists in the …

2 Reasons Why This High-Yield Renewable Energy Stock Could Continue Soaring

Recent investments position one of the world’s largest hydro-power companies to deliver significant earnings growth over the next year.<p>One of the …

Investing

6 Must-Read Books for Data Pros

<i>(This article is a sponsored placement written by Capella University, and republished from the Capella blog.)</i><p>You’ll find a large selection of books …

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It

The lessons learned from this book do not have an expiration date, and can travel with you along your leadership journey.<p>In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies …

26 of the best business books you can read, from the CEOs and execs who can't put them down

Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who have …

Self-improvement

McKinsey's State Of Machine Learning And AI, 2017

• Tech giants including Baidu and Google spent between $20B to $30B on AI in 2016, with 90% of this spent on R&D and deployment, and 10% on AI acquisitions.<br>• Artificial Intelligence (AI) investment has turned into a race for patents and intellectual property (IP) among the world’s leading tech …

Artificial Intelligence

How Analytics Has Changed in the Last 10 Years (and How It’s Stayed the Same)

Ten years ago, Jeanne Harris and I published the book <i>Competing on Analytics</i>, and we’ve just finished updating it for publication in September. One major reason for the update is that analytical technology has changed dramatically over the last decade; the sections we wrote on those topics have …

These 197 Tech Companies Are The World's Most Valuable Unicorns

What are the world’s most valuable private technology companies?<p>A new map released by CB Insights identifies the 197 companies globally that are considered “unicorns,” meaning that they have a valuation of at least $1 billion.<p>Collectively, these companies are valued at approximately $679 billion …

Venture Capital

The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

Microsoft’s bid to bring AI to every developer is starting to make sense

The APIs are getting good enough to be built into production systems.<p>SEATTLE—For the third year in a row, Microsoft is heavily promoting …

Machine Learning

Here's a Chilling Glimpse of the Privacy-Free Future

The computers are watching.<p>Imagine if you lost your keys and instead of fishing around in the couch cushions, you could just pull out your phone and search for them. Just a quick, textual query with a quick response that they're on your desk, you doofus. This is not only possible; it's possible …

How Deep Reinforcement Learning Will Make Robots Smarter

If you’ve ever taught a dog to sit or shake, you’re familiar with the concept of reinforcement learning. Positive reinforcement is when an animal—or a child, if you’re lucky—learns a desired behavior based on the rewards it receives for the steps it takes to reach the desired outcome. For example, …

What Is Machine Learning - A Complete Beginner's Guide

Computers have helped us to calculate the vastness of space and the minute details of subatomic particles. When it comes to counting and calculating, or following logical yes/no algorithms – computers outperform humans thanks to the electrons moving through their circuitry at the speed of light. …

Machine Learning

Three Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Online Shopping

If you want to get a lot of retailers nodding their heads, ask them this: “Are you pursuing a personalization strategy?” You’ll get a pretty resounding “yes!”. In fact, personalization already drives a lot of activity on eCommerce sites. It often influences the products or offers featured on the …

eCommerce

How to win in the age of analytics

There’s greater potential in big data. What’s ahead as the field matures?<p>Since the concept took hold, big data has made big waves. The field of …

The Best Internet-of-Things Stocks of 2016

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The Internet of Things is going to become harder to ignore, as it will continue to fundamentally change not only the tech sector but also the global economy in the decades to come. As we head into the end of the year, here's how three of the best Internet-of-Things stocks …

23 Books Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Recommends You Read

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, started a book club.<p>He ended up recommending and discussing 23 books with the group — about one every two weeks.<p>…

How To Retire Comfortably On Just $500,000

Most financial advisor hacks are dead wrong. You CAN comfortably retire on a modest $500,000 investment portfolio.<p>Of course you’ve heard the warnings …

Investing

7 Dividend Stocks With Big Yields to Buy ASAP

The Federal Reserve gave the "all clear" to high-dividend stocks when it held off raising rates. Go full steam ahead on these seven.<p>If there has been …

3 Cheap Dividend Stocks You Can Buy Right Now

Image source: Getty Images.<p>With the broader markets at or near all-time highs, there are a lot of analysts who will bemoan that there aren't any cheap investments out there to be had. An even bigger complaint is that investors can't find decent yields from investments because of fed interest rates. …

3 Great Stocks Under $10

It wasn't that long ago that you could buy a slew of great companies that had stocks trading for less than a Hamilton. Today, though, the pickings are pretty slim. Sure, there are about 1,500 publicly traded companies with stock prices under that $10 threshold, but a vast majority of them are penny …

12 books that offer a solid return on investment

by Barry Ritholtz<p>About once a week, I get an email like this: "I am interested in learning more about investing. What books would you recommend I …