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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 …

Adam Smith's story about the Scottish wine industry 241 years ago tells you why Trump's trade war will fail

The intent of the tax was to boost domestic makers of wool, silk, and linen, and to protect British merchants selling salted fish and cattle. It was a blanket tax, and it covered wine as well.<p>The Scottish economist Adam Smith wrote about the tariffs in Wealth of Nations, his keystone analysis of …

Globalization

5 ways businesses can cultivate a data-driven culture

The pressure on organizations to make accurate and timely business decisions has turned data into an important strategic asset for businesses.<p>In today’s dynamic marketplace, the ability for businesses to use data to identify challenges, spot opportunities, and adapt to change with agility is …

Top 50 Fonts of 2016

You're reading Top 50 Fonts of 2016, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, …

Outlook dims for Singapore Inc as economy moonwalks

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - During Singapore’s full moon festival last month, employer John Kong was focused more on cost-cutting than celebrating.<p>A man carrying an umbrella passes as storm clouds gather over Shell's Pulau Bukom oil refinery in Singapore, December 17, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo<p>Not …

The world’s finances are looking quite frightening right now – here’s how you can understand what’s happening

The curse of the financial news article is the “big number” presented with little or no context.<p>The objective is often less to inform than to …

Calling all entrepreneurs: France wants your help to build a strong economic future…and its wallet is open

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with BPIFrance.</i><p>Investing in companies these days can be pretty easy. You do some research into firms with a good potential for revenue and profit — maybe get a hot tip from a friend or relative — then find a broker and give them a few bucks to stake …

How the 11.5 million Panama Papers were analysed

The biggest leak in history has connected more than 70 current and former world leaders to tax evasion schemes that channel billions of pounds into …

8 Skills You Need to Be a Data Scientist

Interested in landing a job as a data scientist? These are the core set of 8 data science competencies you should develop:<p><b>1. Basic Tools:</b> No matter …

Data Science

I’ve Installed Google Analytics – Now What?

After your company’s website launched, setting up your Google Analytics account was probably one of the next items on your list. Whether you worked …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century is Tedious, and that Needs to Change

As organizations collect increasingly large and diverse data sets, the demand for skilled data scientists will continue to rise. In fact, it was dubbed “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century” by HBR.<p>Unfortunately, the day-to-day reality of the role doesn’t quite match the romanticized …