Nick Dawson

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The flaws a Nobel Prize-winning economist wants you to know about yourself

Sorry to say it, but you’re not perfect. We like to believe that we are smart, rational creatures, always acting in our best interests. In fact, dominant economic theory these days often makes that assumption.<p>What was left of this illusion was further dismantled by the The Royal Swedish Academy of …

Critical Thinking

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

A new idea called the “information bottleneck” is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might …

Deep Learning

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct …

Self-improvement

The Computer Desk

After upgrading my hardware to the latest and greatest, I became dissatisfied with the computer case options currently available to purchase. I also …

Why true cloud adoption is increasingly important

Recently, I have noticed that the subject of cloud conversations I have with clients has shifted. They are moving away from asking “How do I start …

5 ongoing changes in the world of cloud

I was recently invited to talk to a group of IT professionals on the theme of trends in cloud computing. Thinking about the brief and my experiences …

I spent 3 years training fighter pilots at the real Top Gun — and it taught me a lesson all elite organizations understand

It exposes Navy and Marine Corps pilots to the most demanding training scenarios in fighter aviation, led by some of the most talented pilots in the world. Top Gun instructors are the very best in naval aviation, hand-picked to teach at a legendary school and charged with preparing pilots for air …

Military

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

We’ve all heard about the benefits of meditation <i>ad nauseam</i>. Those disciplined enough to practice regularly are rewarded with increased control over the brainwaves known as alpha rhythms, which leads to better focus and may help ease pain. In addition to calming the mind and body, meditation can …

Meditation

28 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

Firing on All Cylinders: The 2017 Big Data Landscape

It feels good to be a data geek in 2017. Last year, we asked “Is Big Data Still a Thing?”, observing that since Big Data is largely “plumbing”, it …

Big Data

A CEO explains the 4 'critical qualities' that decide who gets hired

The changing priorities and work habits of the workforce will continue to change dramatically into the future.<p>To ensure the hiring process is closely related to the culture we seek in our organization, we hire on four critical factors:<p>1. Passion<p>If people are not passionate in what they do, they …

Employment

Becoming a Data Scientist - Curriculum via Metromap – Pragmatic Perspectives

Data Science, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, Cognitive Computing …. well all of us have been avalanched with articles, skills demand info …

Azure and AWS services compared - multicloud

This article helps you understand how Microsoft Azure services compare to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Whether you are planning a multicloud solution …

Salesforce's most successful salesman made tons of money by following this secret playbook

It wasn't until a guy named David Rudnitsky was hired as a sales executive in 2002 that it really saw its enterprise sales grow.<p>In fact, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff was so impressed by Rudnitsky's sales tactics that he dedicated a whole section about it in his own book, "Behind the Cloud."<p>Rudnitsky …

Marc Benioff

3 Things You Can Do When It Feels Like the Breakthrough Will Never Come

You know you are born for more, you have always known it and yet, there are days when it seems so hard to hold on, to believe, to trust any longer. …

10 kick-ass martial arts movies you can stream on Netflix now

Get in the fighting spirit for Netflix's "Iron Fist" with these other punchy films. Plus, bonus picks on Hulu and Crackle.<p>If you've watched "Marvel's Iron Fist" and found the kung fu to be disappointing like my colleague Aloysius Low did, or if you enjoyed it and need another hit of martial arts …

“The Cloud is Too Expensive”: 5 Common Mistakes That Are Driving Up Your Cloud Costs

Home Improvement

Billionaire Elon Musk credits his success to these 8 books

On Sunday, Elon Musk's SpaceX made history, successfully completing the first commercial rocket launch from the NASA launch pad that also sent …