David Balkcom

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How Amazon Has Reorganized Around Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning

In honor of Amazon Prime Day, let’s take a look at the inner workings of this company that is pushing the bounds of innovation, not only with Amazon Prime, but the many other cutting-edge management strategies.<p>The company that sets the tone for so many aspects of customer experience is breaking …

Machine Learning

History of logic - Modern logic

Modern logic<p>It is customary to speak of logic since the Renaissance as “modern logic.” This is not to suggest that there was a smooth development of …

Mathematics

The Sooner You Get Your First AI Job, the Better for Your Career

Artificial intelligence is in its infancy. Businesses are eager to hire people who can help them adapt and then move ahead.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Artificial intelligence is already reshaping society as we know it in both business and consumer realms. …

Artificial Intelligence

The Calm Calculus of Reason (Pt. 8 of 9)

<b>A Conversation with Frank Lisciandro</b><br>By Steven P. Wheeler<p><i>In Part 8, Frank recounts the making of the</i> An American Prayer <i>album, cataloging Jim’s poetry</i> …

Literature

Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks

Here’s a list of things I did before starting this newsletter: I filled out the documents to renew my passport; clipped my cat’s nails; bought some household items; responded to a few Instagram DMs; and ate a snack because I was hungry.<p>Sound familiar?<p>Some of those tasks were relatively urgent — I …

Time Management

More Recycling Won't Solve Plastic Pollution

It’s a lie that wasteful consumers cause the problem and that changing our individual habits can fix it

Sustainability

Drinking coffee may help you live longer: study

CHICAGO — Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those …

Holistic Medicine

Nashville craft beer: Where to find breweries in Nashville

Nashville's craft beer scene has exploded in recent years, and right now there doesn't seem to be any slowdown in sight.<p>With so many places to get a …

Craft Beer

America is changing. Bigoted slurs, immigration bans and racist rallies can't change that

<b>(CNN) —</b> From the moment the United States was born, it has been an exercise in transformation, a nation that every day welcomes new citizens -- by birth and by oath -- to take part in this grand experiment.<p>Conceived by a band of wealthy, white men who demanded freedom from Great Britain, America …

Demographics

These 5 Habits Literally Add Years to Your Life, According to a New Harvard Study

Harvard researchers studied the lives of 123,219 men and women over 3 decades, to learn exactly how much extra time good habits can add to your life.<p>They say there's no fountain of youth. But a comprehensive new Harvard University study is the latest report to break down exactly how much extra time …

Holistic Medicine

Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates

You're reading Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Graphic Design

99 Percent of Job Seekers Fail to Answer "Why Do You Want This Job" Correctly. Here's Why

An innocent response could cost you the job.<p>As a career coach, I work with people every day on interview preparation. Interviews are a form of public speaking. 99 percent of people fear public speaking more than death. Thus, it's no wonder interviews unnerve my clients. Not only do we go over all …

Employment

These stain removal tips will change your life

Stains are the scourge of our clothes' existence. They're inevitable, they're ugly, and they can ruin our favorite things. It hurts to have to spend …

What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

"I want The Three Bears!"<p>These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa.<p>A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young …

Connectivity

General Thinking Tools: 9 Mental Models to Solve Difficult Problems

When I first came across Charlie Munger’s 1995 Speech, The Psychology of Human Misjudgment, I realized that I could learn more from him than my MBA. …

Critical Thinking

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Excel tricks everyone should know

Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips.<p>Chances are you’ve had to deal in spreadsheets for as …

How to Become a Good Storyteller

Not many of us aspire to be Moth-winning level storytellers, but being known for spinning a good yarn has its social uses.<p>Luckily for the rest of us, …

Writing

Infographic: What belongs in your branding style guide

If you have market competition, you have to identify what makes your organization special.An important part of differentiating your products is …

The Reason Your Social Media Strategy Isn't Working Is Because You Don't Know the Difference Between These 2 Terms

Getting mediocre social media results? It's probably because you're mixing up these two important definitions.<p>By running a social media agency, I've had the opportunity to see how brands of all sizes operate and engage with their audience across various social media platforms. When it comes to …

Social Media

In a Stunningly Aggressive Email, Elon Musk Gave 5 Brilliant Lessons That Everyone Should Adopt

This wasn't an email suffused with charm. But you can learn a lot from it<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>He's so funny, that Elon Musk.<p>He's so cool, too.<p>He dresses like a '90s rock star and seems to find the time to have a lot …

Elon Musk

The 4 Sentence Cover Letter That Gets You The Job Interview

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Infographic: A guide to content mastery

Content is king—but how can you make yours reign supreme?Standing out in the oversaturated content landscape doesn’t happen over night. You must …

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

Writing

2 Stocks to Tap the Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Boom

These tech giants have already moved to take advantage of this major opportunity.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) already impacts our lives, in …

No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch?

Strokes and hugs are being edged out of our lives, with doctors, teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hypervigilance of boundaries beginning to harm our mental health?<p>When did you last touch someone outside your family or intimate relationship? I don’t mean a …

Mental Health

Here's How Narrow AI is Paving a Path Towards Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)

Narrow (weak) AI is designed to perform a narrow task<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>From Siri to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI) is advancing swiftly, moving …

Artificial Intelligence

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

How connectivity is driving the future of commerce

Imagine this scenario: In the San Francisco Bay area one weekday morning in the near future, a long-haul trucker wakes up and gets ready for the day’s shift. She’s made incredible time recently, covering two to three times the distance she used to be able to cover in the same time span. As she …

Remote Controls

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning