Dan Davis

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Elon Musk Just Sent an Extraordinary Email to Tesla Employees

A detailed look at a new email from Elon Musk teaches some important lessons.<p>Tesla, the electric auto manufacturer led by Elon Musk,is getting ready to enter a new phase of activity as it ramps up production of its mass-market intended Model 3. In an email recently obtained by automotive website …

Tesla

Jeff Bezos admits Amazon has 'the weirdest meeting culture you will ever encounter'

If you go to work as an executive at Amazon, no matter what your expertise, you will be required to become a good writer, and a good reader, in order to lead the meetings necessary to do your job.<p>And Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos fully admits that this will likely be 'weird,' he explained during an …

Jeff Bezos

Starting a new job soon? The tip that changed my life

<b>Here’s a tip that my mentor told me a few years ago before I started my most recent role and it CHANGED. MY. LIFE.</b><p><b>I report to the CEO</b> of the company …

Employment

Elon Musk Just Gave the World's Best Productivity Advice in a Single, Short Sentence

And we all owe him a debt of gratitude for pointing out the obvious.<p>Leave it to Elon Musk to get to the heart of the matter. In a recent memo directed to Tesla employees, Musk described a number of actions that he plans to take to improve the company's performance, particularly in regard to the …

Tesla

How To Improve Your Design Process With Data-Based Personas

How To Improve Your Design Process With Data-Based PersonasHow To Improve Your Design Process With Data-Based PersonasTim Noetzel …

UX Design

Frequent vs. infrequent designers — and more UX links this week

<b>Frequent vs. infrequent designers — and more UX links this week</b><p>A weekly collection of UX links, brought to you by your friends at the UX …

UX Design

Meet the Salesforce power players who are helping Marc Benioff take his $87 billion empire to the next level

When Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff started his company in 1999, it was little more than four guys and an idea in a one-bedroom San Francisco apartment. The server was stored in a bedroom closet, and one of his co-founders slept on a futon he stored under his desk.<p>Now, 19-years-later, the company has …

Salesforce

Power Of The People: How Communications Can Unleash Employee Innovation

Regardless of industry, every organization today needs to innovate in order to keep up with the pace of change in the digital economy. In many organizations, more than ever before, it has become the communication department’s mission to encourage, empower and activate employees to innovate. That’s …

Innovation

Innovation Case Studies: How Companies Use Technology To Solidify A Competitive Advantage

In today’s world, every successful company is a tech company.<p>It’s become impossible to separate business strategy from technological innovation, so everyone from retailers to health care professionals are investing heavily in tech solutions to help them market, improve offerings and drive business. …

Machine Learning

How Amazon Is Putting Its Sellers in Peril

Rarely does anyone write about Amazon without including the word “giant.” Research shows that 43 percent of all online retail purchases were …

eCommerce

7 Common Mistakes Young Leaders Often Make but Don't Have to

With new responsibilities come problems that are new to you but not to everybody.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Three years ago millennials surpassed Gen Xers to become the single largest cohort working in the United States, according to a study conducted by PEW …

Project Management

Want to Avoid Hiring People You Can't Trust Later? Ask These 5 Powerful Interview Questions

Warren Buffett famously said that you should interview for intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they don't have the last one, don't bother.<p>Are you a hiring manager or a person who conducts interviews as part of your job? Well, if you're not employing the science of behavioral interviewing in …

Employment

How to create SRS (System Requirements Specification) for web application. Advice from experienced developers

An excellent SRS is worth a thousand genius ideas. So what is a system requirement specification (SRS)? What should it contain? How can you develop …

Project Management

CIO playbook: Citizen development is your 'most important' tool

Chief Information Officers must innovate, deliver faster than ever before, and reduce costs. Low-code environments can help IT balance these …

Innovation

Serverless mobile application development made with React Native and AWS MobileHub

What is AWS MobileHub<p>AWS MobileHub is a service of AWS that can manage the construction and processing of the back end side of the application at …

Cloud Computing

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's Clear And Consistent Vision Rallies Employees Around A Common Purpose

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella read a book that changed his outlook on leadership and business. The book was <i>Mindset</i> by award-winning Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck. In the 2006 book Dweck explores the habit of having a “growth mindset:” the belief that our potential is not stagnant. We can learn …

Leadership

This 1 Simple Email Strategy Helped Wayfair Become a 4.7 Billion Dollar Company

Email is one of the most effective, lowest-cost marketing tools at a brand's disposal--and some brands are totally nailing it. Here are three lessons you can take from retailers at the top of their email game.<p>Though an email newsletter doesn't sound like the sexiest marketing tool, it sure can be …

Marketing

My Algorithm is Better than Yours

New tools allow business users -- not just data scientists -- to leverage algorithms and venture into machine learning. But, handle with care because …

Machine Learning

Power to telecom, every industry is about to be disrupted | Opinion

With the advent of Jio and the falling price of mobile data, the telecom industry is already reeling from debt. But even Mukesh Ambani isn’t ready …

Artificial Intelligence

Software Developer Job Description and Salary Information

Software Developer Job Description, Salary, and Skills<p>Updated February 06, 2018<p>Are you interested in a career as a software developer? Here's the …

Employment

Bring Deep Learning Algorithms To Your Security Cameras

AI is quickly revolutionizing the security camera industry. Several manufacturers sell cameras which use deep learning to detect cars, people, and …

Raspberry Pi

Paperspace goes serverless to simplify AI deployment in the cloud

Building a GPU-fueled infrastructure service is not a simple matter for a startup to undertake, but that’s precisely what Paperspace has set out to do. Today, it took it to the next level when it announced Gradient, a service platform that eliminates the need to deploy servers for AI and machine …

Machine Learning

Data Science

What is Data Science?<p>Data science is the field of study that involves combining domain expertise, programming skills, and knowledge of math and …

Data Science

The Machine Learning Reproducibility Crisis

I was recently chatting to a friend whose startup’s machine learning models were so disorganized it was causing serious problems as his team tried to …

Machine Learning

Programmatic Advertising Failed to Meet Expectations

Over the past five years, programmatic advertising has become one of the most common buzzwords in our industry. Reams of articles, white papers, …

Digital Advertising

5 Ways to Convert Big Data Analytics into Big Value

Big data analytics has rapidly become a critically important driver of business success across different sectors. Big data can offer a lot of value …

DHL rolls out new same-day delivery service for online retailers

Jumping back into domestic B2C deliveries, DHL's new software platform gives shoppers a seamless shopping and delivery experience.<p>A decade after …

Viacom: Democratization of Data Science

Access to case studies expires six months after purchase date.<p>Publication Date: <b>January 12, 2018</b><p>In two short years, Viacom's Data Science & Advanced Analytics team built a web platform called Science Central that allowed employees from Viacom's 20+ cable networks to access television audience …

Data Science

Awesome Animated Mockups for Your Next Killer Presentation

There are so many things to love about being a designer in this day and age. The community is connected and quite strong. There are plenty of great …

Mockups

The 10 Best Music Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: March 13th</b><p>Whether they’re about an artist, a band, or maybe just a particular place and time, music documentaries have a unique ability to let their soundtrack be a central aspect to their storytelling. With a selection varying from artist biographies, music history lessons, and those …

Entertainment