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33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

We took a real resume from a laid-off tech worker and turned it into something fantastic

When he shared his resume with us, it looked like it came from another era.<p>We wondered, what should he be doing differently?<p>So we contacted Volen Vulkov, co-founder of Enhancv, a startup that automatically analyzes your resume mistakes and helps you redesign a new one. (These are the folks that …

Employment

4 Ways to Spot a Fake Data Scientist

<b>Editor’s Note, 2016</b>: <i>Even a year after publication, this blog post continues to generate a fair amount of traffic and discussion, with many asking</i> …

It's Inevitable -- How To Have Tough Conversations With Your Employees

While popular media likes to portray entrepreneurs as fearless conquerors willing to storm the beach single-handedly, the reality is that entrepreneurs are quite a diverse population. Sure, it takes courage to be an entrepreneur, and there are many who don’t back away from a challenge, but there …

Leadership

8 Business Trends to Master for 2020 | Inc.com

The best leaders can anticipate the future by recognizing the most important business shifts before these early stage changes become widely recognized trends by everyone else. These leaders are said to be visionary. Their businesses create new products and services and establish new markets and …

Innovation

Creating The 'As-it-Happens' Business: Analytics Drives Action

When you read about big data, odds are that you picture something that functions in the back room, running behind the scenes storing and processing batches of big data for analytics. You would, of course, be correct. Analytics using big data help us build sophisticated, valuable models to …

Big Data

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How to Find Happiness in Today’s Hectic World

Trying to find happiness in a world so busy and complicated can seem impossible.<p>What’s weird is that in so many ways our lives are objectively better …

Forget Big Data -- Small Data Is Driving The Internet Of Things

When people talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) they tend to think about big data technologies like Hadoop where petabyte size datasets are stored and analyzed for both known and unknown patterns. What many people don’t realize is that many IoT use cases only require small datasets. What is …

Machine Learning

17 visualisation tools to make your data beautiful

Not all will be suitable for your particular data set or your audience, but its certainly worth experimenting with a few to seek out the most …

Data Visualization

The 10 Commandments of Typography

<i>Valentine Proust is Creative Director at Fontyou, a Paris-based online co-creation platform dedicated to typography. This post originally appeared on the Fontyou blog, and has been adapted with permission.</i><p>With millions of beautiful typefaces scattering the Web, we felt it was time to lay down the …

Typography

Four Big Priorities For Implementing Next Generation Big Data Analytics

The world of big data is changing so quickly that we really need to look beyond today’s analytic capabilities and chart where enterprise-grade architectures are headed in the future. Even the vocabulary is changing! “Big data” is turning into a household term, but now we see newer terms like “data …

Big Data

Atomic Is The Missing Interface Design Tool In Your Browser

Great interface design is quickly becoming a priority as companies everywhere start realizing that it’s paramount to their succeeding in the crowded online space.<p>Then why, despite its importance, has there been such a gap in the UX design tools space?<p>Atomic, a startup team of ten based in …

Evaluating the MapR Vision: Big Data Architecture as a Product

Early adopters want tools, but the bulk of the market wants products. Big data doesn’t change this principle. It is natural that in the early stages the raw power of tools should be celebrated. That explains the justified excitement about the potential of Hadoop and its surrounding ecosystem. But …

Big Data

Pinterest is experimenting with MemSQL for real-time data analytics

Image copyright MKHMarketing/Flickr.Pinterest shed more light on how the social scrapbook and visual discovery service analyzes data in real time, it …

Big Data

Debunking The First Law Of Data Democracy

Access to information today is supposed to be for everyone. So-called ‘data democracy’ labels have been ascribed to every vendor’s ‘presentation layer’ in an effort to bring more users into contact with actionable business stats of all kinds. This is where data vizualisation comes in as a route to …

Big Data

14 secret tricks to get more out of Google

There's so much Google can do for you beyond its most popular products like search, Google Maps, and Gmail.<p>There are tons of free, easy-to-use Google tools you could be taking advantage of.<p>We've rounded up the best of what Google has to offer.

20 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel Investors

Angel investors invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. Angel investing in start-ups has been accelerating. High-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, and Facebook have spurred angel investors to make multiple bets with the hopes of getting …

Venture Capital

26 enterprise startups to bet your career on in 2015

These are companies with great technology, great leadership, massive investor backing, or tons of partnerships and industry attention. Or all the above.<p>Enterprise has become a hot area for startups in the last year or two. We actually had difficulty narrowing our list down to these select few.

Need Funding For Big Data? Don't Ask For Technology. Seriously.

Let’s say you’re the vice president of IT for a large utility and you’ve finally found precious time on the executive committee’s meeting agenda to make your big funding pitch. “We need to collect sensor data from our smart grid infrastructure and it’s going to cost several million dollars to get …

Big Data

15 Iphone Apps To Be Even Lazier in 2015

The new year is knocking. Time to break out your goals for self-improvement and… eh, forget it. For most of us, these things won’t live to see the Superbowl half-time show. This year, why not be honest with ourselves and embrace our ever-increasing laziness? Call it maximizing our efficiency, if it …

Take Our 21-Day Program For Radical Self-Improvement

#BIBetter is a 21-day self-improvement program designed for the busy professional, featuring a few habits that will make a big difference and a bunch of tasks that most of us have been putting off for too long.<p>We recommend participating with at least one other person, so you have more fun and keep …

Is now a good time to switch to Apple’s iCloud Drive?

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Long time Apple users may recall iDisk, an online file storage solution for Macs originally associated to your iTools account. …

15 creative parents who raised the bar in 2014

Some parents go above and beyond posting cute pictures of their kids on Facebook.<p>Whether they're bringing new life into the world or just bringing …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …

The true annoying glory of wearing Google Glass to the mall

YouTube comedian Ed Bassmaster decides to wear his Google Glass at the mall and get annoyed when people think he's talking to them, rather than his glasses.<p>I watch a lot of movies.<p>In most of them, ugly fights often begin with the line: "You talkin' to me?"<p>So I have a certain fear that the more …

Google Glass

How to Clean Your Laptop

1. Power Down and Unplug<p>2. Keyboard<p>3. Outer Casing and Keyboard Keys<p>4. Screen<p>5. Fan<p>6. Ports<p>7. Put It Back Together<p>We’re not trying to sound like your …