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Five Reasons to Ignore the Advice to Do What You Love

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” ―Joseph Campbell“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” ―Steve Jobs<p>Admit it. You live in a society that reveres the perspectives of …

9 Reasons Why You Must Update Your LinkedIn Profile Today

Over the past decade, LinkedIn has become an essential personal branding tool. It has never been more important to build and maintain a stellar LinkedIn profile. The virtual professional network has morphed from an online resume and networking site to a comprehensive personal branding resource. …

The Future Of Retail: It's All In Big Data

What’s the future of retail? PSFK Labs thinks it knows.<p>In a weighty report, the product and marketing consultancy lays out the trends it’s seeing, with examples, and connects the dots.<p>No prizes for guessing that tomorrow’s business will rely heavily on big data and analytics.<p>PSFK’s Piers Fawkes …

Pokerbots Bet On Big Data Strategy

The new king of poker is a computer, and it provides perhaps the best object lesson in big-data strategy today. Texas Hold ‘Em Heads Up Poker machines, now in operation at casinos like The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, bluff, float, and routinely win against players both novice and expert.<p>But the new …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Updated: Nov. 5, 2017<p>Editor’s Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is …

What The Healthcare.gov Debacle Teaches Us About How To Fix Government Software

A single change–making development open source–could have saved the new site and might change the outcome of future projects.<p>Let’s start off with the obvious: Healthcare.gov, as a web service, is a catastrophe.<p>Much has been written about CGI, the firm responsible for the site’s backend code, and …

Cashew nut workers suffer 'appalling' conditions as global slump dents profits

Many workers earn just 30p a day and risk permanent injury, say NGOs, as they call for EU crackdown on unfair trading practices<p>NGOs are calling on the EU to endorse regulation rather than voluntary guidance to improve the conditions of workers such as cashew nut farmers and processors at the foot …

Apple's New iPads Show Company Believes It's Alone In The Tablet Market

Pundits look at Apple's declining share of the tablet market, and believe the iPad is doomed. The tablets face tons of competition and even slowing sales, despite a fast-growing market. But today’s introductions of the larger iPad Air and the Retina iPad Mini show Apple believes it’s competing only …

With Valuable Bundled Software And Services, Microsoft Desperately Wants You To Buy A Surface 2

Panos Panay and Microsoft desperately want you to buy a Surface 2. In fact, the software and services they’re bundling with the new $449 device — which launches October 22 — matches the value of the device itself.<p>“When the team set out to deliver Surface RT … they had a vision. We had a vision. We …

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16 Things You Should Do On Your Lunch Break Every Day

How do you spend your lunch break? Do you quickly chow down a sandwich at a nearby deli with your eyes glued to your Blackberry? Do you devour a salad at your desk with one hand on your keyboard? Perhaps you skip lunch altogether because you have “too much on your plate.”<p>“A common complaint I hear …