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MIT to offer its first professional MOOC in big data

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Slavoljub Pantelic<p>The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been involved in online education since the early …

Read Satya Nadella's first letter to employees as Microsoft's CEO

CEO calls for focus as he warns that "our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation."<p>It's official, Satya Nadella is Microsoft's next CEO, and on his first day on the job he's sent a letter to the whole staff. In the letter, Nadella speaks of what he thinks makes Microsoft a …

Bored of your normal résumé? Sumry wants to replace it with an interactive timeline

Looking for a job and sending out résumés is a full-time job in itself, and in order to make yourself stand out from the crowd you might be considering adding some flourishes to your existing CV.<p>However, tweaking that existing Microsoft Word template isn’t going to cut it. According to Sumry, a …

In the internet of things, let things remain things

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sam72<p>There’s a famous adage in programming that goes “Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is …

Leaders, Drop Your Masks

How can leaders spark and sustain change in themselves and their organizations?<p>I devoted my doctoral research to this question and came up with an unconventional answer: metaphors. My co-author Richard Badham and I wrote about four of them in this HBR article: fire (representing ambition), snowball …

What The World's Top Leaders Look For When They Hire

The job search process is no walk in the park. Applying and interviewing for a job can be stressful and strenuous for the candidate—and the process isn’t always much easier for those trying to fill the open position.<p>Hiring managers take huge risks every day. They strive to recruit top tier talent, …

Three Signs That You Should Kill an Innovative Idea

Whether you’re a digital start-up or an institutional entrepreneur, three simple heuristics offer an excellent way to determine whether a fledgling innovation initiative should be put out of its misery (and yours). Even if the innovation business case appears compelling and its numbers sound, …

Big Data Bits: Featuring Facebook, Apache Giraph, Continuuity, LucidWorks, Hortonworks & Infochimps

There’s always plenty of news in the <b>Big Data</b> world and, try as we might, we can’t cover it all; so we’re highlighting a few of the items that made us …

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