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Don't make "Big Data" a "Big Miss"

By Adam Stanley, Global Chief Information Officer<p><b>Information-based analytics trump Big Data</b><p>I don’t use the term “big data,” which long ago became an …

Big Data

11 tough truths about leadership that no one talks about

Ever wondered how the greatest leaders are able to handle being at the top so effortlessly?<p>The truth is, these highly successful people do stumble, worry, and doubt themselves.<p>"Great leaders know that every step they take, every decision they make, matters in the end," says author and public …

Success

7 Public Speaking Secrets From TED Legend Simon Sinek

Yet, with some 22 million video views under his belt, the optimistic ethnographer also happens to be the third most-watched TED Talks presenter of all time.<p>Ironic for an introvert, isn't it? Sinek's unlikely success as both an inspirational speaker and a bestselling author isn't just dumb luck. …

Public Speaking

How to Be More Assertive, According to Research

You don’t want to fight. You don’t want to be hassled. You don’t want to disappoint them. It’s easier to just nod and give them what they want.<p>But …

Our Pick: The 10 Best Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras have become increasingly popular among enthusiasts and pros because they provide a DSLR-like shooting …

Small and Speedy Mitakon 25mm f/0.95 Lens Coming for MFT Cameras

Shenyang-based camera lens manufacturer Zhongyi is taking to Facebook to give a sneak peek of its latest creation, a Mitakon 25mm f/0.95 pancake lens …

Why Natalie Prass is the one album you should hear this week - video review

Alexis Petridis recommends Natalie Prass's debut album, on the Spacebomb label. He says that while the Virginia-based label-cum-studio's music is rooted in old soul and early 70s rock, it feels contemporary. Natalie Prass is the singer-songwriter's third album and is produced by Matthew E White and …

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

The playlist: the best pop of 2014, with Charli XCX and Taylor Swift

<b>Sia – Chandelier</b><p>In a pop world saturated with TV talent show over-singing on the one hand and polite background warbling, usually over a dance track, on the other, Sia’s raw vocal performance on Chandelier stands out by a mile. Restrained and almost nonchalant in the bubbling, Rihannaesque verses, …

The 12 best Android apps of 2014

Between the release of Android Lollipop, a slew of new cutting-edge handsets, and a brand new platform for smartwatches and wearables, 2014 was an …

6 Types of Photos Every Photographer Should Know How to Make

While the popularity of some creative photography techniques rises and falls, there are some photo tricks that continue to stand the test of time. …

Music: new talent for 2015

On the eve of the BBC Music Sound of 2015 poll, the Observer’s music critics pick out the young contenders set to grab next year by the horns<p>While the rest of the world is looking forward to Christmas and perhaps thinking back over the highlights of 2014, in the relentlessly forward-looking world …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Remarkable Time-Lapse Created from 80GB of ISS Pictures is the Best ISS Edit We’ve Seen

If you’re interested in using the many hundreds of thousands of photos taken from the ISS to create a time-lapse — and people have done a pretty …

Let’s move to Faversham, Kent

<b>What’s going for it?</b> When Faversham heard it was about to star in a hot new TV series, the local chamber of commerce must have almost burst their girdles. The Chinese economy would buckle under the commemorative mugs churned out for the town. Faversham’s streets would throng with tour guides and …

How can I access restricted UK sites when I’m overseas?

Chris spends half each year in France and wants to use a proxy server to access sites in the UK<p>I live in France for six months of the year. I want to use various UK sites, but some don’t allow that because my ISP gives my PC a French IP address and the UK site then blocks my requests. Recently a …

13 Ways To Know If Your LinkedIn Summary Is A Winner Or A Snoozer

First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. The second they know they are going to meet you or have a call with you, they’re going to type your name into Google. This makes your virtual brand more important than ever. And it means you …

Apple Hid Steve Jobs' Amazing Commencement Speech In Its Word Processor — Here's How To Find It

If you have Apple's word-processing application, Pages, on your Mac, then you can find an Easter egg that honors Steve Jobs: the text of his 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University.<p>OS X Daily found it, and once you know how to get to it, it's extremely easy to find. Simply press "Shift <i>+</i> …

Stanford University

How to improve battery life on any mobile device

We here at CNET have written numerous articles with tips and tricks for improving battery life on iOS and Android, some of which you can find here, here and here, but not everyone owns an iPhone or Android device. Despite which kind of mobile device you prefer, battery life tends to be an issue …

8 Personal Branding Hacks to Increase Your Online Visibility

Becoming interesting isn’t just about learning how to become a good conversationalist. You need stories to tell. And the way you communicate those stories on the Internet is through content.<p><b>Personal branding online is not about you, it’s about your content.</b><p>I realized it early in my career. In every …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

The Butterfleye camera keeps an eye on your home, no wires attached

Connected cameras let you peek into your home while you’re away—or peek at whatever parts of your home the camera can see from its tether to an open …

How to Beat Presentation Anxiety

I’ve received a lot of questions on how beat presentation anxiety from members of my career mentor site lately, so I thought I’d devote a blog post …

Public Speaking

The 5 Keys To A Digital Mindset

In boardrooms around the world “digital” is on everyone’s lips. But while executives ask questions like, “what´s our strategy in relation to mobility, social media, the cloud or big data?” their answers are often limited to only addressing the impact of each trend on a certain aspect of running …

Insights from the NFL’s Play-by-Play Dataset: What business leaders can learn from football

Having trouble understanding all the hoopla around big data and the importance of being an information-driven business? A big part of data’s value is …

Why Exercise Is The Key To Work-Life Balance

Getting enough exercise doesn’t just make your butt look good; it also can save it in the office or at home.<p>Maybe you should be asking your boss for midday workouts.<p>Interesting research published in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> shows that exercise isn’t a selfish indulgence (how dare you care about …

Telescope Eyepieces

Do you have a new telescope, or are you considering buying a new one? Hopefully, you have chosen a <b>telescope</b> with the best specifications for your …

Telescopes

The Chief Data Officer: An executive whose time has come

I often ask people whether they know what Netflix, Harrah’s, Amazon and Wal-Mart have in common? The answer is pretty simple. They use data analytics …

5 simple tips that can make your new Android phone better

I don’t know how many people found an Android(s goog) smartphone among their holiday gifts although I suspect it was more than a few. There’s no lack …