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Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

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<i>Utility players play vital roles in athletic, politics, films and television programs and even on writing staffs like Chicagoist. Korean cuisine, in</i> …

14 Free (as in beer) Data Mining Books

I was doing some research on an algorithm this morning and came across a new book that I wasn’t aware of. That prompted me to look for more. The list …

Big Data: 20 Free Big Data Sources Everyone Should Know

I always make the point that data is everywhere – and that a lot of it is free. Companies don’t necessarily have to build their own massive data …

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The Top 10 Big Data Quotes of All Time

Over the years of working in the field of analytics and big data I have collected thousands of big data quotes and snippets highlighting both the …

Chicago rites of passage

You needn't have been born here or even lived here for several years to be considered a Chicagoan (the general consensus is you must endure NYC for …

What Are the Best-Kept Secrets for Career Success?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>What are the best-kept secrets of successful business people? Not only the feel-good, socially acceptable</i> …

9 Habits That Lead to Terrible Decisions

Several years ago we came up with a great idea for a new leadership-development offering we thought would be valuable to everyone. We had research demonstrating that when people embarked on a self-development program, their success increased dramatically when they received follow-up encouragement. …

38 Seminal Articles Every Data Scientist Should Read

What Makes a Good Chief Data Officer?

More organisations see the value in data-driven decision making, resulting in the rise of the Chief Data Officer. But what makes a good Chief Data …

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5 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. <i>(Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.)</i><p>Think dream trips like Europe and Hawaii are totally out of reach? You'd be surprised how many affordable packages are …

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Senator Tammy Duckworth made history by bringing a baby to the Senate floor...<p>Senator Tammy Duckworth made history by bringing a baby to the Senate …

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The New Science of Building Great Teams

Artwork: Andy Gilmore, Chromatic, 2010, digital drawing<p>If you were looking for teams to rig for success, a call center would be a good place to start. The skills required for call center work are easy to identify and hire for. The tasks involved are clear-cut and easy to monitor. Just about every …

Why Smart People Struggle with Strategy

Strategy is often seen as something really smart people do — those head-of-the-class folks with top-notch academic credentials. But just because these are the folks attracted to strategy doesn’t mean they will naturally excel at it.<p>The problem with smart people is that they are used to seeking and …

The Big Data Brain Drain: Why Science is in Trouble | Pythonic Perambulations

<i>Update, August 2014: see Hacking Academia, my most recent reflection on this subject.</i><p>Regardless of what you might think of the ubiquity of the "Big …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

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Map Reduce - A really simple introduction

Map Reduce: A really simple introduction<p>Ever since google published its research paper on map reduce, you have been hearing about it. Here and there. …

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ŷhat | 10 Books for Data Enthusiasts

Synopsis<p>An overview of machine learning and the key algorithms in use today. Each chapter outlines a problem, defines an approach to solving it using …