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New Perth to Singapore internet cable saves Australia's download speeds

“After consulting our team conducting final testing, we are confident that ASC is ready to provide reliable and effective services to mitigate the …

Customers

Japan's middle-aged men hire themselves out to regain their social status

Middle-aged men in Japan have begun offering their advice for hire, in a bid to regain their masculinity.<p>Once revered in a male-dominated Japanese society, ’ossan’, middle-aged men, are now struggling to maintain their social standing in the country’s evolving culture.<p>The idea was thought up by …

'You have to move on': Tesla’s biggest bull explains what the rest of Wall Street is missing — and why Elon Musk sets out to fail on purpose (TSLA)

• <b>Pierre Ferragu of New Street Research has a $530 price target for Tesla — nearly 70% higher than the rest of Wall Street.</b>• <b><br>The veteran analyst recently spoke to Business Insider about why he's so bullish on Tesla, and what others who cover the company are missing.</b>• <b><br>He says Elon Musk sets impossible</b> …

Step Into Scotland With Immersive AR App

To generate a portal to another “world,” users of a new augmented reality app must first scan the floor with their device. After positioning the …

If it takes more than a month to hire someone, you’ve already lost your top pick

The best hiring managers spend time searching for ideal candidates, going through rigorous interview processes. But if the journey takes longer than a month, it’s highly likely that they’ll lose out on top candidates, according to independent research conducted by 3Gem, commissioned by recruitment …

To Understand the Future of Tesla, Look to the History of GM

The entrepreneur who founded and grew the largest startup in the world to $10 billion in revenue and got fired is someone you have probably never heard of. The guy who replaced him invented the idea of the modern corporation. If you want to understand the future of Tesla, and Elon Musk’s role in it …

Scribit robot could soon be drawing on your walls

Like a smaller indoor version of the firm's one-off 2015 Vertical Plotter, Scribit moves on a 2-axis plane across vertical surfaces such as walls, …

Almost everyone is creative around the same time every day

There’s some basic information about ourselves that we rarely, if ever, act on: When are we sharpest or dimmest—or happiest, or flattest—throughout the day? Or, for nocturnal types, the night?<p>Although we may know our patterns well enough to answer that question, most of us schedule events—or get …

Cognition

Radical transparency sounds great until you consider the research

Radical transparency is an old management approach with new branding. Previously called micromanagement or snooping, this approach supposedly creates higher performance and trust by letting everyone know what’s on the table.<p>The practice goes beyond sharing feedback across hierarchical levels, …

What a 19th century German pessimist can teach us about getting through a midlife crisis

Despite reflecting on the good life for more than 2,500 years, philosophers have not had much to say about middle age. For me, approaching 40 was a time of stereotypical crisis. Having jumped the hurdles of the academic career track, I knew I was lucky to be a tenured professor of philosophy. Yet …

Cure your bad habits with “sludge,” the productivity tip you’ve never head of

We’ve all heard of <i>nudge theory</i>, the behavioral science concept popularized by economist Richard Thaler and legal scholar Cass Sunstein in their 2008 book <i>Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness.</i> In the book, Thaler and Sunstein demonstrate how small actions, <i>nudges</i>, can …

Behavioral Sciences

Architect Your Company for Agility

Jeanne Ross is principal research scientist for MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research. Follow CISR on @mit_cisr. Recent operational issues at …

The Best Road Trips of the World - Part 1

There is no better way to explore the world than to have the freedom of moving at your own pace and having the flexibility to change your itinerary …

Motivating employees isn’t about making them happy

As a leader, you have probably been told that you’re in charge of motivating employees. You’ve been pitched programs and tools that will allegedly build a happy, motivated workforce, and you’ve attended seminars that teach strategies for improving morale.<p>These programs and tools are …

Lean Startup evangelist Eric Ries on how big companies can stay competitive

If you’ve ever used the word <i>pivot</i> in a meeting, chances are you’re putting into practice an idea from Eric Ries’ <i>The Lean Startup</i>.<p>The book, written in 2011, combined Ries’ experience as an entrepreneur with concepts from lean manufacturing, agile software development, and the theory of constraints, …

An Email From Elon Musk Reveals Why Managers Are Always a Bad idea

Elon Musk says putting managers in the middle of communications is "incredibly dumb." He's not alone.<p>Survey.com's annual "Wasting Time at Work" report revealed that if you eliminate managers completely, you remove 75 percent of the reasons someone will leave your company. There is a simple reason …

Why you should manage your energy, not your time

When our workloads increase, many of us decide to up our number of working hours. But harnessing moments of 'unfocus' might be the key to getting more done in less time.<p>For ten years, Lisa Congdon’s days were packed like a “can of sardines.” Juggling between five and 20 projects at any one time, …

A novel trick to beat procrastination

Some researchers say visualising your 'future self' can beat procrastination and drive better decisions. Alina Dizik explains.<p>Close your eyes. Imagine yourself finishing that tedious months-long project you’ve been dreading.<p>Think about the papers you’re preparing on your desk, documents you need to …

Procrastination

New York City Gets A Dashboard

A new platform lets the mayor’s office visualize the city in real-time across dozens of agencies.<p>In cities today, all data is political. Politicians use it as ammunition. Companies use it as leverage. And citizens use it to advocate. Yet while the open data movement has made it far easier to plunge …

Tesla: $500, Here We Come?

By<p>Updated May 24, 2017 9:37 a.m. ET<p>Shares of <b>Tesla</b> (TSLA) have taken a break following their rapid rise above $300 this year. So how much upside is …

Maintaining UI integrity within the agile framework

Clean UI doesn’t need to be limited by speedy delivery.The post Maintaining UI integrity within the agile framework appeared first on InVision Blog.