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What VW Didn’t Understand About Trust

The ripple effects of the Volkswagen scandal go well beyond the 11 million cars affected, the CEO’s resignation today, and the steep fines the company is facing. Though the story is still developing, there are a few big, interconnected lessons to be drawn from what we know so far.<p><b>1. Being clean and</b> …

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Before You Can Manage Big Data, You Must First Understand It

Big data is like Moneyball for geeks. The term itself is so innately exciting that it made the leap from neologism to buzzword in a heartbeat. Mostly, that’s a good thing, because it has undoubtedly increased enthusiasm and investment in a crucial area.<p>However, all the hype has its downside, …

Data is Worthless if You Don’t Communicate It

There is a pressing need for more businesspeople who can think quantitatively and make decisions based on data and analysis, and businesspeople who can do so will become increasingly valuable. According to a McKinsey Global Institute report on big data, we’ll need over 1.5 million more data-savvy …

China approves Glencore and Xstrata deal

China has cleared Glencore’s $64bn merger with Xstrata after the trading house agreed to sell a mining project to put an end to 15 months of haggling …

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