Omar Castillo

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Kenya to start oil production in six years, says IMF

Kenya is likely to start producing oil in six to seven years, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected.<p>In a new report published after …

Oil & Gas Industry

Leadership Is More than Interpersonal Skills

Most of the 89,000 leadership books offered on Amazon.com focus on traditional interpersonal leadership: the relationships between leaders and followers. Interpersonal leadership sets up an expectation that leaders must be in dialog or at least in view of their followers. Yet this style of …

What LeBron James Knows About Analytics that You Should Too

The most useful question I’ve learned to ask people about analytics is, “What do you plan to do with them?” By far the most interesting answer I’ve gotten comes from basketball superstar LeBron James: Hire Hakeem Olajuwon.<p>Until his championship 2011-2012 season, NBA cognoscenti viewed James as a …

The Ripple Effects You Create as a Manager

Each one of us holds a set of beliefs and attitudes — a mindset — that determines how we interpret and respond to situations. That mindset shapes how we interact with others, and therefore it also affects the people we work with — in ways both subtle and profound. A person with a distrustful …

How the Internet of Things Changes Everything

Currently in the business world we are witnessing something like the epic collision of two galaxies — a rapid convergence of two very unlike systems that will cause the elements of both to realign. It’s all thanks to the Internet of Things.<p>If you are not familiar with the term, the Internet of …

Few Executives Are Self-Aware, But Women Have the Edge

So is the best man for the job a woman?<p>Research by Hay Group, culled from its 17,000-person behavioral competency database in 2012, finds that when it comes to empathy, influence, and the ability to manage conflicts in the executive level, women show more skill than men. Specifically, women are …

How GE Uses Data Visualization to Tell Complex Stories

<i>GE, perhaps more than any other major company, is dedicated to the use of data visualization as a key part of its marketing and communications efforts. Stemming from our Insight Center on visualizing data, I spoke with Linda Boff, GE’s executive director of global brand marketing, about the</i> …