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The Fascinating Company That Tears Cars Apart To Find Out Exactly How They're Built

Ever wonder how much air vents cost on a Honda versus a Toyota, or how much a horn bracket weighs on a BMW? Unless you’re the most deeply obsessive …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

10 incidents which prove the power of the data centre

Data centres hold all digital information in the world. If a facility goes down, services go down.<p>If the recent bomb threat at the Amadeus hub had …

Google App Engine

5 IT Certifications That Pay Incredible Amounts

The IT industry is an ever-changing beast. What is a big deal today, may be yesterday’s news as quickly as tomorrow. Because of this, the IT training …

Project Management

CISOs: Threat Intelligence, Big Data Analytics and Encryption are Key Technologies

The <i>2015 Global Megatrends in Cybersecurity</i> (PDF) report – which surveyed 1,006 chief information officers, chief information security officers …

Ileana D'Cruz

<b>Ileana D'Cruz</b> (born 1 November 1987)[1][2] is an Indian film actress who predominantly appears in Telugu and Hindi films.<p>D'Cruz won the Filmfare …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

Benefits Of Adapting To The Newest Enterprise Technology

It is undeniable that entrepreneurs are able to conduct business at a much faster pace in the era of the Internet and cloud devices. Formerly tied to pen and paper, businesses were stuck with physical, capital investments (like machinery) and were forced to keep their work in centralized spaces. …

How to Ace an Internal Interview

You’ve put your hat in the ring for a new position at your company and you just got word that you’ve been selected for an interview. What could be easier than chatting with managers you already know? Piece of cake, right? Wrong. Internal interviews require the same rigor as interviews with an …

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Community

HPE Discover 2018<br>Las Vegas<br>June 19-21<p>A CEO's lessons learned from the 'Refinery of the Future'<p>Did you know HPE provides security risk guidance for …

A bus blocked the finish line at the Tour de France

Riders began the first stage of the 2013 Tour de France Saturday, but a rambunctious bus beat them all to the finish line (and messed everything up in the process). The Orica GreenEdge team bus lodged itself underneath a gantry at the finish line, and officials had to scramble to move the bus …

An Executive's Guide To Security Risks

<i>The following guest post is by Dwayne Melancon, CISA, chief technology officer, Tripwire, an IT security software company</i>.<p>The SEC is getting pretty explicit about information security risk. You have to identify it, you have to declare it, and you have to manage it. The problem is, a lot of the CEOs …

How to Have the IT Risk Conversation

I run a course at the MIT Sloan School called Essential IT for Non-IT Executives. Every time my colleagues and I come to the end of the course, we ask people what they considered the most important thing they learned. Surprisingly, many people say it was “how to have the IT risk conversation.”<p>As …

Integrated Plan For Risk And Capital Management Can Help Insurers Get Through Tough Times

These are not the easiest of times for insurers. While continuing low interest rates make it difficult to earn acceptable returns on invested premiums, the pressure from shareholders to deliver higher share prices remains constant. The situation is made even more complicated by the introduction of …

How to get lean: 25 ways to lose fat faster

Any time is the perfect time to kick your workout routines into high gear—and actually make some significant progress toward reaching your ultimate …

Fitness

What Leaders Know About Creating An Innovative Culture: A Case Study

Iron Man is a fictional superhero.<p>A.G. Lafley, the former chairman and CEO of P&G, is a real one. He took a proverbial, slumbering consumer products giant and turned it into a company that delivered $100 million worth of <i>new</i> products to market, quarter after quarter after quarter.<p>Many people …

Why Having a Job is Bad for Your Career

The day of the job is over. To be successful in the workplace of today and tomorrow, you need to abandon your job and focus on your role instead. Now, I am not advising you to give two weeks’ notice and spend your life unemployed. Nope – I’m advocating a radical shift in perspective that expands …

How To Consistently Outsell Your Competitors

You can be producing the most innovative product or service on the market, but if you can’t convince people to buy it, your hard work sadly remains unprofitable. Therefore, as an entrepreneur, you have no other choice other than to learn how to sell.<p>Growing a business begins with converting leads …

Good Employees Make Mistakes. Great Leaders Allow Them To.

As a business leader, I found that one of the scariest things to do was to give your people the freedom to make mistakes. While mistakes allow individuals to learn and grow, they can also be very costly to any company. Scared as I was, I knew that truly great leaders found ways to allow their …

Office Politics: Must You Play? A Handbook For Survival/Success

A great writer friend of mine, Tom Lowery, asked this week if I would consider a piece on office politics. In 30 years of corporate experience he’s been dismayed at the number of times strong participants have been tossed to the curb in favor of those who used not their job skills but their …

The most frequently highlighted passages in famous business and management books

A welcome consequence of the digitalization of our lives and media is the creation of streams of data that weren’t previously accessible. One of those is the book passages most highlighted by users of Amazon.com’s Kindle e-reader software.<p>It’s magical to see the short selections of writing that …

Self-improvement

10 Leadership Lessons I Wish I Learned In My 20's

All of us would do well with a second bite at the apple, another chance to go back and do it all over again. Our mistakes, as much as our successes, define us and can help steer us forward today. With this in mind, here are 10 lessons learned over the last 20 years of doing business that are now …

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Great Leader? Take The Test

Most everyone, regardless of their current role, wonders if they’ve got the right stuff to become a strong leader. Today is your chance to find out.<p>I became aware this week of an interesting platform and philosophy of character-based leadership created by Aprille Trupiano, an International Business …

Tiger Woods' return to golfing dominance is proof that when Cupid strikes, the sporting mind is focused

Those soft-focus slides of Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn, posing like the quarterback who snared the prom queen in an episode of Sweet Valley High, betray a multitude of deeper truths.<p>Bathed in a honeyed glow, they are a window into the grisly stage-management of celebrity dating for the Facebook …

Golf

Apollo 13: Lessons From the Successful Failure

On April 11, it will have been forty-three years since the Apollo 13 lunar mission became one of the greatest death-defying adventures in history. Three astronauts, mission commander Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert, found themselves rocketing around the moon in a pair of joined vehicles, …

Search

There’s no doubt that the smartphone kickstarted a revolution. But the extent to which this is true in music and other media isn’t yet fully appreciated. Consider this: Some 20 million people paid for music subscriptions last year. And an estimated 80 million tap into “freemium” streaming services …