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How To Turn Your Android Phone Into The Ultimate GPS Navigator

Ever wanted to use your phone as a GPS navigator in the outdoors? Here's a step by step guide to finding the maps, creating trails and waypoints and …

Learn How to Tie 12 Useful Knots with This Visual Guide

If the only knot you know involves tying your shoes, then this infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful …

900 Lumens: Fenix Headlamp Packs Bright Beam Into Small Package

Rugged, waterproof, and bright, the HL55 headlamp by Fenix is a workhorse of a light.<p>Its anodized aluminum body houses a single large LED capable of …

The 12 Best Books and Movies About Thru-Hiking

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The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

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The Trend that is Changing Sales

Over the past several decades the structure of sales organizations has remained largely the same. They have been primarily based on outside field salespeople who make face-to-face sales calls with prospective customers and current clients. In turn, the field salespeople have been supported by …

How to Make Use of Your Anxiety for Positive Results

Research participants who were asked to give an impromptu three-minute talk scored <b>higher</b> on persuasiveness and confidence if they first said to themselves “I am excited,” in comparison with those who said “I am anxious” or explicitly tried to calm down, says Alison Wood Brooks of Harvard Business …

Tilt: Shifting Your Strategy from Products to Customers

Publication Date: <b>November 05, 2013</b><p>Shift your strategy downstream. Why do your customers buy from you rather than from your competitors? If you think the answer is your superior products, think again. Products are important, of course. For decades, businesses sought competitive advantage almost …

To Simplify, First Clear the Underbrush

<i>This post was coauthored by Lisa Bodell.</i><p>Many people envision the upper rungs of the corporate ladder as an inspired, innovative place where leaders spend their time on stimulating projects that shape the organization’s future. But this vision is not always a reality. In many companies today, even …

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Personal computers

CHINA overtook America in sales of personal computers (PCs) last year, to become the world’s biggest PC market. According to IHS, a research firm, …

How to Get Others to See Your Potential

Overcoming people’s past perceptions of you isn’t easy. When I launched my consulting business seven years ago, I was astonished to find — years later — that acquaintances and even friends hadn’t kept up with my career transition. They’d ask about my past work in politics or nonprofit advocacy, …

When Presenting Your Data, Get to the Point Fast

Projecting your data on slides puts you at an immediate disadvantage: When you’re giving a presentation, people can’t pull the numbers in for a closer look or take as much time to examine them as they can with a report or a white paper. That’s why you need to direct their attention. What do you …

Don’t Wait for Change

You probably can think of something in your company that should change. We all can — but often look the other way. There are plenty of good reasons for inaction: It’s not my responsibility, I have lots of other things to do, someone might get angry at me for stepping on their turf. While we value …

How P&G Presents Data to Decision-Makers

Those of us who believe that managers make better decisions when key data are presented visually tend to get very excited about all the innovation going on in the graphical display of information. (For a sampling of some new and cool tools, see the popular Hans Rosling TED talk.) However, if you …

The Three Elements of Successful Data Visualizations

Now that we’ve discussed when data visualization works — and when it doesn’t, let’s delve into what makes a successful data visualization. Although there are a number of criteria, including ease of comprehension and aesthetics, I’d like to explore the three that designers most often overlook.<p><b>1. It</b> …

How to Tell a Story with Data

An excellent visualization, according to Edward Tufte, expresses “complex ideas communicated with clarity, precision and efficiency.” I would add that an excellent visualization also tells a story through the graphical depiction of statistical information. As I discussed in an earlier post, …

Stop Telling Your Employees What to Do

I will never forget the experiences of getting my first suit. I was 12 years old and my father took me to a department store on 18th street in New York City. I was very excited; this was the transition to feeling grown up. A real milestone. I would have a suit like all the grown men I knew.<p>At the …

Data Analysis Should Be a Social Event

Here’s a common business problem: You want to retain more of your customers. Depending on your corporate analytics culture and the experience of your analytical team, your analysts will probably approach this problem by asking one of the following questions:<p><b>How do we create the best model to</b> …

When Visualizing Data, You Have to Fail to Succeed

At 4:26 a.m. one morning last December, an email from our COO arrived in our inboxes. “Literally can’t sleep — thinking about [your data presentation]…” As a data scientist, if your data causes co-workers to lose sleep, you’ve done your job, perhaps too well. The rest of the email outlined new …

The Value of Big Data Isn’t the Data

It is clear that a new age is upon us. Evidence-based decision-making (aka Big Data) is not just the latest fad, it’s the future of how we are going to guide and grow business. But let’s be very clear: There is a huge distinction to be made between “evidence” and “data.” The former is the end game …

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

If you want to become a leader, don’t wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion. Even if you’re still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your …

I’m the Boss! Why Should I Care If You Like Me?

Many people assume that it’s possible for a person to be an effective leader without being likable. That is technically true, but you may not like the odds. In a study of 51,836 leaders, we found just 27 who were rated at the bottom quartile in terms of likability but in the top quartile in terms …

Little Data Makes Big Data More Powerful

You may not know this, but Big Data has a little brother. And together, Big and Little Data are far more powerful than Big Data alone.<p>Big Data is what organizations know about people — be they customers, citizens, employees, or voters. Data is aggregated from a large number of sources, assembled …

A Better Way to Think About Your Business Model

The business model canvas — as opposed to the traditional, intricate business plan — helps organizations conduct structured, tangible, and strategic conversations around new businesses or existing ones. Leading global companies like GE, P&G, and Nestlé use the canvas to manage strategy or create …

In a Big Data World, Don’t Forget Experimentation

In the data world today, “big” dominates. But sometimes you don’t need big. You need a small dose of exactly the right data. Data that bear precisely on the question at hand, that you understand deeply, and that you can trust. If such data are already at hand, great. But frequently they are not. …

Hiring an Intern? What to Do Before the Summer Starts

Recently, the marketing director for a tech start-up told me that her CEO was furiously drafting job descriptions for a half-dozen summer interns. She was planning to bring a small army of youngsters on board to help push her business into overdrive this summer. As the director of marketing looked …

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> …