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Eric Schmidt: Do What Computers Aren’t Good At

If you want to have a job in a decade, consider getting good at what computers suck at.<p>“The characteristic of great innovators and great companies is they see a space that others do not,” Google CEO Eric Schmidt tells Yale. “They don’t just listen to what people tell them; they actually invent …

Why Every Job Seeker Should Have a Personal Website, And What It Should Include

Earlier this month I uncovered seven little-known facts about the job search process. I reported that 80% of job openings are never advertised; the average number of people who apply for any given job is 118; and only 20% of applicants ever get an interview, among other things—and today I …

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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> …

To Work with Data, You Need a Lab and a Factory

Companies that aim to score big over the long term with big data must do two very different things well. They must find interesting, novel, and useful insights about the real world in the data. And they must turn those insights into products and services, and deliver those products and services at …

Wal-Mart is the world's largest retailer of any kind, but it lags behind Amazon in web sales. With retail's future increasingly tied to e-commerce, the company could pull ahead by selling perishables online-food, groceries and everyday items. http://bit.ly/Zqrwss

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 …

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Ty Mawr treehouse: self-catering review

I confess that before my friend Kat and I visited Bryn Meurig Farm neither of us had ever troubled to ponder over the definition of the word …

Camping adventures: the joy of really wild nights

Beach? Or old building? Old building or beach? It's not a question most people ask themselves when choosing a place to spend the night – but it's a …

Top 10 spots to pop a cork in France

The stereotypical Frenchman may no longer start the day with a shot of red wine to <i>tuer le ver</i> (kill the worm) followed by an espresso, but France is one of the top ten alcohol-consuming countries in the world. Wine, predictably, is the favourite tipple and there are dozens of wine-producing regions …

Planning your dream Himalayan trip

For mountain lovers and the vertically inclined the Himalayas represent nothing less than the crowning apex of nature's grandeur. Here dramatic forested gorges rise to skylines of snow-capped glaciated peaks through a landscape that ranges from high-altitude desert to dripping rhododendron forest. …

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Hay Festival 2013: making Hay in Budapest

The literary festival taking place next month is the perfect excuse to visit Budapest, Hungary’s vibrant capital, writes Mark Skipworth.<p>What’s the best wine to drink with a can’t-put-down novel? Or, phrased another way: the best novel to read with a can’t-put-down wine? The Alexandra store in …

A perfect weekend in Marseille, Europe's culture capital for 2013

Prepare to be seduced by the vibrant port city of Marseille. This charming city in France's Provence region has undergone an extensive facelift for its reign as European Capital of Culture 2013, and now boasts world-class museums, galleries and performing arts. Allow yourself at least 48 hours to …

By now, everyone knows that China is the world's No. 2 economy and growing. But the Middle Kingdom is getting bigger faster than most experts once assumed thanks to a growing trade imbalance with the U.S. and a lucrative grip on global manufacturing. http://bit.ly/12pKAIZ

A Personalized News App At Its Simplest: No Articles, Just Data

Instead of tracking headlines, Numbeez tracks numbers. Here’s why that might not be as absurd as it sounds.<p>When Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to build a “personalized newspaper,” he’s talking about photos, conversations between friends, music, and news articles. But when a small startup in Tel Aviv …