Mark Bailey

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Crypto is officially legit now. Ask FRED

The followers of a cultishly beloved economic database have a new data series: cryptocurrencies.<p>The addition of digital assets to the Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) database, perhaps the most important source of data on the global economy, is yet another validation for virtual tokens.<p>FRED, …

Cryptocurrency

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

The End of Software

Tell a crowd of nerds that software is coming to an end, and you’ll get laughed out of the bar. The very notion that the amount of software and …

Expert electrical analysis: $340 audiophile cables test “marginal”

Listeners couldn't distinguish them from spec-failing, garbage-quality cables.<p>Our cable adventure is coming to a close. First we took our two $340 …

Jeans

16 mental models for founders and leaders

Think of mental models as the operating systems (OS) that run in the background of your brain. They’re always running—and you’ve put them together, either consciously or subconsciously, from your experiences and information.<p>Mental models give you a perspective or a frame of mind with which to view …

Management

A sign of the huge trade imbalance for global commodities: 45% of ships travel empty

Imagine a ship carrying commodities from Australia to China, and another carrying the same, but in the opposite direction. Both routes are equal in distance. Yet that first journey, from Australia to China, costs 33% more, on average, than the return trip.<p>This isn’t because of tariffs, subsidies, …

Globalization

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Introduction to Python, Data Science & Computational Thinking: Free Online Courses from MIT

FYI: MIT has posted online the video lectures for an essential series of courses. In the playlist of 38 lectures above, you can get an <i>Introduction to</i> …

The year's most popular articles on leadership.

Top ten on leadership | 2016<p>The year’s most popular articles on leadership<p>Leaders of some of the world’s biggest organizations reveal which books …

Nobel Prize

Don't Quit Your Job If Your Boss Displays These 5 Awesome Habits

Your Millennials will especially appreciate these leadership traits.<p>A 2014 leadership study I read about recently gave me pause. The results concerned me since I write so frequently about how leadership is the reason companies succeed or fail.<p>The research found that 85 percent of global companies …

This 2-Minute Video Illustrates the 4 Basic Types of Leaders. Which One Are You Following?

Do you want a good leader, or a great one? The answer might surprise you.<p>Ask most people what type of leader they prefer--good or great--and most would choose great. After all, who doesn't want the best?<p>But according to James R. Bailey, the Hochberg Professor of Leadership Development at George …

George Washington

GitLab Issue Board: A Project Management Tool Built from Experience

Process management is a topic that gets a lot of buzz with big data. Older development styles like Waterfall, Scrum, and Agile are not suited to the …

Project Management

Yes Adopt DevOps But Don’t Forget The Pain of Re-Writes: My Biggest Software Lesson Ever

As we deliver more and more software projects in my part of Cisco Services, I have a keen interest in software development best practices. And concerns on poor practices. A few weeks ago, a software vendor made a passing comment on their next software release to me “It’s OK, in our new release …

One of our favorite WiFi-enabled PowerShot cameras is on sale on Amazon right now

It’s awesome that smartphones have such great cameras on them now because it makes sharing high-quality photos and videos insanely easy. After all, …

Army says bodies of 4 Fort Hood soldiers found

The Army said Friday they have found the bodies of four Fort Hood soldiers who were swept away in a rain-swollen creek during a training exercise at the sprawling Army base in Central Texas.<p>Maj. Gen. John Uberti says the bodies were found a day after their 2 1/2-ton truck overturned in Owl Creek at …

Best Agile Method For Your Team: Scrum Vs. Kanban

What's the best way to bring Agile to your team? The answer depends on just what you want to transform.<p>10 Productivity Tools To Help You Win At …

Project Management

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

Happiness

Kanban 101 - A Primer

<b>Foundational Principles</b><b><br>Metrics and charts</b><b><br>Core Practices</b><b><br>Kanban<br>101</b><b><br>Myths about<br>Kanban</b><br>Visualize your workflow<br>Limit your WIP<b><br>Manage Flow</b><br>Make process & …

Business Wisdom From a Billionaire Buddhist

Sage advice from entrepreneur and Buddhist priest Kazuo Inamori.<p>Should managers focus on making workers happy, even before satisfying the …

Why Creative People Are More Likely to Be Dishonest

We prize creativity. Being able to produce a novel and useful idea, solution, or product is what fuels innovation and differentiates you from competitors. This helps explain why, in a recent global survey, more than 1,500 corporate and public sector leaders reported that creativity is the most …

4 TED Talks That Make You Rethink Leadership (and Why You Should)

A strong company culture stems from its leaders. But, in a landscape where the workplace is taking on new shapes, team structures are being …

Five Things Old Programmers Should Remember

If you’ve been-there-done-that and you’re now building your dream home with your retirement fund, this post really isn’t for you. Congratulations are …

Organic Modern Estate by Ken Kellogg AIA - Joshua Tree, CA

Nobel Prize Winning Scientist Teleports DNA From One Location To Another

Popular writer and scholar Graham Hancock once said that we’re like a species with amnesia, and it’s true, the origins of the human race, and the …

Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

Middle East

The Brics collapse, the south staggers: and the almighty dollar is back

Brics,US economy,Chinese economy,Brazil,Federal Reserve,Business,Americas,World news,Asia Pacific,Economics,Morrisons,Retail industry,Management,Oil,Global economy<p>Once seen as the ‘decoupled’ vanguards of global financial change, emerging economies suddenly seem as vulnerable as ever to …

Deflationary Collapse Ahead?

Both the stock market and oil prices have been plunging. Is this “just another cycle,” or is it something much worse? I think it is something much …

Why Phone Fraud Starts With A Silent Call

Here's an experience some of us have had. The phone rings. You pick it up and say "Hello. Hello. Helloooo." But nobody answers.<p>It turns out there could be someone on the other end of the line: an automated computer system that's calling your number — and tens of thousands of others — to build a …