Being too simple can be a good thing

Yet Abt, on behalf of Carthage College, in Kenosha, Wis., has returns that beat Harvard ’s $37 billion endowment and most others. In the 10 years through the most recent college fiscal year, ended on June 30, 2017, the former beer company executive racked up...
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The Most Important Skill In The World

Drayton had a reputation as an around-the-clock worker, but one with a creative streak. “Much of what he did was very innovative and very controversial,” Gamse says. “A lot of times my first reaction would be, ‘This is crazy. This has no chance of happening!’...
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Teams that do not interact as much perform better

Army scientists recently found that the best, high-performing cybersecurity teams have relatively few interactions with their team-members and team captain. While this result may seem counterintuitive, it is actually consistent with major theoretical perspectives on professional team development. “Successful cyber teams don’t need to discuss...
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Selected, promoted and entrusted based upon merit

In withdrawing his nomination Thursday morning, Jackson said the range of allegations made against him were “completely false and fabricated.” “If they had any merit, I would not have been selected, promoted and entrusted to serve in such a sensitive and important role as physician...
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Jumping through every hoop

The second woman, Goldman trader Allison Gamba, says she quintupled earnings for her stock portfolio, winning a nod from her boss that she’d be put up for managing director. He also told her that she should adopt a child instead of getting pregnant. She mentioned...
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Just walk out of bad meetings

Mr Musk’s other thoughts on improving productivity include avoiding large meetings – which he says are the “blight of big companies”. “It is not rude to leave, it is rude to make someone stay and waste their time,” he wrote. BBC News, April 18, 2018...
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Run for the hills?

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA), made a big admission on the afternoon of April 13th. Apparently channeling the Friday the 13th horror spirit, Musk announced via tweet that the electric car manufacturer had over-automated its production process: “Excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake....
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It’s not all Big Data

The funny thing is many problems aren’t big enough to use the fanciest big data solutions. Sure, companies like Google or Yahoo track all of our web browsing; they have data files measured in petabytes or yottabytes. But most companies have data sets that can...
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Deep Dive Into The Little Problems Now

Essentially, it was by luck. At ongoing hearings, senior bank executive Clive van Horen explained that the error had escaped numerous internal bank controls that should have caught it. The error was finally uncovered after troubling questions were raised over the bank’s overdraft application process...
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Change the mindset and cause a revolution

A gamble 20 years ago unleashed the source code for the browser that became Firefox. The approach is now core to Facebook, Google and everyone else. … “For so long the mindset was ‘protect the code, protect the code, protect the code,'” said Chris Tino,...
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These things are just always wrong

If Musk is concerned about any of his multiple risky ventures, he isn’t letting on. At SXSW, Jonathan Nolan asked the billionaire if he tries to plan around failures based on his experience dealing with SpaceX and Tesla obstacles in the past. “I don’t really...
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This time we’ll do things differently, promise

The B-21’s core design initiative has been to use mature and semi-mature components and subsystems not only to lower risk and to decrease development time and costs, but also to better ensure support for the aircraft over time. Although many look to history to predict...
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