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Preparing To Manage A Trillion-Dollar Mistake

According to a Pentagon history of the F-35, Darpa quietly sought assistance from a research and development arm of Lockheed Martin known as the Skunk Works. By the early 1990s, the Darpa-Skunk Works collaboration had produced preliminary concepts, and the Marine Corps began pressing Congress...
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Don’t set a deadline

The first idea is to change your goal structure: don’t set a deadline, set a schedule. Rather than set a goal to read X number of books by the end of the year, set a schedule of when you’ll read. For example, you’ll read 20...
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Use Your Dark Data

In the same way that dark matter is an unseen but very large part of the cosmos (some estimates peg dark matter at 27 percent of the mass of the universe), dark data represents the unseen but very large part of the data that most...
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You Are Only As Good As Your Project Data

As you’ve probably heard, while Hillary Clinton won the majority of the popular vote, Donald Trump was awarded more than 270 votes in the Electoral College. Many, particularly on social media, were incredulous, partly at the candidates but also at the pollsters — in particular,...
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Lessons Learned From Marathon Runners

Lessons Learned From Marathon Runners
The problem I continue to see in my coaching and consulting with runners is when time goals are selected that aren’t based on current fitness, actual training adaptation or performances along the way. Sometimes the number becomes a means to motivate and may not match...
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Lessons Learned From Seattle’s Tunneling Project

Lessons Learned From Seattle Tunneling Project
According to Oxford professor Bent Flyvbjerg, megaprojects in the past 70 years have consistently come in over budget while delivering less than half of their promised monetary benefit.  … His research on megaprojects has been cited by both backers and critics of the tunnel.  Nine...
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Ya Gotta Know What Is Normal

Ya Gotta Know What Is Normal
TaKaDu’s software establishes a baseline of “normal behavior” within each network.  The better it understands normal patterns of water flow throughout the day, the more accurately it can detect aberrations that indicate a leak or a burst. It knows that water flows are highest in...
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The Power Behind The Power Of Positive Thinking

The Power Behind The Power Of Positive Thinking
According to neuroscientist Tali Sharot of University College, London, the group of people who turn out to be more accurate about predicting how long it will take to complete tasks — and how likely they are to succeed — are the clinically depressed.  Optimists underestimate...
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