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Apple’s India Meeting Madness

Instead of officially lowering its prices, Apple is in talks with retailers and banks to offer holiday deals all year round, according to people familiar with the plans. Those people say Apple is also asking some individual stores to more than quadruple sales targets, to...
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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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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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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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Committees Producing Deep Wisdom

  But what does this have to do with program committees? In 2014, the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation (NIPS) Conference split the program committee into two independent committees, and then subjected 10% of the submissions 166 papers to decision making by both committees. The...
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Preventing Meetings That Do Not End

Credit: Rebekah Campbell
It’s easy for stand-ups, which are supposed to be brief team-sharing ceremonies, to turn into extended meetings. Limit the conversation to simple statements about things the entire team should know — what you did yesterday, what you’re doing today, and any blockers or help needed....
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The Have-It-All Feel-Good Machine

The Have It All Feel Good Machine
You often leave with a rosy glow, a sense of resolve, and a commitment to do more, for other women and for yourself.  But then you return to your desk, probably next to a higher-paid male co-worker, and the old, familiar malaise sets in.  There...
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