2014

Veterans Day – Solemnly Remember

General Leadership

Armistice Day parade – 1929 – Boston (Source: Boston Public Library). “…solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom.”. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Cyber Strategy and the Dunning-Kruger Effect: Could some policymakers be too unskilled to recognize their ineptitude?

CTOvision

By Bob Gourley. The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias manifesting in unskilled individuals suffering from illusory superiority , mistakenly rating their ability much higher than is accurate.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

It’s Time to Abolish the 70% Change Failure Rate Statistic

Change Starts Here

You don’t have to be in or near the field of change management long before you hear a daunting statistic: 70% of change initiatives fail. It’s mentioned in passing as a fact in most change management books and articles nowadays.

Study 150

A brief history of Hadoop at Spotify

Erik Bernhardsson

I was talking with some data engineers at Spotify and had a moment of nostalgia. 2008. I was writing my master’s thesis at Spotify and had to run a Hadoop job to extract some data from the logs. Every time I started running the job, I kept hearing this subtle noise.

Gartner Report - Introducing DataOps Into Your Data Management Discipline

Data teams are increasingly under pressure to deliver data to support a range of consumers and use cases. DataOps techniques can address the data delivery challenges through a more agile and collaborative approach to building and managing data pipelines.

It’s At The Top Of Your List For a Reason: Don’t Put Off The Hard Stuff

Terry Starbucker

Remember yellow legal note pads? I used to have them with me constantly, before modern technology banished them to the desk drawer in favor of laptops, iPads and smartphones ( And yes, that officially qualifies me as a dinosaur).

Course 171

More Trending

The 9 Biggest Mistakes When Presenting to Executives

Let's Grow Leaders

Executives are naturally a tough audience. They’ve got limited time, competing priorities, information overload, demanding bosses, and pressure to make great decisions quickly. Your job is to give them all the information they need in a way they can easily digest.

Seven Things Leaders Can Learn from Bill Clinton About Connecting with People

Next Level Blog

Delivering his monologue after the midterm elections last week, David Letterman was talking about President Obama’s low approval ratings and landed a great line: “Take a look at this: gas under $3 a gallon – under $3 a gallon. Unemployment under 6%, whoever thought?

A 7 Word Sequence that Changes Everything

Steve Farber

I’m 56 years old and I’m embarrassed to say that it’s taken me so long to figure this out: People who consistently follow through on their words are exceedingly rare.

Are You Building Your Business Based on Relationships?

Women on Business

We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Networking Small Business building relationships Customer Service relationship marketing

Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

Why Courage Is A Skill

General Leadership

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.”. Winston Churchill. Richard Branson’s first business venture was a mail-order company started with funding accumulated by handing out leaflets outside of concerts.

.Net 171

The Transformative Power of Positive Leadership

General Leadership

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, determines its outcome.”. William James. On 16 October 2005, an incredible feat was achieved sixteen miles West of Denver, Colorado.

Al-Qaeda Innovations Correlated To Unauthorized Disclosures By Snowden: Independent Verification Through Open Source Intelligence

CTOvision

By Bob Gourley. Students of history know what happens when adversaries learn how the good guys collect intelligence on them. They change their tactics, techniques or procedures and it gets much harder to know their intentions.

Interview: Debunking the 70% Failure Rate of Change Initiatives

Change Starts Here

It’s probably the most-quoted statistic about organizational change: 70% of change initiatives fail. But what does that mean? Where did that number come from? And is it even true?

148
148

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

Deep learning for… Go

Erik Bernhardsson

This is the last post about deep learning for chess/go/whatever. But this really cool paper by Christopher Clark and Amos Storkey was forwarded to me by Michael Eickenberg. It’s about using convolutional neural networks to play Go.

Assembly Required: 12 Steps To Building A Leadership Juggernaut

Terry Starbucker

Once it was built, great progress became inevitable as tomorrow. Once all the pieces were in their right place, it became a leadership juggernaut destined for success. And it was a wonderful ride.

On Being an Authentic Leader

N2Growth Blog

By Grant Wattie , President, N2growth Australia. Wolfgang Beltracchi’s is the most successful art forger in history. His fake paintings have sold for $46 million to museums, and private collections all over the world.

A Better Way to Address Performance Issues

Let's Grow Leaders

“Will or skill” is an insufficient question when addressing performance issues. This model works okay if it’s truly a “skill” issue because managers know what to do next. They train, coach, or assign a buddy.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Three of the Most Common Delegation Ah-ha’s

Next Level Blog

One of the biggest shifts that most rising leaders have to make is the shift from being the go-to person to someone who builds teams of go-to people.

A Declaration for Your Wall

Steve Farber

A declaration is a powerful thing. By making a declaration, you not only announce something, you proclaim it to be a true and accurate representation of who you are and what you believe in. You make a vow to anyone who reads or listens that you will abide by and live up to the words.

6 Strengths to Cultivate as an Entrepreneur

Women on Business

We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

The Bridge To Your Big Dream

General Leadership

“Teamwork makes the. dream work.”. Bang Gae. Every so often we have a grand idea, or dream of doing something bigger than our selves. Just the thought of it generates a chain of “What if…?”. We are even inspired by the image of what that dream looks like at its fulfillment.

The Rise of Embedded Self-Service Analytics

Speaker: Chris Von Simson & Nat Venkataraman

Can your users get the data and analytics they need without leaving your application? Watch this webinar with Chris von Simson of Dresner Advisory Services as he shares why user enablement has emerged as the theme in today’s embedded analytics landscape.

Choose Your Heroes Wisely

General Leadership

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. Epictetus. Picture the scene: In a remote part of Afghanistan, near the mountainous border with Pakistan, helicopters carrying dozens of elite Army Rangers race over the rugged landscape.

Preparing for the Future of AI, Where Robots Can Learn and Ask Humans For Help!

CTOvision

By Boonsri Dickinson In a world full of self-driving cars, flying drones, and other robots, daily interactions with artificial intelligence will have a profound effect on how we live our lives.

Interview: How to Avoid and Manage Change-Related Overload

Change Starts Here

In this episode, Dr. Linda Hoopes, President at Resilience Alliance, returns to the show to discuss the impact of change-related overload. She’ll share tips on how to avoid it, and how to manage it when you can’t. She answers questions like: Why does change cause overload?

How To 143

Deep learning for… chess

Erik Bernhardsson

I’ve been meaning to learn Theano for a while and I’ve also wanted to build a chess AI at some point. So why not combine the two? That’s what I thought, and I ended up spending way too much time on it.

Games 130

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.