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4 Ways Confident Product Managers Deal With Failure

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Failure at some point in your product career is inevitable. When it happens, your first instinct may be to run and hide out rather than face your mistake. Or worse, maybe you are starting to point a finger at others. But you are better than that -- and there is too much at stake.

Maintaining the Creative Edge: An Interview With Ben Lamm of Chaotic Moon

Phil Simon | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

Creativity is a culture, and it has to come from our project managers, our QA leads, our solutions architects, our engineers, and our designers. Everywhere.

3 Ways Around Walking and Texting

Linda Lauren | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
Linda Lauren

Program your smartphone rather than have your smartphone program you. Turn the sound off on your phone when you are out and about. If you find this is not feasible for you, then make a practice of not deferring to your phone every single time it makes a sound.

Present and Correct?

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Hannah Lamarque

Spending our lives looking to the next generation's future is certainly a responsible and logical way in which to pass our time. It's just that in doing so, we run the risk of overlooking the world in which we are living right now.

Technology and Alzheimer's Care

Lou-Ellen Barkan | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
Lou-Ellen Barkan

I urge all Alzheimer's caregivers, as well as their friends and family to fully embrace technology and take advantage of the many benefits and improvements it can bring into your lives. But a word of caution: don't let it take over your life and become a substitute for the things that really matter.

WYOD: Is Your Organization Ready?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

Too many business leaders today are assuming that wearable technology is too new--and that it doesn't pose a serious threat now. They assume that they "have time" and that they'll "deal with it later." They're wrong.

Forget John Galt -- Who is Richard Craib?

Francis Pedraza | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Francis Pedraza

We have unwittingly created the perfect Darwinian training ground. Beware -- the creatures that adapt to these pressures come back stronger than ever before.

This Product Manager Feared Customers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

If you want to be a great product manager, you must never avoid customers. The good ones and the rough ones. Here is how to conquer your fear and get back in the game.

Are We All a Bunch of Narcissists?

Brian Hanley | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
Brian Hanley

If we weren't narcissists by clinical standards, I wondered, what were we? People with too many gadgets to think clearly? To feel clearly? People with good intentions, short attention spans and a propensity to do what's best for ourselves? People trying to figure out this mess of a universe one bus ride at a time? Whatever we were, we needed to become something else, more compassionate.

The Separate Orbits Of Medicare And Moore's Law

Eric J. Topol, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
Eric J. Topol, M.D.

Every other sector of our day-to-day lives--financial, telecommunication, retail, travel, and entertainment--have been irrevocably changed. But to date essentially none of these technological triumphs have been leveraged to reduce the cost of health care, no less to achieve better outcomes for patients.

Why Kanban Is Never Enough for Product Development

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.28.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

There is a growing trend. I hear about it on a daily basis. Product teams implementing Kanban style boards to speed up innovation and improve their development process. But many of them quickly realize they have made a mistake.

Why Disconnecting Can Actually Help Your Business

Emily Holbrook | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Emily Holbrook

Today's technology dependency is astounding. Most every income group, demographic and ethnicity has become accustomed to an "instant information" way of life. Sometimes, this is for the better. Many times, it's not.

How Millennials Are Disrupting The Art of Donating

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
Lauren DeLisa

Remember when kids ran through the streets Halloween nights with "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" boxes in tow alongside plastic pumpkin carriers full of fun size snickers and red apples?

Why Don't Students Demand More Career Information From Colleges?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 07.28.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

In almost every modern industry, technology is changing the way that users access information. GPS-based applications like Waze provide commuters with real time, crowd-sourced traffic updates, while websites like E-Trade and Yelp give consumers unprecedented transparency into the financial and restaurant worlds, respectively.

How Social Media Helps Transcend Grief

Sue Scheff | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Sue Scheff

Cyberbullying, harassment, bullying, shaming, digital cruelty, just downright being mean to each other. The modern human race (at all ages) has become a culture of cruelty. The real issue is that it isn't done privately anymore, it's now magnified across the world on computer and smartphone screens.

What Every Mom/Startup Founder Can Learn From Having a C-Section Without Anesthesia

Renee Dua | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Renee Dua

As I think about my son just inches away from being born, I decide to let go of the pain. These final moments of pregnancy suddenly turn from struggle to joy.

Top 5 Ways to Master the Art of the Conference Call

Quora | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Quora

The art of conference calling. Wait. You didn't know it was an art? It's definitely a skill worth building if you're running a modern business, and it is as much an art as any other form of presenting. Whether you want to blame it on technology and the internet, or the costs associated to flying, or even the huge slowdown in flying America took after 9/11 that forced us into doing more calls, the conference call has become a huge part of doing business and you can't escape it.

How Understanding Millennials Can Make You a Better Leader

Robert Hall | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Robert Hall

The good ole days of unquestioned leadership, enforced hierarchy and kingship are ending. Millennials are different. Leaders today face a gaping generational chasm which translates into a tough challenge - and a unique opportunity to become a better leader.

Formula 1 CIO: 11 Ways to Build a High Performance IT Organization

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.28.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

In Formula 1 racing the difference between a champion and a second place finish can be a matter of seconds of indecision, imprecise execution, or error in judgement. To win, the entire Formula 1 racing team, including the information technology (IT) and the CIO, must perform at the highest level.

Killers and Deaths Everywhere (in Technology)

Ravikiran Rajagopal | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology
Ravikiran Rajagopal

I install a lot of apps on my mobile and tablet. But recently I have changed. I am trying to avoid installing apps if I am going to use them occasionally. It just consumes space in my phone, and there is no way I am going to find it when I need anyways.

How the Americans With Disabilities Act Helps the Able-Bodied

Alexis Ander Kashar | Posted 07.27.2015 | Impact
Alexis Ander Kashar

Debbie and I had a normal childhood, except that, Debbie was the family's ears and voice. Since the age of four, Debbie interpreted for our parents, translating between spoken English and sign language. Due to the lack of telephone access for the deaf, Debbie often relayed conversations between hearing people and our parents on the telephone before she was old enough to understand what they were saying.

Watch 'Catapult' Bed Literally Launch Sleepers into the Day

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology
Van Winkle's

Furze, who's gained a huge following due to such insane, brilliant inventions as a bike that runs on ice and a jet-powered Go-Kart, has now made what might be his most ingenious (or terrifying) invention yet.

A Leader's Guide to Redesigning Work in the Era of Cognitive Technologies

David Schatsky | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
David Schatsky

Although automation is undeniably valuable, decades of research have shown that it does not always deliver the foreseen benefits and can have unintended consequences.

Pastor, Bless My iPhone

Rev. Adam J. Copeland | Posted 07.27.2015 | Religion
Rev. Adam J. Copeland

In so many ways, we can use smartphones to serve God and neighbor. To text love. To advocate with hashtags. To tweet the gospel. To chronicle justice. To snap joy. To spread good news.

31 Awesome Resources to Help You Unplug, Relax, And Stress Less

Greatist | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Greatist

Ever noticed how dinners with friends have turned into dinners with friends -- and their phones? Or how, more often than not, the last thing you do before bed and the first thing you do when you wake up is swipe open a device?