U.S. household net worth reached a record high in 2013—so did wealth inequality. Most of these gains have gone to the wealthiest Americans. They’re also disproportionately distributed among other lines, such as age, race and area. Below are 10 charts that track net worth since 1989, shown by year as well as percent change.
What makes a great leader? Knowledge, smarts and vision, to be sure. To that, Daniel Goleman, author of “Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence,” would add the ability to identify and monitor emotions — your own and others’ — and to manage relationships.
So, what is statistics? Several informal definitions are offered in the book A Career in Statistics: Beyond the Numbers by Gerald Hahn and Necip Doganaksoy:
The science of learning from (or making sense out of) dataThe theory and methods of extracting information from observational data for solving real-world problemsThe science of uncertaintyThe quintessential interdisciplinary scienceThe art of telling a story with [numerical] data
A quarter of an hour is not a long time to describe the scale of the Internet’s growth and its long-term impact
Sundar Kumarasamy's insight:
“A smartphone today has more power than the U.S. pentagon had in 1980,” he said, “and soon you will get it for less than $49. This is the kind of resources that used to only be in the hands of advanced nation states. We can use these for hard problems, for ways to collaborate better.”
Blue ocean strategy is the simultaneous pursuit of differentiation and low cost to open up a new market space and create new demand. It empowers organizations by providing a set of analytical tools and frameworks that any company can apply to reshape industry boundaries in their favor and leave the competition behind.
** Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation** “Learning and work are becoming inseparable. It follows that if work is becoming learning, then learning needs to become work—and universities need to become alive to the possibilities.”
I thought I had the answer. Still, I wanted to be sure, so I asked a key employee."I'm thinking of moving two crews to a different shift rotation to get a better process flow," I said. "I've run the numbers, and overall productivity should go up by at least 10%. What do you think?"He thought for a minute. "I suppose it could work," he said."I think so, too," I said. So I moved them.My new shift rotation worked on paper. It even worked in practice. But it screwed up the personal lives of a bunch of great employees. (Luckily, I pulled my head out of my bu
Sundar Kumarasamy's insight:
Here's how to ask great questions:
Limit the actual question to one sentence. Provide options in the question only if those truly are the only options.Don't shade the question. Follow the same principles for follow-up questions. Talk as little as possible.
By Ann Lewnes, CMO of Adobe We’ve all heard it: The future of marketing is digital. Get on board or get left behind. So what’s holding marketers back? Adobe recently completed a survey of more than 1,000 US marketers to explore how they’re evolving in the digital age, where they need help [...]
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