Links related to SQL or more specifically IBM DB2, as well as other database systems including NoSQL.
The art and science of representing data in graphs and charts, and beyond. Telling the story behind the numbers.
With the success of Web 2.0, collaboration software has become a hot topic. Whether it is publig systems, like Google Wave, or systems designed for within the enterprise, like Louts Connections:
Programs and processes used to streamline and self-document the development of software. Agile, Object-Oriented, Online, etc...:
Managing the Productivity Paradox | HBR IdeaCast 197
Tony Schwartz, president and CEO of The Energy Project and author of The Way We're Working Isn't Working. He is also the author of the HBR article The Productivity Paradox: How Sony Pictures Gets More Out of People by Demanding Less. He writes "Once people understand how their supply of available energy is influenced by the choices they make, they can learn new strategies that increase the fuel in their tanks and boost their productivity. "
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How Iconoclasts Think | Harvard Business Review IdeaCast 195
A discussion with Gregory Berns, the Distinguished Chair of Neuroeconomics at Emory University and author of Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently. From the summary of his book: "No organization can survive without iconoclasts -- innovators who single-handedly upturn conventional wisdom and manage to achieve what so many others deem impossible. Though indispensable, true iconoclasts are few and far between. In Iconoclast, neuroscientist Gregory Berns explains why. He explores the constraints the human brain places on innovative thinking, including fear of failure, the urge to conform, and the tendency to interpret sensory information in familiar ways."
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Famous Tumors | WNYC - Radiolab
An unflinching look at the good, bad…and ugly side of tumors. Robert tries to touch–literally touch–the tumor that killed President Ulysses S. Grant. And we get to know the woman who unknowingly held the key to unlocking modern medical advancements (from polio vaccines to chemotherapy drugs) in her tumor cells.
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SlideShare - Sharing a Measure of Success | Stanford's Entrepreneurship Corner
Jonathan Boutelle and Rashmi Sinha, founders of the presentation-sharing site SlideShare, describe the entrepreneurial process as a series of pivots. Boutelle explains it's not just a jump, but an evolving growth of stages that leads to an idea that can start a business. From there, Sinha says that focused execution keeps the vision moving forward. By continually measuring the activity, they both believe that entrepreneurs can better recognize the growth stages of their company. See their site at http://www.slideshare.net/
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Associated Twitter users: @rashmi
The TED talks I watched this week. They are all highly recommended