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What we forget, is that algorithms are mathematical expressions that predate computers, “a four-thousand-year-old Sumerian clay tablet found near Baghdad describes a scheme for long division.” And they are not just confined to mathematics—when we cook using a recipe, we follow an algorithm, we do the same when we knit using a pattern.
It was a story about how big data allows us to make decisions in real time that caught my eye a while ago that led me to say no, big data should not replace our thinking. The story contained another assumption about strategy, how it is fixed once and for all. And that is right because it involves choices based on assumptions. Once we make something a noun, it turns into a thing and ceases to be dynamic and changing. The problem is not in our thin...
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Classy, and awesome.
 
After a week that was really... not fun... here's a little bit that brightened my day.

Happy Lady Day!
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Video games of today are so different than the games popular during the time that most critics were exposed to, and formed opinions of. The skillet required to compete in today's games outstrips the skills I draw on to perform in my job.
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Yes, I don't believe you have been taking this as seriously as you should. I have the coordination of a three year old high on Halloween candy, so I will have to pass on this potentially lucrative opportunity.
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I've started this, and it's amazing how focused I am during the ten minutes!
 
I LOVE this rule for upping your productivity.
Three tips for making the 10-minute rule work for you.
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Good news! MS Office apps for Android.
 
Android tablet users now have full-fledged Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps — for free.
The Microsoft Office apps for Android tablets launched on Thursday.
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Very insightful.
 
4 female CEOs share their insights on leadership: http://bit.ly/17qH2uA
Four chief executives describe the importance of taking stands, and of making sure they’re heard.
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Love the ideas in here, I've got to read this again with a pencil in hand.
 
To really thrive, startups need to shift their mindset away from paying down technical debt to actively building technical wealth. Here's how to do it from the CEO of a software modernizing SWAT team (new on First Round Review) http://firstround.com/review/forget-technical-debt-heres-how-to-build-technical-wealth
Andrea Goulet runs a software SWAT Team — parachuting in to help companies fix bad code that's holding them back. Here's what she's learned on the job.
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I'm pretty sure I'm a Thinker, but with a close second in Social. I have an established "retreat" at the end of the day to recharge.
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Great questions to focus on SEO strategy, before implementing tactics.
 
Have you audited your #SEO lately?
A Universal SEO Strategy Audit in 5 Steps

Starting your SEO strategy with questions only works if you're asking the right questions. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand covers the five that'll lead you in the wrong direction, and the five steps you should be taking instead.
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Well done, it's the unspoken things that can sink change.
 
Organizational change – Be mindful of things below the surface

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The iceberg that sinks organizational change. The Iceberg is a strong visualization of what is arguably the essence of change
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"If everyone is moving forward together, then ‪#‎success‬ takes care of itself." --Henry Ford
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Business Coach | Accountant
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she thought to herself, "it's the little businesses that need big tools."
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Kelly Rainford adds an extra dimension to the finance team with her client-first proactive attitude towards business. Kelly specializes in business processes and reporting, and full utilization of software as a business tool. 

With over ten years of experience in GAAP and cost accounting, Kelly has been responsible for cleaning up the financial statements and expanding company-wide use of the ERP system and peripheral software for a more accurate set of books and business asset tracking. Kelly’s business process evaluations and initiatives have resulted in improved internal controls, a more transparent reporting environment, and more efficient processes; reducing costs and increasing the effectiveness of existing personnel.

Kelly is an active volunteer in the community. She is Treasurer on the board of the Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association. She also gives time to DECA. She is passionate about horseback riding and often attends Reining Horse shows with her daughter. She lives with her family, pets, and horses on a small ranch near Falcon, Colorado.
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I'm an accountant in Colorado Springs. I also enjoy riding and showing my performance horse.
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5 Signs Your Company is Too Feminine -
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Patty Beach and Roger Toennis believe that some companies are too culturally feminine. Healthy companies blend both masculine and feminine a

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When companies have a good balance of masculine and feminine strengths, they are better able to serve all customers and employees of every g

How Starbucks, Walmart And IBM Launch Brands Internally And What You Can...
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This article is by John F. Marshall, senior partner, Global Director of Strategy, Lippincott. Last year, for well over 100 brands, it was ti