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Aleksandr Yampolskiy
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'Spheres and Pyramids' : an analogy for leadership
In his book 'It worked for me : in life and leadership' , Colin Powell uses a great analogy of how most organizations can be viewed as spheres and pyramids. He writes: "Most organizations are like pyramids, with the leaders at
the top and everybody else on ...
In his book 'It worked for me : in life and leadership', Colin Powell uses a great analogy of how most organizations can be viewed as spheres and pyramids. He writes: "Most organizations are like pyramids, with the leaders at the top and everybody else on descending layers down to the bottom, ...
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As a gaming guild of almost 300 people "Scotty Chan" consists of everyone else and me, and is run as a democracy; does that mean Scotty Chan looks like a nipple on a cold day?

Mind you if we're comparing people to big boobs, Mr. Powell has that nailed.
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In order to lead more effectively and be more productive, try expressing appreciation to others
A great snippet from 'Manage your energy, not your time' article by HBR,   https://hbr.org/2007/10/manage-your-energy-not-your-time : "W hen people are able to take more control of their emotions, they can improve the quality of their energy, regardless of ...
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[In Google], one leadership team had developed a reputation for discord, with some members refusing to partner with one another and even undermining one another by withholding resources or information. "Performance management" didn't work [...]. "Coaching" didn't work [...].

What did work was creating a quarterly survey of just two questions: 
1) In the last quarter, this person helped me when I reached out to him/her.
2) In the last quarter, this person involved me when I could have been helpful to, or was impacted by his/her team's work.
Every member of the team rated each other member, and the anonymous ranking and results were shared with everyone. People knew where they fell in the ranking, but didn't know where anyone else fell. The two most obstreperous people, of course ranked near the bottom, and were dismayed by it. [...] Though not strictly a nudge, this was in line with work showing the power of social comparisons.
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Power of Nudges
A great excerpt from a recent book by Laszlo Bock "Insights from inside Google: Work Rules!" It reminds us that creating a healthy competition between teams or individuals can be a very effective way to motivate people to excel: [In Google], one leadership ...
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A good question & answer by Mark Zuckerberg (about founders as CEOs and Twitter)
A great question by Om Malik:  The question I would have asked  Mark Zuckerberg  if I was attending the townhall he recently hosted: how much do you think Twitter's problems are driven by the fact that Wall Street (and other investors) judge a CEO different...
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My question to ask Mr. Zuckerberg would be: are you enjoying the £182K tax credit the UK gave you in 2014 despite not paying any corporation tax?
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A good team exercise for building trust
Trust is at the foundation of highly efficient teams in companies. If team members have no trust towards one another, they will not be able to openly debate problems. And if they are not able to debate problems, then good decisions will not be made (since e...
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True Sense of Urgency
A good definition of  true urgency  from a book by John Kotter. Too many companies get it all wrong, by creating a false urgency with fake deadlines, and frantic meetings.
Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy is CEO of SecurityScorecard, a stealth information security startup. Before this, he was a CTO of BlogTalkRadio/Cinchcast - largest online radio network in the world, and prior to that he was Head of Security and Compliance at Gilt Groupe companies, responsible for all ...
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The company monitors signals from across the Internet, both as an early warning system for attacks and a way to deduce whether a company has vulnerabilities that should be fixed.
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Congrats! That is awesome!
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Business Strategy Powerpoint Templates
Came across a great website with lots of free templates on business strategy: http://www.straligence.com/blogs/business-strategy-downloads/
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  • Cinchcast
    CTO, 2011 - 2014
  • Gilt Groupe
    Head of Security and Compliance, 2009 - 2011
  • Goldman Sachs
    Tech Lead on Authentication, 2007 - 2009
  • Oracle Corporation
    Sr. Member of Tech Staff, 2006 - 2007
  • Microsoft
    Intern, 2003 - 2003
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Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy is CEO of SecurityScorecard, a stealth information security startup. Before this, he was a CTO of BlogTalkRadio/Cinchcast - largest online radio network in the world, and prior to that he was Head of Security and Compliance at Gilt Groupe companies, responsible for all aspects of IT infrastructure 
security, secure application development, and PCI compliance.
 He has also worked at Goldman Sachs, Oracle, and Microsoft, where he was a lead technologist building large-scale, performant enterprise software focused on IDM, SSO, 
authentication and authorization. He’s been cited in 
New York Times, ComputerWorld, Observer, and other media.
 He’s a published author and speaks regularly on security and software 
development processes.
Education
  • Yale University
    Ph.d. in Computer Science, 2001 - 2006
  • New York University
    B.A. in Computer Science, 1997 - 2001
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TERRIBLE. stay away -- the appointment was scheduled for 12.45, the doctor showed up at 2pm in the office leaving everybody waiting. Also they doubled booked 3 people on my spot to maximize $ they make. The office is dirty, receptionists are rude, and doctor is clueless. STAY AWAY.
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reviewed a year ago
Excellent food - loved it very much. Try the tuna entree dish - it was spectacular. We'll be coming back.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago
Not a good experience. The visit felt rushed, and he was eager to get me to do an allergy test + a hearing test. Neither of these were needed - the main reason was to charge the insurance more.
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Terrible, i hated it. The rules are draconian - show us that you have a towel, show us that you have a lock. When my 4 year old wore a vest in the pool, the swimguard came yelling saying we have to leave the pool since you can't wear it there, and went to complain to other lifeguards and police. Pretty ludicrous. Time to shut this place down.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
The food is extremely overpriced but mediocre. There are always crowds of people inside the store and restaurants. I'd say - you can spend your money better in a million other places in NYC (for food - whole foods, or for dining - pretty much any other restaurant or lounge).
Quality: Poor - FairAppeal: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
We went there for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and the experience was terrible. 1) We ordered a squash soup, eggs+bacon, and a polenta. The wait was over 1 hour for the food to arrive (i repeat 1 hour to cook eggs and heat a soup). We had to go ask waiters multiple time for where the food was, and to bring the bread basket. 2) The place is very crowded and noisy, strange smell and wallpaper peeling. 3) Finally, the food has arrived and it was underwhelming - the soup was oversalted, polenta had unedible broccoli in it, and the eggs+bacon messed together in an ugly presentation. We are not coming back and I don't recommend you to stop by there either. If this place had once been Michelin recommended, it's nowhere near this level anymore.
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Food: Poor - FairDecor: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
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