Archives for January 2015
The story of an elite anti-narcotics task force that became the most brazen drug thieves on the Texas border.
This is seriously frustrating and unacceptable.
What gets measured gets done, no matter the cost. But there is a genuine danger in reducing product onboarding and design to an exercise in metric manipulation.
Yeah, this link directly follows the one discussing diet and exercise.
In the past year, though, Timberland has staged an impressive turnaround, with sales surging 15 percent in the most recent quarter even as the broader retail industry has posted only modest growth. Its sales have improved in every global market and every product category, delivering a fatter profit margin — about 13 percent in 2014, up from 8 percent in 2011.
Timberland has revamped everything from its product design to marketing to merchandising strategies. And data science provided the fuel and the framework for each of its changes.
Projects fail at startling rate. The adoption of Agile has helped but theres still room for improvement. Conducting pre-mortems are an effective way for a team to mitigate risks, plan better, and be more successful.
More protein than beef. More omegas than salmon. Tons of calcium, antioxidants, and vitamin B. In their secret R&D lab, the scientists at Beyond Meat concocted a plant-protein-based performance burger that delivers the juicy flavor and texture of the real thing with none of the dietary and environmental downsides.
Fascinating view into the effects of Hitler being blinded by poison gas in World War I and how it impacted his mental state during World War II. I hadn’t realized just how decrepit he had become at the end of the war.