You Ate Your Pizza With WHAT?

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I recently got to attend a conference in which software engineers and product developers discussed the technical ins-and-outs of cognitive computing and all the sub-topics that fall under that umbrella term (AI, deep learning, machine learning, natural language processing, etc). As I am neither a software engineer nor a product developer, my presence in the room was purely in the …

4 Ways Your Annual Review Is A Game Of ‘Calvinball’

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Originally posted at Forbes.com As the end of the year fast approaches, employers and employees everywhere are embarking upon the annual exercise of the performance review. For too many, this experience is less like a genuine moment of competency evaluation and improvement insight, and more like a game of Calvinball with a salary increase at stake. For the too young or the uninitiated, …

‘We Were Not Found Wanting’

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Originally posted at Forbes.com On this date 53 years ago, an administrator did what managers everywhere did in the 1960’s: he issued an interoffice memo to the staff in his organization. The organization had just faced an unexpected test — a true “black swan” event. The stresses upon the team and its systems were enormous, and yet the organization absorbed the moment while …

The Truth About Lies

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This past week NPR’s podcast On the Media aired an episode titled “Lies, Lies, Lies,” which it described as follows: This election season has been rife with misinformation, half-truths, and pure deceit… but lying in politics dates back centuries. This week we devote a whole hour to LIES: the ones our leaders tell us, and the ones we tell ourselves and …