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The Making of an Exceptional CEO What makes one CEO better than another? McKinsey Group studied 600 CEOs tenures across the Fortune 500 from 2004 to 2014.  How was success defined? Performance. These CEOs lead organizations that exceeded their industry averages. Some took laggard companies and reinvented them, while others...
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By Ryan Rose In fantasy sports, participants put together a “dream team” based on predictive analytics, such as how this quarterback has performed statistically in the past three games or how that pitcher has interacted with left-handed batters historically. Similarly, horseracing fans take predictive analytics very seriously. Bets can be...
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Posted by on in Keith Devlin
The first reviews of my new book Finding Fibonacci have just come out, and I have started doing promotional activities to try to raise awareness. As I expected,  one of the first reviews I saw featured a picture of the Nautilus shell (no connection to Fibonacci or the Golden Ratio),...
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Posted by on in Keith Devlin
Devlin makes a pilgrimage to Pisa to see thestatue of Leonardo Fibonacci in 2002. In 1983, I did something that would turn out to have a significant influence on the direction my career would take. Frustrated by the lack of coverage of mathematics in the weekly science section of my...
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Forbes WelcomeCLOSE More Options If you don't honor and treasure what's closest to you, it's really hard to ask, believe and receive something that's even broader and larger. Meighan Stone Original linkOriginal author: Jeanne Meister...
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Posted by on in Keith Devlin
For many of us, the linked video of Hans Rosling's 2006 TED Talk was our first encounter with the Swedish academic and his powerful data visualization tools Trendalyzer and Gapminder. I don't know when he first gave that talk, but over the ensuing years he gave essentially the same presentation...
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By Ryan Rose, head of customer experience & product design, Cisco Collaborative Knowledge, Cisco We live in a world that seems almost predisposed to tell us where we are weak. When you ask most people to point out their weaknesses, the answer comes rather easily. Ask them about their strengths,...
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Two years ago, there was a sudden, viral spike in online discussion of the Ramanujan identity 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + . . . = –1/12 This identity had been lying around in the mathematical literature since the famous Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan included it...
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Forbes WelcomeCLOSE More Options Finding out what you love to do is a great feat in and of itself. Derek Dolin Original linkOriginal author: Jeanne Meister...
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Posted by on in Guests
It’s been two years since I last wrote a post to this blog. Originally, that hiatus came about because other issues took most of my time, and besides, my Coursera MOOC Introduction to Mathematical Thinking had reached a steady state, and the only input required of me was to show up...
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It’s been two years since I last wrote a post to this blog. Originally, that hiatus came about because other issues took most of my time, and besides, my Coursera MOOC Introduction to Mathematical Thinking had reached a steady state, and the only input required of me was to show up...
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The author climbing the locally-notorious Country View Road just south of San Jose, CA As regular readers may know, one of my consuming passions in life besides mathematics is cycling. Living in California, where serious winters were wisely banned many years ago, on any weekend throughout the year you are...
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Keith Devlin mails his completed election ballot. What does math have to say about his act? With the United States is the final throes of a presidential election, my mind naturally turned to the decidedly tricky matter of election math. Voting provides a great illustration of how mathematics – which...
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  Strong and durable learning can happen without incentives and reinforcements. How do we make the most of that insight? Part One on latent learning. Before Edward Tolman's maze experiments (see this post, and this post, for the full story) and subsequent theories about "cognitive maps," it was conventional wisdom...
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  Here's a quick primer on how xAPI can improve your Performance Support.  ​By now, you’ve heard the buzz regarding what’s variously called Experience API, xAPI, or The Tin Can API. And you know that it’s an emerging learning technology standard that facilitates the collection and communication of data related...
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Posted by on in Keith Devlin
The title of the famous Beatles song does not exactly apply to Devlin’s Angle. The online column (now run on a blog platform, but unlike most blogs, still subject to an editor’s guiding hand) is in its twentieth year, but it actually launched on January 1, 1996. In last month’s...
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Elearning! Magazine invited Jonathan Fear, Senior Director, Coupa University, to share his insights and advice on scaling training in a fast-paced service-dominate enterprise. In this interview, Jonathan shared his best practices and lessons learned. Q:WHAT TRENDS ARE YOU SEEING IN THE LEARNING SPACE? Most of the trends we see in...
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Trainers can incorporate marketing concepts in learning. By Emma King, INXPO Marketers have been leading the way for many years, delivering a simple yet attractive message in short snippets or segments, like TV advertising slots or social media. When training employees in a virtual learning environment, often the goals are...
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Posted by on in Keith Devlin
Devlin’s Angle turned 20 this year. The first post appeared on January 1, 1996, as part of the MAA’s move from print to online. I was the editor of the MAA’s regular print magazine MAA FOCUS at the time, continuing to act in that capacity until December 1997. Keith Devlin...
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