Have you heard that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to really become good at something? Or that the first book by beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss was rejected 27 times by publishers before it finally achieved success? Our number one top Tweet for 2013 was this infographic by Anna Vital that demonstrates how many times should you try before quitting in order to achieve success. It’s much higher than you might think.
Santa’s use of data has gone from reactive to predictive with his toy-matching engine code-named YULELOG. By using data above and below the 85th parallel, including the letters from children, pout score, and toy build time, Santa can analyze what toys are trending and work to match these toys to all the boys and girls.
Clinical psychologist Dr Ramani Durvasula recently conducted a study of 1,000 coffee drinkers and assessed a number of common personality styles and psychological traits. The study found that people who drink certain types of coffee share common attributes such as introversion and extroversion; patience; perfectionism; warmth; vigilance; sensitivity; and social boldness, among others. For example, if you drink your coffee black, you might be quiet and moody, while if you drink iced coffees or frappucinos, you might be a trendsetter. To learn more, check out some of the infographics and articles below.
Mobile computing is dramatically changing the way people work and the way organizations do business. IDC believes that by 2016, employee owned
smartphones, tablets and PCs in the workplace will
grow from 2 billion to more than 5.25 billion. IT leaders who are ready will reap the benefits since they will be 2x as likely to see revenue growth of at least 10%. Find out the best practices of more than 360 study participants in the IBM Global IT Study on Mobile Infrastructure, and learn the four key actions mobile technology leaders are taking to increase revenue, ROI and customer satisfaction.