Tag: Decisions

IBM Smart Lineup Decisions for NFL Week 5

Fantasy football is an emotional game, and that’s in large part why we love it. But “love” isn’t the only emotion that comes with this game. The flip side is just as strong of an emotion. What if I told you it was possible to take the emotion out of the decision making while retaining the sheer joy that comes with watching the games every week? That’s where IBM Insights comes in, which uses Watson AI to break down all of the content you’re consuming and then some. And by “some,” I mean every inch of the interwebs. Below are the highlights for NFL Week 5 — good and bad. Now all you have to do is avoid the bust players and watch the points pile up!


Daniel Jones, New York Giants (at Dallas Cowboys)

79. 69. 87. Those are the total points

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Swamped With New Apps, London Business School Delays MBA Interview Decisions

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The rich are getting richer, but the choices aren’t getting easier. Having just seated an MBA class chosen from a school-record trove of applications, the UK’s premier business school now is looking at an even bigger admissions cycle for next fall’s Class of 2023. But with next fall’s instruction more likely to be in-person, that means the time for discernment — and rejection of top-tier talent — is nigh at hand.

London Business School received such an “unprecedented volume” of applications in the round that ended September 11 that it was forced to push back by more than a week its initial decision on who would receive interviews, from October 8 to October 16, according to an email to round-one applicants obtained by Poets&Quants. The interviews themselves will be conducted from mid-October to mid-November; LBS also moved back its Admissions Committee’s decision on round-one admits to

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Business Decisions to “Normalize” Being Impacted by Liability Concerns.

Recently, the Metropolitan Opera of New York announced it was canceling shows until at least September of 2021. The cancellation falls in line with some large companies like Google, Facebook, and Zocdoc also announcing long-term work-from-home directives. These decisions are being made without any scientific knowledge of the future of COVID-19, deep into next year.

A major factor in the long-term cancellation of in-person business activities that is not being widely publicized or discussed is the potential for lawsuits against employers should employees or customers become ill after being on-site at their place of business. As the country grapples with finding solutions to the economic impact of the coronavirus, one key action that could be taken might be to mitigate the COVID-19 related liability these businesses now face.  

“As the impact of COVID-19 spreads, class action lawsuits are likely to rise,” The American Bar Association (ABA) warns.

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Hiring Is One of Your Biggest Business Decisions. Here Are Five Ways to Do It Better

Hiring Is One of Your Biggest Business Decisions. Here Are Five Ways to Do It Better

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Hiring Is One of Your Biggest Business Decisions. Here Are Five Ways to Do It Better

Hiring has a huge impact on your business. Here are five ways to make sure you’re making the right decisions and bringing in the best people possible.


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As a strategic coach, I spend the bulk of my time with CEOs and leadership teams of high-growth companies, helping them set strategic goals and driving accountability on execution. Again and again, I see these companies struggle with finding the right people and effectively onboarding them.

Getting hiring wrong can be a nightmare. Lost time, energy, and money are all immediate and obvious. But less visible is the frustration and hit to team morale that a mis-hire can lead to. Over time, this can cause a business to develop a bad reputation in the market and hinder its ability to grow.


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5 Decisions That Will Increase Your Chances Of Building A Successful Startup

No one starts a business they want to fail. Yet, very few entrepreneurs do whatever it takes to build a successful business. Most startups die the day they are born. Rarely because they are bad ideas but usually because the founders are not committed enough to build a startup that succeeds.

Even the entrepreneurs that last to see their product on the market with paying customers can eventually get overwhelmed with the accumulation of challenges and roadblocks. I have been there and I know exactly how it feels.

Turning an idea into a valuable solution that makes a difference

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Critical Business Decisions Vulnerable to ‘Cognitive Bias’

Employers should seek broader information to make better people-decisions

In a new report, Questionmark, the online assessment provider, warns that ‘cognitive bias’ can cause employers to make the wrong decisions about the people they employ.

The new report, ‘Beyond Decision Bias’ explores how employers can jump to poor decisions because they are vulnerable to sub-conscious factors in decision making. These can include:

  • Status quo bias – a tendency to stick to the status quo
  • Authority bias – a temptation to always agree with the boss
  • Conformity bias – a desire to want to agree with colleagues

The report argues that employers should deliberately develop alternative arguments that challenge their initial conclusions. They should intentionally seek information that may disprove or counter the emerging recommendation. When it comes to making the final call, senior leaders will then have a series of more informed options to choose from.

When attempting to tackle

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Learn to make data-driven business decisions with this 10-course certification bundle for $40

Making decisions is difficult. As a decision-maker, you have to be able to synthesize a ton of information, take into account endless variables, take into consideration the needs of everyone around you, and come to a conclusion that is best, even if it’s not the easiest or most convenient. That’s a lot for any person to handle, but that’s what project managers do all the time.

The decision-making process shouldn’t be this challenging. In fact, it doesn’t have to be. More than half of all Americans claim to rely on their gut when it comes to making tough calls, but they would be better served relying on data. By using data-driven decision making, you can produce better outcomes, account for factors that would otherwise be missed, and feel much more confident in the fact that you’re making the right call. The Ultimate Data and Project Management Certification Bundle will teach

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Sigma Computing Makes Self-service Business Intelligence a Reality for Teachable, Accelerating Data-driven Decisions Across Business Teams | Business Ap


Sigma Computing, an innovator in cloud analytics and business intelligence (A&BI) for enterprise teams, is helping Teachable enable every employee to find the information they need to make data-driven decisions quickly. The eLearning platform’s previous A&BI tool required a proprietary coding language to answer even the most straightforward questions, leaving business teams dependent upon the data team and analysts. Since deploying Sigma, five times the number of employees, including the product and fraud detection teams, are creating their own dashboards and ad hoc requests have decreased by 70 percent.

“Two main things attracted us to Sigma when we were selecting a platform: One was the ease of use for ‘non-data’ people, and the other was the operational model in which end users can add and connect to datasets on their own,” said Teachable Head of Data Peter Jaffe. “This was a huge selling point for

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Businesses Should Not Use The COVID-19 Crisis As An Excuse To Make Shoddy Decisions

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Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, decision-making seems to have become a constant demonstration of a trial and error approach, because, barring a very few above the age of 100, none of us who are alive today have ever seen a health and economic problem this big.

However, the big worry is that we may end up accepting laxity and low quality results as the norm. Because of a pandemic of global proportions, as consumers, we keep on reminding ourselves that we must be patient, believing that companies and organizations are trying hard and must be doing their best. However, when we start to look a little bit deeper do we realize that several companies, organizations, stores, online delivery platforms are not exactly doing their best. There

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