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Dan Erwin
St Anthony, MN
Interests: opera, theater, water sports, hiking, reading, biking, skiing, chamber orchestra
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Contrary to conventional ideas, vulnerability is not a weakness. It's a virtue--and often a magic bullet. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Dan Erwin
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What's the sexiest job in the 21st century? Data scientist. But you need to be able to do a lot more than hack or mine data. What else? Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at Dan Erwin
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What drives both business and personal creativity? Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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The myths surround creativity and innovation hamper the growth of these competencies. So let's deconstruct them. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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When should you start your own business? The answer is very surprising. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Successful leaders are not exemplars of moral virtues such as modesty, truthfulness or authenticity. So what does make for success? Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Using big data is a difficult, iterative process. But the uses are highly valuable. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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STEM skills alone are on the way to being outdated. The shift is to the humanities. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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The incompetent and unaware remain incompetent and unaware. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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There are four reasons why managing data scientists is a minefield. But you can skirt the mines. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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The three new skills for the workplace don't including coding.** Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Why is the US public Wi-Fi so slow? Does the emphasis upon the local cause the problem? Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Surprisingly, Thomas Jefferson rejected Scalia's notions of original intent--his legal fundamentalism--two centuries ago. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Ignore listening harder, but build your listening quotient. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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It's a big mistake to think that listening harder is the key to better listening. Actually, effective listening goes below the words and operates on two or three different tracks. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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David Brooks: Moral fervor can be focused on the innocent purity of the victim--or by the desire to confront what you fear. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Sometimes research shows clearly that our best mental model and theory are wrong. What do you do then? Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Books on people, careers and leadership along with a great and hilarious one on mathematics. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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The key question for big data is "what am I missing?" But it's a question of high value across all problem solving. So why isn't it used? One word: vulnerability Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Highly effective teams have 3 manageable characteristics according to research at MIT. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Surprisingly, personal vulnerability offers many positive advantages. And it's not solely an emotional matter. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Do employees really want the boss to tell them how to vote? And how should the employee respond to such input? Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Keeping your "enemies" closer has a number of important values. And it should never be ignored. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Are you using networking as a leadership tool? Here are six strategies. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Dan Erwin
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Approaching conflict from the perspective of how to fight is more important for success than what the conflict is all about. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Dan Erwin