The Close.io Sales Follow-Up Guide: What Every Salesperson Needs to Read in 2016

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By Close.io “Follow-up is the key to sales success.” If you’re in sales, you’ve probably heard those words so many times they’ve lost their meaning. Let’s change that: it’s time to put power back in those words. Forget everything you think you know about the follow-up. We’re going to look at it from a fresh… Read more »

Publisher Spotlight: Elsevier

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One of our favorite features of Safari is the quality and variety of publishing partners who provide valuable content to our library. A partner that exemplifies this breadth and depth is Elsevier, an international multimedia publishing company that provides content across an incredible range of topics.  As part of a continuing feature here at the Safari… Read more »

A Gourmet Guide to Collaboration Strategies: Learn to INSPIRE

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by Robert Maurer and Michelle Gifford On a daily basis we are called on to help others. We do this as parents, spouses, and friends; and we do this in the workplace, as employees, colleagues, and managers. But how often do we consciously and skillfully pull from our toolbox the right strategy for guiding, motivating,… Read more »

Vision with Precision: Vision is Fun But Precision Gets It Done

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by Rob Fazio, PhD “Having a vision is fun, vision with precision gets it done.” Vision statements on a wall, on a website, or on a piece of paper can serve a purpose for businesses, but they don’t lead to success. The purpose of a vision is to have something not just to move towards,… Read more »

Five Questions with Murtaza Haider, author of “Getting Started with Data Science”

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Recently, we were able to ask five questions of Murtaza Haider, about the new book from IBM Press called “Getting Started with Data Science: Making Sense of Data with Analytics.” Below, the author talks about the benefits of data science in today’s professional world. What are some examples of data science altering or impacting traditional… Read more »

Threat Modeling Simplified

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by Sari Greene I cringe each time I hear the oft repeated declarations that “every company will be compromised” and that “it isn’t a matter of if, but when”. These statements are the basis of the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) driven cyber sales machine. What is closer to the truth is that Internet connected… Read more »

Formalizing Semantics with Syntax: Using Data Models to Capture Precise Business Requirements

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By Steve Hoberman A data model is a precise representation of an information landscape, in much the same way as a map is a precise representation of a geographic landscape. “Precise” is the key characteristic of a data model, which means that there is a clear, unambiguous way of reading every symbol and term on… Read more »

PubFactory Developments – Looking Back on 2015 and Ahead to 2016

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As we move rapidly into 2016, we take a retrospective look at 2015. It was an important year for Safari and our PubFactory platform. Strategically significant milestones for us as a company and the strength of our technology included: Growing the volume of content on PubFactory to more than 30M unique publications, including articles, books,… Read more »

Building the Learning Organization: A Must-Read For Every Business Leader

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  In the age of rapid globalization, mind-blowing technology advancements, and growing consumer power, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: for a business to survive and succeed, it must become a learning organization first and foremost. Regardless of industry, size, age, or business model, every organization must forge ahead in learning better and faster in… Read more »