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Five years ago I wrote about collaborative filtering in the context of holiday rentals recommendations. Today I would like to share this paper presented at the International Conference on Data Mining in 2008 by a team of researchers from AT&T Labs and Yahoo labs. The paper presents the concept of implicit feedback, i.e. what do you do when you lack substantial evidence on which products the consumer dislikes? Good question!
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A random book
According to this famous HBR article, we can recognize six different leadership styles; depending on the context of your company or your team you might want to get a leader that suits best or adapt your style to better serve your team. The styles are
- The pacesetting leader; would say “Do as I do, now.”
- The authoritative leader; would say “Come with me.”
- The affiliative leader; would say “People come first.”
- The coaching leader; would say “Try this.”
- The coercive leader; would say “Do what I tell you.”
- The democratic leader; would say “What do you think?”
I have spent a lot of deliberate practice using the coaching leadership style (has not been always successful though!) and I found this book to be a great starting point if you want to give it a try.
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One of the great commandments of science is, “Mistrust arguments from authority.” … Too many such arguments have proved too painfully wrong. Authorities must prove their contentions like everybody else.Carl Sagan