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Daniel Tunkelang: Controversial Questions About Personalization
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Daniel Tunkelang: Controversial Questions About Personalization

Yesterday, I had the pleasure to moderate, along with my friend Xavier Amatriain, a panel at the ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2014). Our panel...

Daniel Tunkelang: Taking Notes in Public
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Daniel Tunkelang: Taking Notes in Public

Yesterday, I talked with Women at LinkedIn (WALI) about how to invest in your professional brand. Several people asked for tactical advice on how to use socialJeff...

Daniel Tunkelang: How To Invest In Your Professional Brand
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Daniel Tunkelang: How To Invest In Your Professional Brand

I’m no stranger to self-promotion. For years I’ve used LinkedIn, Twitter, and a personal blog as ways to increase my professional visibility. My investments instartup...

Daniel Tunkelang: Where Do You Want To Get To?
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Daniel Tunkelang: Where Do You Want To Get To?

In Lewis Carroll's classic novel Alice in Wonderland, there's a memorable exchange between Alice and the Cheshire Cat about making decisions."Would you tell me...

Daniel Tunkelang: A Different Approach to Anonymous Sharing
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Daniel Tunkelang: A Different Approach to Anonymous Sharing

There’s been a lot of buzz in Silcon Valley around anonymous sharing apps. Particularly Secret, which identifies authors only by their social distance to the reader...

Daniel Tunkelang: The Facebook Colonoscopy Experiment
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Daniel Tunkelang: The Facebook Colonoscopy Experiment

By now, you’re probably sick of hearing about the Facebook data science experiment on emotion manipulation. Depending on whom you ask, it’s either a serious breach...

Daniel Tunkelang: No, You Don’t Have a Right to be Forgotten
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Daniel Tunkelang: No, You Don’t Have a Right to be Forgotten

A couple of months ago, the European Court of Justice stunned the world with a ruling on the “right to be forgotten” that ordered Google to remove a link to a 1998...

Daniel Tunkelang: Information Asymmetry in the Workplace
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Daniel Tunkelang: Information Asymmetry in the Workplace

Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, and Chris Yeh recently published a book entitled The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age. Their premise is that we need a...

Daniel Tunkelang: Web Science: How is it different?
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Daniel Tunkelang: Web Science: How is it different?

This morning, I had the honor and pleasure to deliver a keynote address at the ACM Web Science 2014 Conference. I entitled it "Web Science: How is it different...

Daniel Tunkelang: A Leap of Faith
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Daniel Tunkelang: A Leap of Faith

My CEO Jeff Weiner likes to say that trust equals consistency over time. It’s a principle that applies as much to relationships with people as it does to machine...

Daniel Tunkelang: Bringing Empathy into the Workplace
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Daniel Tunkelang: Bringing Empathy into the Workplace

Recently I’ve participated in several intense conversations with workplace colleagues. It wouldn't be appropriate for me to discuss the content. But I want to share...

Daniel Tunkelang: Search at LinkedIn: Brooklyn Edition
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Daniel Tunkelang: Search at LinkedIn: Brooklyn Edition

On Thursday, Asif Makhani and I had the pleasure of sharing the story of LinkedIn search with two audiences in my former hometown of Brooklyn. In fact, both talks...

Daniel Tunkelang: Transformation of Self
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Daniel Tunkelang: Transformation of Self

One of LinkedIn's core cultural values is transformation of self. For many people, that means pursuing your dream job. For others, it means being able to learnBell's...

Daniel Tunkelang: Interviewing Engineers is an Engineering Problem
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Daniel Tunkelang: Interviewing Engineers is an Engineering Problem

There's a lot of advice out there about how to interview software engineers, much of it good. But what's been missing is a framing of interviewing engineers asmultiple...

Daniel Tunkelang: Should Interviewers Require Take-Home Coding Assignments?
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Daniel Tunkelang: Should Interviewers Require Take-Home Coding Assignments?

Earlier this week, my colleague Jakob Heuser published a post entitled "I'm Sorry, I Won't Do Your Take Home Coding Exercise". Here's a summary of his argumenthow...

Daniel Tunkelang: Interviewing Engineers is a Team Sport
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Daniel Tunkelang: Interviewing Engineers is a Team Sport

Let me start with a shout-out to Yishan Wong, who wrote the definitive essay on hiring engineers. Here’s how it begins: Hiring is number one. This means "make hiring...

Daniel Tunkelang: Whose Data Is It Anyway?
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Daniel Tunkelang: Whose Data Is It Anyway?

Last week Paul Adams, who was part of the original Google+ team and then spent a couple of years at Facebook, published a great post on product lessons we can learn...

Daniel Tunkelang: When to Disagree and Not Commit
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Daniel Tunkelang: When to Disagree and Not Commit

Companies such as Intel and Amazon have popularized an approach to group decision making known as "disagree and commit". During the decision-making process, everyone's...

Daniel Tunkelang: Is Engineering-Driven Culture Sexist?
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Daniel Tunkelang: Is Engineering-Driven Culture Sexist?

Some topics are hot enough that most people in the tech industry simply avoid them. One is the sexism that prevails in tech company cultures. Another is the way...

Daniel Tunkelang: Search as Communication
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Daniel Tunkelang: Search as Communication

Last year, I gave a talk at Etsy on "Search as Communication" as part of their Code as Craft speaker series. I'm pleased to see that the video is now posted on...
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