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The following is 100% inspired by an eye-opening book — Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results by Barry O’Reilly.

Embracing the Cycle of Unlearning as a system will change how you think, view, and carry out your role as a leader. When you accept that the strategies you used to succeed yesterday may not serve you today, you become open to new information, possibilities, and methodologies. Your mindset becomes expansive, helping you work toward your goals — instead of being inhibited by the behavior you haven’t questioned, or aren’t even aware of.

Create a work environment that values continuous innovation and empower your team to experiment. This will lead to the innovation you need and will help guarantee your ongoing success.

The Cycle of Unlearning is a system you can use to change your mindset when your performance fails.

In 2010, Serena Williams was the world’s top-ranking female tennis player. But then, injury and poor health forced her to sit out the first half of the 2011 season, and her performance for the rest of the year was patchy. The following year, Williams lost to 111th-ranked Virginie Razzano at the French Open. She’d hit rock bottom.

But Williams was determined not to give up. She made radical changes to her training regimen, including appointing a new…


Chris Galy, Chief People Officer at Couchbase, explained in an article you can find with a quick Google search that our mission is about channeling our passion to solve hard problems so our customers can innovate and change the world.

It all sounds pretty exciting, doesn’t it? But what is innovation today? This is the kind of question one can ask 20 different people only to get 20 different answers.

Gartner comes to our rescue, with their yearly report about the top strategic technology trends, a pretty accurate picture coming straight from industry leaders. …


I wish I had a penny for each time I encountered this funny rant, applied to a widespread group of innovation waves like Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Big Data, AI. Only this time, it feels different — for real. A monumental disruption is coming towards us at an unstoppable pace, and its shockwave is going to be like no others in history, because it will change not only the way we work and do business, but also our society, our civilization, our culture, and our welfare, for good.

Gartner leaves little space to the imagination while depicting the scale of the…


This article builds on top of the session “When Couchbase meets Splunk, the real-time, AI-driven data analytics platform” presented at Couchbase Connect Online 2020 by James Powenski and Andrea Vasco.

The Wall of Confusion

Ever since I was a University student, I had always been fascinated with data science. Back in the day, it was not yet a thing one would brag about — but I still remember how I felt the first time I stumbled upon estimation theory.

We now live in a Golden Age of Data, an era in which datasets grew exponentially, becoming publicly available; today, many great platforms provide streamlined…

Andre Uan Kenobi

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