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Hands down one of the best posts I've ever read on what it takes to lead a company. 
13 insights into how I’ve learned to love my company.
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PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Some of my posts contain links to Amazon.com.This post was written by Kirsten McCormick of Cheerfully Imperfect. Read …
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I've learned a lot about how people actually search for #jobs over the last two years. If you like to nerd out on human behavior and  #data  this post is for you. 
After several years of mining analytics for EngineerJobs.com (the largest engineering jobs board in the US & Canada), some surprises about how people actually search for jobs stick out more than others.Here are 5 in particular:#1 - People Start Looking for New Jobs Sunday AfternoonThey say people don’t quit their jobs – they quit their bosses. Caring enough about avoiding your job on Monday to dedicate an idle Sunday afternoon to searching for an...
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In no particular order, these are the posts I keep coming back to, year after year, because they challenged me or provided uniquely valuable insights.
December 2, 2014; on Development, Education, Productivity; by Amanda; with 0 Comments. Favorite Posts of All Time. While I can't claim to have read the whole internet – working, living, and producing content online does make you feel that way. There's no barrier to entry for internet publication ...
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Millions of people make a living without ever setting foot in an office. Particularly in technology, companies are moving away from just outsourcing rote tasks to remote workers and toward building entirely distributed teams. One leader is Elance-oDesk, the largest online marketplace for freelance talent. In addition to providing a platform for distributed and part-time work, the company...
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What high-flying companies know about growth that no one else does.
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New Post on +LinkedIn: Following up is a pretty rare soft skill... "the shame of it is - it's a wildly effective branding, marketing, and leadership tool."
Following up isn't just for salesmen and job candidates.Last week I was conducting interviews for an article on EngineerJobs (7 Ways to Reach the Candidates you Need) and a surprising bit of wisdom kept repeating itself: Follow Up. Follow Up. Follow Up.Actually stay in touch, don’t just suggest it. Many people will let you know that they are not interested now but may be willing to keep in touch. These are great people to keep warm. Send them a q...
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Whether it's a board room or a banquet hall, speaking to an audience can be intimidating. Beyond imagining everyone in their underwear, how can you...
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I'm the worst! My knees start knocking if in doing an intro or closing. However, I have found when I talk on shoveling I know inside and out, I take it all in stride, an organized in thought, etc. All I guess the truck is, don't be a bullshitter! Lol
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[Monster Post] Our fun, unscientific annual installment of the year's greatest engineering feats has arrived. 
Autonomous robots, self-healing plastic, space suits, comet landings and more - these are the 20 Greatest Engineering Feats of 2014.
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What matters more than your income is how you spend it. One tip for boosting happiness: spend on travel and other experiences rather than material purchases.
It’s True to Some Extent. But Chances Are You’re not Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck.
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"The new tech economy, then, is not necessarily about building new technology. It is about capturing a sector with good branding, pots of money to fund growth, and the network effects to spur growth and retention."
"In the olden days," says Ben Holmes, a partner at Index Ventures, "you'd raise money and you'd build an interesting stack of technology that was hard to replicate. Your competitive advantage was technologically originated." No more. "Nowadays, there are very, very few [businesses]," he says, "where technology differentiation is really important." Holmes should know. His...
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Several years ago, I co-owned a company that sold hospitality supplies such as cutlery, dinnerware, linens, and towels to hotels in the Caribbean. Basically, we sold what hotels need to operate day...
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