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Do you know this woman? She's Alice Powell, an NYU graduate with a very solid LinkedIn profile. Or maybe she isn't.

I've spent chunks of the past two weeks trying to figure out her true identity. Here's a piece I just posted on Forbes.´╗┐
Some pranksters are working hard to create fake LinkedIn profiles. Why? The mysterious arrival of "Alice Powell" sheds some light on this mystery.
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Coursera's massively open online courses are catching the eyes of big employers such as MasterCard, which see certain MOOCs as useful for employee development.
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Wikipedia's inner workings -- including its quarrels and eccentric rules -- are deftly explained in a new book by a prominent insider.
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If Snapchat wants to deal decisively with the embarrassment surrounding CEO Evan Spiegel's leaked e-mails, it should diversify its board as boldly as possible. A fine candidate: former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson.
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Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, is getting lots of attention for some rapid changes in the software company's public style. But his biggest challenges will take years to solve, and Nadella's own career suggests that he's comfortable with the "slow cooking" involved in such transformations.
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Looking for the right job? Acing all the early interviews? Wondering what to do now that you hear about one last hurdle .... the one-on-one chat with the company founder?

Here's a look at how and why one tech highflier, Eventbrite, still does founder interviews. Also a couple tips on how to shine when it's your turn to sort through this ritual.´╗┐
Eventbrite's founders still like to interview each person the online-ticketing company is about to hire. Here's how they make that unusually hands-on approach pay off.
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Top tech talent isn't always moving from India to Silicon Valley. High-flying Indian companies such as Snapdeal are making the talent migration go the other way, by snapping up U.S. stars.
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Showdown in Seattle! Here's a piece I just posted for forbes.com, looking at the cloud-computing battle between Amazon and Microsoft´╗┐
A big part of Amazon's growth strategy -- its cloud-computing business -- is under fire from tough new competitors, led by Microsoft. That raises the question: Is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stretched too thin?
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When parents and teens go college-hunting together, the wrong game plan can leave everyone exhausted and frustrated. Try a maverick's approach instead, as reflected in these six tips.
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What if Nigeria's spam kings actually end up being financial heroes? A new novel, "The Benjamins," explores that preposterous idea.
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Attention all engineers, lawyers and PR specialists! The Amazon drone team is hiring and it might need people like you.

The exact language of the PR chief's job description is spectacular. I just wrote it up for forbes.com. Here's the link.´╗┐
Amazon's internal job ads reveal some fascinating details about the online retailer's ambitious plans for shipping drones. The unit's PR chief will have an especially thrilling job.
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Is Microsoft's new CEO the anti-Ballmer? And if so, what difference will that make? I've been exploring that issue with a wide range of people who've known Satya Nadella over the years. Here's what I found out -- as published in the newest issue of Forbes´╗┐
New CEO Satya Nadella inherits a growth crisis at Microsoft His fix-it strategy is two-pronged. Focus the business on mobile and the cloud; Overhaul the culture so open inquiry wins out over table-pounding.
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I write about careers, innovation and unforgettable personalities
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  • Forbes
    Contributing writer, 2012 - present
    Cover stories include pieces on Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos; Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, and LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner. I've also written more than 100 web pieces for forbes.com, on topics such as social media, online education, careers -- and my adventures during a Chevy Volt test drive.
  • Portfolio/Penguin
    Author, 2009 - present
    Author of the hardcover and paperback book "The Rare Find" (2011) Author of the e-book "Becoming a Rare Find" (2012) I've also written three previous business hardcovers: "Merchants of Debt" (1992); "Health Against Wealth" (1996), and "Perfect Enough" (2003)
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  • Stanford University
    Economics, 1974 - 1978