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Laszlo Bock
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Great insights from my friend +Adam Grant about child-rearing, and the important difference between feeling guilt (good) and shame (bad).  
The tactics are different from those used for encouraging achievement.
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The research is interesting, and seems to distill into some classic wisdom: set the example you want your kids to follow. They understand (and imitate) far more than most of us expect. 
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Such a relief to find a simple solution to all my troubles...
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Hi Laszlo,
I want your views on my career profile and my future prospectives. Can I have your Email Id?
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This is the version of Gravity I would have loved to have seen.
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Superman rules...
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New feature to help fine tune your resume for applying to Google: AutoAwesome for Resumes.
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We're two years into a 100-year study of how to make people happier and more productive.  I shared some of the early findings in this article.
A new longitudinal survey seeks to quantify worker satisfaction, teamwork, and more.
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I found this article and I think it's a very interesting idea, but I also think that limiting it to just Google employees may be missing opportunities for more knowledge. Google is known for going the extra mile to try and retain employees, to approach the workplace as a place to desire to be. I feel like this needs to be expanded to high stress jobs that don't fall under the purview of Google's umbrella. Like, say, teachers. Or fast food workers. Or call center employees.

I say this mainly because I used to work for a satellite tech support call center and it was the most stressed out period of my life. I somehow did it for two and a half years, but I constantly had the impression that we were never more than cogs to anybody above my supervisor. And in our building but separated by a wall that no employee was supposed to cross (though I found a reason or two to do so) was the sales division. They were doted on. They got bonuses! The employees smiled, like a lot! It was night and day between the two divisions, and I think it came down to the fact that tech support could only ever lose money, and sales could only ever earn it. Boosting performance for us was 'losing less money' (i.e. spending less time on the phone) and boosting performance for them was 'earning more money' (i.e. closing more sales).  So I'm convinced that there were trickle down effects. Spend too much time on the phone with a customer, even if that means building a slightly better connection with them, and you would get scolded in my division and probably praised in theres. 

Ultimately I felt like it was a work environment that could have benefited extensively from work environment research like what you described in the article. And its a little disappointing that Google is not including 'toxic' work environments and only limiting this study to it's own people.
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My latest conversation with Tom Friedman about how to get a job at Google, or any place.
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Mr. Bock,
I actually read both articles and out of my own personal experience I agree that there are more things to value in a candidate that simply their degrees.
I am a Syrian who - as I like to consider - was both fortunate and successful to accomplish so much in a short period of time. But as the war torn my country to pieces I came to the US seeking a future that I was denied back home.
I applied for so many jobs in the US (Including Google) but most employers politely declined giving me a chance since they couldn't verify neither my education nor my experience considering that they are from outside the United States.
I even offered volunteer and internship work so they can verify my capabilities and experience but they seemed unwilling to grant me that chance either.
Eventually I started working at a small firm in an entry-level accounting position, but not a minute goes by I don't feel that I can do much better than this, and I know I will not surrender or give in, I am still trying and will keep on trying until I find a job where I can add value with my knowledge and learn new things at.
But my main concern is: How many people like me that are out there? Professionals doing much less than they are capable of just because they were denied a fair chance?
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Not new news, but cool news nevertheless.
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Mr.Bock can you help me to get into Google as a employee & work with you all,,,,,,,,,,
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Attention map lovers - this is awesome!
 
The Verge: Over 20,000 historical maps are now free to download from the New York Public Library. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwoof_oxo
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Quickly! Rehost them on the Wikimedia Commons!
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Yes. It is.
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There used to be a funeral home in Cambridge owned by the Long family...so the sign out front said "Long Funeral Service".
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The Uncomfortable Project creates the most beautiful, incredibly awkward items I've ever seen.  Love it.
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