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Laszlo Bock
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Not new news, but cool news nevertheless.
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This is beautiful. The world would be a better place if all companies cared for their employees the way Google cares for theirs.
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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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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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I think I love the BBC.  They've posted a playable version of the Infocom game "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".  Invisiclue 1: let there be light.  Invisiclue 2: aspirin is good for a headache.
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Cool pilot program for Moms led by our team in Tel Aviv!  If the results are promising there will be opportunities to scale it globally.  Women who have left the workforce are immensely talented and a huge opportunity for employers.  Most employers unfortunately overlook them.
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Terrific! Hope they do it in Dublin. 
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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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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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Thanks to Tom Friedman for making sure the nuance of what we're saying isn't lost on TV!
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Yup. He is working for you:)
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  • Yale School of Management
  • Pomona College
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  • Google
    SVP, People Operations, present
  • Agilone, Inc
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  • Evolv, Inc
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