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Greg Marcus
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HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Is a Nerdy 'Entourage' Nailing Tech Culture http://ow.ly/vtLvk
"King of the Hill" and "Beavis and Butt-head" creator Mike Judge skewers startup culture in HBO's new satirical comedy series "Silicon Valley."
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Concrete steps to restore trust in the workplace
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The Perfect Gift For Someone Who Needs to "Get a Life" 
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My ebook "Busting Your Corporate Idol: How To Reconnect With Values & Regain Control Of Your Life" is a self-help book for the chronically overworked. And if you don't like it, I'll send you your dollar back.
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Bad advice - give up any hope of work/life balance and bring your work home. My alternative: strive for life balance. It's great to enjoy your work, but the addictive nature of coding, like all addictions, ultimately is unhealthy. Work in a few dates instead. #worklifebalance   #lifebalance  
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My book is the best toilet reading to change your life. Seriously, this blog more or less says that. And just a smokin hot review
As many of you know, I am more than aware of the impact that not having a work-life balance can have on one's health, emotionally and physically. After my piece appeared in the Globe and Mail,  Dr. Greg Marcus, Silicon Vally ...
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If you went to cut back on your hours, here are 5 common mistakes that you'll want to avoid
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Do you love your job or hate it? Either way you can get burned out.
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A lot of parents feel like they are missing their kids grow up because of the hours they have to work. In this case the divorce and forced single-mom-hood brought this out in spades.

If you feel like you are missing your kids grow up, what is keeping you from spending more time with them? Is it a survival thing, as is the case here, or is it something else?

As an employer, do we have a responsibility towards our employees to let them have the time they need outside of work? Maybe it's parenting, maybe it's elder care. Maybe it is dating.
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Great example showing that having the right results and data is not enough, and may not help if your results show up the people in power.
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I help the chronically overworked find a more fulfilling life
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Coaching, speaking, marketing, writing, problem solving
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Recovering workaholic who helps the chronically overworked find life balance
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I think of myself as a modern-day Abraham who smashes corporate idols to help the chronicly overworked find a more fulfilling life. 

In my first incarnation, I was a scientist, getting a Ph.D. from MIT and doing my post doctoral work at Stanford, both in the field of molecular biology. 

In my second incarnation, I was a marketer in the biotech industry. I brought to market the first products for genome wide association studies that changed the face of human genetics. I also got a front row seat to the personal cost of high achievement.  

One day, I realized that my company, and not my family, was the highest priority in my life.  My devotion to the company was a modern form of idolatry, and I needed to reconnect with my core values in order to change the priorities in my life.

So what do I call my third incarnation? Stay-at-home dad, consultant, writer all fit. The one I like the best is storyteller.  I like to tell the stories of people as they struggle to live their values in the face of a competing value system from their corporate employer.

And on the personal front, I have been married for 15 years, and have two girls 9 and 12.  
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Cut my hours by one third in less than a year without changing jobs, while accelerating my career
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  • Cornell University
    Biology, 2013
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Biology
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Greg Marcus' Busting Your Corporate Idol
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As many of you know, I am more than aware of the impact that not having a work-life balance can have on one's health, emotionally and physic

Busting Your Corporate Idol with Gregory Marcus | RockTheWorld with Link...
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Mike and Lori speak with the author of Busting Your Corporate Idol: How To Reconnect With Values and Regain Control Of Your Life, Gregory Ma

The Dark Side of Employee Engagement | WorkLife Nation
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It's common knowledge that managing work stress is a bear when your job is not fulfilling. But there's an even darker side to work stress wh

The Three Steps to Making 2014 a Year Of Balance | Switch and Shift
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We live in overscheduled times. We are stuck in a company that demands that you do more with less, and rewards a job well done with more job

How Corporate Idolatry Negates A Rich Life
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I can’t tell you how many people told me to drop corpor…

Efficiency and Deep Learning Means Taking Time
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Shella Zelenz I can’t even begin to tell you the number of times I have been interviewed and the moment I discuss the time I take to get to

The 7 Things I Learned When I Got Fired (Again)
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Ok, my exit from running the wealth management businesses of Bank of America was called a restructuring. But it sure felt like I was fired.

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women
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What are the symptoms of a heart attack in women? The American Heart Association explains how signs of a heart attack in women may be differ

We Can’t Handle the Truth
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I spent the last few days at a National Association of …

Moristotle & Co.: Second Saturday's Sonnet
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WATCH: What Would Happen If You Stopped Sleeping?
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Doctors will tell you that not getting the recommended six to eight hours of shut-eye each night is not good for you, but what would happen

All about Footnotes and Endnotes in Adobe InDesign... | Cari Jansen
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Converting static endnotes to dynamic cross-references, and a look at Microsoft Word document footnote and endnote import into Adobe InDesig

Are You Too Busy To Go To The Bathroom?
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We all need to slow down and stop rushing headlong through life like we're on a bullet train. Here are some good ways to decrease your stres

Social Tech Zone - Interviewing Famous Entrepreneurs And Improving Your ...
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We interview famous entrepreneurs and help improve your computer skills

Social Tech Zone - Interviewing Famous Entrepreneurs And Improving Your ...
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We interview famous entrepreneurs and help improve your computer skills

Freelancers Who Work 9-to-5 Jobs Say Quitting’s on the Horizon
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A new survey shows freelancers plan to quit their 9-to-5 jobs within the next two years. Are you one of these hopefuls?

One Strategy for Workplace Happiness: Meet Others Where They Are
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Over the years, I've talked to many individuals concerning their work lives. These discussions have covered an enormous amount of turf; role

This is the best car repair place I have ever been. The service is exemplary. Once when my car repair was running late, they sent a driver to my house to drive my daughter to dance practice. They inspect the car, and tell you what needs to be done, often less than the standard checklist the dealer goes through. Last time they found a bucket of things to change (expected, around time of major schedule maintenance.) I had bought the car used, and it never ran better in my hands!
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