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The 31 Coolest Offices You’ve Ever Seen

August 26, 2014

google-office-zurich-peter-wurmli"The savviest companies figured out long ago that a creative and colorful environment can make employees feel more energized and inspired at work," writes Maggie Zhang of BusinessInsider.com.

"With the help of Glassdoor, online research, and company contacts, we compiled a list of 31 of the most interesting office spaces."

Image – Peter Wurmli – Google office Zurich


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A Magna Carta for the Web

August 26, 2014

tim-berners-lee-ted-talk-2"Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: . . ."


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Become a More Creative Listener in 30 Minutes

August 25, 2014

two-women-talking-with-banana-phonesTim Brown, CEO at IDEO, has some advice on becoming a more creative listener.

Image credit – original article


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Your Resume Is Useless Unless It Answers This 1 Question

August 25, 2014

Ajoseph-terachccording to Joseph Terach (photo, left), " . . . If your resume is to be powerfully persuasive, it must speak directly to its intended reader. Its effectiveness hinges on how well it answers the following critical concern: What are the positive results of your work performance? Put more plainly: Why do your professional accomplishments matter?"

Author bio – Joseph Terach blogs at CareerAttraction.com and is CEO of Resume Deli.


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Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain

August 25, 2014

DANIEL-LEVITINDaniel J. Levitin warns, "But beware the false break. Make sure you have a real one. The summer vacation is more than a quaint tradition. Along with family time, mealtime and weekends, it is an important way that we can make the most of our beautiful brains."

Author bio -Mr. Levitin is "the director of the Laboratory for Music, Cognition and Expertise at McGill University and the author of The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.”


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JetBlue: Twitter and Other Social Media

August 22, 2014

morgan-jetblueTake a look at a "Day in the Life of" Morgan, a communications employee at JetBlue. Morgan is the person who handles Facebook and Twitter for JetBlue.


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7 Body-Language Tricks to Make Anyone Instantly Like You

August 22, 2014

how-to-talk-to-anyoneMaggie Zhang reports on the ideas of Leil Lowndes contained in her book – How to Talk to Anyone.


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Mindblowing Facts about How Much We’re Using Our Mobile Devices

August 22, 2014

snippet-mobile-device-useHere is a Justin Gmoser video on the topic.


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15 Things People Should Never Say in a Salary Negotiation

August 21, 2014

business-insider-logoJacquelyn Smith writes, "Here are 15 words and phrases that may hurt more than they'll help in a salary negotiation: . . ."


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33 Words and Phrases You Should Never Put on Your LinkedIn Profile

August 21, 2014

aaron-taubeAccording to Aaron Taube, "To make sure you and your future employer get off on the right foot, it's important to avoid meaningless buzzwords like "strategic" that make it look as if you haven't put a lot of thought into your profile."

"Below are 33 words and phrases you should never use. Some, like "innovative," are simply overused, while others, like "passionate," should be obvious to the people looking at your profile if you present yourself accurately."

Author bio – "Aaron Taube (photo, left) is a reporter at Business Insider. Prior to joining BI in August 2013, Aaron worked for the legal news publication Law360 and reported on the Mets for MLB.com. He is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and its student newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel."


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