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    1. Being Lazy Is the Key to Success, According to the Best-Selling Author of 'Moneyball'

      Being Lazy Is the Key to Success, According to the Best-Selling Author of 'Moneyball'

      Do you think of yourself as lazy? If so, do you think that's a good thing? It just might be the key to success. That's according to Michael Lewis, author of the bestsellers Moneyball, The Big Short, and many more. Lewis was a keynote speaker at the 2017 Insight Summit put on by online survey company Qualtrics. In a candid interview with Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith, Lewis explained why laziness never seemed like a bad thing in his mind, and how it's helped him succeed.

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    2. What I Wish I Knew About My First Pay Check

      What I Wish I Knew About My First Pay Check

      Unlike in countries such as Australia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, there are no federal laws in the United States that say young people must be taught financial literacy in school (though that is slowly changing on the state level). What that means is that many first-time professionals don’t understand how maxing out their 401(k) contributions now can lead to massive financial gains when they retire.

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    3. How The CEO Of Big Data Firm Splunk Is Using Data To Boost Social Purpose

      How The CEO Of Big Data Firm Splunk Is Using Data To Boost Social Purpose

      When Clenergy, the Australian-based renewable energy company, wanted to build the first commercial solar car, it sponsored, TeamArrow, a leading solar car racing team, to collect over 400 data points per second from the track. Powering this massive endeavor is Splunk, an $8 billion big-data analytics platform founded in 2003.

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    4. Exactly What (Not) To Say When Negotiating Your Salary

      Exactly What (Not) To Say When Negotiating Your Salary

      “I’ve done some research, and it looks like the typical pay for somebody at my level is ________.” Keep emotions out of it. Stay data driven and fact based. “According to Salary.com [or source of your choosing], the standard rate is ________.” (Makes it about market rates, not what you’re worth. Walk into the meeting well researched.) “I typically get ________.” (Useful because it provides a frame of reference.)

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    5. 5 Questions To Avoid Asking On A Job Interview—Unless You Rephrase Them Like This\

      5 Questions To Avoid Asking On A Job Interview—Unless You Rephrase Them Like This\

      You’re in the middle of a job interview, and after running through your qualifications, now it’s your turn to ask the interviewer about the position. You’ve come prepared. Without hesitation, you launch into a series of questions that you think are well thought-out. There are a handful of things you’re hoping to learn about the company and the role, and you’re pretty sure you’re phrasing your inquiries the right way. But you might not be.

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    6. The World Changing Ideas Of 2017

      The World Changing Ideas Of 2017

      It’s hard to talk about moving the world forward when so much energy is being expended just trying to keep it from sliding backward. But while battles rage against the current administration’s anti-progress policies, the whole fight can’t just revolve around forestalling them. We must also create an alternate vision and be ready to implement it when the time comes.

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    7. Here’s When You Should Use Email Instead Of Slack

      Here’s When You Should Use Email Instead Of Slack

      Here is the situation: You’re in your office and want to ask a superior a critical question. The query is both important and contains some privileged information. How do you contact this colleague? Group brainstorms. Slack helps eliminate inbox clutter. If you’re working on a brainstorm, the chatroom environment is perfect for spitballing ideas. Conversely, when working with a large group of people, there is nothing worse than a reply-all avalanche.

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    8. Seven Bad Habits Every New Manager Needs To Shake

      Seven Bad Habits Every New Manager Needs To Shake

      It takes a whole different skill set. Most new managers learn the basic do’s and don’ts quickly—like resisting the urge to brag about how experienced you are and encouraging your employees to suggest new ideas. But some mistakes are subtle and hard to see, much less correct. These are the ones that can throw you off before you even get going because no one tells you about them.

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    9. Why This CEO Appointed An Employee To Change Dumb Company Rules

      Why This CEO Appointed An Employee To Change Dumb Company Rules

      Earlier this year, an employee wanted to send a customer a T-shirt with our logo as a gift. There was nothing special about this particular shirt. It was an ordinary, 100% cotton crew neck. But by the time this employee got approval–factoring in his own time and everyone else’s up the org chart who had to weigh in before signing off on the request–the cost of this T-shirt had ballooned to at least $200.

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