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    1. Prescriptions For Fresh Produce, And Other World Changing Ideas In Food

      Prescriptions For Fresh Produce, And Other World Changing Ideas In Food

      For Michel Nischan, the CEO of nonprofit Wholesome Wave, which runs the country’s largest prescription program for fruits and vegetables, and provides matching subsidies for fresh produce to those already receiving governmental assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the fix is simple: “That whole notion of investing in [better] food at the front end, instead of paying for treatment at the back end is a real economic opportunity,” he says.

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    2. Five Misconceptions I Had To Abandon Fast As A New Manager

      Five Misconceptions I Had To Abandon Fast As A New Manager

      I quickly realized that the shoes and the frown weren’t making me a better manager—in fact, by not being myself, I was making it harder to build a rapport with my new reports. Now, 10 years later, I’m supporting several colleagues as they transition into their first management roles. In working through their challenges, I’ve realized that everyone has preconceived ideas about what a boss “should” be and do—and that those ideas can steer even the best-intentioned individual off track.

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      Mentions: Google
    3. What Airbnb Has Discovered About Building A Lasting Brand

      What Airbnb Has Discovered About Building A Lasting Brand

      I sat down with Airbnb’s head of brand, Nancy King, and TWBA\Chiat\Day chief strategy officer Neil Barrie to discuss the internal study. An edited excerpt is below. You can find an abridged version of the study itself here. Fast Company: Airbnb recently undertook an internal study of iconic brands. Why? Nancy King: We have incredibly smart investors who are scrutinizing every decision we make.

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    4. Salesforce’s Marc Benioff On The Power Of Values

      Salesforce’s Marc Benioff On The Power Of Values

      Fast Company: You have talked about Salesforce as a company with purpose beyond profit. Can you explain that? Marc Benioff: My goals for the company are to do well and do good. The most important thing to me is that we bring along all our stakeholders with us. We had a vision from the beginning that not only would we have a new technology model, which was the cloud, not only would we have a new business model, which was subscription, but we’d have a new philanthropic model, which is 1-1-1.

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    5. Take These Steps Right Now To Avoid Answering Work Emails (Again) Tonight

      Take These Steps Right Now To Avoid Answering Work Emails (Again) Tonight

      I’m willing to bet that you can think of a time when you were about to sit down for a meal, only to be interrupted by an “urgent” update at work that pulled you away from the table. You can probably tell me about at least a dozen times when this happened to your friends—and how annoying it was to tell them it was “Of course, okay” for them to respond right that second. Leaving work at work is tough for almost everybody.

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    6. Inside My “Deadline Year” For Making My Dream Job A Reality

      Inside My “Deadline Year” For Making My Dream Job A Reality

      “Your timing is really funny because I’m actually putting my notice in on Friday,” a brand marketer I’ll call Tracey (she asked that we not share her real name) tells me. But it’s funny in another way, too, because the same day we speak, California officials are streamlining the state’s convoluted marijuana regulations, and Tracey is quitting her job to open a Bay Area dispensary. This means she’s just set the clock on a big career gamble.

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      Mentions: California Maine
    7. How I Managed A Male Staff Twice My Age As A Woman In My 20s

      How I Managed A Male Staff Twice My Age As A Woman In My 20s

      Judy Garvey was only 26 years old when she was promoted to chief operating officer of a drone startup. In her new role, the engineering team she oversaw consisted of six older men (some of whom had children Garvey’s age), and it grew to two more, as well as some additional contractors.

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    8. Mark Zuckerberg On Fake News, Free Speech, And What Drives Facebook

      Mark Zuckerberg On Fake News, Free Speech, And What Drives Facebook

      I recently sat down with Zuckerberg at Facebook HQ—a sprawling campus that’s only a few miles from the company’s original Palo Alto offices but a world apart in scale and sophistication. Our meeting was not a nostalgic revisiting of the past, but part of an examination into what continues to drive Facebook in the present and what role it wants to play in the future.

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    9. Facebook, Airbnb, Uber, And The Struggle To Do The Right Thing

      Facebook, Airbnb, Uber, And The Struggle To Do The Right Thing

      At that moment, many other businesses, from Google to Starbucks, were publicly fighting policies proposed by President Donald Trump, most notably in the area of immigration. But Zuckerberg didn’t mention the president or politics. Instead, he posed a broader question: “Are we building the world we all want?” Facebook, he argued, had a responsibility to help people.

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    10. Three Habits Of The Best Job Candidates I’ve Ever Interviewed

      Three Habits Of The Best Job Candidates I’ve Ever Interviewed

      Tell me if this sounds familiar: You continually make it to the interview stage, and then—crickets. You have the skills to get in the door, but for some reason, you stall out when it comes to getting the offer. It’s super frustrating, and you can’t help but wonder why. As someone who was responsible for recruiting and interviewing applicants for fellowship openings at organizations nationwide, I can tell you it’s true that being qualified isn’t always enough to edge out the competition.

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    11. I Spent A Month Living With An Amazonian Tribe At 23, And It Changed My Career Forever

      I Spent A Month Living With An Amazonian Tribe At 23, And It Changed My Career Forever

      In 2000, I was working as an IT consultant in Sydney, Australia, and using some of my earnings to backpack around Southeast Asia. During a hike in the mountains in Northern Laos, I stumbled upon an Akha village and was invited to stay for a week. It was an amazing experience, and by the time I got home I was already determined to go deeper.

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    12. Five New Rules My Company Set After A Hiring Disaster

      Five New Rules My Company Set After A Hiring Disaster

      I soon realized we’d wound up with some real misfits. A couple of them turned out to be openly contemptuous of the company’s norms and culture, as well as of my own directives as a leader. Others simply hadn’t yet developed the skills they needed to do their jobs well. I should’ve fired the troublemakers early on, but I was afraid of a nasty confrontation and embarrassed to admit my errors. Instead, I spent the next few months hoping things would get better. They didn’t.

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    13. Could Time-Blocking Replace Your To-Do List?

      Could Time-Blocking Replace Your To-Do List?

      A few years ago, my to-do list was an endless source of frustration. At the end of every day, it seemed like it had more items on it than when I started. I never seemed to get it all done. So, in an effort to understand what was going on, I began to track how I was spending my time and saw some interesting patterns emerge. As I learned more, I started applying a productivity-changing principle to my daily “get it done” list: time-blocking.

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    14. How The Most Successful People Start And End Their Workdays

      How The Most Successful People Start And End Their Workdays

      If you’ve ever tried adopting one, you know that no productivity hack, habit, or routine is universal. What works for one person doesn’t always work for another. But that means it’s usually worthwhile to hear a lot of different ways other people organize their workdays, since it means more options for you to try on for size.

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      Mentions: Terry Gross NPR
    15. Why More Tech Companies Are Hiring People Without Degrees

      Why More Tech Companies Are Hiring People Without Degrees

      One of Donald Trump’s loudest–and likely most impossible to fulfill –promises is to bring back coal jobs. He has made this appeal to people whose factory skills aren’t in demand anymore and likely don’t have the secondary education necessary to enter into other industries. Related: Why Are There So Many White Young American Men Without College Degrees? Whether or not more coal jobs are created, this need has started a conversation about laborers with different educational backgrounds.

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    16. How I Managed To Save Money On A $25,000 Salary In New York City

      How I Managed To Save Money On A $25,000 Salary In New York City

      This is my sixth year living in New York City, and it’s already easy to forget how much of a financial struggle it was to scrape by in the first and second year. In 2016, I grossed over four times what I did four years prior, so you can imagine my surprise at realizing that I’d not only managed to survive on such a small entry-level salary, but had also put away some money in the process. How did I do it? It’s not exactly a sexy story with an epic twist, but here goes.

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      Mentions: New York Starbucks
    17. How “Prison Break” Helped Wentworth Miller Break Into Screenwriting

      How “Prison Break” Helped Wentworth Miller Break Into Screenwriting

      While the character he played on TV was trying to break out from behind bars, Wentworth Miller was conducting an escape of his own: from being known as “just” an actor. I didn’t do much outlining for Stoker and it was kind of a scary-slash-thrilling experience, writing by the seat of your pants, never knowing when or if the train was going to jump the tracks. It required a real leap of faith. On a daily basis. The whole thing just flowed out of me. Like it was waiting to manifest.

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      Mentions: FOX Dallas Hollywood
    18. If Your Talk Doesn’t Do These Three Things, Don’t Give It

      If Your Talk Doesn’t Do These Three Things, Don’t Give It

      Whether you’re giving a toast at a wedding or a big keynote address at a trade show, you know you need to get your act together. What you may not know is how. After all, there’s separate advice out there for giving impromptu speeches like toasts and for delivering more formal talks before large audiences. But no matter how those experiences differ, they all need to accomplish three key things. Here’s what they are and how to pull it off. This is the base of the pyramid. The starting point.

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    19. One LinkedIn Employee’s Insider Tips For Job Searching On The Sly

      One LinkedIn Employee’s Insider Tips For Job Searching On The Sly

      There are a few things in life that bring about extreme levels of stress, and looking for a job typically makes the list—which also includes moving, wedding planning, and way at the top, having a new child. Those are all things about which friends, family, and coworkers all usually have lots of advice to share. But since I work at LinkedIn, I’m asked for job-hunting tips more often than any others.

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      Mentions: Philadelphia Google
    20. 7 Common Mistakes To Avoid In Your First 30 Days On The Job

      7 Common Mistakes To Avoid In Your First 30 Days On The Job

      In the honeymoon period of a new job, any and everything feels possible. You’re meeting new people, settling into your office, and the luster surrounding the work that you’ll be doing is as radiant as ever. Colleagues invite you to lunch, onboarding meetings abound, and your boss still cannot believe that they managed to land a talent quite like you. While it may seem like the work world is your oyster in the first month of a new gig, there are some limits.

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    21. The One Investment Most Startup Founders Don’t Make Early Enough

      The One Investment Most Startup Founders Don’t Make Early Enough

      “I need a cheap logo for my new business,” read one message I spotted last week in a Facebook group for entrepreneurs. I chuckled to myself and went back to work. I’ve seen hundreds of posts like this from startup founders trying to bootstrap their companies and looking to take care of design issues on the cheap. This used to be me.

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    22. It’s Your Coworkers’ Fault That You’re So Unproductive, But Not For The Reason You Think

      It’s Your Coworkers’ Fault That You’re So Unproductive, But Not For The Reason You Think

      But it’s not so simple as soon as you introduce other people into the equation. Your team members have their own preferences, habits, and strategies—and those idiosyncrasies will occasionally clash with yours. Maybe your boss sends you emails filled with half-baked ideas. She loves getting her thoughts down so you can run with them; however, you find it much easier to sit with her one on one and learn more about what she’s envisioning and which ideas you should prioritize.

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      Mentions: Google
    23. Everyone Knows HR Is Broken: Here’s How To Fix It

      Everyone Knows HR Is Broken: Here’s How To Fix It

      Human resources departments are easy targets. A month ago, Susan Fowler wrote an extensive blog post that immediately went viral about the ongoing sexual harassment she experienced at Uber. She pointed a finger at Uber’s HR team, which she says failed to take her complaints seriously.

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      Mentions: Apple Inc.
    24. TheSkimm Founders On What It’s Like To Start A Business With Your BFF

      TheSkimm Founders On What It’s Like To Start A Business With Your BFF

      TheSkimm’s founders, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, met when they were in college and reconnected several years later while working as news producers for NBC. Zakin and Weisberg sent out their first daily newsletter to a small group of their friends, family, and friends of friends on a Tuesday, in July 2012. For a while, the pair worked on their own to build the startup that quickly became an essential daily news digest for millennial women (and men).

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      Mentions: NBC Houston
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