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    1. How I Learned (The Hard Way) When To Be Humble As A Startup Founder

      How I Learned (The Hard Way) When To Be Humble As A Startup Founder

      In 2008 the bottom dropped out from my business, and it was probably the best thing that could have happened. After years of steady growth, I'd gotten used to ignoring critics. Some initially said we’d never get people to buy home improvement products over the Internet; others, that we'd we’d never find a way to ship thousand-pound orders to people’s doors. As we grew to one of the biggest sellers in the world, I learned to turn a blind eye. And then the global recession made me wake up.

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    2. The Three Habits Of The Most Trustworthy Person In Your Office

      The Three Habits Of The Most Trustworthy Person In Your Office

      "We need more trust on this team," my client insisted. We were in the middle of a one-on-one coaching session, and as she was getting frustrated, it was clear to her what the problem was: "There are two members that I know I can’t trust no matter what." I had one question for her: "How much do you think those two trust you?" My client responded quickly, claiming that she’d never done anything that would call her own trustworthiness into question. "They’re just difficult!" she said.

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    3. How A $58 Million App-Making Startup Bootstrapped Its Way To Success

      How A $58 Million App-Making Startup Bootstrapped Its Way To Success

      Josiah Humphrey wasn’t like the other kids in his New Zealand hometown. When he was five, his teacher asked the students what they wanted to be when they grew up. Everyone gave the usual answers: a policeman, an astronaut, a fireman... When the teacher got to Humphrey, he said, "A businessman." By the time he was 11, well before he was old enough to be either kind, he was reading "Rich Dad, Poor Dad."

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    4. Why Salary Transparency Didn't Eliminate The Gender Wage Gap At This Startup

      Why Salary Transparency Didn't Eliminate The Gender Wage Gap At This Startup

      Salary transparency is a great equalizer in theory; when everyone knows what everyone else is making, it’s hard for wage gaps to exist. In practice, it’s a bit more complicated and doesn’t always work as intended. Last February, Fast Company reported how four companies used slightly different versions of this strategy to ensure that no one among their respective staffs was being paid unfairly. One of the companies was Buffer.

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    5. Why Salary Transparency Didn't Eliminate The Gender Wage Gap At This Startup

      Why Salary Transparency Didn't Eliminate The Gender Wage Gap At This Startup

      Salary transparency is a great equalizer in theory; when everyone knows what everyone else is making, it’s hard for wage gaps to exist. In practice, it’s a bit more complicated and doesn’t always work as intended. Last February, Fast Company reported how four companies used slightly different versions of this strategy to ensure that no one among their respective staffs was being paid unfairly. One of the companies was Buffer.

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    6. This Women's Clothing Brand Is Made For Professional Women Who Hate To Shop

      This Women's Clothing Brand Is Made For Professional Women Who Hate To Shop

      "I'm so sick of the stereotype that all women are shopping-obsessed," Sarah LaFleur, the 32-year-old cofounder of the workwear brand MM.LaFleur, tells Fast Company. After college, LaFleur spent several years working in management consulting and private equity, where she needed a rotation of crisp, smart work clothes. But she had neither the time nor the inclination to shop for them. In her few free moments, the last thing she wanted to do was browse for blazers online or at a boutique.

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    7. When To Make Exceptions To Your Own HR Policies

      When To Make Exceptions To Your Own HR Policies

      At long last in your search for top talent, you’ve found the right person with the right resume and right vision for the right price. The only thing is that she's eight-and-a-half months pregnant and won't be eligible for your company’s paid maternity leave policy by the time she starts. What do you do? A lawyer will be the first to tell you that enforceable employment policies are crucial in any business.

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    8. How My Cofounder And I Review Each Other's Performance

      How My Cofounder And I Review Each Other's Performance

      "Too nice. Uncomfortable with ambiguity. Overly ambitious and unrealistic. Conflict avoidant. Not all the time but frequently enough to warrant some self-improvement." This was some of the feedback I received from my cofounder and president, J.J., during our most recent quarterly debriefing with each other. As a cofounder myself and the company's CEO, I took his comments to heart and reflected on them later, adding them to my running list of "mistakes" I compile each year.

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    9. How My Cofounder And I Review Each Other's Performance

      How My Cofounder And I Review Each Other's Performance

      "Too nice. Uncomfortable with ambiguity. Overly ambitious and unrealistic. Conflict avoidant. Not all the time but frequently enough to warrant some self-improvement." This was some of the feedback I received from my cofounder and president, J.J., during our most recent quarterly debriefing with each other. As a cofounder myself and the company's CEO, I took his comments to heart and reflected on them later, adding them to my running list of "mistakes" I compile each year.

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    10. How My Cofounder And I Review Each Other's Performance

      How My Cofounder And I Review Each Other's Performance

      "Too nice. Uncomfortable with ambiguity. Overly ambitious and unrealistic. Conflict avoidant. Not all the time but frequently enough to warrant some self-improvement." This was some of the feedback I received from my cofounder and president, J.J., during our most recent quarterly debriefing with each other. As a cofounder myself and the company's CEO, I took his comments to heart and reflected on them later, adding them to my running list of "mistakes" I compile each year.

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    11. These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You'll Need To Get Them) | Fast Company

      These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You'll Need To Get Them) | Fast Company

      Two-thirds of Americans believe that, in 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work humans now do. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 report, The Future of Jobs, estimates that 5 million jobs will be lost to automation by 2020 and that the number will keep growing. Jobs that once seemed like "safe bets"—office workers and administrative personnel, manufacturing, and even law—will be hit hardest, the report estimates.

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    12. Why Salary Transparency Didn't Eliminate The Gender Wage Gap At This Startup

      Why Salary Transparency Didn't Eliminate The Gender Wage Gap At This Startup

      Salary transparency is a great equalizer in theory; when everyone knows what everyone else is making, it’s hard for wage gaps to exist. In practice, it’s a bit more complicated and doesn’t always work as intended. Last February, Fast Company reported how four companies used slightly different versions of this strategy to ensure that no one among their respective staffs was being paid unfairly. One of the companies was Buffer.

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    13. Behind The Scenes At Karlie Kloss's New Coding Camp For Girls

      Behind The Scenes At Karlie Kloss's New Coding Camp For Girls

      Two years ago, model Karlie Kloss enrolled in Flatiron School's two-week pre-college coding course and caught the programming bug. She started taking regular private coding classes with Flatiron dean and cofounder Avi Flombaum (who she already knew socially) and enjoyed the experience so much that she decided to underwrite 21 Kode with Karlie scholarships so other young women could take the same two-week pre-college coding course at Flatiron that had kicked off her own programming education.

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    14. How To Land A Summer Job Before Classes End

      How To Land A Summer Job Before Classes End

      If you’re looking to line your pockets with a paycheck this summer—and get your mom off your back—you’d better get ready now. It’s tough out there. In 2015, 2.7 million people aged 16 to 24 were added to the workforce between April and July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And about 2.1 million of them found jobs—putting the youth labor force participation rate at 60%. That rate has remained steady for the last few years but is far off the peak of 77.5% in 1989.

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    15. How To Land A Summer Job Before Classes End

      How To Land A Summer Job Before Classes End

      If you’re looking to line your pockets with a paycheck this summer—and get your mom off your back—you’d better get ready now. It’s tough out there. In 2015, 2.7 million people aged 16 to 24 were added to the workforce between April and July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And about 2.1 million of them found jobs—putting the youth labor force participation rate at 60%. That rate has remained steady for the last few years but is far off the peak of 77.5% in 1989.

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    16. This Women's Clothing Brand Is Made For Professional Women Who Hate To Shop

      This Women's Clothing Brand Is Made For Professional Women Who Hate To Shop

      "I'm so sick of the stereotype that all women are shopping-obsessed," Sarah LaFleur, the 32-year-old cofounder of the workwear brand MM.LaFleur, tells Fast Company. After college, LaFleur spent several years working in management consulting and private equity, where she needed a rotation of crisp, smart work clothes. But she had neither the time nor the inclination to shop for them. In her few free moments, the last thing she wanted to do was browse for blazers online or at a boutique.

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      Mentions: Barack Obama
    17. Behind The Scenes At Karlie Kloss's New Coding Camp For Girls

      Behind The Scenes At Karlie Kloss's New Coding Camp For Girls

      Two years ago, model Karlie Kloss enrolled in Flatiron School's two-week pre-college coding course and caught the programming bug. She started taking regular private coding classes with Flatiron dean and cofounder Avi Flombaum (who she already knew socially) and enjoyed the experience so much that she decided to underwrite 21 Kode with Karlie scholarships so other young women could take the same two-week pre-college coding course at Flatiron that had kicked off her own programming education.

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    18. How A $58 Million App-Making Startup Bootstrapped Its Way To Success

      How A $58 Million App-Making Startup Bootstrapped Its Way To Success

      Josiah Humphrey wasn’t like the other kids in his New Zealand hometown. When he was five, his teacher asked the students what they wanted to be when they grew up. Everyone gave the usual answers: a policeman, an astronaut, a fireman... When the teacher got to Humphrey, he said, "A businessman." By the time he was 11, well before he was old enough to be either kind, he was reading "Rich Dad, Poor Dad."

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    19. How A $58 Million App-Making Startup Bootstrapped Its Way To Success

      How A $58 Million App-Making Startup Bootstrapped Its Way To Success

      Josiah Humphrey wasn’t like the other kids in his New Zealand hometown. When he was five, his teacher asked the students what they wanted to be when they grew up. Everyone gave the usual answers: a policeman, an astronaut, a fireman... When the teacher got to Humphrey, he said, "A businessman." By the time he was 11, well before he was old enough to be either kind, he was reading "Rich Dad, Poor Dad."

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    20. Why Tech Professionals Now Share A Fate With The Working Class

      Why Tech Professionals Now Share A Fate With The Working Class

      Rick, a 45-year-old white computer engineer in Maineville, Ohio, realized he was really good at fixing things as a young child. But he never liked getting dirty, so his dream job was to fix things without getting dirty. Computers were just the ticket. After five years in the Navy, Rick finally finished getting his two-year associate’s degree, and, determined to set a good example for his children, completed his bachelor’s degree right before turning 40.

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      Mentions: India Ohio Navy
    21. Why Tech Professionals Now Share A Fate With The Working Class

      Why Tech Professionals Now Share A Fate With The Working Class

      Rick, a 45-year-old white computer engineer in Maineville, Ohio, realized he was really good at fixing things as a young child. But he never liked getting dirty, so his dream job was to fix things without getting dirty. Computers were just the ticket. After five years in the Navy, Rick finally finished getting his two-year associate’s degree, and, determined to set a good example for his children, completed his bachelor’s degree right before turning 40.

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      Mentions: India Ohio Navy
    22. Here's Why You're More Helpful To Some Coworkers Than Others

      Here's Why You're More Helpful To Some Coworkers Than Others

      Say that three of your coworkers need help with different projects. One of them is a well-respected veteran in another department, another is the assistant manager of a team that works closely with yours now and then, and the third is someone on your own team who was hired around the same time as you and works in the same role. Which one do you help? According to researchers at Ohio State University, you're more likely to lend a hand to the second of the three.

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      Mentions: Forbes
    23. Point-Counterpoint: Will Email Ever Disappear From The Workplace?

      Point-Counterpoint: Will Email Ever Disappear From The Workplace?

      Gmail announced last month that it now has over a billion monthly active users, a benchmark it passed while the rest of us have been busy debating the likelihood of email’s impending demise. That isn’t to say the tool that so many of us rely on, tend religiously, and supposedly still don’t use properly is guaranteed to persist forever in the workplace. In fact, messaging apps like Slack and a slew of others are working hard to make sure it doesn’t.

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      Mentions: Google AOL
    24. Point-Counterpoint: Will Email Ever Disappear From The Workplace?

      Point-Counterpoint: Will Email Ever Disappear From The Workplace?

      Gmail announced last month that it now has over a billion monthly active users, a benchmark it passed while the rest of us have been busy debating the likelihood of email’s impending demise. That isn’t to say the tool that so many of us rely on, tend religiously, and supposedly still don’t use properly is guaranteed to persist forever in the workplace. In fact, messaging apps like Slack and a slew of others are working hard to make sure it doesn’t.

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      Mentions: Google AOL
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