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9 Sensational Traits of Highly Promotable Employees — What criteria do you use when promoting employees? See if your list of qualities matches this one. One of the most common questions employees ask is, "What can I do to get promoted?" Makes sense: often employees assume there is a key initiative, a specific action, a high visibility project, or a critical role they should take on...
Jul 24, 2014

RT @moorehn: Love this, especially the part about the best colleagues being teachers and not truant officers.…

Jul 24, 2014

Love this, especially the part about the best colleagues being teachers and not truant officers.…

These Six Companies That Started In Garages Are Now Worth More Than $25 Billion — Every new company has to start somewhere and it's really astonishing to know that some of the world's most famous companies, worth over $25 billion today, were started in a garage. All of these renowned companies have proven that success truly depends on determination, faith, and hard work.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @businessinsider: These six companies that started in garages are now worth more than $25 billion — via @inc

Market Basket and the Case for Employee Happiness — You might think your customers only care about your products, services and prices. The Market Basket saga, playing out in New England, shows that they care about how you treat your employees, too. You seldom see this in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Jul 24, 2014

great story by @IlanMochari on Market Basket protests and how customers care about treatment of…

How 2 Startups Want to Pay You for Your Social Media Posts — At least two services are already building social networks that pay users for their traffic-driven posts. Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared--except the money those posts produce. At least two services are trying to change that.
Jul 24, 2014

New @Inc: Get Paid for Posts? Social Networking's New Twist

How to Launch a Company and Have a Baby at the Same Time — NOI Solutions founder Saima Chowdhury got pregnant the same month she started her company. Here are productivity tips she learned along the way.
Jul 24, 2014

How to launch a company and have a baby at the same time. Real tips via @Nushmia @Inc

3 Ways Ford's Model T Reinvented the Wheel — The Model T wasn't the first car invented, but its revolutionary design helped Ford disrupt the entire automobile industry. Editor's Note: This article is part of a series that examines the lessons behind the most disruptive products in history through the lense of design.
Jul 24, 2014

Think u know everything about the Model T? This is one case study that keeps on giving… @GrahamWinfrey

Tracy Sun of Poshmark: 'Startups Die of Indigestion' — The co-founder of Poshmark, an app that enables users to sell clothes from their closet, shares the best entrepreneurial advice she ever received. Understanding that most startups fail, Tracy Sun and Manish Chandra knew they were going to have to take advantage of every resource and bit of advice they could get in order to make Poshmark work.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @WillYakowicz: Startups don't die because of starvation, they die because of indigestion, says @Poshmarkapp @Inc.

The True Secret to Happiness — PRODUCTIVITY PLAYBOOK New research from Stanford provides an incentive to be kind to others. Almost everyone wants to be happy, but surprisingly few people know how. However, a growing body of research has identified one reliable path: doing something rewarding, especially philanthropy.
Jul 24, 2014

Golden Rule is its own reward: RT @Inc Want to be happy? Do something kind for others cf. Is 58:12 Matt. 25:35

Jul 23, 2014

So, the Golden Rule works @Inc Want to really be happy? Do something kind for others

6 Reasons Why LinkedIn is the New Online Dating Site — LinkedIn isn't just for job searching - it could be where you meet the love of your life. Most of us are familiar with LinkedIn as the number one social site for career networking. LinkedIn can help you get a job, show off your credentials, and, unexpectedly, may even help you find love.

Why You Should Rethink Your Office No-Pet Policy — You'll never look at pets the same way again. Catching a glimpse of a wagging tail skittering around the office isn't just cute. It may just save your life and the lives of employees. Allowing pets in the workplace has long been seen as key employee benefit, as well as an amusement (depending on whether you're an animal lover).