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What’s Best For Employees Is Best For Business

What’s Best For Employees Is Best For Business | Personal Business | Scoop.it
In the early 1850s, Daniel McCallum, the General Superintendent of the New York and Erie Railroad, had a problem. At the time, the New York and Erie Railway was the largest railroad in the world. It moved trains over one million miles a year and employed hundreds of people - locomotive engineer
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Durham marketing company Principled Technologies limits profits in favor of lavish employee benefits | News & Observer

When Greg Carrero took a seven-week paid sabbatical from his job during the summer, his decision to devote one of those weeks to volunteering his time for a good cause was “a no-brainer.”
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These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bakers and Brewers

These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bakers and Brewers | Personal Business | Scoop.it
Though the model is new and small, it holds outsize potential for the many neighborhoods whose downtowns are controlled by faraway landlords or retail chains.
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How a Strong Tribal Identity Can Bind Your Team Together

How a Strong Tribal Identity Can Bind Your Team Together | Personal Business | Scoop.it
The other day, I had a conversation with a friend about how to keep great people excited about staying on a team. The issue isn’t just an important one for managers. Even as individual contributors, …
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Lean Startup and Design Thinking: 5 Things I've learned From Eric Ries

Lean Startup and Design Thinking: 5 Things I've learned From Eric Ries | Personal Business | Scoop.it
There is a reason for which entrepreneurs call their companies "startups" and not "endups". The name basically designates a small enterprise that begins somewhere at the bottom of the unknown, from where it begins to climb up....
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The Next Big Idea For Workers Will Come From The Old School Labor Movement

The Next Big Idea For Workers Will Come From The Old School Labor Movement | Personal Business | Scoop.it
Don't look to Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., for new ideas about how to make workers' lives better. Social unionism, where workers join together...
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Here’s Why You’re Not Hiring the Best and the Brightest

Here’s Why You’re Not Hiring the Best and the Brightest | Personal Business | Scoop.it
What’s the most consistent piece of advice you get as a startup?
Always hire the best people. Never compromise in your hiring standards, no matter how big your company gets.
And it’s true. A great team can take an okay idea and transform it into an incredible, world-beating product.
But something has always bugged me about this advice. There’s an elephant in the room in the form of an implied clause: Always hire the best people… who are willing to live in San Francisco.
Substitute Mountain View, New York, Boston, Chicago, or any other city. The problem is the same. We pay lip service to the idea of hiring the best people in the world — but in reality, we’re only hiring the best people who happen to be close by.
Call me crazy, but I think if we’re going to talk about hiring the best talent available, we should actually try to do that. This means letting go of the idea, at least in IT work, that people need to be physically present for any meaningful work to occur. There’s a better way.
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8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses

8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses | Personal Business | Scoop.it
The best managers have a fundamentally different understanding of workplace, company, and team dynamics. See what they get right.
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So long MVP. Hello Minimum Loveable Product. — The Happy Startup School — Medium

So long MVP. Hello Minimum Loveable Product. - The Happy Startup School - Medium
Tactics on how to get your digital ideas to market sooner, but still deliver a product that users fall in love with
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Supercell's CEO reveals the culture he built to produce a £2.5 billion company in 2 years (Wired UK)

Supercell's CEO reveals the culture he built to produce a £2.5 billion company in 2 years (Wired UK) | Personal Business | Scoop.it
"The best people make the best games," says Ilkka Paananen, founder of Finnish gaming startup Supercell. "It sounds simple and perhaps naive, but if you truly believe it then the only thing that matters is getting those people and creating the best possible environment so they stay"
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How to run a company with (almost) no rules

How to run a company with (almost) no rules | Personal Business | Scoop.it
What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about. Bonus question: What if schools were like this too?
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Lessons From Converting To A No-Management Company--In Just Two Days

Lessons From Converting To A No-Management Company--In Just Two Days | Personal Business | Scoop.it
Six months ago, a New York-based consulting company named Undercurrent took a dose of its own medicine by becoming a holacracy: the management...
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Chris Anderson on Why Community-Driven Companies Will Always Win

Chris Anderson on Why Community-Driven Companies Will Always Win | Personal Business | Scoop.it
The CEO of 3D Robotics—and former editor in chief of Wired—describes how open source models are diving innovation and transforming business.
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Pains, Gains and the MVP

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A Critique of "Don't Fuck Up The Culture"

A Critique of "Don't Fuck Up The Culture" | Personal Business | Scoop.it
I enjoyed Brian Chesky's recent post called Don't Fuck Up The Culture, where he proclaims to the employees of AirBnb the importance of culture in everything they do. I like Airbnb and its nice to s...
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The Development Abstraction Layer - Joel on Software

The Development Abstraction Layer - Joel on Software | Personal Business | Scoop.it
The one thing more important than great programming is… the illusion that there’s nothing more important than great programming!
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This company wants to help you escape your terrible corporate job

This company wants to help you escape your terrible corporate job | Personal Business | Scoop.it
After three years of working at Ernst & Young in London as a management consultant, Dominic Jackman felt unfulfilled and decided it was time for a change.
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Givers take all: The hidden dimension of corporate culture | McKinsey & Company

Givers take all: The hidden dimension of corporate culture | McKinsey & Company | Personal Business | Scoop.it
By encouraging employees to both seek and provide help, rewarding givers, and screening out takers, companies can reap significant and lasting benefits. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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