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My friend Andre said to me, ‘You know, Marissa, you’re putting a lot of pressure on yourself to pick the right choice, and I’ve gotta be honest: That’s not what I see here. I see a bunch of good choices, and there’s the one that you pick and make great.

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, on the best advice she’s ever received.

(Via Business Insider)

The 10 Things Innovative Companies Do To Stay On Top 1. Everybody is an innovator2. Measure their idea-generation success3. Change the idea a lot before it becomes a product4. Test their ideas with customers5. Have an internal “idea czar”6. Talk to customers and other partners7. Find ideas everywhere8. Spend R&D money thoughtfully, not profligately9. Generate ideas in three basic ways10. Systematically create new ideas
(via How Innovative Companies Stay On Top - Business Insider)

The 10 Things Innovative Companies Do To Stay On Top

1. Everybody is an innovator
2. Measure their idea-generation success
3. Change the idea a lot before it becomes a product
4. Test their ideas with customers
5. Have an internal “idea czar”
6. Talk to customers and other partners
7. Find ideas everywhere
8. Spend R&D money thoughtfully, not profligately
9. Generate ideas in three basic ways
10. Systematically create new ideas

(via How Innovative Companies Stay On Top - Business Insider)

Kid Sends Perfectly Blunt Cover Letter for Wall Street Internship
        
        What do you look for when reading a cover letter? What do you try to achieve when writing one? It seems this college student’s cover letter to a boutique investment firm made him the most wanted intern on Wall Street this summer.Click here to read the cover letter and the email thread it ignited
        (via Student Sends Great Cover Letter For Internship At Bank, And It’s Now Going Viral On Wall Street - Business Insider)
Kid Sends Perfectly Blunt Cover Letter for Wall Street Internship

What do you look for when reading a cover letter? What do you try to achieve when writing one?

It seems this college student’s cover letter to a boutique investment firm made him the most wanted intern on Wall Street this summer.

Click here to read the cover letter and the email thread it ignited

(via Student Sends Great Cover Letter For Internship At Bank, And It’s Now Going Viral On Wall Street - Business Insider)

Click to embiggen (and see full infographic).Flexible Work Hours Dramatically Affect Happiness
        (via Flexible Hours Are More Important Than Ever - Business Insider)
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The Social Media Landscape
(via INFOGRAPHIC: The Social Media Landscape - Business Insider)

"You can be a manager and a leader at the same time, but just because you’re a phenomenal leader doesn’t guarantee you’ll be a great manager, and vice-versa, so what’s the real difference?"

(via 3 Things That Separate Leaders From Managers : Managing :: American Express OPEN Forum)

"You can be a manager and a leader at the same time, but just because you’re a phenomenal leader doesn’t guarantee you’ll be a great manager, and vice-versa, so what’s the real difference?"

(via 3 Things That Separate Leaders From Managers : Managing :: American Express OPEN Forum)

Who are the leaders of NYC’s startup scene? The ladies of Birchbox, the brains behind Warby Parker, and Bre Pettis (pictured) of Makerbot—just to name a few.
    (via 25 Up-And-Coming Startup CEOs In New York - Business Insider
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Who are the leaders of NYC’s startup scene? The ladies of Birchbox, the brains behind Warby Parker, and Bre Pettis (pictured) of Makerbot—just to name a few.

(via 25 Up-And-Coming Startup CEOs In New York - Business Insider )

Branch is just one of the top 25 startups Business Insider says you need to watch this year. Among the others: Percolate, Contently, RebelMouse and Picturelife.
(via 25 Hot NYC Startups You Need To Watch)

Branch is just one of the top 25 startups Business Insider says you need to watch this year. Among the others: Percolate, Contently, RebelMouse and Picturelife.

(via 25 Hot NYC Startups You Need To Watch)

How The Rise Of Craft Beer Has Infused Small, Local Businesses

         

The popularity of craft beer is undeniably on the rise. Craft breweries have been cropping up across the country in recent years, and the public’s taste for beer is getting more refined—thanks to the trend and increased exposure local breweries get when establishments feature their taps.

Citywide celebrations have taken the idea of showcasing craft beer to scale. From Maine to California, brewers’ guilds and other associations have been organizing special events to bring local, independently-produced craft beer to the forefront. Some cities have rallied around breweries based nearby to organize week-long events replete with seven (or sometimes more) days of beer-and-dinner deals, discounted pints and free tastings.

Read the full story here.

7 Ways To Better Manage Your Telecommuting Employees

Particularly for small businesses, telecommuting seems an effective strategy for maximizing a work force while still keeping costs low. You don’t need to pay for a centralized office space or deal with a drive to work, but you do have to contend with YouTube, Facebook and myriad other online distractions.

A recent CareerBuilder survey showed a stunning 17 percent of telecommuting employees actually work less than an hour a day. Sure, 35 percent claimed they satisfy job duties over a full eight hours or more. But that means the vast majority isn’t sustaining productivity across an entire work day.

Here are some ways you can make sure to get a full day’s work out of your telecommuting employees:

  1. Be clear
  2. Schedule regular check-ins
  3. Share files

  4. Build in face time (even from afar)

  5. Stay plugged in all day

  6. Encourage collaboration

  7. Set team goals

Karlee Weinman breaks down how to accomplish this best on OPEN Forum.