10 Books to Unwind with This Memorial Day

Ms. Career Girl

The post 10 Books to Unwind with This Memorial Day appeared first on Ms. Thankfully the author of our book obsession is delivering us with yet another rollercoaster ride this summer and we guarantee you’ll consume it in one sitting.

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A New Book About HubSpot Reinforces The Truth About Your Culture.

The HR Capitalist

We all like to think our culture is special. Some of us talk about our culture without really doing anything to support it. Others work hard at culture, to the point where the cynic would claim there’s a cult-like feel to what’s created. . Culture Workplace

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Hard Work And Ambition Are Rewarded At Drift

Career Realism

Drift is the fastest-growing technology company in Boston, but it remains committed to fostering a company culture of openness and teamwork. But, when you hire the right people, the culture often follows suit, according to Dena Upton, vice president of people at Drift.

2019 65

Toast, Inc. Strives To Be The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Career Realism

headquartered in Boston, is a cloud-based restaurant software company that provides restaurants with a management and point of sale system. Putting The Focus On Company Culture Toast is not afraid to boast about its company culture. The culture and environment is excellent.

2019 62

Hiring is a Team Sport

Hiring Technical People

” I’m speaking at Agile Boston this week. I’m repeating the talk in Downtown Boston on Thursday , too. Then, do yourself a favor and buy the book. If you have the book and are thinking about writing a review, please do. Hiring Geeks That Fit agile agile hiring cultural fit culture hiring decision job analysis Shane Hastie, my sometime coauthor , and sometime co-teacher, interviewed me for InfoQ about Hiring Geeks That Fit.

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Agile Hiring: It’s a Team Sport Slides Posted

Hiring Technical People

I gave the “same” talk twice last week, at Agile Boston. My book designer sent it off to the indexer this past weekend. Hiring Geeks That Fit cultural fit interview job analysis Now, I never memorize my talks, so it’s never the same talk. I record my talks so I can learn from them. I had to select which talk I uploaded to slideshare. Tough decision! I decided to upload the first talk, because I thought the quality of the recording was better.

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A Different View on Decision Making

Water Cooler Wisdom

« New Episode: 30/20 Vision | Main | Mantra For Being Less Sensitive » July 13, 2010 A Different View on Decision Making   Ann MarieBland of Boston ,a video game marketing executive, was recently faced with two attractive joboffers. 

2010 74

Chat with Katherine Brooks, Author of “You Majored in What?!”

Ms. Career Girl

Career Girl on May 4, 2010 Today I had the chance to chat with the author of one of my favorite career books for college students and graduating seniors. If you haven’t picked up this book yet, please do. I tell them to read my book. Career Girl Marketing to Gen Y Women.

2010 231

Moving Overseas For Your Spouse’s Job? The Most Important Thing You Will Pack is Patience

Ms. Career Girl

For over thirty years, I enjoyed a career in the world of non-profit organizations: fundraising for organizations I admired (such as PBS); helping corporations and foundations make strategic philanthropic decisions; serving on the boards of many civic organizations in the Boston area, where I live.

2019 161

Naive Intensions Are Good for Business


In researching for his book Better Under Pressure , Justin Menkes found that organizational leaders to perform their best demonstrating three traits: realistic optimism, subservience to purpose, and finding order in chaos.

2011 122

Best Career Coaches in Your City

The Corporate Con/noisseur

You can also purchase their book, “ Career Judo: The Martial Art for the Mindful Career.” million people and is the seat of the cultural, financial, and economic center of South Florida. Best Career Coach in Boston. Best Career Coaches in Your City.

2020 52

5 Tips to Keep Your Social Media Positive

Ms. Career Girl

The mini-magazine delivers style-minded content, pop culture highlights and Instagram inspiration to inboxes daily in a format that can be easily digested in 5 minutes or less. It seems adults have swapped their hardcover books with Snapchat stories and Instagram feeds to end their day.

Reality and the City

Ms. Career Girl

This is the first line of Jen Lancaster ‘s book, “ Bright Lights, Big Ass.&# Ms. The people you meet, the opportunities you get and the culture you experience are priceless. Car-culture is something I’ve written about pretty extensively over at my blog.

2010 179

Effective Onboarding: How to Introduce New Leadership to a Team


Once you’ve found someone you think will be the right addition to your team, the work of making sure they can mesh well with the culture of your business, work with the people they’ll be supervising, and hit the ground running begins.

2016 104

#1 Secret To Being A Savvy Recruiter

Career Realism

The Grommet , a company based in the Boston area, understands the importance of sharing their Tribal Story. Through this story, the company is able to reveal their REAL culture to those sophisticated job seekers.

2015 93

should you go into the office during severe weather?

Ask A Manager

I live in Boston and rely on public transportation. I’m mostly curious because I’m new to the company (started in the spring) and corporate culture in general. Join me in wrapping yourself in a blanket, drinking tea on your couch, and preparing to read books by flashlight if your power goes out. A reader writes: What do you recommend employees do during a storm like Sandy?

2012 64

2 Strategies for Combating Ageism on Your LinkedIn Profile Photo

Career Realism

Profile Photo Strategy 1: Re-frame Age In many cultures, age carries with it a sense of wisdom, social status and authority. Many Asian and Latin American cultures honor and respect their older generations.

2010 81

The Secret To Meaningful, Fulfilling Social Relationships (How To Remove Social Anxiety From Your Life)

Personal Excellence Blog

I try to build a conducive and inclusive culture where there is no judgment – only sharing and support. I’d like to think this is why the PE forums has such a positive, open, and supportive culture today. Hi Celes, I’m have social phobia/anxiety.

2012 97

From $0-100million with no sales people. The Atlassian 10 commandments for startups.


Business of Software 2011 takes place in Boston - 24-26th October.  There’s a company, I have friends that work at a hot startup at the moment, they do a lot of hot stuff around data analytics, they’ve raised 11 million dollars, they’ve got top VC’s, a great board, and people are leaving in droves because the company didn’t spend any time building its culture. So, obviously, culture starts with hiring. You can’t sort of have a culture that you want.

2011 87

How To Handle Bullying: An Important 6,600+ Word Guide

Personal Excellence Blog

I already had a return ticket booked in early Feb (departing from Philadelphia to outside America), 88 days from the point of my entry in US. I’ll be going to Boston while I’m in NYC. Have you ever been bullied before, whether as a kid, teenager, or adult?

2011 105

You can be happier by reading this post | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Here is why I think that: Recently, Gretchen Rubin sent me her new book, The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun. Let me tell you now, I am not a huge fan of the book. She basically (as she says in her forward to the book) needs something to talk about at cocktail parties. So she is writing a book so she can talk about it. So I kept reading the book.

2010 66

My Review of 2011 (and Moving On To 2012!)

Personal Excellence Blog

Nov – Traveled around US East Coast, including Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York City and Boston (Dec). Gained a significant amount of knowledge, insights (of different cultures, people, and the world) and (soft) skills as a result of my travels. I’m excited, guys.

2011 60

Generation Y in Politics: Krystal Ball's candidacy | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

Ball dives in head first: How did I end up with private photos of me at 22 with my ex-husband across the entire Internet, and in papers from London to New York to Boston? One does not have to take on the characteristics of the dominant cultural being to be successful in that culture.

2010 102

How to be lost with panache | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

I can also tell you that the culture shock from moving to Wisconsin left me lost in ways that still kick the shit out of me sometimes, and I've been here since the 90s. I started a blog (yes, I war writing a book before. Is this your first time here?

2010 97

How to get good ideas for startups | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

BUT, I had enough knowledge of the thing I was lying about, and enough access to books, coffee and my computer, that I was confident I could learn quick if I was giving the opportunity. There is far too much snark in our culture on this matter. Is this your first time here?

2010 101

The Employee Engagement Wholehearted Dialogue: Denise Bissonnette and David Zinger

David Zinger

But in the same way you mentioned that education has turned us from question marks into periods, I believe that the culture has taught us to value conformity over authenticity. Is there a natural blending of our personal culture with that larger culture whose face we also have to wear? [23:56]

2012 65

How to be more creative at work | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

New York magazine has perfected a way to showcase the thrill that is behind the brilliance of low-brow culture. Brilliant and highbrow: The book titled Benefits of Looking Up, which is a series of photographs of balloons that got stuck in trees. I got introduced to it when I was studying abroad by a buddy of mine from Boston. I didnt realize that it had become anything of note outside of the boston area, however. Is this your first time here?

2010 63

How to hit a wall at work, with grace | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

And I had to take literature courses, which I passed by reading New York Times book reviews (you’d be surprised how far back those go.) And then, after burning every bridge possible at Boston University, I left, one credit short of a graduate degree. I have played professional volleyball, I climbed the corporate ladder in Fortune 500 marketing, I was a journalist at the Boston Globe, and I’ve gotten three startups funded. Is this your first time here?

2009 67

Trend watch: HR, texting, needlepoint | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Within my company culture I am considering setting word limits on everything; documentation, basic guidelines, etc. I'm going to Seth Godin's Boston conference on the 17th. Is this your first time here?

First, be honest about what you want | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

They ask if it’s okay to want what they want because they’re so scared to want it: A book, a blog, a job change, lots of money, less money. The first thing about understanding another culture is understanding that understanding takes time. I've since moved away and have lived and/or spend considerable time in the Pacific NW, Southern California, the Carolinas, Boston, and New York City. Is this your first time here?

2009 78

How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

The Internet provides books and discussion, so why would you need to go to school for those things? Career centers are in the business of booking interviews on campus. Studying Victorian history is a hobby – you're better off reading books from the library and maybe taking a class or two in the subject than going for an entire degree in it. I waitressed during school and summers to help pay for books and the tuition that wasn't covered by aid.

2010 79

Thanksgiving drama on steroids: Adding a family business to the.

Penelope Trunk

Six Sex Scenes ( my 1994 master's thesis, graduate program for english, Boston Univ. Posted by thatgirlinnewyork on November 27, 2009 at 3:17 pm | permalink | Reply Wow — I'm sending you a copy of my book, Every Family's Business. I found a copy of your book in a thrift store. I love your blog and your book. I have spent nearly a decade trying to separate my career advice writing from that book. Is this your first time here?

2009 62

Shifting the balance of power. (Mainstream media stinks.

Penelope Trunk

They start booking tickets. Sadly, because of the culture at aforementioned corporation, I was not able to speak of the miscarriage at work in any context other than to inform the (male) manager. Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Shifting the balance of power. Mainstream media stinks.) Posted to: Journalism | Parenting November 6th, 2009 Del.icio.us

2009 66

How to put blog comments to good use | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog How to put blog comments to good use Posted to: Learn to take advice December 8th, 2009 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook I don’t usually write about my life in real time, because the difference between a blog post than reads like a diary entry and a blog post that someone would want to read is usually just time passing.

2009 61

How To Be More Likeable At Work: 10 Things To Do Today

Career Realism

There are books and books about this subject. Changing the culture takes one person at the lowest level to get it all started. Company CEO’s don’t change the culture even though they take credit for it, people do. Watch The Office, Boston Legal, and Jon Stewart.

2013 83

Do you overemphasize happiness? | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

For one thing, people who are happy do not look for a lot of choices, according to Barry Schwartz, in his book, The Paradox of Choice. His book, Create Your Own Economy , is about how the information flow of the Internet allows us to manage our careers differently than before. Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Do you overemphasize happiness?

2010 84

How to express your true self at work | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

" An angle for past paychecks from Yahoo and the Boston Globe. I thought that was a normal reaction in those circumstances but it turned out I made a big cultural faux pas (one of many no doubt!) There were a lot of problems in the school and the cultural gulf was massive.

2010 93

How to know if you'll be good at sales | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

For example, I’m an open book—I have very little ability to bluff or play my hand close to my—actually, what is that expression? I'm not making gads of cash, but I'm successful in my book because I can sleep when I want to sleep, work when I want to work (for the most part), and am living on my terms. Posted by Cat in Boston on November 19, 2009 at 3:09 pm | permalink | Reply Ha. Is this your first time here?

2009 73

Martin Luther King Day Special: Racism is alive and kicking.

Penelope Trunk

It is not much about loving eating them – it is only an exotic cuisine, even in Japan – but more about getting upset by flatly being denied of one's own culture by outsiders.) i think it takes someone who is paying attention to hear the context in many of our "cultural" events. But sometimes we have to overlook pieces of other cultures that we don't like or understand just to experience those other worlds. Is this your first time here?

2010 82

My miscarriage — on CNN, ABC and AOL | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

specialised clinics are usually provided in areas where 1) there is a significant population that is not or under-insured, and 2) where the culture doesn't necessarily find doctors willing to provide the procedure in hospital settings. Posted by Caitlin on October 11, 2009 at 5:29 pm | permalink | You looked damn hot in this one, Penelope. :) Posted by John Feier on October 1, 2009 at 10:28 am | permalink | Reply We live in a culture of embarrassment and shame.

2009 82

coworkers can't see past my Russian accent — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager coworkers can’t see past my Russian accent January 14, 2011 A reader writes: I come from eastern Europe, specifically from Russia. It sounds like the OP is well beyond the “settle into a new culture&# phase.

2011 71

bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics February 9, 2011 There are loads of good recruiters out there. On the bright side, at least they weren’t contacting you from Bangalore with a job candidate in Boston, for your position in DC?!

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