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

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Thanksgiving drama on steroids: Adding a family business to the mix Posted to: Entrepreneurship | Money | Negotiating November 25th, 2009 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook I think its safe to say that for the majority of people, Thanksgiving is not about goodness and gratitude, but rather, family drama. There are pieces of the family business I’m dying to tell you about.

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Balancing Business Realities with Employee Well-Being

Water Cooler Wisdom

Since a culture of good work-life balance can be established and encouraged from the top, I asked three small-business owners how they achieve work-life balance during growth periods and also how they model and promote healthy habits for their employees. The more my employees and I feel as though our lives are out of balance, the more likely we will pay a physical and emotional price—and so will our business.

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Entrepreneurs: How Work/Life Balance and Growth Can Mix

Water Cooler Wisdom

Since a culture of good work-life balance can be established and encouraged from the top, I asked three small-business owners how they achieve work-life balance during growth periods and also how they model and promote healthy habits for their employees. Here are the insights William Bauer, managing director of Royce Leather Gifts in New Jersey, Rob Biederman, co-founder of Hourly Nerd in Boston, and Mike Mannon, president at WD Communications in Philadelphia, shared with us.

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

reCareered

Business of Software 2011 takes place in Boston - 24-26th October.  In software there is a golf, you can pretty much sell things under 10,000 dollars online, but once you need sales people involved you need to start, the pricing needs to go up. There are expensive sales people, a list price, no one ever really pays because there's a 20% discount, right off the bat. He’s the sole breadwinner of the family, and he just wasn’t doing the job we needed him to do.

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Reality and the City

Ms. Career Girl

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. If my family lived far away I probably wouldn’t have a car here either.

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

Penelope Trunk

A proud moment…but nothing beat watching her skip out of auction with her steer running alongside realizing forty more cents a pound than her best price. farming is in my family's near future and this is the stuff I think about, now. Is this your first time here?

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

Penelope Trunk

This was competing with my second favorite happy memory of finally getting a family friend's dog to settle and calm down at his first big party when he was terrified of everyone around (he had been likely abused before our friends took him in). It makes sense then that what makes me happiest now are my hours with the local shelter–working with the dogs there so they learn skills and confidence and get adopted into great families. Is this your first time here?

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

Penelope Trunk

I read the comments from farm families and gave them extra weight. There were lots of people who told me that the family was insane and that the guy should always choose me before the farm but I decided that if you want to live on a farm, you have to live by those values, so I should go with what the farm family comments told me. I knew a family growing up who had a family farm. The farmer's family seemed to rise up as one to expel you from their midst.

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

Penelope Trunk

And then, after burning every bridge possible at Boston University, I left, one credit short of a graduate degree. I still needed to support the family, but I couldn’t write anything because I couldn’t imagine giving career advice when I was having a total career meltdown. 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?

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

Penelope Trunk

While I do not doubt the power of a college degree for certain career paths, for me, spending a weekend with mega-investors, or internet marketers or whoever for less than the price of 1 college class can be indispensable. My father's foresightedness has made it possible for me to be price-neutral in the college decision. I can't say what the choice looks like for others looking to pay full price. Is this your first time here?

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

Penelope Trunk

People live in Wisconsin because the lifestyle is easy – family is here, personal history is here, things generally are fine. Because I have Asperger’s and so do many people in my family, and I want to believe there is fulfillment out there for all of us. Because I have Asperger’s and so do many people in my family, and I want to believe there is fulfillment out there for all of us." Hell, raising a family on that much is tough enough in Detroit.

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Shifting the balance of power. (Mainstream media stinks.

Penelope Trunk

More than feeling compelled to justify myself to your audience, I feel compelled to protect my schedule and my family from your intrusive calls and seemingly random deadlines. This means that the rabid UK tabloid press will see you, and your family, as fair game. Assuming for a moment that you don't want to follow Katie Price down that well trodden route ( [link] ), you might want to take some advice. And the whole bit about your kids and your family.

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

Ask A Manager

Let’s not encourage people to go to extremes to assimilate – let’s try and encourage them to embrace their uniqueness while settling into a new culture – I agreed with you until you made that point. Most of our families are imports!

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bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

Ask A Manager

On the bright side, at least they weren’t contacting you from Bangalore with a job candidate in Boston, for your position in DC?! 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.

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

Penelope Trunk

What happened to people having friends and family, doctors and professionals to offer emotional, moral and personal support and validation? 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. For example, he asked me a lot about the farmer and his family and what they thought about an abortion.

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