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This CEO thinks it’s crazy to work more than 40 hours a week

If you didn’t know better, you’d think Jason Fried is more of a slacker than a CEO. Fried chooses to do less, not more. He doesn’t set goals. He’ll get back … Continue reading

December 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

How to Disconnect From ‘Always On’ Work Culture

Today always-on is the default work setting for most of us. Ubiquitous smartphones, slim computers and innovative apps make every response a snap—quicker, easier, seemingly less painful. It just takes … Continue reading

October 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

The way we treat pregnancy at work isn’t just wrong—it could be dangerous

I was asked to hide my pregnancy during client trips. During one trip, I presented to clients and shared multiple meals where I had to dodge questions such as, “Why … Continue reading

June 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death

It does require a fairly dystopian strain of doublethink for a company to celebrate how hard and how constantly its employees must work to make a living, given that these … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Netflix Has No Rules Because They Hire Great People

So what’s the key to Netflix’s sustained success? How does a company grow that fast, change business models so many times, and maintain a fanatical customer base? Remember, rules are supposed to … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Say Goodbye to Spain’s Glorious Three-Hour Lunch Break

For decades, campaigners in the country have complained that the average Spaniard’s habit of keeping extremely late hours and taking delightfully long lunch breaks was making everyday life harder for … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

On paper, Uber’s business in China looks like it is getting crushed by its Chinese rival. But after interviewing several Uber drivers in Shanghai, I made a surprising discovery: Uber … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Facebook Raises The Bar For Supporting Grieving Employees

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has raised the bar on a very important employment benefit most people hope they’ll never use: paid bereavement leave ― the time off you … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

MP says her baby was kicked out of House

A Quebec MP is calling for change after she says she was asked to remove her three-month-old baby from the House of Commons during a vote. Hassainia, who is still … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

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