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June 30, 2014

Amy Adams and the Power of Small Gestures

Oscar-nominated actress and America’s Sweetheart Amy Adams scored some good karma points last week when she traded her first-class seat with a US soldier who was flying coach on a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles. Adams, whose father was in the military, noticed the man in uniform at her gate and privately asked the […]

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June 27, 2014

The Curious Case of Flat Hierarchies

Valve, Inc., the software giant responsible for hit video game franchises like Portal and Half-Life, has made headlines in the past for its “flat hierarchy,” which is a fancy way of saying Valve employees have no bosses, sit wherever they want, and decide salaries together. Sound crazy? Valve isn’t alone. Online retailer Zappos has promised […]

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June 19, 2014

Casey Kasem’s Final Sign Off

Before online services and iPods became our preferred methods of listening to music, the radio was king, and Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 countdown show was the nation’s official playlist. Kasem not only presented the weekly Top 40 hits, he engaged the listener with trivia, anecdotes, long-distance dedications, and a sincere passion for the art […]

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June 11, 2014

Need Innovation from Employees? Try Being Flexible

In successful organizations where employees are highly engaged and productive, producing the best work is no longer about putting in the most hours—what’s most important is getting employees’ best hours. For some, it’s at 7 a.m. with a hot cup of coffee and Beethoven #7. For others, the ideal work environment is midnight with a […]

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