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Funny: B2B inbound marketing is essentially akin to stalking

Funny: B2B inbound marketing is essentially akin to stalking

Sales Advice Inbound 2014

KoMarketing Associates — they have a pretty good presence on LinkedIn, as an aside — did a little recap of InBound 2014 (the Hubspot conference) on their site. They tried to focus on six major themes that emerged from it, and as I was reading it over, this jumped out as the most hysterical thing I’ve read in a while about the…

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What if Human Resources made one small change to the on-boarding process?

What if Human Resources made one small change to the on-boarding process?

Onboarding And New Questions

I’ve written about the on-boarding process a couple of times — notably this blog post— because I think it’s really interesting how little time / thinking / attention / context is typically paid to it, despite the fact that it represents an employee’s first official interactions with a company (interviews are not really “official”…

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Russell Wilson is trolling all the other elite QBs (Brees, Manning, Brady, Rodgers)

Russell Wilson is trolling all the other elite QBs (Brees, Manning, Brady, Rodgers)

Russell WilsonCredit: Peter Yang

Debating which tier of NFL QBs is the “elite tier” is a fool’s errand — and the reason sports bars exist / sell lots of beer — because no one seems to ever agree on what the base qualifications are. If you were initiating this discussion right now, you’d probably start with: (more…)

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Seems like Jesse “LJ” Matthew could be the culprit in the Hannah Graham case

Jesse Matthew Hannah Graham

As I’m typing out this blog, this is happening: (I wrote about this case a few days ago, if you want to see the original post)

Police leave with bags of evidence from Jesse Matthew’s apartment #FindHannahGraham @wsls pic.twitter.com/vTmZvf5bJc

— Ananda Rochita (@AnandaRochita) September 22, 2014

That’s more bags of evidence, because they already grabbed a few over the weekend (I believe that’s…

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Could income inequality erode our trust in each other? Jean Twenge thinks maybe so.

Could income inequality erode our trust in each other? Jean Twenge thinks maybe so.

Income Inequality And Trust

Jean Twenge is a professor at San Diego State University, and best known for books like Generation Me and The Narcissism Epidemic. Now she has some new research out on the connection between rising income inequality (well-documented) and eroding social capital (i.e. trust). The research is summarized in Fast Company along these…

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What’s the worst workplace expression out there?

What’s the worst workplace expression out there?

Business Jargon

Many others have tackled this topic — here, here, here and here— but I wanted to try and get a list down as well. I have a friend out in Seattle and her and her husband do this on the regular; they basically will speak at home in only corporate jargon to amuse themselves (only for short periods of time). Here’s a bunch that I’ve…

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Only about a third of people seemingly want to be managers

Only about a third of people seemingly want to be managers

No One Wants To Be A Manager

CareerBuilder did a survey — it’s also summarized on Harvard Business Review – where they sampled 3,625 workers in different industries, different pay ranges, etc. — and asked them about their desire to eventually become a manager. Only 34 percent (a little over one-third) wanted to, with only 7 percent (less than 1 in 10) saying…

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Only about 1 in 10 Americans can balance being busy with being happy

Only about 1 in 10 Americans can balance being busy with being happy

Little Miss Busy Yo

I wrote this article for LinkedIn a few weeks ago which somehow got 78,000 views — it’s based very much on this articleI wrote on this blog — and as such, I’m pretty interested in the whole notion of “The Busy Trap” or how people define the time they have. I know this sounds utterly misguided to read if you feel like a busy person,…

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Mindy Kaling was apparently almost in Bridesmaids (as Lillian, i.e. Maya Rudolph)

Mindy Kaling was apparently almost in Bridesmaids (as Lillian, i.e. Maya Rudolph)

Mindy Kaling Bridesmaids

She was up for Lillian, i.e. the bride, i.e. the role that eventually went to Maya Rudolph. I think Mindy Kaling is funny, although I actually think for that type of role, Maya Rudolph would have been funnier. Probably the main Lillian moment before the end is the people-taking-a-crap-while-trying-on-dresses scene, and Rudolph is a…

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You can thank evolution for the size and shape of your face (maybe)

You can thank evolution for the size and shape of your face (maybe)

Different Human Faces

FYI: genes that have been linked to facial structure vary more than DNA in other parts of the body. (I had no idea.) This makes logical sense from an evolutionary standpoint. For example, let’s say everyone looked pretty much the same in terms of facial features/construct, right? Or, at the very least, let’s say everyone in a…

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