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How Studying Dream Teams Helped Me Get Better At Content Marketing

When I was a teenager, I decided that if I ever wanted to get a girlfriend, I would need to learn to skateboard. This made sense to me at the time. But the point of this story is not about faulty teenage logic. It’s that once I started skateboarding, suddenly every piece of concrete looked like a skate park. I started seeing the world a bit differently, noticing things I didn’t before. And to this day, whenever I walk by a...

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This Common Piece Of Networking Advice Is Absolute Garbage

Fortunately, the world has largely caught on to the fact that the old way of networking is dead. No more elevator ambushes and “will you be my mentor” emails. Now networking aficionados tend to talk about building relationships–a strategy sensibly summed up as, “help first, ask for help later.” But Scott Gerber, author of a recently published book on the subject, Superconnector, is still disappointed. “Networking started as...

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My Company Is Killing Anonymous Employee Feedback–Here’s Why

The end of every year at my company used to hit me with sudden bout of anxiety. Not because of any particular thing to do with the business; December is usually our best month. It’s because that’s when my partners and I would solicit anonymous reviews from our employees–a practice we’re now winding down. The fact that those reviews filled me with fear and loathing isn’t why we’re axing them, though. It’s leaders’ jobs...