fastcompany:

Some people are born with natural intelligence or ability. Other people learn through their mistakes and become skilled through effort. Most people combine both. But which is more important: effort or talent?

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washingtonpost:

This is how you can be tracked via your cell phone. Anywhere in the world. 
fastcompany:

Should you try to steal that perfect candidate from the competition, or keep your distance? Here’s how to feel it out.
If you’re staffing up a startup or expanding your team, you already know you can’t just rely on resumes coming over the transom. But if you meet someone spectacular at a conference, how do you know if she’s potentially recruit-able? What’s the best way to plant the idea?
A note of (legal) caution: some companies have agreements with vendors or clients not to solicit each other’s employees. If you’re in startup mode, though, you’re probably not settled enough for all that.
If you are in the legal clear, here’s how to suss out if you should try to poach that seemingly perfect candidate.
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fastcompany:

Should you try to steal that perfect candidate from the competition, or keep your distance? Here’s how to feel it out.

If you’re staffing up a startup or expanding your team, you already know you can’t just rely on resumes coming over the transom. But if you meet someone spectacular at a conference, how do you know if she’s potentially recruit-able? What’s the best way to plant the idea?

A note of (legal) caution: some companies have agreements with vendors or clients not to solicit each other’s employees. If you’re in startup mode, though, you’re probably not settled enough for all that.

If you are in the legal clear, here’s how to suss out if you should try to poach that seemingly perfect candidate.

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smallbusinesscents:

**I found #1, #2 & #6 especially helpful!

fastcompany:

Gender and generational gaps have recently become big buzz words in the business world. According to a new study, it’s not a passing trend: Having millennials and women in leadership positions directly correlates with the success of a company.

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mikenudelman:

How 15 famous companies got their quirky names.
mikenudelman:

How 15 famous companies got their quirky names.
mikenudelman:

How 15 famous companies got their quirky names.
mikenudelman:

How 15 famous companies got their quirky names.

fastcompany:

To celebrate Mother’s Day, check out the lessons these tech leaders learned from their biggest inspirations: their moms.

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