At some point in our job-seeking lives, we’ve all interviewed at a company that felt more like a military school than an exciting, flexible, creative, ever-evolving workplace culture. The signs start in
Anyone who has ever started a business, particularly if they've bootstrapped the start-up, has experienced a major moment of indecision: When do you hire more people? On one hand, you want to keep staffing
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Just because you have a great idea doesn’t mean your startup will succeed, and there’s a simple reason for this: concepts don’t make companies. Startups depend on everything from the capabilities of their
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As chief innovation officer at Massachusetts-based design consulting firm Altitude, Heather Andrus has seen firsthand that companies are bending over backwards to beef up products with connectivity to
I was surprised as anyone back in 1990 when I landed my first real job. Full healthcare benefits, a retirement plan, and much more! An actual salary to pay the bills and even buy myself a commuter car!
I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different
A decade ago, building a website was difficult and expensive. WordPress didn’t exist, nor did the tens of thousands of free plugins and low-cost design themes that can be installed at the click of a button.
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The experts agree: anyone can take a course in C++, but it’s not going to land you the job. The most in-demand jobs for the new year might be rooted in the booming computer industry, but it’s not only