James Maffessanti

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Do brands benefit from making a scene on social media?

When Tinder tweet-stormed a rant at a <i>Vanity Fair</i> writer, it left many people agog.<p><i>Vanity Fair</i>'s Nancy Jo Sales had written a story on the uglier, …

How 'casual Fridays' suppress creativity

<b>(Science of Us) —</b> I used to work with a guy who refused to let his sartorial standards drop just because it was nearly the weekend. Instead of Casual Fridays, he tried to institute its opposite: Fancy Fridays. This did not exactly catch on widely in the office, and yet he might've been onto …

Death Of TV Continues Not To Happen

Every time a new study comes out and it shows some erosion of share of broadcast or cable TV, we get hysterical headlines about the death of TV.<p>In …

How to handle a toxic (but superstar) employee - Pittsburgh Business Times

2. Locate your current position<p>The next step is to figure out where you are and how you got there. It’s a process that involves viewing the situation …

If You Don't Prioritize Your Day, Someone Else Will

Fifteen years ago a friend invited me to his wedding in Denver, Colorado. At the time I was a law student, but I knew I didn't want to become a …

The One-Word Answer to Why Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Have Been So Successful

When Bill Gates first met Warren Buffett, their host at dinner, Gates’ mother, asked everyone around the table to identify what they believed was the …

Gannett shares 5 lessons learned by asking advertisers what they want

When you think about being customer-centric, it doesn’t sound revolutionary. In an age of tight resources, being customer focused is crucial for …

10 Qualities of Really Amazing Employees

While opinions are often like snowflakes, ask ten different people for their definition of an amazing employee and you won't get ten totally …

Did I make a mistake in promoting this person?!

How many times do we hear statements like “but she was my star performer and now as a manager she’s not getting the same results?” She was very …

Lessons from my Super Selling Dad

I have been a salesman for 10 years now but only a professional salesman for 3 of them. For those of you that know me and see my updates, you will …

Coffee is the New Lunch

It doesn’t matter whether you drink coffee or not, in the workplace, coffee is the new lunch. Coffee doesn’t mean a drink. It means a short meeting …

How to Go From Working 60 Hours a Week to 40 By Sending 2 Emails a Week

I’m convinced 95% of cubicle workers who work over 60 hours a week constantly can cut it down to 40-45 hours by sending 2 emails a week to their boss:<p>…

Job seekers go mobile to find their dream job (infographic)

Searching for a job is a stressful process that involves web searches, exhaustive emailing, networking, and ends with anxiously awaiting a phone call. However a study issued today found that job seekers are increasingly turning to mobile devices for every part of the quest for employment, starting …