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Workforce Insider (Jul 28)

By EverwiseJuly 28, 2014

Curious to know how we can learn from narcissists, manipulators, and antisocial people to succeed in the workplace? Or why Carlos Slim, the self-made second-richest person in the world, advocates a shorter work-week with longer days? The answers to those questions and more in this week’s edition.


The 3 Day, 33 Hour Workweek

Financial Times  |  Shared by VirtualEconomy.com

Carlos Slim is the self-made second-richest person in the world, but the 71-year-old is also a philanthropist and collector of Rodin sculptures. He advocates a shorter work-week, with longer days, so that people can extend their careers while balancing with other interests (like he does). Read more…

Getting Ahead Working with the Undead

Business Insider  |  Shared by Nik Hewitt

“The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman juggles multiple television, comic and film projects through maintenance of long-term project roadmaps, focusing more on his product than its audience, and constantly considering what big undertaking he might enjoy next. Read more…

Insider Statistic of the Week


Succeeding Darkly

Wall Street Journal  |  Shared by Avinash Kaushik

Antisocial people tend to think creatively, narcissists can be enthusiastic pitchmen, and manipulators are often skilled negotiators. Dark personality traits can key success and it’s worth studying the most effective practitioners. Read more…

More Mentoring Needed

Forbes  |  Shared by TNM BackOffice

A recent HR-oriented survey reveals that 40% of employees feel they’ve never had opportunities to benefit from or provide mentorship, but half of those people would like to do that, with development of new skills cited as the primary motivating factor. Read more…

And a few more not to miss…

Bosses on Facebook, A Lot (Washington Post)

Six Ways for Young Professionals to Advance (LinkedIn)

Weird Al Spoofs Workplace Jargon (Fast Company)




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