Small Biz Alert! Protecting Intellectual Property: Patents 101
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Small Biz Alert! Protecting Intellectual Property: Patents 101

Story provided by Black Enterprise –  If you are a small business owner or thinking about launching a Start-up and worried about protecting your intellectual property, you should be. Your IP, often, is your most valuable asset. It should be treasured, protected and insured. Now, ideally to protect your brand you’ll need a trademark, copyright … Continue reading

Where the Five-Day Workweek Came From
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Where the Five-Day Workweek Came From

Story provided by The Atlantic –  It’s a relatively new invention—is it time to shave another day off? “Seven days,” wrote Witold Rybczynski in the August 1991 issue of The Atlantic, “is not natural because no natural phenomenon occurs every seven days.” The year marks one revolution of the Earth around the sun.  Months, supposedly, … Continue reading

The Dullest, Most Vital Skill You Need to Become a Successful Manager
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The Dullest, Most Vital Skill You Need to Become a Successful Manager

Story provided by LinkedIn (Written by Walter Chen) –  The exemplary manager is often shown delivering a rousing speech that inspires her troops to achieve ever greater heights. But the truth is a lot less exciting than that. To three highly effective and successful executives, a boring, often-overlooked ability is one of the most vital … Continue reading

The Impossibility of the Night Shift
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The Impossibility of the Night Shift

Story provided by Pacific Standard – Many night workers get “shift-work sleep disorder.” And no one knows how to treat it. Maintaining a regular circadian rhythm is crucial for human health. But almost 15 percent of full-time salaried workers in the United States work the graveyard shift, making them susceptible to sleep-cycle issues that, according to a new study, … Continue reading

What People Are Really Doing When They’re on a Conference Call
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What People Are Really Doing When They’re on a Conference Call

Story provided by Harvard Business Review –  If you’re reading this while on a conference call — perhaps even in the loo — you’re not alone. It turns out many U.S. employees would rather do just about anything rather than listen intently to their coworkers from a remote location. According to InterCall, the world’s largest conference call … Continue reading