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7/25/2017

For millennials and baby boomers, engagement comes from establishing purpose and passion for their work, not just receiving more money, writes Alaina Love. "Fulfillment creates a positive feedback loop that encourages employees to go the extra mile for a customer, or think about projects outside of normal work hours," she writes.

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7/25/2017

GoDaddy abandoned the highly sexual and sexist television commercials it was known for and has become one of the top workplaces for women in tech, writes Charles Duhigg. Company officials say they've consciously started to acknowledge and address biases, changing evaluation forms and looking to not only hire more women but give them a voice.

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7/25/2017

Understanding the concept of critical mass can help businesses understand what drives memes, why mass adoption is important for new technologies and other key points to making a business economically viable, Shane Parrish writes. Research suggests only a dedicated minority -- just more than 10% -- cause great shifts in ideas and societies.

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7/25/2017

Good communicators develop trust, provide context and meaning, and reflect their words with their actions, David Grossman writes in this list of 12 communication tips. "Just because you say something doesn't mean others hear and understand you," he writes.

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7/25/2017

The rapid pace of technological advancement makes for more data, faster processing and smarter algorithms, all fueling the growth of machine learning, write Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee. Cloud technology, in turn, supports artificial technology development and will help better support widespread, shared robotics learning.

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Andrew McAfee, Erik Brynjolfsson
7/25/2017

Bass Pro Outdoor World has agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle a class-action case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over the retailer's hiring practices. According to the lawsuit, management systematically rejected qualified nonwhite applicants and retaliated against existing employees who criticized the practice.

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7/25/2017

Harvard University "interfered with the employees' exercise of a free and reasoned choice," a National Labor Relations Board regional director said in a ruling that invalidated the results of a November student unionization election and ordered a new election. Harvard officials say the results should stand.

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The Harvard Crimson
7/25/2017

Five members of a group called 99Rise will spend one or two weekends in jail for verbally disrupting a 2015 Supreme Court session in protest of the court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In handing down the sentences, US District Judge Christopher Cooper said he appreciated the defendants' passion, but the issue was "how, where and when" they spoke out.

7/25/2017

Attorneys for President Donald Trump are asking the US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit to dismiss a "vexatious" lawsuit stemming from the forced removal of protesters from a campaign rally last year in Louisville, Ky. US District Judge David Hale had allowed the lawsuit to proceed, citing evidence that an alleged assault on the protesters was the "direct and proximate result" of then-candidate Trump's personal actions.

7/25/2017

Persistent biases and corporate politics continue to make it difficult for women to move into top leadership positions in the corporate world, according to executives, recruiters and business school deans. Women are taught to believe that everything "will take care of itself" when they deliver results, but that kind of thinking doesn't necessarily work at the top of the corporate world, former DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman said.

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