Official memos. Oxfords and briefcases. Informal chit-chat in flat grey cubicles. If you’ve ever worked in for company with a strictly formal culture, you know just how drastically things have changed in the last decade. Casual dress codes, flat management organizations, drinking and swearing at work — companies have started to let loose a little in an attempt to adapt to the desires of a younger workforce and bring more fun to the work environment.
Creating a vibrant culture that attrac...
If you're wondering what it's like to take a peek into the world of a Silicon Valley startup, then look no further! From the fully stocked break room to the GIFs that keep on giving, we've cultivated eight top-notch startup quotes that'll have you drinking cold brew artisan coffee in no time. So grab your overpriced, cold-pressed juice, step onto your treadmill desk, and enjoy our list of quotes overheard at a Silicon Valley startup (accompanied by GIFs, of course):
1. "Do w...
Starting a business can be an overwhelming process. Business plans, leases, financing, legal documents — and monthly budget sheets. Granted, you’d almost certainly rather spend time refining your product, talking with happy customers, or honing your investor pitch than hunch over spreadsheets, calculating the seemingly impossible amount of money it’s going to take to get your business off the ground. But budgeting is absolutely essential to your success.
How does a monthly budget works...
This is what happens when a laid-off 52-year-old former Newsweek journalist decides to join a young, dynamic tech startup and ends up in a surreal drama. Author Daniel Lyons recounts his year spent in startup hell (technically, marketing automation startup HubSpot) and his story is equal parts LOL and WTF. It's a fascinating peek behind the scenes of a growing company as well as a scathing commentary on startups in general.
How Dan Lyons' Life Was Disrupted
The complete title of t...
You might want to sit down for this... or better yet, stand! A recent medical journal study revealed that people who sit for most of their day are 54% more likely to die of a heart attack. In the age of 60-hour workweeks, mesmerizing computer screens, and binge-worthy Netflix shows, it's important that we take into account how much we're sitting each day — and how it's affecting us.
The good news is, most people are aware of the effects of sitting all day. More and more "sitters" are...
“When in doubt, simplify.”
― Eric Ries, The Lean Startup
Small businesses are always pushing to drive profits and increase sales, but few fledgling firms truly know the ins and outs of cutting costs to maximize profits. Here are three ways you can effectively cut costs for your small business while keeping operations running smoothly.
1. Switch to Free
Why pay when you don’t have to? Here are some normally costly practices that have free counterparts:
Move your IT to the Cl...
Wrike's CEO Andrew Filev recently appeared on TechEmergence to share his ideas about practical applications for machine learning in startups. As Andrew explains, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence have the power to help businesses identify patterns and use them to improve their marketing efforts.
In the podcast, Andrew shares his thoughts on:
Machine learning as a tool for customer segmentation to increase the impact and efficiency of outbound marketing and sales t...
You put everything into your business: your time, your talents, your money — whatever it takes to make your startup a success. But you’re all too familiar with the scary statistics: half of all new businesses fail within the first five years, and for every successful entrepreneur, there are plenty who wish things had turned out differently. If only you could ask them what they’d change if they could go back in time — or what they learned from their experiences.
Well you’re in luck: this in...
Welcome back to the weekly Work Management Roundup, where we collect and curate links to articles on business, work, productivity, and careers.
And what a tumultuous week it's been! The biggest topic people will be talking about for the next few weeks is undoubtedly the United Kingdom voting to exit the European Union, and UK Prime Minister David Cameron resigning from his office by October, both of which will have massive consequences on global business. Some say you might be jobless t...
Welcome back to the weekly Work Management Roundup where we collect and curate the week’s best reads in work and management. This week, we talk a lot about productivity. We lead off with an article on Beijing's workaholic startups and continue with discussions on busy work vs. productive work, and why we need new ways to measure the productivity of our workers. Read on for more!
After Three Weeks in China, it's Clear Beijing is Silicon Valley's Only True Competitor (Recode): This articl...