How Your Manager Views Social Media in the Workplace

This morning, I had a lengthy conversation with a good friend of mine who is a higher up in the banking industry. We discussed the topic that seems to be ubiquitous these days: social media. Specifically, we spoke on how social media has affected his workplace…negatively and positively. On the

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Review: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

Long story short: It’s no Spider-Man 2. Short story long: I love Spider-Man. I went into this move stoked to see Spider-Man do spider…well things, and I wasn’t disappointed. The action was superb and the way everything was set up made the reboot do just that: refresh our perception of

Tweeting Influence: Should You Share More Than You Consume?

What does every truly influential person have in common when it comes to, say, Twitter? If you just look at celebrities, one very obvious trait their profiles all share is that they have vastly more followers than people they follow. What does that mean? Well, they share more than they

Social Scoring Is Not Obsolete

It’s just getting better. People don’t like Klout. That’s fair. Klout contains an unknown algorithm that no one outside of the company has truly figured out, making Klout’s credibility that much more uncertain. People don’t like uncertainty. That said, measuring influence online has to contain some uncertainty, lest we are

A Different Way to Approach Feedback and Criticism

Too often we fall into the trap of measuring the value of what we create based on others’ perceptions. I do this when I write a blog post and eagerly wait to read the feedback and see what people think. I consider it success when something I create is popular

New Infographic Highlights The Strengths of Hiring Millennials

A new infographic courtesy of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School has given employers another reason to take a close look at what millennials can contribute to the workforce. As Forbes puts it, this new research data gives us a reason to shed previous stereotypes of millennials that focus on them being apathetic.

Are Too Many People Going to College?

There are several different opinions that vary on this issue. Yes: too many people are going to college and racking up debt for themselves while the government is subsidizing their expenses. No: college is an essential aspect of someone’s life and a gateway to a meaningful career. To keep it