Author: KC

Black Girls Can Code

Listen on iTunes The Pipeline. If you work in technology, you (or your colleagues) have undoubtedly heard or lamented about the dreaded pipeline problem. Definition: “The Pipeline” (proper noun) – A pool of qualified talent whom are interested in working for any given organization in a technical role. For “technical role” see 95% of all open jobs on Indeed. The Pipeline Problem takes the definition a little further by adding a diversity twist: “The Pipeline Problem” (proper noun) – A limited or non-existent pool of diverse (read: women and underrepresented minorities) and qualified technical talent whom are interested in...

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Think back to the last time you purchased a car. Walking onto the lot of a dealership. Eyeing-up a car you’ve been researching online for weeks. Being greeted by a friendly salesperson who offers you to take the car for a test drive – after they photocopy your driver’s license of course. Everything goes well….until the test drive is over and you get “the look.” That’s when negotiation begins… You then spend the rest of your Saturday afternoon eating oddly delicious shortbread cookies while going back and forth over the price of your trade-in, price of the new car,...

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53 Words Of Encouragement To Get You Through A Bad Day At Work

Here’s the thing about management that they don’t tell you…. You’re going to have bad days…really bad days. Days (or even weeks) where everything seems to be going wrong. We’ve all been there. Days where your boss comes storming into your office demanding to know why your team always seems to be playing ping-pong or hanging out at the cafeteria instead of making much needed sales calls. Of course your team sees it differently… Or days when every 15-minutes someone from your team comes in with a complaint about employees from another department who refuse to give them the...

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The 5-Hour Workday

Listen on iTunes Why is the standard work week 40 hours? Well, it turns out there’s a story behind the standard 5-day work week. Back in 1890, the US Government decided to track the number of hours employees spent at work. During that time, manufacturing was a booming industry in the United States. Makes sense given it was during America’s Industrial Revolution. A period of immense growth that created new industries and expanded the blue collar working class. To say employees during that time put in a lot of work is an understatement.  Back then, most people worked an...

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How Podcasts Have A Positive Impact On Business

Six months ago I launched my first podcast, The Manila Folder. Like so many other podcasters, I was inspired to launch my show after binge listening to Gimlet Media’s first season of Startup. I was blown away by the quality of audio storytelling. The characters, the quirky music, the story. Everything. I absolutely loved it. During that time, I was searching for a new business venture, but wasn’t sure what direction to go. After weeks of researching and asking myself to answer (what seemed like) impossible questions, I felt a tug to launch a business to help others succeed...

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Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.

Robin S. Sharma

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