Author: KC

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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8 Tips to Achieve Your Career Goals in 2018

Was it good luck or hard work that got your coworker their promotion? Maybe they were at the right place at the right time? Or know the right people? What about you? How’s your luck these days? You may have similar career goals as your cube neighbor— let’s say you both want to be the leader who makes an impact on the business. The one who saves the quarter and gets praise from the CEO at the company stand-up. So you both work long hard hours in the office and on weekends. But after all is said and done,...

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Diversity & Inclusion: Less Talk, More Action

Listen on iTunes Take Our Brief Survey February 19, 2017 It’s the day something big happened. Something that seemed small at the time, but resulted in a tidal wave of conversations, heated debates and change. It’s the day Susan Fowler, a former Uber software engineer, released a blog post that would become a battle cry for change. In 2,928 words, Susan brought to light her experience as a female engineer at one of the world’s most valuable startups. She illuminated the bro-culture that exists in many technology companies in the Bay Area and beyond. And she helped other women...

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How To Improve Your Broken Hiring Process

Recruiters are idiots. So are hiring managers. As a former recruiter and hiring manger I resent those statements. But if you go to Google and type in “recruiters are” or “hiring managers are” you will see how the search engine feels about the two. OK, it’s not Google per se, rather people like you and me who are typing phrases into the search engine. Evidently, enough people are typing in statements versus questions. What do you think their intent is? My guess is they want to express their extreme displeasure for the hiring process. Unfortunately, most companies, hiring managers...

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