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Fast Company’s Best Advice From 2016 Commencement Speeches

June 21, 2016 6:45 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 12744
From Sheryl Sandberg to Spike Lee, here’s a collection of some of the most inspiring advice from this year’s commencement addresses. This article originally appeared on Fast Company, by STEPHANIE VOZZA.  College graduation is one of those pivotal milestones in life when you stand with your entire future before you. It’s also one of those moments when… View Article

Education vs. Entrepreneurship: Which Path Wins?

July 6, 2015 8:30 am  | Comments: 8 | Views: 7749
That’s how Steve Jobs described his decision to drop out of college, speaking in his now-famous 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University — and presumably striking terror into the hearts of parents who had always assumed their children’s successful futures would include a college degree. And who can blame them? After all, the U.S. Bureau… View Article

As US Job Market Strengthens, Many Don’t Feel It

September 12, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3443
The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains. Yet for Douglas Hunter and millions like him, happy days aren’t quite here again. Hunter earned $14… View Article

Work-life balance not just a women’s issue

August 29, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4498
As the White House convened a day-long summit on working families with a heavy focus on work-life balance, I remembered a major survey last year that took issue with the prevailing notion that juggling work and home life is mainly a woman’s issue. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, 56% of working mothers… View Article

US economy adds 288,000 jobs in June

July 8, 2014 3:20 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4046
The US economy added 288,000 jobs in June, latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics have shown. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.1%, its lowest level since September 2008. That figure beat analysts’ expectations and is an encouraging sign after disappointing growth in the first quarter of 2014. The strong report sent the Dow… View Article

Why The Girls Are Going To Coding Camp

June 26, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5887
We signed our girls up for coding camp this summer, much to their distress. “I don’t want to be a computer programmer when I grow up!” one said. “Can’t we do another week of basketball camp instead?” the other begged. “Please!” Well, no. You can’t. Because these days, knowing how to program a computer or… View Article

America’s Worst Companies to Work For: 24/7 Wall St.

June 25, 2014 5:36 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4342
Employees can now share their opinions about employers online. As a result, companies face new reputation risks that can affect their customers and shareholders. For the third year, 24/7 Wall St. has identified the nation’s worst companies to work for. 24/7 Wall St. analyzed thousands of reviews from jobs and career website and selected… View Article

California Teacher Tenure Ruled Unconstitutional

June 24, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4972
A first-of-its-kind court ruling that concluded California’s union-backed teacher tenure, layoff and dismissal laws infringe on students’ rights to an equal public education adds fire to a debate over whether the job protections afforded professional educators are partly to blame for what ails the nation’s schools, experts said. A judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday… View Article

Your Commute Is Getting Worse

June 20, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5007
One thing that will get worse as the economy improves? Your commute. In 2013, Americans on average spent more than 20 additional hours in traffic, losing two-and-a-half work days to crawling on the road, according to a report from GPS device maker TomTom (TOM2). The delay was up more than two hours from the year… View Article