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Why You Need to Cross-Train Your Remote Team

Whenever I hear the term “cross-train”, the first thing that comes to mind is the squat rack at the gym that personal trainers force you to use in between cardio days. They make you squat because even if running a marathon is your primary goal, you still need to spend some time building muscle. Otherwise,…

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Does Age Matter for Startups?

Is life really over once you turn 40? If you believe the unknown author who said, “Forty isn’t old…if you’re a tree,” then for you the answer might be yes. In fact, if you’re over the age of 40 then chances are you’re sitting down reading this on a desktop computer. Actually, your smartphone, if…

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Maintaining Professional Relationships in the Workplace

One of the most challenging things about managing a team is establishing yourself as an authority figure while still being a likable boss that your team wants to follow. On one hand, if you get too chummy with your reports, professionalism and productivity will plummet: Problems won’t get dealt with properly, your team won’t do…

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Do Degrees Matter Anymore for Startups?

Ever since you were a kid your parents have preached the importance of getting a good education. From the first day of kindergarten till the day you graduate from High School, they’ve been telling you, you need to go to college and earn a degree. But what if they were wrong? Of course, earning a…

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Why Agile Fails in Some Companies – Is There Any Solution?

When it comes to today’s workplace, agility is a nice attribute to have. Being agile means you move quickly, change course easily, and you’re always ready to spring into action. But what about the term agile, as it pertains to project management? What does “Agile” mean in this context, and how does it apply to…

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