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Does Your Culture Scale?

A small startup can feel like a family. But what happens when the family grows?

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5 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a New Job

I’ve had the chance to play both sides of the field – I’ve been the new guy at the office, but I’ve also had to oversee plenty people learn their way into a new job. But the mistakes are always the same.

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Tips for Working from Home

Working from home might seem like a tempting concept, but its pitfalls are many. If you don’t draw a clear line between your work and domestic routines, this arrangement can turn from a dream job into a productivity nightmare.

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Why 9-to-5 Has to Die (and How to Build Smarter Work Hours)

The objective of work is not to be at work – it’s to get work done.

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Quit Smoking with the Smoke Break Timer

There are never too many reasons to stop smoking. Your health and well-being should be your primary concern, but smoking is not just killing you – it’s also killing your time.

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Winter is Coming (and How You Can Keep on Working)

Many of you living and working way south of the arctic circle do so in what we’re assuming is a perpetually festive mood. While we recognize that hot climate is not necessarily easier to cope with, living in the upper regions of the northern hemisphere produces its own unique challenges for productivity. And it’s not

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Five Lessons I’ve Learned Doing User Onboarding

The aim of user onboarding is simple – keep your new users coming back to your service. The art itself – not so simple. Here are five crucial lessons.

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What Programming Is Like (As a Job, As an Activity & On Mondays)

A recent conversation with a coworker made me think about the gap between what programming is like for programmers and how non-programmers (read: normal people) imagine it to be. I think we as programmers (developers, coders, ninjas, samurai, whatever you want to call yourself) are so engulfed in our own world that we don’t even

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How To Avoid Feeling Like a Loser at Work

Its a given that real programmers start programming at their early teens, code in their spare time and are always up to date with bleeding edge technologies. But these great expectations may lead to great burnouts.

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I Alter Realities. I Write Code

You can create worlds and alter realities using only your mind. It’s the same thing with writing code.

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4 Tips for Your Next Business Presentation

Whether you are pitching a million-dollar idea to investors, or you are simply putting together something that will make your boss happy, creating an entertaining presentation is a vital part of keeping your business interesting. Technology has changed the way that we present ourselves and our ideas to people. This can be great for some,

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Top 7 Productivity Tips For Working At Home

A growing number of us are granted the comfort of working from home by the grace of the almighty Internet. However, as nice as it may seem to skip that rush hour traffic and work in our pajamas, it can be tough to maintain productive work days at home. I’m still honing my at-home work