For those who couldn’t make it to this year’s Innovation Uncensored event in New York, you missed a day full of insights, emotion, and powerful inspiration. Lucky for you, we have pulled together some of the day’s best moments.
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“Office politics aren’t just bringing your company culture down—these same politics are also losing your company money.”
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“You’re not a true startup unless you flirt with death every few months.”
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“By dedicating a space to my work, I create clear boundaries between work and home life. When I am in my office, I do not think about home. When I am in my home, I do not think about my office.”
“1. Stop asking leading questions.
When you ask leading questions like “You’re happy, right?,” your employees will be unlikely to say anything other than “yes.” You’ll feel great—until you’re blindsided with their resignation letter.”
“The rules you were given were the rules that worked for the person who created them.”
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“In today’s economic environment it’s an employers’ market, with more job seekers than jobs. If a 20-something-year-old assistant is screening applicants and sees you graduated over 20 years ago, he may automatically think of his parents. Why give him ammunition to eliminate you?”
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“If “the right thing to do” wasn’t a compelling enough reason, now there are numbers.”
“3. Use Snail Mail.
Everybody emails today, so try posting a letter. Mark it confidential and personal and tell them why you are the perfect person for the job.”