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The most successful show us that making your dream job a reality has very little to do with money.
It always seems the job you would love never comes with the pay you want.
Money is unfortunately a necessity that we all need in order to survive, and its significance causes us to make decisions and create goals that are derived from the idea of attaining wealth. It is often our primary motivator in life.
However, if we look back at the most successful people in the world, their motivation and drive had less to do with money than one may think. And this, surprisingly enough, is often what enabled them to succeed.
Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, has always encouraged others to follow their heart and make a difference: “I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off doing nothing.”
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The most successful show us that making your dream job a reality has very little to do with money.

It always seems the job you would love never comes with the pay you want.

Money is unfortunately a necessity that we all need in order to survive, and its significance causes us to make decisions and create goals that are derived from the idea of attaining wealth. It is often our primary motivator in life.

However, if we look back at the most successful people in the world, their motivation and drive had less to do with money than one may think. And this, surprisingly enough, is often what enabled them to succeed.

Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, has always encouraged others to follow their heart and make a difference: “I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off doing nothing.”

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Should you try to steal that perfect candidate from the competition, or keep your distance? Here’s how to feel it out.
If you’re staffing up a startup or expanding your team, you already know you can’t just rely on resumes coming over the transom. But if you meet someone spectacular at a conference, how do you know if she’s potentially recruit-able? What’s the best way to plant the idea?
A note of (legal) caution: some companies have agreements with vendors or clients not to solicit each other’s employees. If you’re in startup mode, though, you’re probably not settled enough for all that.
If you are in the legal clear, here’s how to suss out if you should try to poach that seemingly perfect candidate.
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Should you try to steal that perfect candidate from the competition, or keep your distance? Here’s how to feel it out.

If you’re staffing up a startup or expanding your team, you already know you can’t just rely on resumes coming over the transom. But if you meet someone spectacular at a conference, how do you know if she’s potentially recruit-able? What’s the best way to plant the idea?

A note of (legal) caution: some companies have agreements with vendors or clients not to solicit each other’s employees. If you’re in startup mode, though, you’re probably not settled enough for all that.

If you are in the legal clear, here’s how to suss out if you should try to poach that seemingly perfect candidate.

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A new study by Pew Internet Research takes a hard look at how innovations in robotics and artificial intelligence will impact the future of work. To reach their conclusions, Pew researchers invited 12,000 experts (academics, researchers, technologists, and the like) to answer two basic questions:
Will networked, automated, artificial intelligence (AI) applications and robotic devices have displaced more jobs than they have created by 2025?
To what degree will AI and robotics be parts of the ordinary landscape of the general population by 2025?
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A new study by Pew Internet Research takes a hard look at how innovations in robotics and artificial intelligence will impact the future of work. To reach their conclusions, Pew researchers invited 12,000 experts (academics, researchers, technologists, and the like) to answer two basic questions:

  • Will networked, automated, artificial intelligence (AI) applications and robotic devices have displaced more jobs than they have created by 2025?
  • To what degree will AI and robotics be parts of the ordinary landscape of the general population by 2025?

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Have you ever wondered what exactly it is your coworkers do all day?
Work4, a social recruiting company, discovered the key to making employees more productive and improving communication between departments was to answer this question.
Their inter-department employee exchange program called “Live My Life” allows anyone in any position, including interns, to spend one day learning the job of a coworker in another area of the company. The idea is that job shadowers will become familiar with the processes, demands, and challenges of coworkers’ jobs, which will help make working relationships more efficient and provide a more holistic understanding among employees about the operations of the company.
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Have you ever wondered what exactly it is your coworkers do all day?

Work4, a social recruiting company, discovered the key to making employees more productive and improving communication between departments was to answer this question.

Their inter-department employee exchange program called “Live My Life” allows anyone in any position, including interns, to spend one day learning the job of a coworker in another area of the company. The idea is that job shadowers will become familiar with the processes, demands, and challenges of coworkers’ jobs, which will help make working relationships more efficient and provide a more holistic understanding among employees about the operations of the company.

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