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The economic recovery hasn’t been as strong in every part of the U.S. as it has in Silicon Valley. With companies sending factories overseas and older people relocating to more sunny regions, many cities in the northern US are experiencing slow economic growth. Cleveland is one of them. Listed as second highest on the Distressed Community...
There’s no doubt that one of the more difficult aspects of being an online columnist and journalist these days is the large amount of email pitches you get. I receive several dozen a day and, especially during the morning and early afternoon hours, they come in in fast and furious. As someone who likes to keep...
Narcissistic handsome young man
You might’ve seen the latest news/study about the “Generation of Narcissists“ in your social media feed or favorite time-killer media site. It’s exactly what it sounds like: Due to too much coddling by parents, the trend of participation trophies, and basically every child being told they’re a unique snowflake, we might just have a whole generation of narcissists on...
failure in business, no promotion
Let’s say you or someone you know at a start-up wants a promotion. Entrepreneurs often stay motivated to grow in their careers, and promotions are part of growth in the workplace. There are differences between someone who simply wishes to be promoted and someone who is actively seeking a promotion. Many times, someone with more merit will...
Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Stop second guessing yourself, because doctors may have found the answer. A team of psychologists in Germany and Switzerland published a report in 2013 that detailed the four major personality traits often shared by successful entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs. They also...
office manager handshake
Very few people still believe that managing an employee through verbal abuse and ridicule is actually a valid strategy. New research has found that this kind of abuse is actually even more damaging than originally thought. The research appears to indicate that it doesn’t just hurt the employee on the receiving end of the abuse, it...
See on Scoop.it – Startup & Silicon Valley News, Culture 2013 was a stellar year for Greater Bay Area companies attracting venture capital investments. The 100 largest Bay Area VC recipients pulled in $5.7 billion in 2013, up from $5 billion in 2012. Even more notably, the top five companies grabbed a quarter of that...
See on Scoop.it – Startup & Silicon Valley News, Culture The 100 or so tech workers, packed into a Mission District bar with activists and politicians, expected a dialogue about San Francisco’s high-speed gentrification – and how to stop it. 15 minutes in, they had already been told by activist Alicia Garza that the people...

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