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September 18, 2012
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Getting Ahead 
  • Does social rejection fuel creativity?
    Independent thinkers peak creatively after suffering social rejection, according to a study from Johns Hopkins and Cornell. "If you’re in a mindset where you don’t care what others think, you’re open to ideas,” Hopkins professor Sharon Kim says. The study also indicated people can become more individualistic by reading prose with a high number of singular pronouns like "I" or "me." FastCoCreate (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

Making the Connection 
 
  • How to look beautiful on Facebook
    People who want others to perceive them as attractive based on their Facebook page should spend less time posing for profile photos and more time cultivating social interactions, researchers say. Subjects rated people as more attractive based on the number of positive comments left on their pages, researchers found, especially when the comments were congruent with a particular person's self-presentation on the site. The Atlantic online (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

The Landscape 
 
  • Analysis: More jobs open in tech, social media
    Software engineers, customer-service representatives and social media managers are a few of the jobs that grew nearly 50% or more during the last year, according to CareerBuilder data. Other growing fields include truck drivers, pharmacy technicians and training and development managers. AOL Jobs (9/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Whitepaper: SDN: How do you get there from here?
Are the growing data needs of mobile, cloud, big data and social threatening today's enterprise networks? Scalable processes, a phased integration approach and the appetite to optimize over time are key components of a modern network. It's how agile organizations prepare for the data needs of tomorrow.
Explore the whitepaper to start down the path toward SDN.

Top Stories from Career Rocketeer 
 
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

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Your Next Challenge 
  • Paid jobs websites get mixed reviews
    Job seekers disagree on whether jobs websites that cost money are worthwhile, Angela Smith writes. Most job listings are available for free, but paid jobs sites like LinkedIn Premium and TheLadders could help you cut through the clutter of jobs that don't match your skills, she writes. TheDailyMuse.com (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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Balancing Yourself 
  • Use your lunch break to recharge
    Don't waste your lunch break by eating at your desk, experts say. Instead, use the time to plan the rest of your day, do personal errands or catch up with friends. "Even just getting up to walk to another room to eat is important, or better still, getting outside for some fresh air and a quick walk can do wonders for the body and spirit,” says Michael Kerr, president of Humor at Work. Forbes (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Water Cooler 
  • How to talk like a hipster
    Long before hipsters colonized Brooklyn, the beatniks were creating a subculture and a vocabulary all their own. Focus your audio, keep your claws sharp or even develop bright disease with this off-the-cob glossary of beat slang. MentalFloss.com (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
SmartQuote 
There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you've grown in self-control, judgment, generosity and unselfishness."
--Ella Wheeler Wilcox,
American author and poet

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