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Working From Home Is Awesome If You Do It Right | FastCompany

Working From Home Is Awesome If You Do It Right | FastCompany

WANNA WEAR PAJAMAS AND MUNCH ON CEREAL WHILE YOU WORK? THERE ARE SOME PROS AND CONS TO CONSIDER FIRST BEFORE YOU MAKE THAT DREAM A REALITY.

The people want to work from home.

In fact, according to the last census data, the telecommuting workforce increased 80% from 2005 to 2012, even as the total workforce declined. And in the U.K., record numbers of employees work remotely.

The War on Clutter: 8 Ways to Edit Your Workspace and Life

The War on Clutter: 8 Ways to Edit Your Workspace and Life

For the first time in history, owning less stuff is a sign of wealth. A recent article in T Magazinereports that the new rich are embracing “amor vacui,” the love of empty space.

Graham Hill, founder of design websiteLifeEdited, discovered the “luxury of less” long before the world’s affluent embarked on this trend. In 2007, he sold TreeHugger, the environmental website he founded. The windfall from that sale would lead the young tech millionaire to fill his mansion with all the electronics and possessions his heart desired.

 

8 Writing Strategies for People Who Say They Can't Write

8 Writing Strategies for People Who Say They Can't Write

If you want to launch and grow a business, chances are you're going to have to put words on the page. Probably many words on many pages. Which means there's no room for saying you "hate writing" or "can't write."

In many cases, the more important the writing task, the more the would-be writer freezes up. The result can be something of a Mobius strip of anxiety turned into fear turned into more anxiety, and what you're left with is a blank page.

The Paper Routes That Changed the Business World

The Paper Routes That Changed the Business World

Leaving a flock of domesticated birds to their own devices, mis-handling ice cream scoopsand returning children to their parents covered in flour aren’t achievements you’d expect to see on top-tier resumes. Yet they’re all experiences that LinkedIn’s Influencers -- some of the top minds in business -- remember from the first jobs they ever had. Over the next few weeks, we’ll publish stories from nearly 90 Influencers discussing the first time they earned a wage, as part of the “My First Job” feature series.

One takeaway from this compelling collection: Start young. About 80 percent of the business leaders that answered a survey on their early jobs were working before they were 18 years old. Reassuringly, these weren’t all prestigious assignments. In fact, when we surveyed participating Influencers, 39 percent said that their first professional gig comprised mostly grunt work.

Around 20 percent of the Influencers in this series worked in food service, 10 percent were retail store clerks, and another 10 percent landed entry-level office jobs. One job was particularly popular: Nearly 10 percent of survey respondents had a paper route.

How Did It Get to Be 'OK' for People to Be Late for Everything?

How Did It Get to Be 'OK' for People to Be Late for Everything?

This post may offend some readers, recruiters or not. But only because it's going to cut close to the bone for many.

And I don't care if I sound old-fashioned, because actually it's nothing to do with 'fashion' or 'generation'. It's got everything to do with basic good manners and respect for other people.

So here goes... How did it get to be "OK" for people to be late for everything?