Welcome to the You & Them stream of conscious. Where you’ll find everything from profiles of our favorite jobs and companies to random inspiration. And even a few pieces of sage advice about work, life and the that all-important balance of the two.

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Billionaire Jack Ma, and This Famous Brain Surgeon Agree: You Will Need This 1 Rare Skill to Be Successful


By Marcel Schwantes World-renowned neurosurgeon James Doty, author of the New York Times best seller Into the Magic Shop, has a compelling story that credits mindfulness and visualization as important first steps that turned a life of poverty into one of success and wealth. Now director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, Doty’s…

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Job of the Week! – Oct 25th


Strategic thinker, mover n’ shaker to get the job done.   YOU: You are a rough ‘n tumble leader. From kick off to final delivery, you ensure projects are sailing smoothly, on time, on-budget, and the work is something you’re proud to put your name on.   THEM: A NY-based design and innovation firm that centers on creating a…

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4 Irrational Thoughts You’ll Have When Your Co-worker Becomes Your Boss


By Kat Boogaard Meet Jamie. Jamie really loves her job. The work is rewarding, the perks can’t be beat, and she shares tight bonds with her team members—particularly with Kate, a colleague who Jamie has worked closely with for the past year and a half. Then one day, seemingly totally out of the blue, a…

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This Is When It’s OK to Ask for a Title Change in Your Current Role


By Alyse Kalish Most of us care about our job title—not only because it’s something we want to be proud of, but because it’s a literal reflection of our brand and expertise in our field. It’s what appears on our business cards, at the bottom of our emails, in our LinkedIn profile and resume, and even on…

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Job of the Week! – Oct 18th


Strategic thinker with a great eye and exceptional craftsmanship   YOU:  You are a Best-in-Show Designer with an eclectic portfolio of high quality, strategically driven work, including strong samples of brand identity, visual systems, digital product UI. You have a knack for distilling complex messages into compelling visual narratives. This combined with your keen eye for typography,…

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An Easy-to-Use Template for Creating the Perfect PowerPoint Presentation


By Alyse Kalish   You’re full of great ideas, and finally it’s your chance to share them with your team, or your boss, or even in an interview. So, you lug out your computer, gather your notes, and create a PowerPoint presentation—from scratch. Bleh. OK, maybe you don’t have that reaction. Maybe you’re the creative type…

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Changing Careers Is Scary, But This Advice Will Get You Past the Fear


By Scott Anthony Barlow If thinking about changing careers makes you feel paralyzed and overwhelmed with self-doubt, you’re not alone. Making a transition is undeniably scary, disruptive, and difficult. Research on stress shows that the brain biologically perceives changing jobs as one of a category of life changes that pose a threat to its survival.…

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Job of the Week! – Oct 11th


YOU: You have proven the ability to inspire internal teams and clients to push the boundaries of what they thought was possible. A strategic and creative thinker with experience and passion for developing and expressing new ideas and opportunities, you are self-propelled by a relentless curiosity and are resourceful in scouring the world for insight.  …

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11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People


By Jeff Haden   There’s a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there’s no substance beneath the surface glow. Being genuinely likable over the long haul is tougher. Building and maintaining great relationships, consistently influencing others in a good way and making…

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How to Tell Your Story


By Matt McCue   The first serious story I ever wrote was to impress a girl. We met one summer during college in a small town with a big lake. Over the course of our weeks together, she taught me how to sail. I bought her bags of gummy bears at the old-timey candy store on…

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