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6 ways Steve Jobs learned to become a nicer boss



Steve Jobs started out as an asshole — but, a new book says, he got better.

That, in a nutshell, is the takeaway from Becoming Steve Jobs, a new biography of the late Apple CEO, which tries to provide nuance to the oft-told story of Jobs’ professional rise at Apple, including the wilderness years that followed after being pushed out and his triumphant return.

The book’s authors, Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzli, suggest that much of Jobs’s professional image as a mercurial manager was…

Tim Cook kept Steve Jobs in his iPhone contacts for years after he died



Nearly three and a half years have passed since Apple cofounder Steve Jobs died from pancreatic cancer, but his successor as CEO, Tim Cook, kept his friend’s contact information in his iPhone long afterward

As revealed in Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, which hits physical and digital shelves on Tuesday, Cook wasn’t quick to delete Jobs’ contact details following his 2011 death

Is this Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs?



LOS ANGELES — Could this be our first look at Michael Fassbender as the NeXT Steve Jobs?

Instagram user @seannung on Tuesday posted this photo of a poster purportedly showing the 12 Years a Slave actor as Jobs in an ad, presumably used for background at some point in the upcoming Steve Jobs movie.

We’ve seen pictures of Fassbender dressed as Jobs alongside Seth Rogen, who plays Steve Wozniak. But this appears to be our first look at Fassbender actually imitating the Apple co-founder


Google CFO retires with a candid memo about work/life balance



“After nearly seven years as CFO, I will be retiring from Google to spend more time with my family.”

That’s how Patrick Pichette, one of Google’s highest-ranking executives, led his announcement on Tuesday that he’d be retiring from his role at the company. That line of reasoning has become something of a safe clich

Uber wants to enlist 1 million women drivers by 2020



Uber, the popular ridesharing startup, announced on Tuesday that it is creating 1 million jobs for women by 2020.

The initiative is the result of a partnership with UN Women, a United Nations organization committed to global gender equality — a mission that can only be accomplished when all women have “direct access to safe and equitable earning opportunities,” Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said in a joint statement.

See also: Uber: Military…

Finding and targeting passive job candidates: You’re doing it wrong



Things are looking up for job seekers. Unemployment numbers are down, the economy is improving and more opportunities are opening up. As professionals gain their financial and career stability back, many are looking at their options and considering what else is out there. In a survey conducted by Jobvite in November 2014, 45% of employed respondents said they would switch to a new job, even though they were satisfied with their current role.

3 career lessons you can only learn from failing hard



There’s no shortage of interviews with Steve Jobs discussing Apple, or Jeff Bezos talking about Amazon, or Mark Zuckerberg talking about Facebook. These guys are incredibly successful, so they’re clearly great sources for advice on leadership, innovation, and hard work.

But they’re also incredibly successful. They’re speaking from a place to which most professionals can’t really relate. (When’s the last time your company’s stocks sold for $120 per share?)

Enter: StartUp, a podcast about…

Fish drying is the livelihood of thousands in West Bengal



For generations, fish drying in the Sundarbans islands, located in Indian state of West Bengal, has been an essential source of livelihood for thousands. Concerns surrounding environmental damage and smuggling lead to a ban in 1996 on fishing and fish-drying activities on Jambudwip and other surrounding islands.

Seasonal fishing and fish drying continues in the Sundarbans, although more than 25,000 Bengalis remain at risk of losing…

Regain your dignity after these embarrassing new job blunders



Starting a new job is an exciting adventure. But it’s also riddled with landmines of potential awkwardness — think getting lost on the way to the copier or mistaking your new colleague for the mail guy. The gaffes and blunders may be inevitable, but they can still catch you off guard if you’re not prepared.

The best teacher is experience, and luckily for you, I’ve had my share of cringe-worthy new job encounters over the years. Here are few of my favorites and how I recovered with my…

The obvious application blunder that might be costing you the job



It sounds too good to be true — but it’s not. There is one simple thing you can do to dramatically increase your likelihood of getting an interview and a job. Are you ready?

Follow the directions

Before you close out this tab (because this advice is, like, so obvious) and you surely always follow directions, let me say this: You just might not. I’m not talking about egregious examples like calling when the application says, “No phone calls, please,” or neglecting to show up for your…