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Warning: A computer science degree may be a waste of your time and money

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When he was 15, Shlomo Zippel got his first job programming. And that was pretty much the end of his academic career.

“I had an arrangement with the principal — as long as I showed up for tests and did well in them, he wouldn’t tell my parents that I wasn’t at school,” recalls Zippel. “Instead of getting on the school bus every morning I got on a normal bus that took me to the office I worked at.” Zippel, who lived in Israel at the time, was developing software used by all major banks in the…

Why no one should multitask — and how I finally stopped

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Usually, at any given time, I have about 10 to 20 tabs open on Chrome. I’m also juggling several tasks at once: answering emails as they come in, updating my organization’s social media channels, writing an article, browsing the news — you get the picture

I used to think this method of tackling everything at once made me more efficient, but I’ve started to notice that it actually takes longer to finish anything. I’ll write a couple lines of a piece for The Muse, jump over Twitter and churn…

Why no one should multitask — and how I finally stopped

Multitask

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Usually, at any given time, I have about 10 to 20 tabs open on Chrome. I’m also juggling several tasks at once: answering emails as they come in, updating my organization’s social media channels, writing an article, browsing the news — you get the picture

I used to think this method of tackling everything at once made me more efficient, but I’ve started to notice that it actually takes longer to finish anything. I’ll write a couple lines of a piece for The Muse, jump over Twitter and churn…

9 jobs robots could replace in 2015

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Walking through the city, I find myself thinking about all the jobs a robot could do.

A robot could probably stand in for my coffee truck guy, though I doubt he’d smile, call me “buddy” and ask if I said “three sugars” or “no sugar.”

A robot could probably take over for that guy spraying down the street every morning — though I often wonder why we need anyone doing that at all.

Could a robot drive that taxi, which just deposited a woman on Fifth Ave.? Probably, though I bet it wouldn’t be as…

9 jobs robots could replace in 2015

Robotworkers

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Walking through the city, I find myself thinking about all the jobs a robot could do.

A robot could probably stand in for my coffee truck guy, though I doubt he’d smile, call me “buddy” and ask if I said “three sugars” or “no sugar.”

A robot could probably take over for that guy spraying down the street every morning — though I often wonder why we need anyone doing that at all.

Could a robot drive that taxi, which just deposited a woman on Fifth Ave.? Probably, though I bet it wouldn’t be as…

10 ways your company can make itself attractive to the Gen Z workforce

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A recent report released by Millennial Branding and Randstad found that Gen Z — the generation right after millennials — will bring even more entrepreneurial spirit, open-mindedness and less money motivation to the workforceWithin this generation, there is a clear trend toward desiring more independent work environments with strong support and mentorship systems in place to help them forge a strong career path

Taking a deep dive into the report, we’ve identified ten tangible tips that…

Reflect on the past year of your career in #BizChats Twitter chat

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We’re approaching the home stretch of 2014. Throughout the year, some people propelled their career forward, some earned their big break and others stumbled through unforeseen setbacks.

Despite your current circumstances, there are important questions you should be asking yourself around this time of year: ‘What are the most valuable takeaways are from all my accomplishments and setbacks? How do I take this year’s events and craft them into goals for next year?’ Our next #BizChats Twitter…

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Your next career move: The ladder or the lattice?

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When it comes to moving forward in your career, there are two paths you can take: The ladder or the lattice.

For example, one mid-level manager took a calculated risk when she accepted a lower position with

Your next career move: The ladder or the lattice?

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When it comes to moving forward in your career, there are two paths you can take: The ladder or the lattice.

For example, one mid-level manager took a calculated risk when she accepted a lower position with

Spider-Man may appear in ‘Captain America 3,’ but not with Andrew Garfield

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Despite their public protestations to the contrary, it looks like Sony is working with licensing Spider-man to Disney for use in Marvel’s Captain America 3. Just not with Andrew Garfield in the spidey-suit.

The widely-rumored revelation comes from the email inbox of Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal, part of an unprecedented hack last month with new details continuing to leak out every day.

The Amazing…