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4 ways to be more innovative at work

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Innovation. It’s easy to talk about it — it’s probably one of your department’s key goals or built into your company’s mission statement — but it’s not so easy to do. It’s even harder to make it a habit in your day-to-day workflow.

Tweak your startup hiring strategy: More builders, fewer movers

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This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management.

My wife is a doctor, and she’s often confused by how I do my job. As a physician, her daily activities are founded on well-researched strategies and highly tested procedures, many of which have been around for decades (and some, for centuries). In medicine, you want as much experience and routine as possible –- if I were to…

Looking for a job? Ditch the resume tips and open a marketing book

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For many unemployed young people, the job hunt is a dismal pursuit

Books about resume-writing state the importance of “standing out,” but it’s hard to showcase your achievements when everyone around you has comparable triumphs. Even that stellar academic history becomes a minimum requirement when colleges are handing out As at record highs. You’ve listed many accomplishments, but from the perspective of a potential employer, you look exactly the same as every other applicant.

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15 programming languages you need to know in 2015

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If you’re a programmer, these are good times. Jobs in the segment are projected to grow 8% over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you’re a hotshot coder, you can make up to $300 an hour or more.

Those at the high end of the pay scale have mastered the languages that are most in demand. Which are those? We asked Doug Winnie, director of content for online learning platform Lynda. Here’s his assessment:

How I turned a job rejection into another offer

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Having managed a fellowship program, I know what it’s like to meet an applicant and think she’s awesome — but not quite as qualified as someone else. Often, I would go out of my way to help these candidates — pointing them toward other resources or, if they really impressed me, introducing them to the manager of another program or someone at Career Services.

Turns out, this can happen in the real world, as well.

Many would say that, when you interview for a job and find out you don’t get it,…

9 tips to avoid a toxic company culture of office politics

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This question originally appeared on Quora.

What is the best way to create and foster a work environment that has minimal office politics — particularly for a startup?

Answer below by Quora user Michael O. Church.

Well, the first question to ask is: Where do office politics come from? They come from systems that provide incentives for people to play political games. Such incentives might be:

  • Severe disparities in outcomes that appear to come more from popularity than actual contribution

  • Job…

Mr. Money Mustache tells you how to be a badass with your finances

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Mr. Money Mustache did what many dreamed of: He retired when he was 30. Yet he’s not what most people would call rich. Instead, he’s just remarkably adept at living well below his means

The success of his eponymous blog has helped, but Mr. Money Mustache (he prefers not to give out his real name) mostly achieved his financial independence by living a lifestyle about 50% less expensive than his peers. By avoiding car loans and a high mortgage, and keeping spending down on clothes and…

4 ways you’re ruining your chances for a promotion

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It’s been a few years, and you’ve been exceptionally diligent. Ever since you realized it was a possibility, that promotion has been your goal, and you’ve been gunning for it with everything you’ve got.

But, wait. Before you keep charging blindly ahead, make sure your grand plans aren’t derailed by any of these easy-to-make mistakes.

1. Winning over your boss but not your co-workers

Your direct supervisor will have a big say in whether or not you get to move up, so it makes perfect sense to

Ozobot: The tiny robot that comes alive on your iPad

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Darting around on top of my iPad screen, two little Ozobots seemed to have minds of their own, which is sort of true. They are robots with sensors that let them follow lines in a variety of colors and even respond to simple programming commands, also made up of short colored lines.

Round and round they went. Wherever I drew a line on the screen in the app, the little bots followed, each changing their internal LED lights to match the color of the lines they were tracing.

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Watch Steve Jobs’ announcement of the first iPhone exactly 8 years later

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Eight years ago, on Jan. 9, 2007, Steve Jobs climbed the stage during Apple’s annual Macworld conference, and announced the first iPhone

Starting off with the words “We’re gonna make some history today,” company cofounder Jobs tricked the audience by claiming he was going to introduce three products: an iPod with touch controls, a mobile phone and an Internet communications device

However, Jobs unveiled only one product: the iPhone, Apple’s first-ever smartphone

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