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How to respond to an email you forgot about

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You’re going through your inbox, deciding which emails should be archived and which should be saved, and there is it: an email from a week ago (or even further out). Maybe it came in during an onslaught and this is the first time you’ve seen it; or perhaps, you remember thinking you’d come back to it — and then it fell off of your radar. Regardless, someone sent you an email, and you never responded.

Let’s get your first question out of the way: Do you still need to reply? While it’s…

6 strategies for hiring exceptional senior leadership

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

It’s no easy task to hire highly talented people with the expertise and personal qualities that align with your company’s trajectory and values.

Finding great senior-level talent is both critically important and formidable, particularly for fast-growth companies. Bringing on new senior leadership at the right time can be a huge…

7 movies you have to see at this year’s London Film Festival

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LONDON — The London Film Festival returns to the capital next month, featuring 238 fiction and documentary features — including 16 world premieres and 40 European premieres.

In addition to the usual screenings at cinemas across the city, there’s a packed schedule of Q&As and talks lined up at the event, which runs from Oct 7 to Oct 18.

The run begins with the European premiere of Suffragette, which stars Carey…

5 back-to-school traditions to adopt in the working world

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The summer is over and it’s time for students to head back to school. As a young professional, this time of year may feel weird. As a student, the fall was full of rituals to prepare for the school year ahead; in the professional world, nothing really changes in the fall except for the weather

Although you’re not going back to school, you can still participate in many of the same traditions to move your career…

Why your company’s CMO might be its next CEO

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

Over the past few years, we’ve heard it repeatedly: Focus on the customer. Solve customer problems. Create a dialogue with customers so you can give them what they want.

Forrester Principal Analyst Sheryl Pattek said it right: “Fail to help your firm adapt to increasingly powerful customers, and you risk more than near-term…

Why your company’s CMO might be its next CEO

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

Over the past few years, we’ve heard it repeatedly: Focus on the customer. Solve customer problems. Create a dialogue with customers so you can give them what they want.

Forrester Principal Analyst Sheryl Pattek said it right: “Fail to help your firm adapt to increasingly powerful customers, and you risk more than near-term…

How to update your resume in 30 minutes — and make an impression in no time

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Let’s start with the good news: You just bumped into a well-connected person and impressed the heck out of her. So much so, in fact, that she asked you to follow up with your resume, because she knows someone who’s hiring.

You’re feeling pretty great. But before you decide which dancing animal GIF accurately sums up your networking victory, you have some work to do. Because, the last time you even thought about your resume was before you got your recent job or started your side gig, and…

How to pitch your big idea at work (and actually get taken seriously)

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Everyone wants to be that person — the one who looks at the same information as everyone else, but who sees a fresh, innovative solution. However, it takes more than simply having a good idea. How you share it is as important as the suggestion itself.

Why? Because writing a new script — literally or figuratively — means that other team members will have to adapt to something new. So whether you’re suggesting a (seemingly) benign change like streamlining outdated protocol, or a bigger…

How to fire a disgruntled employee so they don’t destroy your company

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Disgruntled employees can really screw over a company’s reputation, and AshleyMadison just learned that lesson the hard way

The cheating website is reeling from a hack that put the information of nearly 37 million users at risk, and some are saying that it might be difficult for the $100 million company to survive the backlash

I don’t care what security measures they put into place. I just don’t see any way Ashley…

How to pitch your big idea at work (and actually get taken seriously)

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Everyone wants to be that person — the one who looks at the same information as everyone else, but who sees a fresh, innovative solution. However, it takes more than simply having a good idea. How you share it is as important as the suggestion itself.

Why? Because writing a new script — literally or figuratively — means that other team members will have to adapt to something new. So whether you’re suggesting a (seemingly) benign change like streamlining outdated protocol, or a bigger…