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10 key takeaways for startups that are trying to be the next Uber

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These days, it seems like every startup is billed as the next “Uber of X” or “Tinder of Y.” But it’s important to remember that the originals are successful for a reason, and they appeared on the market at just the right time. So while it’s true that imitation is the highest form of flattery, you want your business to be more than just a comparison. You want to actually dig deep into what makes a company like Uber so disruptive, and then figure out how to apply those lessons to your own…

3 habits that lead hard workers to burnout (and what to do instead)

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Burnout doesn’t happen overnight. Usually, the feelings of extreme exhaustion, ineffectiveness, and general apathy accumulate slowly. Until one day you wake up one and say, “I cannot and will not get out of bed and go to that office.”

And while most causes of burnout — such as project overload, unfairness, and insufficient rewards — come from work itself, there are things you can be doing differently.

Spoiler: You’ve heard this before. And you’ve probably ignored it all before because you…

10 stars who need to make their own mobile games, stat

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Everyone is getting a mobile game. Seriously: everyone.

On Tuesday, mobile game maker Glu announced that Nicki Minaj and Jason Statham had both signed deals for their likenesses to appear in mobile games. This is after Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Kylie and Kendall Jenner and Katy Perry all announced their own mobile game forays. Most are with Glu, which is known for producing the astronomical success that is Kim Kardashian: Hollywood — though Lovato’s deal is with Pocket Gems.

And who…

Netflix now gives new moms and dads unlimited parental leave

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Netflix is now letting employees take an unlimited amount of paid time off after becoming new parents, the company announced Tuesday

The offer extends through the first year after the child is born or adopted and includes the option of returning part-time or alternating stretches of work with paid vacation.

“Netflix’s continued success hinges on us competing for and keeping the most talented individuals in their…

A ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ movie gets rolling at Warner Bros.

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LOS ANGELES — Warner Bros. Pictures and Hasbro are rolling the dice on a Dungeons & Dragons film franchise, announcing on Monday that they already have a script and producers attached.

The announcement signals the resolution of a rights-holders lawsuit between Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast LLC and Sweetpea Entertainment, each of which will be involved in the project. What it does not signal: any sort of guarantee that a Dungeons & Dragons movie will actually get made.

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3 things you need to know about personality type and your career

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In today’s diverse work world, it’s important to know as much as possible about yourself and your strengths — and that includes knowing your personality type

Are you an ambitious ENTJ? A grounded-in-reality ESFJ? An analytical INTP? A recent study of the 16 Briggs Myers personality types in the workplace by my team at Truity suggests that if you haven’t yet explored your personality type, you may be missing key information that can help you reach your potential.

See also: Skills vs….

3 things you need to know about personality type and your career

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In today’s diverse work world, it’s important to know as much as possible about yourself and your strengths — and that includes knowing your personality type

Are you an ambitious ENTJ? A grounded-in-reality ESFJ? An analytical INTP? A recent study of the 16 Briggs Myers personality types in the workplace by my team at Truity suggests that if you haven’t yet explored your personality type, you may be missing key information that can help you reach your potential.

See also: Skills vs….

3 things you need to know about personality type and your career

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In today’s diverse work world, it’s important to know as much as possible about yourself and your strengths — and that includes knowing your personality type

Are you an ambitious ENTJ? A grounded-in-reality ESFJ? An analytical INTP? A recent study of the 16 Briggs Myers personality types in the workplace by my team at Truity suggests that if you haven’t yet explored your personality type, you may be missing key information that can help you reach your potential.

See also: Skills vs….

5 ways to help you know if joining a startup is worth the risk

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No matter what stage you’re at in your career or where you’re working, the startup world is one of extraordinary promise: getting in on the ground floor, making an impact, putting your stamp on the business, being free of corporate structure and politics, and just maybe getting a huge payday a few years down the road.

While this all sounds incredibly exciting and exhilarating, startup situations, by nature, have big risks attached to them. The statistics on success versus failure are…

San Francisco introduces urine-repellent walls that pee right back at you

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Public urination is such a problem in San Francisco that the city’s Public Works Department is hoping to curb the issue by introducing a special paint with a repellent surface that makes urine splash right back onto the offending reliever.

After an announcement in March asking residents to weigh in on where to test it, the pee-reflecting paint has now been introduced at nine city walls in locations deemed popular amongst public urinators