The Inside Job


October 2008


Google to Employees: More Trick, Less Treat

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Google employees--long envied for their perk-riddled workplaces--are now, like the rest of us, facing the fallout of the economic slowdown, and the future looks a little less perky.

The company’s stock is now trading around $359, down from $741 last November, and management wrote in a memo to ...

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Seth Godin Fails, Too

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Even the remarkably sage Seth Godin has had his share of failures, and he was kind enough to list them in his blog today. Here are a couple to help you unwind from your fetal position (see, everybody fails sometimes!):

The Boston Bar Exam. My two partners and I spent a lot of time and ...

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Job Title Inflation to Rise

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"Title inflation" isn't a new idea. The term has been around for a few decades and the idea has been around since the beginning of time, but it picks up serious momentum in economic downturns like this one. Companies can't boost salaries, so they offer up bigger and better titles to reward top ...

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The American Dream Is Now About Security

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The term "American dream" was coined by James Truslow Adams in 1931. Adams wrote: "The American Dream" is "that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement."

He also detailed what the dream was ...

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The Job Search: You Can't Just Send Your Résumé

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The unemployment rate rose to 6.1 percent last month from 4.7 percent a year ago. It's a statistic, but it's real people losing their livelihood, income, and stability. In a recent Chicago Tribune poll, a quarter of respondents said either they'd lost their jobs or a relative had lost a job ...

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Be Game, Like Erin Burnett

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If you want job security in this rocky market, you've got to make yourself indispensable. Not just indispensable to your organization, as is—but indispensable to its future health and success.

CNBC's Erin Burnett is a good example. She's been making the rounds on NBC and MSNBC to break down the ...

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