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  • Study: More Attractive People Less Likely to Get Lower Prestigious Jobs

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 1, 2017
    While there is a wealth of literature out there about how being attractive affords numerous advantages, both economic and social, a new study has revealed one area where it is actually a liability: applying for a low-prestige job. 
  • Study: Temperature Affects Customer Service Quality

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 31, 2017
    A study says that when temperatures soar, customer service plummets, as uncomfortably hot days drain people's willingness to be helpful. 
  • When Asking a Favor of a Networking Contact, Ditch the Subtlety, Be Direct

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 30, 2017
    So I wrote a blog post that people might want to click on and read because it talks about how utterly unproductive it is to ask for things in a roundabout way expecting the other person to get what you want. Just, well, letting you know it's there and you can click on it if you want to. Thanks a lot! 
  • Don't Wanna Manage People? Manage Projects Instead

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 27, 2017
    The typical career path tends to involve having larger and larger numbers of people reporting to you until, years later, you're hopefully in charge of the whole company. But what if that doesn't sound like what you want? Are you doomed to climb the ladder anyway? 
  • Data or Stories: Tailoring Presentations to Your Audience

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 26, 2017
    As CPAs you're probably going to be giving a lot of presentations over the course of your careers. While there's a lot of guides out there on how to go beyond the boring Power Point slides that make people want to chew off a limb to escape, much of it is broadly generic. So how do you tailor a presentation for, say, tech people versus finance people or HR people or sales people? 
  • Study: Sense of Purpose Adds $4,461 in Annual Income

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 24, 2017
    Can you really put a price on a sense of purpose? According to one study, yes: the Midlife in the United States study, a longitudinal study of 4,660 adults, found that people who report a strong sense of purpose at their jobs make $4,461 more in annual income than those who do not. 
  • In a World of Distractions, Solitude Rules

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 23, 2017
    With over 80 percent of Americans owning the notoriously distracting devices known as smartphones, the future belongs to those who can put down their devices and focus. 
  • Mastercard to Let People Pay By Blockchain

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 20, 2017
    Mastercard announced that it will allow certain banks and merchants to process payments using blockchain, the same technology undergirding cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, which was itself developed as a way to circumvent the need for third-party payment processors. 
  • Study: Young Business Professionals Average $26.05 an Hour

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 17, 2017
    A study of what young people make has found that the average millennial working in business and professional services, a category that includes accounting, makes an average of $26.05 per hour, five dollars higher than the overall average of $21.08. 
  • Understanding Millennials an $80M a Year Industry

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 16, 2017
    It's somewhat of a cliche to say that the biggest lessons are given by those you teach, but the sentiment is starting to attract serious attention as older business executives turn to young people for advise on what to make of kids these days.