Category: Culture

  • Monadnock Profile: Brattleboro chief offers police a culture change

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    BRATTLEBORO — Ever since grade school, Michael R. Fitzgerald knew he wanted to work in law enforcement. That conviction was affirmed in high school, when he accompanied Brattleboro police officers — members of the department he now heads — on ride-alongs on career day. “It’s always something I’ve been interested in,” he said. But most […]

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  • Black Panther is a Celebration of Black Culture

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    Black Panther celebrates black culture on several fronts Black Panther is in many ways a love letter to black culture. Africa has traditionally been an unsophisticated bit player in American media, often portrayed as backward, savage, and chaotic in everything from news coverage to films. It’s a portrayal that has left little room for other interpretations, which […]

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  • Company Culture And Community Reaching Millennial Candidates

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    Several months of research, several hundreds of profile views, several dozens of resumes, 32 phone screens, 14 first interviews and three-second interviews all came down to two questions. Our real estate firm was two questions away from landing our top candidates. These were their questions, though …

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  • Rock Star Of Iran Build A Culture Of Misogyny And Fear

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    The news came down on Thanksgiving Day. ASL19 founder Ali Karimzadeh Bangi, one of the leading lights of the expat Iranian digital rights community, appeared in court on charges of sexual assault and forcible imprisonment. The following day, he would be forced to cut ties with ASL19 entirely. For many in civil society groups, the […]

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  • Peter Drucker management guru Says He culture eats strategy for breakfast

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    Peter Drucker, the management guru, is often credited with the all-true saying that "culture eats strategy for breakfast." In a later era, Tech guru and investor Marc Andreessen famously said that "software is eating the world." Now, as organizations of all types push harder than ever to employ software to …

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  • 7 Steps To Build A Stronger Company Culture

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    (Well maybe not every type of company culture. As a customer service consultant, I’ve limited my practice to cultures that aspire to focus on the customer and support employees as multi-dimensional human beings. So if you have more transactional, customer-agnostic cultural goals, the applicability of these seven steps may be limited.) 1. Shorten your mission statement. Are there consultants (or CEOs) out […]

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  • Music Festival Is Playlist Culture

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    From a price perspective, matching festival culture with playlist culture is almost a no-brainer. As with a Spotify monthly subscription, an individual music festival charges a fixed price for a buffet-style experience, in which concert-goers can jump easily from one act to the next. Embedded within this type of …

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  • Why Best Company Culture Award Should Go To Google

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    But there's much more to the tech titan's successful culture than free meals and on-site amenities like massages and dry cleaning. There are other intangible qualities that keep Googlers happy, productive and dedicated to the company. Thirteen Forbes Technology Council members, some of whom have …

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  • Can Crisis Text Line Help Improve Culture Workplace

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    Crisis Text Line, a nonprofit that offers emotional support through text messaging, has spent four years connecting people in extreme emotional duress with online counselors. Now its founder is creating a startup called Loris.ai to help companies teach employees how to communicate. “There are a lot of companies right now that are fearful of having hard conversations,” […]

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  • Drugs That Influance Pop Culture Now

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    Many critics consider Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, published in 1821, to be the first explicit exploration of the creative process and drugs. Since then — well, there have been a few more. Whether it’s booze (writers), heroin (rock stars), or cocaine (anyone with money), we’ve long associated, and romanticized the link between, intoxicants […]

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