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Why Google’s a Great Place to Work and Your Company Isn’t

Quick, without spending more than two seconds to think about it, answer this yes-or-no question: Do you love your job? If you answered no, then you're in the majority (a recent study showed that more than half of U.S. workers hate their jobs). Read More >

A Day in the Life of the Pope

Do you know what it takes (and how much Leaning In is necessary) to rise to the C-suite of the Catholic Church? Or why the Church always elects popes with more than six decades of experience? Or what the heck the Pope actually does all day? Although I don't know the answer to the first two questions, I do know the answer to the third. Read More >

Interview Tips From the 2013 Oscar Speeches

Four score and forty-eight months ago, in the Blossom Room of Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel, the first Oscar statues were handed out for outstanding achievements in the motion picture industry. Read More >

6 Interview Questions Designed to Make You Blank Out

Business Insider posted a list of 13 popular Wall Street Interview questions specially designed to make job seekers "stutter." Ranging from trick questions to brain teasers to out-of-left-fielders, we selected a few of the toughest queries-along with guidelines for preparing a response. Put your thinking caps on! 1. "If I gave you an offer that lasted for the next 30 seconds, would you take it? Read More >

Is ‘Capital’ the Financial Crisis Novel We’ve Been Waiting For?

In the current issue of The New York Review of Books, Michael Lewis writes that John Lanchester's Capital (published last year and out this May in paperback) is indeed the financial crisis novel we've been waiting for-even though it isn't about the financial crisis at all. What it is about is a time and a place: 2007-2008, London. Read More >

Accounting Is Least Romantic Industry, According to Survey

Accounting isn't known as a particularly sexy industry. And perhaps underscoring this lack of sex appeal, accounting was found to be the industry with the fewest office romances, according to results of Vault's 2013 Office Romance Survey.  In fact, only 36 percent of accountants who took the survey reported having had a tryst with a coworker. Read More >

Is Love All You Need For Job Success?

This past weekend I caught a clip of an old Radiolab interview with author and speaker Malcolm Gladwell. The interview, which originally aired on WNYC in 2010, covers, among other topics, genius-specifically, what it takes to become a so-called genius in a certain pursuit, whether that pursuit be an intellectual or a physical one. And I found the most interesting, arresting, and moving part of the interview to be about love. Read More >

The Dark Side of Accounting

It's no secret that workweeks at Big 4 accounting firms, as well as at the Big 4's nearest competitors, can be pretty long and stressful, especially during busy season. Read More >

How Gay-Friendly Are the Big 4 Accounting Firms?

Although accounting isn't the first industry you think of when you think of liberal, open, accepting workplaces, it's now relatively open and accepting of minorities into its ranks, and even more gay-friendly than you might guess. Which doesn't mean there's still not a lot of progress to be made when it comes to diversity in the industry, both at the Big 4 (Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, and Ernst & Young) and at the mid-sized accounting firms. Read More >

Lives of Spies: CIA Internships and Full-Time Jobs

For better or worse, the Central Intelligence Agency is currently having its 15 minutes of fame. Showtime's "Homeland," which follows the unstoppable, bipolar, CIA sleuth Carrie Mathison, played magnificently by American actress Clare Danes, has been racking up the Emmys and Golden Globes, not to mention the viewers, by the millions, since hitting the airwaves in the fall of 2011. Read More >

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