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What I Learned From Quitting A Stable Job to Start a Law Firm

The goal of many law school graduates is to land a job at a mid sized or large law firm right out of school. They value the security and learning opportunities from experienced lawyers, the benefits of having existing clients, and the relief of practicing law without concern for the business side of things.

For the more entrepreneurial among them, the appeal of starting their own solo firm is more attractive than working for someone else. This offers control and flexibility, and despite the risks, they can build something that’s theirs.

Bryan Ruby: Being in the Present Moment

I've been struggling as of late trying to find the time to write articles for my blog and websites. It's actually caused me some stress to not be writing because there is so much I want to say and share. I always feel that I'm so behind in my writing. This has been an ongoing theme for me but it's not because I don't have the time but instead because I have chosen higher priorities with my time than blogging.

Organizational Stress Now an Omnipresent, Ominous Concern for Businesses Across America

Amid the large number of health, economic, political, and other macro-crises of late, organizational stress is at an all-time high. For many, stress has become so burdensome that it is more than just a personal issue that can be placated with a few “mental health” days out of the office. Workplaces have become overwhelmed by employees struggling with stress – whether driven by feelings of unease, anxiety, depression, frustration or  any number of unwanted emotions. Given the current level of demands, pressures and uncertainties, employees and businesses can be severely undermined over time.

Off Topic: The Oldest and Newest AC/DC Vinyl Albums in the Ruby Collection

It was early 1981 and my Dad received an offer from Columbia House to join the Columbia Records Club. For one penny a person could get eleven vinyl records by joining this music club. Better yet, fill in the "secret bonus" 12th box with your album of choice and you got an additional album for free. Nevermind the marketing ploy here that you would be committed to buy additional albums at full catalog price in the months to follow...my dad was about to receive a dozen albums from his favorite bands all at once. So many albums were about to come through the door, that my Dad let my sister and me each pick out a record for ourselves. Whether my Dad liked my choice or not I can't remember, but I picked AC/DC's Back in Black.

socPub: Relaunching CMS Report and having fun at the After Work Pub

It make take awhile but when I make a mistake I will eventually admit and correct the error of my ways. Half a decade ago, I turned my back on supporting niche websites and focused all my effort in creating a new multi-topic website which you now know as socPub. As counter-intuitive that it sounds, the more diverse and interesting topics we published under this website, our number of loyal visitors to the website decreased in numbers. I found this analysis to be alarming and discouraging.

73% of tech talent would consider joining startups in 2021, survey reveals

Northampton, UK, 16th February 2021: 73% of tech talent would consider working for a startup in 2021, with male tech talent more likely to work for a startup (63%) than female (49%). That’s according to a recent survey by Talent Works, which asked UK employees in a variety of tech roles what they look for in a job and where they look for new opportunities.

When asked why they would choose a startup over a larger organization, respondents noted the opportunities for growth and development, the ability to work on the latest tech developments, and having more involvement in the company.

Michael Giannulis suggest ways to motivate your employees during tough times

Motivating your employees is essential. They are the prime influencing factors for your business. However, during a challenging economic crisis, you will have to inspire them. When they do not reach the desired levels, then the confidence level of the employees goes down. The feeling of anxiety and fear are persistent in them. It can bring the performance of the employees to a standstill.

Mike Giannulis says that if your employees are motivated, then half the work is done. You can rest assure that you can achieve your targets smoothly.

Mike Giannulis shows how you can motivate them for the success of your business

The Most Effective Ways to Protect Your Supply Chain Business

No matter what you sell, you have a supply chain. Perhaps you are the manufacturer and must get goods to your customers. You might run the transportation company that gets products from one location to the next. Perhaps you are the retailer and rely on a supply chain to keep things moving smoothly. 

No matter where you are in the supply chain, you can take some steps to protect your business even during difficult times. The business Invesp reports 79% of companies with well-managed supply chains see greater than average revenue growth. Taking the time to tweak your supply chain is smart. 

Missing that spark: New hybrid working world affecting employee learning, team spirit and creativity as we head into 2021

London, UK, 17 November 2020: A new survey by Actus, the UK provider of the award-winning Unified People Performance Platform and HR Uprising Podcast, has uncovered a number of prevailing concerns for employees. These center around lack of opportunities to collaborate, connect and learn as informal face-to-face interactions are restricted due to Covid-19 enforced remote working.