• Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!

    Albert Einstein

Family Leave


One of the most important executives in Silicon Valley is making a strong statement on the importance of family leave.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced he will take two months of paternity leave when his daughter is born. This comes as most Silicon Valley companies rush to extend their family leave plans as a way of recruiting and retaining top talent. However most new parents choose not to take advantage of it for fear they will miss out on possible promotions.

As far as Facebook goes, the social media giants offers four months of paid maternity or paternity leave which can be taken all at once or throughout the first year of the child's life. Zuckerberg says studies show a more positive outcome for the family when working parents take time to be with their newborns.  read more »

John Sculley


Former Apple CEO John Sculley is branching out into the world of smartphones.

I recently spoke with Sculley at the tech summit in Dublin, Ireland about Obi World Phone. A product that is pitched as a more affordable smartphone with the same quality and reliability as the high end models.

“Everyone aspires to an Apple but not everyone has $800, particularly in the developing markets around the world.”

The phones cost under $200 and are being called one of the best designed android phones of any price. While there I also asked him what he thought of the recent movie “Steve Jobs” about the late Apple co-founder.  read more »

Word of the Year


Its official, our best method of communication now comes in the form of cartoon characters.

Earlier this week Oxford English Dictionary shocked everyone, well mainly everyone who doesn't text, by announcing that its word of the year for 2015 was not a word at all, but an emoji. And not just any emoji, this year the book's honor was going to the emoji of a smiley face crying tears of joy.

In its defense Oxford Dictionaries explained that the emoji in question reflected the mood and preoccupations of the past year. It said emoji's have been around since the late 1990's, who knew, but the use of them soared over the past year. And no emoji was used more often than the face with tears of joy with a whopping 17% user rate.  read more »

Pictures With Santa


For some parents in New Jersey, Christmas just got a lot merrier.

One of the Christmas traditions that most parents hate and children wait all year for is the trip to see Santa. So with list in hand, family’s line, plop their little one on Santa’s lap and get the annual picture taken.

A couple weeks ago a New Jersey mall announced it was going to charge $35 to $50 per child to wait in line and get their picture taken. Obviously that decision sparked a lot of anger in people who said locking up Santa pushed away lower income families and was ruining the spirit of the season.  read more »

Landing a Job


Hoping to ace your next job interview? Get a little creative.

The job interview is your first and often last time to make a good face to face impression with the person who could sign your next paycheck. And in order to guarantee a desk with your name on it, most people play it safe when it comes to the big day. But safe might not always be the best way to go.

So to find out other ways people have landed a job, business insider has a list of the craziest things people have said that worked in their favor. For example the walkout.  read more »

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Podcast: A New Friend

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