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  • September 22, 2017: Friday News Roundup

    We close this week again by sending our thoughts and support to those affected by natural disasters, from Mexico to Puerto Rico and beyond For the rest, check out today's roundup  Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Says To Be A Successful Leader You Need Eq, Iq, And Lq Jack Ma is, without question, one of the most colorful...

  • September 15, 2017: Friday News Roundup

    What’s on tap for this weekend, roundup readers Hope you have time to learn something new! Today’s edition offers advice on working from home, spotting burnout symptoms, and getting the upper hand on your inbox as well as a fond farewell to a spacecraft How to Work from Home When You Have Kids Remote work can...

  • September 8, 2017: Friday News Roundup

    As we welcome the weekend, our thoughts are with victims and survivors of hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters around the world Meanwhile, the news about learning and working goes on A Stanford Psychologist Has A Simple Mental Exercise For Tackling Student Stress Stress isn’t just for...

  • September 1, 2017: Friday News Roundup

    How did we reach the end of the summer so fast Hope you managed to get your fill of fun in the sun—unless you’re in the summer hemisphere, in which case, the best is yet to come Happy Labor Day weekend to those in the US, and for everyone else, you can still enjoy the news! What You’re Truly Saying With Your...

  • Finding Inspiration and Passing It On

    Manuj Aggarwal of Vancouver first found Udemy as a student when, for his work as a software consultant, he needed to familiarize himself with JavaScript He liked the course he took so much, he explored the rest of Udemy’s collection and kept going Then he got his colleagues on board with Udemy, to the point that it...

  • August 25, 2017: Friday News Roundup

    Happy eclipse week! That was the big news here in the US, including here at Udemy, where we managed to catch a glimpse of the spectacle through the fog Today’s roundup includes some fun eclipse-related info, thoughts on creativity and aging, and the anniversary of an online symbol Melinda Gates: I spent my career...

  • Sometimes Performance Coaches Need Coaches Too

    New online instructors can hit plateaus where they may feel tempted to throw in the towel For those struggling to push on, the husband-and-wife team of Susmita Dutta and Akshay Goel may provide the inspiration you need Despite having loads of offline training experience, getting in front of the camera was a new and...

  • August 18, 2017: Friday News Roundup

    Happy Friday, Udemy readers! In this week’s roundup, we visit an unusual middle school in Brooklyn, discover the fastest growing freelance skill, and more A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry We like how this Brooklyn school is shifting its focus from letter grades to mastery of...

  • Food For Thought: Book Recommendations From Udemy Instructors

    Got summer vacation coming up and looking for a book or two to bring poolside Maybe you could use a good read for some extra inspiration and motivation Udemy instructors are always a great source of ideas, knowledge, and encouragement, so we asked them to share a book that’s had a significant impact on their...

  • August 11, 2017: Friday News Roundup

    Ready to wrap up the week Check out the news before you do Sheryl Sandberg: Develop Your Voice, Not Your Brand Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has established herself as one of Silicon Valley’s most influential leaders, but it wasn’t easy getting her first break She shares advice for planning your career,...

  • August 4, 2017: Friday News Roundup

    We flipped the calendar this week, but it’s still hard to believe it’s already August! Today’s roundup features advice for unplugging during vacation and softening the sting when you return to work, a look at unexpected career switches, and news about a seriously successful Udemy instructor What to Do Before...

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