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  • February 24, 2017: Friday news roundup

    Happy Friday, everyone! Get your weekly dose of ideas and inspiration here 6 Tips for Keeping Your Team Focused When the News Won't Stop We’re all feeling this: the constant flow of hard-to-ignore news stories sending ripples through our social media channels and daily lives Here, our VP of People Lisa Haugh...

  • Millennials Don’t Need Special Treatment At Work

    It seems a lot of managers and business leaders believe they have a ‘millennial problem’ and are scratching their heads over how to incorporate this generation into the workplace Perhaps the bigger problem is approaching millennials as if they were a monolithic group with uniform needs and desires On the...

  • February 17, 2017: Friday news roundup

    Welcome to the weekend, folks Read on for news about trends in remote work, turning the workplace into a VR playground, and people who’ve made big career pivots later in life How workforces can prepare for software stealing our jobs Shouldn’t come as a surprise that this article resonated with us, considering...

  • Don’t Get Hung Up On Mistakes, Grow Past Them

    With a growth mindset, setbacks are simply part of the process of continuous learning and improvement There's a bit of a mythology around failure in some business circles Social media is littered with inspirational quotes suggesting you haven't arrived till you've screwed up royally The process of recovering...

  • February 10, 2017: Friday news roundup

    Time to wind down your week with a heaping dose of reading material This week we've got thoughts on what skills you should be developing, how you can boost your creativity, and a remembrance of a beloved educator The next big blue-collar job Is coding This article makes a strong case for basic coding being a...

  • Instructor Sorin Dumitrascu thrives in challenging economy

    Sorin Dumitrascu’s town in southern Romanian, Câmpulung Muscel, used to be home to a bustling auto manufacturing plant, but when the country rejected communism, things changed The cars produced there simply weren’t good enough to compete in the international market, and the factory closed in the...

  • February 3, 2017: Friday news roundup

    If it’s Friday, it’s must be news time Let’s do this Let’s stop calling them ‘soft skills’ It’s no secret we’re big Seth Godin fans here and love having him as an instructor in the Udemy marketplace (and he was a great keynote at our first Udemy LIVE last year) We completely agree with what he lays...

  • January 27, 2017: Friday news roundup

    Did you miss the roundup last week We missed you too! The Udemy team was at an offsite strategizing and generally getting pumped up to bring more awesome courses and learning experiences to more people in more languages around the world in 2017 We had a great time, but it’s good to be back  How to manage your...

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