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  • February 22, 2019: Friday News Roundup

    We’re giving robot news a break this week and focusing on the human brain instead Put on some soft music, get comfy, and sleep your way to learning(sort of)! This Is the Fastest-Growing Six-Figure Job in America — and it Doesn't Require a Degree There’s a reason people flock to Udemy to learn how to make...

  • February 15, 2019: Friday News Roundup

    Welcome to another weekend, roundup readers! Are you still feeling the Valentine’s Day glow Well, you’re gonna LOVE this week’s articles! 😂 Should You Take That Promotion Well, Maybe Is conventional thinking changing about grabbing any promotion you can get We shared an article last week about telling...

  • February 8, 2019: Friday News Roundup

    So much to dig into this week Of course, we’ve got robots-at-work stories, but we’ve also got advice for those who don’t want a promotion as well as advice for those who’ve gotten the promotion but without a raise If you can make it to the end, we’ll help you settle your distracted mind White-Collar...

  • #IRL: Better Budgeting with 5 Habits

    This article was written by Udemy instructor Chris Haroun If you’re like many people, you don’t give a second thought to buying your daily coffee And you find ways to justify picking trendy, brand-name headphones when a less expensive model might serve your needs just as well But while we all need and...

  • We’re Excited to Welcome Gregg Coccari as Our New CEO!

    We’re excited to welcome Gregg Coccari as our new CEO Gregg brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to Udemy and previously held CEO positions at Stella and Chewy’s, Futuredontics, NetQuote, and Teleflora We are happy to welcome Gregg as our new leader to further accelerate Udemy’s mission of...

  • February 1, 2019: Friday News Roundup

    We hope you had a great week, but it couldn’t have been any better than the one we just spent here at Udemy Employees from around the world converged in San Francisco for our annual company retreat to plan and strategize for the year ahead Among the highlights was our first-ever Udemy Women’s Summit Meanwhile,...

  • To Close the Skills Gap, Let Go of these 5 Myths

    Before we can devise effective solutions to fix the skills gap, we need to dispel several myths and misunderstandings It’s well-documented that companies are struggling to hire enough new workers, but historically low unemployment is only part of the problem The bigger challenge is finding people who...

  • January 25, 2019: Friday News Roundup

    Happy Friday to all This week’s roundup brings you the dark side of shorter work weeks, relief from email overload, the latest in self-flying planes, and fitness tips to boost your work day ‘It Isn’t Nirvana’: How Four Founders Managed A Four-Day Workweek A shorter work week sounds like a viable idea in...

  • #IRL: How To Stress Less In 2019

    This article was written by Udemy instructor Gregory Caremans Picture this: You’re putting on running shoes to blow off steam after a particularly stressful day You haven’t exercised since the last time you felt stressed, about a month ago After jogging a few miles, you feel refreshed and tell yourself, “I need...

  • January 18, 2019: Friday News Roundup

    Lots of good stuff in the roundup this week If you want to improve your memory, set better goals, or relocate to another country, read on! And we wrap things up with one example of robots getting fired for doing a lousy job A Leaky Memory May Be a Good Thing It may sound counterintuitive, but sometimes you need to...

  • Udemy Instructor Spotlight: Amani Abbas

    A passionate teacher and coder, Amani Abbas has five courses on Udemy with nearly 2,000 students, but, as you’ll read below, her ambition and impact go far beyond our platform She’s using her expertise to help more Arab women learn about programming and launch their own careers Name: Amani Abbas Location:...