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  • What the Downfall of Thinx’s CEO Says About the Dramas of Startup Life

    The startup world has been hit by another scandal This time, Miki Agrawal, founder and now-former CEO of Thinx, a startup that creates underwear for women to wear during menstruation, is being sued for sexual harassment A former employee filed a sexual harassment claim against her last month, saying that during her...

  • April 7, 2017: Friday news roundup

    The roundup was on vacation last week, but we’re back and raring to go, with a backlog of news and ideas to get you thinking and talking Before we dive in, a quick heads-up that you can read about the most recent Udemy for Business People Innovators event over at their blog They got a huge turnout to discuss...

  • This Is the No. 1 Soft Skill You Need to Develop

    It can't be replaced by automation It's been heartening to see heightened interest in soft skills in response to rising automation and the shrinking half-life of hard or technical skills I'm among those who believe soft skills and continuous learning will be what lift some careers while others...

  • March 24, 2017: Friday news roundup

    Welcome to the weekend, loyal roundup readers Kick back and dig into some reading material on how generations are mixing at work, why bosses are tracking employees, and what age people are when they get really good at different things When the Boss Is Half Your Age In today’s workplace, millennials dominate...

  • 4 Things Great Leaders Do In the Face of Dissent

    Risk-taking and innovation don't happen when people are discouraged from questioning the norm Gaining buy-in for new initiatives is crucial to the success of any organization and the responsibility of every CEO That's not the same as achieving universal agreement, however If you're a leader, you'll...

  • Busy Kinesiologist Flexes Her Muscles as Online Instructor

    Annette Reilly Spreads the Healing on Udemy In a world wracked by stress, Annette Reilly wants to offer relief to as many people as possible That’s what drew her to kinesiology and acupressure and, eventually, to teaching on Udemy Annette had always been interested in health and wellness, from as far back as...

  • March 17, 2017: Friday news roundup

    Happy St Patrick’s Day! Udemy has an office in Dublin, which is closed today, but we know they celebrated in proper style yesterday Regardless of where you are, why not raise a pint today too Erin go bragh! Stop Reading Lists of Things Successful People Do Oh yeah, we’ve all fallen for the clickbait Whether...

  • Learning science for the rest of us: Make your content memorable

    Sometimes, the best practices that go into designing a great course apply to other undertakings—and we want to share them with a broader audience In my role as instructor growth manager, I help Udemy instructors make their lectures more engaging, but the same advice applies to anyone giving a talk Whether...

  • Glamour Introduces New Storytelling Course Exclusively on Udemy

    “Everything is material!” says author Liz Egan, who is also books editor at Glamour magazine and instructor of the newly launched Udemy course “Glamour Presents How to Tell Your Story: Master the Basics of Writing Effective Stories”, which aims to help aspiring writers find their voice “Glamour...

  • March 10, 2017: Friday news roundup

    Time for this week’s collection of news and ideas handpicked for your consideration From the elders to the kids: What I wish I’d known Millennials have a way to go before retirement, but they can learn a lot from those who are already there Journalism students were paired with retirees to find out what they...

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