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  • How Unconscious Bias Is Holding Your Company Back

    There’s been plenty of talk about workplace diversity in recent years, but less evidence of progress, particularly when you examine leadership ranks This is no easy nut to crack, considering it requires changing the mindsets of large groups of people, some of whom may not realize anything’s wrong with the status...

  • January 13, 2017: Friday news roundup

    It’s Friday the 13th, so watch your step today We have no superstitions about reading the news so the roundup is here for you as usual One third of Americans prefer a software robot over a human boss Yikes, what are these people thinking Well, it’s not that they love robots More likely they just have lousy...

  • How L&D Can Market Like a Pro

    Today we're cross-posting from the Udemy for Business blog, where marketing guru and best-selling author Seth Godin writes about how corporate learning & development teams can apply marketing tactics to their own work Seth has been a hugely popular instructor in the Udemy marketplace and was even the keynote...

  • January 6, 2017: Friday news roundup

    Before we dive into the first roundup of 2017, we want to remind you to check out our friends over at the Udemy for Business blog! They’re posting juicy content like these tips for updating your personal brand from the chief networking officer of Fireball Network So, read the news here, then head over there for...

  • 3 Great New Year’s Resolutions for Companies

    January is a great time for startups to revisit their culture and values I'm not big on New Year's resolutions If you want to change something, there's no reason to wait for an arbitrary date However, the start of the year does feel timely for a company to kick off a set of collective resolutions--things the...

  • December 30, 2016: Friday news roundup

    Here it is: the final news roundup of 2016 We’ve followed countless interesting and provocative discussions about the future of work, the threats and opportunities presented by automation, the value of lifelong learning, the ongoing struggles to achieve diversity, the evolution of corporate training, and so many...

  • December 16, 2016: Friday news roundup

    This week certainly started on a high note around here, with the news that our very own CEO, Dennis Yang, was included on LinkedIn’s Top Voices of 2016 list, along with some heavy-hitters from around the world and across industries Here are some other stories that got us talking this week The biggest tech...

  • Why CEOs Can’t (and Shouldn’t) Do It All

    The price of a CEO failing to delegate can be greater than just misplaced priorities The proverbial buck may stop at the CEO's desk, but that doesn't mean he or she should ride along for every step of its journey On the contrary, the best CEOs know when to step in and, more important, when to get out of the...

  • A year of Udemy: 2016 in review

    Well, this was an eventful year, wasn’t it For the purposes of this blog post, we’re just looking at what made news in the Udemy universe over the past 12 months As we reflect on 2016, we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished but are even more excited for building upon that in a big way in 2017 By the...

  • December 9, 2016: Friday news roundup

    Happy Friday to all! Lots of action around these parts, especially from the Udemy for Business team In addition to ending the year with some big client wins, they launched a new website and released their 2017 Learning Index Report Make sure that’s on your reading list this weekend! We got 10 CEOs to tell us...

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