Management by Counting on 110% Effort

There’s a massively delayed subway construction project in Espoo, Finland. Based on the public info, the project seems to be a mess of mismanagement. In a discussion regarding the project’s management style, a friend of mine quipped: You know these managers telling their team will get this done by pulling a few all-nighters, or that she’ll be able …

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Freelance Journalists Should Be In Twitter

Last Sunday, I read an interesting article in a print magazine. It’s a rare occasion nowadays so I turned back to the story’s first page to find out the writer’s name. Then I opened the Twitter application on my smartphone. I’ve learned that Twitter is the best way to follow interesting writers, journalists and essayists. You’ll type …

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Communicating Organization Change – Case Zenefits

Zenefits is a company in trouble. They missed revenue projections, face regulatory charges, and their founder/CEO was forced to resign. How to pick up from here? The new CEO, David Sacks sent an email to all employees. The email was said to be “brilliant”. Let’s see what’s in it. Stripping the email down to essential, it …

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Trying to Learn French in Brussels

I want to learn French language. I thought it would be perfect to attend a course in Brussels, Belgium. Brussels is a French-speaking international city. Lots of active expats move in Brussels every year. The demand for language courses must be huge. However, it’s crazy difficult to study French in Brussels. I’ve heard rumors of people successfully enrolling to a …

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Book review: Wool

I was looking for intelligent and interesting fiction to read during the christmas holidays. As a surprise to myself, I ended up reading science fiction. I came by Wool by Hugh Howey first on some “The most popular books” list and when checking the book’s reviews on Amazon, I noticed it was included on their Top-100 Editor’s pick for …

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Is This News or Ads?

I’ve always thought that I know pretty well how to navigate media. That I can immediately tell if a piece of content is an advertisement. After all, understanding the difference between ads and journalism is a crucial part of media literacy, right? Then I read Wired’s story “How BuzzFeed mastered social sharing to become a …

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