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  • 07 17
    2019

    Fake News? A Professional Researcher’s Guide to Separating Online Fact from Fiction

    Don’t use the internet for research.

    I heard those words throughout my college years, at a time when the World Wide Web was far from ubiquitous. “The information out there can’t be trusted,” my professors warned me. Although that mindset had somewhat shifted by the time I entered graduate school, we were still cautioned to carefully evaluate our sources.

    Today, the pejorative “fake news” dominates Twitter feeds and headlines as we are compelled ...

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  • 07 10
    2019

    Edgy Industries Hold the Promise of Making a Mark, But at What Cost?

    Can a career in an emerging industry with murky legality, such as the marijuana industry, or a provocative industry such as adult entertainment, firearms or even tobacco—with its well-known legacy of deceptive marketing practices—hurt an executive’s future job prospects?

    One-way Street?

    In 2004, Jim Safka, an executive with AT&T Wireless, made the leap from the company’s e-commerce division to assume the role of CEO for the ailing online dating app ...

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  • 07 08
    2019

    Turning the Tables: The Executive Interviewer Becomes the Interviewee

    Alex & Red has seen its share of executive candidates, and (as revealed in our “Candidates Do the Darndest Things” article series) they don’t always make the best impression: Dressing too fashion-forward, bringing a significant other, or ordering a three-course meal for a coffee meeting are just a few examples… and that’s just scraping the surface. Even extremely qualified, accomplished executives have been known to display bad judgment.

    But the same can also be ...

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  • 06 26
    2019

    Changes in the Workplace in the Last 20 Years

    Bob Dylan said it, err sang it, best: Your old road is rapidly agin'. Please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand, for the times they are a-changin'.

    In 1999, Bill Clinton was President, Amazon was a recently IPO’d technology startup, the original Blackberry was released, shares of Apple stock traded at $1.18 and Mark Zuckerberg was 14 years old. Smoking (cigarettes that is) was commonplace in ...

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