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1. Why graduate trainees are often a company’s biggest brains

Why graduate trainees are often a company’s biggest brains

Years of drudgery have a way of taking the shine off brilliance, says Lucy Kellaway | Originally published Sep 23, 2014

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2. Looking into the future

Looking into the future

McKinsey's predictions will come to nothing, says Lucy Kellaway | Originally published Sep 15, 2014

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3. Cool students are more toxic than rich ones

Cool students are more toxic than rich ones

Taking drugs, getting drunk, smoking roll-ups help at being cool and are still just as bad for you, says Lucy Kellaway. | Originally published Sep 09, 2014

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4. Lucy Kellaway

Lucy Kellaway

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5. ‘Hello there’: eight lessons from Microsoft’s awful job loss memo

‘Hello there’: eight lessons from Microsoft’s awful job loss memo

Stephen Elop’s job-loss announcement is a case study in how not to write, think or lead, says Lucy Kellaway. | Originally published Aug 11, 2014

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6. Digital diaries are no match for our paper past

Digital diaries are no match for our paper past

Users of electronic calendars can take six times longer to scribble something down says Lucy Kellaway. | Originally published Sep 01, 2014

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7. Why we are more vocal about loo rolls than our jobs

Why we are more vocal about loo rolls than our jobs

People feel compelled to review everyday items but are more reticent regarding their work, says Lucy Kellaway. | Originally published Jul 23, 2014

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8. Why I would hire someone despite a typo in their CV

Why I would hire someone despite a typo in their CV

To exclude a job candidate simply because they have transposed two letters makes no sense, says Lucy Kellaway. | Originally published Aug 26, 2014

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9. Sheryl Sandberg adds to the glut of non-apologies

Sheryl Sandberg adds to the glut of non-apologies

Lucy Kellaway suspects that the vast majority of office apologies, delivered by both sexes, are insincere | Originally published Jul 08, 2014

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10. Professional services pitches are a pantomime

Professional services pitches are a pantomime

The only excuse for a beauty contest is that you meet the individual people involved, says Lucy Kellaway | Originally published Jul 14, 2014

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11. Summer, sports and strategies for avoiding work

Summer, sports and strategies for avoiding work

Shirking is necessary for survival and is a vital skill, not only in early July, but all year | Originally published Jul 01, 2014

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12. Lucy Kellaway

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13. Diversity that makes everyone seem the same

Diversity that makes everyone seem the same

A wide cross section brings with it the danger of falling within the narrow confines of groupthink | Originally published Jun 23, 2014

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14. Lucy Kellaway

Lucy Kellaway

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15. Descent into drivel is a sign of Apple’s fall

Descent into drivel is a sign of Apple’s fall

The ugly words in an Apple job advertisement suggest the group has got too big to hang on to what once made it different | Originally published Jun 16, 2014

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16. It is dangerous to feel passion for your work

It is dangerous to feel passion for your work

All the average employer wants is people who like their job and care about it. | Originally published Jun 09, 2014

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17. Divorce is a risk when she earns more than him

Divorce is a risk when she earns more than him

Lucy Kellaway says these marriages tend to work when there is no need to prop up a male ego | Originally published May 12, 2014

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18. How to take safe revenge on the boss

How to take safe revenge on the boss

Lucy Kellaway says anti-boss rage is more in vogue than it has ever been in her lifetime. She watches the display with alternate surges of glee and discomfort

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