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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. Lucy Kellaway

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3. 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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4. 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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6. Newshour: Lucy Kellaway on why Germany tops Europe's back-pain league

Newshour: Lucy Kellaway on why Germany tops Europe's back-pain league

The Financial Times's Lucy Kellaway on why Germany tops the European league of back-pain sufferers. Every year Germany workers record 217 million sick days. Compare that to the UK, with 35 million sick days, and Greece, with just one million.

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8. 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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9. ‘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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10. 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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11. 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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12. 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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13. 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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14. 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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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. 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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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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19. Underdog tale sheds light on pushy parenting

Underdog tale sheds light on pushy parenting

It does one good to fail in a small way. It means one then has to work hard to catch up, and that one may have a fresher way of doing things, says Lucy Kellaway

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