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The Sailthru team has been hard at work redesigning the Sailthru interface, and we can’t wait to give you a preview of what’s in store. Not only did we give the visual design a fresh coat of paint, we also simplified the user experience and navigation. Let’s check it out:

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New Blog Captures Awkwardness of Parental Text Messages
Texts messages and parents — both are entities that are rife with humor (see: Sh*t My Dad Says, Damn You Auto Correct!). And, when they come together in sweet, awkward union, well, then there’s When Parents Text. When Parents Text is a relatively new single-serving blog that we stumbled upon …

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Some noteworthy quotes:

Per Gabrielle Toledano (EA’s Head of HR) “We’ve learned that when companies treat talent as a commodity, the consequences are severe…It takes years to repair a reputation.”

As the discord increases, the situation may jeopardize the company’s ability to retain top talent at a time when Silicon Valley start-ups are fiercely jockeying for the best executives and engineers. ”

"[Zynga’s] heavy focus on metrics, in this already competitive industry, has also fostered an uncompromising culture, one where employees are constantly measured and game designers are pushed to meet aggressive deadlines. While some staff members thrive in this environment, others find it crushing.”  

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Seriously?!?! 
Sale Alert! Pet Acoustics, starts November 22, 2011.Fab.comIt’s hard not to anthropomorphize our pets. We think what makes us happy makes them happy, but the people at Pet Acoustics know this isn’t always true. With an understanding of our four-legged friends’ complexities, they’ve honed in on how and what they hear. This thoughtfully designed pet speaker is the result.

Seriously?!?! 

Sale Alert! Pet Acoustics, starts November 22, 2011.
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It’s hard not to anthropomorphize our pets. We think what makes us happy makes them happy, but the people at Pet Acoustics know this isn’t always true. With an understanding of our four-legged friends’ complexities, they’ve honed in on how and what they hear. This thoughtfully designed pet speaker is the result.

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Kind of obsessed with furniture made out of other functional/rad stuff…this one is worth a look!!! 
Fab.com Flash Sale. Recycled Skateboard Stool, 35% offFab.comThis small stool fills in small spaces—think tiny living rooms, guitar-player corners or behind a drum set. Crafted from broken skateboards (the legs hail from boards broken at the truck, the seat from a board cracked straight in half), the Skateboard Stool is a unique seat, designed and decorated with real street cred.

Kind of obsessed with furniture made out of other functional/rad stuff…this one is worth a look!!! 

Fab.com Flash Sale. Recycled Skateboard Stool, 35% off
Fab.com
This small stool fills in small spaces—think tiny living rooms, guitar-player corners or behind a drum set. Crafted from broken skateboards (the legs hail from boards broken at the truck, the seat from a board cracked straight in half), the Skateboard Stool is a unique seat, designed and decorated with real street cred.

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Think this is entertaining and worth sharing! 

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In firm agreement with Tony Schwartz on this and that the focus shouldn’t be on extracting more on folks but rather investing in them…”by addressing their four core needs- physical, emotional, mental and spiritual- so they’re freed, fueled and inspired to bring the best of themselves to work every day.” This article is definitely worth a read. Also worth a note that this is the 2nd time this week I’ve read about value of afternoon naps.

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This is pretty valid…psyched to get to read all this stuff for a reason now w/ new gig :) 

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Sneak Peak- My Jewelry Line, a set on Flickr.First real pics of my jewelry after a few rather experimental hours this afternoon…

Sneak Peak- My Jewelry Line, a set on Flickr.

First real pics of my jewelry after a few rather experimental hours this afternoon…
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Enjoying digging through lots of material on motivation, incentives, rewards and what actually makes for a positive and productive work culture. I like this particular video from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA illustrating the interesting facts behind what really motivates us today - both at work and home. Recommend his book Drive for more insight!