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1. 3 ways to think about your employees’ value. 

If there’s one thing professional writing is full of, it’s jargon. (You could argue something else, but that’s probably not fit to write about here.) When it comes to talking about networking, terms like human capital, social capital and relationship capital are tossed around almost interchangeably. But while all three are about people and, arguably, relationships, they’re not quite the same thing.

2. Jack Dorsey: What it means to be a young Silicon Valley CEO.

Once lauded as the person to fill the late Steve Jobs’ estimable shoes, Twitter and Square cofounder Jack Dorsey quickly fell from grace. Careless at Twitter, tyrannical at Square, the young entrepreneur has had a lot of tough lessons in what it really means to execute an idea. One promising move was to hire a better manager than he. But is that enough?
Our (other) burning questions.

  • Who in Dorsey’s circle can provide the requisite wisdom to keep him from making the same mistakes over and over? 
  • Do you have to be a jerk to be successful in Silicon Valley?

3. A little privacy, please. 

In an age of flat organizational styles and “radical transparency,” are we in danger of eliminating healthy boundaries at work? Here’s a look at Zappos and other organizations embracing holacracy, and what that means for employee privacy.

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