Between the gap years, volunteering, freelancing, and personal projects people are taking on, many will emerge from this pandemic with a diverse range of experiences. This is an opportunity to reevaluate how candidates can present themselves in the job market because showcasing the value of these nontraditional experiences and soft skills will require something more dynamic than a one-page résumé and a copy-and-paste cover letter. … [Read more...] about Why we need to redesign résumés for the COVID era and the future of work
Opportunity Calls Malls, for instance, were already in decline as mainstays such as JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, and Brooks Brothers struggled to attract a younger clientele and fell into bankruptcy. The pandemic has opened the door for more modern brands such as Bonobos and AllBirds to take advantage of cheaper leases and move into those spaces. Some malls are even working with Amazon to install high-tech grocery stores and distribution centers, turning what was once a threat to physical retail into a partner in its survival. … [Read more...] about Retail is having a Darwin moment that will transform it forever
Maybe newspapers are too 20th century for the modern tech billionaire. But the world hasn’t gone fully digital yet. With the Silicon Valley elite facing more criticism than ever, the more armor you have, the better. There’s an old saying, attributed (like everything not attributed to Winston Churchill) to Mark Twain: “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.” As Jeff Bezos proved, it’s a lot easier to write a check. … [Read more...] about Bezos, antitrust, and the power of media patronage
Our assignment At the end of our coaching sessions with Bill, he would give us an assignment for the next session, something to think about and work on. With this article, we give you our interpretation of how Bill would coach us today. But everyone’s situation is different, so your assignment from us is to think about Bill’s principles and decide how to best apply them for your situation. How are you going to take care of your people and teams, and lead them? What are you going to do differently? Now that you know what Bill would do, what will you do? … [Read more...] about What would Bill Campbell do?
At Capacity, most of us weren’t working remotely until coronavirus hit. However, we’ve always had a flexible schedule and unlimited PTO. With trust ingrained in our culture, every team member has the ability to take the time they need to be their most productive selves. This includes time to dedicate to family, friends, and other outside factors, which can weigh heavily on people. Because of the trusting environment we provide, we’ve seen great benefits when it comes to accountability and productivity during the workday. … [Read more...] about 3 ways to improve your time management skills