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By Nicole Estrada There are plenty of managers, but few true leaders. Employers that can find someone with the qualities of both know they’ve hit the jackpot. I recently attended a management seminar, and the topic of leadership versus management sparked a conversation about the differences between...

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By Joe Meloni “Here,” the Metis mission statement starts, ”we will do our best work ever.” Metis Co-founders Cathy Atkins and Courtney Hurst embarked upon that mission more than 10 years ago, and their advice is featured in “Go Against the Flow,” a book by award-winning entrepreneur and author ...

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By Erin Rohr After having her second child, Camille Preston craved getting back to her “flow” – the state in which she performed best at work. To help mothers and entrepreneurs “find their flow,” Preston launched an online curriculum and speaking engagement focused on flow-hacking. Preston, who...

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By Erin Rohr On Wednesday, Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo released a noncompete reform package, which includes limiting these agreements to 12-month restricted periods, requiring notice to new hires and opposing noncompetes for low-wage workers. Although the package didn’t eliminate such...

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By Erin Rohr This week, Boston-based Jana, a mobile startup that works in developing countries, added CEO Tim Armstrong of Verizon’s AOL unit to its board and landed $57 million in Series C funding from Verizon Ventures. The company covers the costs of data in more than 90 countries, with...

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By Joe Meloni One of the most beautiful things about the Internet is its ability to give a voice and a platform to people who didn’t previously have access to the spotlight. This idea rings true not just in today’s landscape of news, blogging and social media, but also for any brand’s content...

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By Ali Keppler If you’re a college student with entrepreneurship on your mind, you’re in luck with this week’s news. Rough Draft Ventures, the venture capital fund dedicated to backing student-founded startups, plans to continue expanding its Boston roots by actively engaging with new college...

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By Kate Connors For many working professionals, President’s Day weekend can be a time to catch up on sleep or binge-watch the latest Netflix series. However, it also presents a chance to learn from our country’s former leaders and their words of wisdom. The Metis team is constantly reading about...

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By: Ali Keppler As I sit here alternating between reading the local news, writing this blog and looking out my window at the snow, I find myself remembering an important truth: entrepreneurs don’t get snow days. Or weekends. Or usually any vacation at all, at least in the early years. These...

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By Joe Meloni Recently, Re/code reported that Twitter is working to expand its traditional 140-character limit – raising the bar all the way to 10,000 characters. Soon after the announcement, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to, obviously, Twitter to demonstrate what the platform’s future might look...

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By: Erin Rohr As we prepare for a long winter filled with cold temperatures and plenty of snow, one Boston startup plans to capitalize on the season. Yeti, the on-demand snow removal startup, matches contractors and freelance snow-plowers with individuals in need of snow removal services. If you...

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  By Kate Connors As children, we learn to embrace our individuality. As adults, we sometimes feel pressure to conform, but some of the most successful company leaders are those who break boundaries and dare to be different when others stick to conventionality. I recently attended the...

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By: Ali Keppler It’s official – winter is not coming, it’s here. For those who thought we could escape this season entirely (me), we’re now getting the reminder that winter is, in fact, inevitable. Be it three days, a week or maybe even some time in March, the snow will come. Thankfully, when it...

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By: Courtney In 2015, more than 205 billion emails were sent and received per day. According to the Radicati Group, this number will continue growing in the next few years – it’s projected to reach 246 billion by 2019. Email is the preferred form of business communication, a widely used marketing...

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