This blog is the second edition of a two-part series that expands on how Metis team member Mel Rubbelke is now handling the work-life balance as a new, first-time mother. The first blog post shares how she prepared for parental leave. 

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For the second year in a row, Boston was recently named the top city in the country for startups in the Innovation That Matters report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The ranking was determined by data focused on talent, capital, specialization, density, connectivity and cultural...

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I sat down last week to catch up on some reading from First Round Review, and clicked into an interview on leadership with One Medical’s VP of marketing, Vanessa Hope Schneider. I started off enjoying it and nodding along, until I got to her fourth point.

Here, she shares how she noticed the...

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You know that magic that happens when you work with awesome people? We think it’s everything, and we love working with folks who bring that kind of chemistry into our days. Every month, we sit down with one of these execs to talk about startups, marketing, the future of their industries, world...

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There’s a stat that has stuck with me for years since I first heard it.

Women are likely to apply for a promotion only when they feel they meet 100 percent of the qualifications. Men apply if they meet just 60 percent.

Why is that? 

There have been numerous takes on why since HP published its...

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I’m on a year-long adventure around the world with Remote Year: 12 cities, 12 months, 53 people. Read the last post here  

Spain.

It’s the land of sun, tapas and siesta, and it’s my happy place. Spending a month along the coast in the small city of Valencia was quite a treat – if I weren’t on a...

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I’m on a year-long adventure around the world with Remote Year: 12 cities, 12 months, 53 people. This post is a glimpse into my month in Prague. 

Prague’s got a history, and it will remind you of it every corner you turn. From a 14th century bridge to a 15th century Astronomical Clock to the...

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“A golden state of mind.”

People from California often utter this statement to indicate pure bliss and happiness. It also perfectly describes our co-worker Mel Rubbelke’s general state of being. Her positive and happy-go-lucky attitude gives us the extra boost of energy we need to get through the...

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Shereen Shermak, angel investor and venture capitalist, recently told BostInno that Boston is experiencing a resurgence of financial technology startups. The surge is credited to the rise in technologies like machine learning, blockchain and large institutions acquiring local companies such as...

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“Guys, take some sandwiches home!” 

“I’m running to the bank. Does anyone need anything while I’m out?”

“This new recipe I found for [insert healthy food] is SO good.”

“Don’t forget to add your hours to ClickTime!”

These are just some of the quotes you’ll hear from Christina around the office on...

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Recently, a favorite CMO client of mine called in the middle of the afternoon during a busy day. She said, “Melissa, this is such a hard call for me. I’m so sad. I’m really going to miss working with all of you.” It was a client that had achieved the goal we had all set out to accomplish: an...

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When I first met Rachel in 2012, the first thing I noticed was how admired she was by her office peers. She even had, and still has, a special nickname: Rulls, Rully, Queen Rullsy. It didn’t take long for me to realize I’d quickly admire her, too. Her ability to get things done, while keeping it...

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Following its investment in Terminus last week, HubSpot announced its contribution to San Francisco startup PandaDoc’s $15 million Series B funding round alongside Rembrandt Venture Partners, Microsoft Ventures and others. Bradford Coffey, HubSpot’s chief strategy officer said, “In the early days...

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Every Friday morning, a notification pops up on the top corner of my screen. It’s Basecamp, asking me, “Did you read an awesome article this week? Tell us about it and what you learned.” This automatic check-in encourages the Metis senior team to share some of the interesting pieces we read...

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