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Smart People on Ice: Raj Patel, Part Two–Powering Pinterest

In the second half of Alex Benik’s “Smart People on Ice” interview with Raj Patel, Raj gives a behind-the-scenes look at technology powering Pinterest. Founded in 2010,…

Why Investing in “Best Places to Work” is Good for More than Morale

Do happy employees make for happy stock returns? In the case of the firms honored in Glassdoor’s most recent “Best Places to Work” list, that…

Why Dell Couldn’t Ignore Glassdoor

Like many companies, Dell ignored Glassdoor at first. Wasn’t Glassdoor a social platform for people to just complain about their jobs? Isn’t it a small…


Wake Up, Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

The Web is bringing a sea change in terms of what shoppers expect, no matter where they shop.

Why We Replaced (In)Human Resources With Employee Experience

Nitro Software COO Gina O’Reilly with company CEO Sam Chandler. Fairly or unfairly, ‘traditional’ human resources conjures images of problems, paperwork, and processes with an unhealthy…

Is “This Town” All That Different From Silicon Valley?

Powered by Battery recently spoke with Mark Leibovich, author of the scathing Washington, D.C. critique “This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—and Plenty of Valet…

Chinese Internet companies have not captured the imagination of a mass business audience in the U.S. Alibaba is a coming out party for the whole of the Chinese Internet.

Rich Barton, co-founder Expedia, Zillow and Glassdoor, in the Wall Street Journal, Sept. 19

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