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Apple, the company that has upgraded consumer technologies to fetishized objects of social status and desire, has posted that its fourth-quarter profits for 2014 were $18 billion – over $2bn more than the previous record, held by ExxonMobil, in 2012. The BBC reports that Apple’s increased sales, which included 74.5 million iPhones, were propelled in part by a 70% increase in sales in China. The […]
Maximizing creativity is the heart of 10x’s model for offering top tech talent. In our experience, the best way to promote that is by optimizing work-life balance for health and happiness. But, for those who haven’t found their perfect groove of work, rest and play, caffeine is an essential performance-enhacing drug. But how good is it really? Performance expert Dr. Travis Bradbury (co-author of, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and […]
What would a TV-commercial for Facebook looked like in 1995? “Every day, The Facebook is making it easier for people to live, cleanse, work and play.” begins comedian Brent Weinbach’s hilarious parody commercial (below).
When ‘the World’ was wilderness, humans saw the forces of nature as gods, the ruling agents of reality and fate. Now that ‘the World’ is a society increasingly moved and shaken by the forces of technology, the myth is about the almighty Algorithm. How does that myth occlude our reality and shape our fate? We are progressing inexorably towards a future in […]
I posted yesterday about RailsBridge, which “teaches people to code because we believe that the people making technology should accurately reflect the diversity of those using it.” Below, Wired reports on another organization that is actively promoting careers in technology, which trains and places kids in paid tech internships to help them work for their future. In The Nonprofit That’s Giving […]
Interpersonal and collaborative skills are vital qualities among the independent tech professionals 10x chooses to represent. Harvard professor Cass Sunstein, makes a strong case for valuing workers’ team-playing intelligence in his recent LinkedIn article. Though many analytically-driven organizations assess employees’ potential value by using the longstanding Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Sunstein, co-author of “Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter” argues for prioritizing individuals’ so-called ‘C-Factor’. In […]