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Articles by Rick Bell

The Last Word: Gen Why?

May 1, 2013
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Trust me; work habits know no generational boundaries.
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The Last Word: Turning Their Backs on Telecommuting

April 1, 2013
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You could also argue that telecommuting originated with Yahoo’s Silicon Valley neighbor Hewlett-Packard. In 1967, the pioneering computer-maker allowed its plant in Germany to offer flextime—a truly radical concept at the time. HP then implemented large-scale telecommuting in the mid-1990s as technology advanced.
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Marissa Mayer, the Boss Who Has to Hire

March 15, 2013
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Work, Cancer and Us

February 27, 2013
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'If you don't know someone who has been afflicted by cancer, chances are good that your colleague does.'
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Working in Candy Land

February 14, 2013
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Bowls of sweets may be filled with the best of intentions, but it can take a vat full of self-restraint to keep from eating that second, third or even fourth peanut butter cup.
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The Last Word: Spending the Holidays With Obamacare

November 30, 2012
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There is a large contingent of HR and benefits managers who face implementation now, during the holiday season no less.
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The Last Word: ChildNet, Ketchup and a Comeback

November 1, 2012
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Six Sigma’s debut in Florida’s social-services circles was as well-received as, well, ketchup on ice cream.
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The Last Word: Taking the Road Less Traveled—to Work

September 29, 2012
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It's hard to believe, but a Deloitte study notes that 46 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds would choose Internet access over owning a car.
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The Last Word: 'Papa John,' Can You Spare a Dime for Health Care?

September 1, 2012
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Politics apparently has joined the menu—at least through November—alongside pepperoni and pineapple as a new pizza topping.
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