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Foolish or Not, Meditation Matters

Though meditation is a respected and ancient practice, how frequently is it applied in the workplace? Chances are you’re likely taking part in it more than you think. Have you ever stopped to sit, breathe deeply, and quietly reflect on personal thoughts? If so, you’ve participated in a form of meditation. It’s true! Though personal […]

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Employee Engagement

You Don’t Have to Hate Your Job (Really!)

By Laurie Street The Motley Fool isn’t the only company that has built a fantastic culture, but sadly there aren’t enough of us. Countless studies show that employees are lacking engaging and healthy work environments. An interesting New York Times piece, Why You Hate Work, digs deeper into these disadvantages, mentioning faults that stem from the […]

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Glassdoor

Glassdoor Names Us the Best Medium-Sized Company To Work For In the US

The Motley Fool, founded in Alexandria with the purpose of helping the world invest better, has been given top honor today as the best medium-sized company to work for in 2014 by Glassdoor.com. The Motley Fool beat out companies from across the country. SmartBear Software (#2) and Travelzoo (#3) round out the top three of […]

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Bookie Monster

Creative Employee Benefit Turns Fools into Readers

By Laurie Street Member Services Fool With our company’s name taken straight from Shakespeare, it’s no surprise that you’ll find many lovers of literature here.  One of the coolest – and newest – benefits to employees is the Bookie Monster program.  It allows full-time employees to order any book – fiction, non-fiction, job-related or completely […]

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Cool Office

Match Office Perks to Your Culture

Recently I’ve noticed a few articles popping up claiming that cool offices and no vacation policy are somehow a myth, a scam, a sneaky way for The Man to keep you down.  Here was the first line of one recent article: “Don’t be fooled by the perks at all those Silicon Valley (and Alley) offices […]

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Wellness

Are You Our Future Wellness Coordinator? Apply Today!

The Motley Fool Wellness Program has been in place for about 2.5 years now and has created quite a culture shift within our organization. We have always been a “relaxed” atmosphere with amazing benefits (unlimited vacation, no dress code, mobile workstations, etc.) and the addition of our Wellness Program has been another staple to our […]

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A Growing Company

Surviving the Shift to Growth Mode

In the 14 years I’ve been with the Fool I’ve seen us take on a huge amount of capital from venture capitalists, septuple our workforce on a fragile business model, turn around and reduce our workforce seven times after said model collapsed, slowly build a sustainable business model, get to cash flow positive, and, recently, […]

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