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CEO Tom Gardner Talks Conscious Capitalism

Tom Gardner was interviewed by Professor R. Edward Freeman of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business as part of a Coursera class called “New Models of Business in Society.” Watch him talk about how The Fool aims to be different from Wall Street and disrupt financial advice, unique ways we increase employee engagement, how we […]

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Get to Know The Fool and Our Founders

Tom and David Gardner, along with some other incredible Fools, talk about our approach to teaching our members about investing. Get to know our founders and our office in this video. Did you know that most Fools are individual investors who follow The Fool’s own advice?

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Collaborative

Core Value #1: Collaborative — Do Great Things Together

We give Culture Tours on the first Friday of each month. They begin with our core values and collaborative is always the first. Why is it a core value: The Motley Fool was founded in community.  We are better investors because we work with our members.  They have experiences and knowledge that we don’t. This […]

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Core Values

Does Your Company Have Core Values to Live By?

Wow!  You actually opened a post with the title “core values?”  I’m a little surprised.  Many people look at “core values” and roll their eyes.  After all, most companies have them and they are generally very nice, very aspirational…and very stale. You can imagine that they were created by a strange consultant with trendy glasses, […]

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FoolHQ

Take a Tour of The Fool’s Tech Department

Desks on wheels! Giant inflatable pool toys! You never know what you’ll encounter when you walk through our tech department. VP of Software Development Tom Conner takes you on a tour.

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Bullying

It’s Time to Stop Workplace Bullying

I read quite a few blogs on management and hiring practices (kudos to my favorite, Ask A Manager), and recently I fell down the rabbit hole of clicking links to related articles at the bottom of a post. That’s how I came to learn about the Workplace Bullying Institute (or WBI), “the first and only […]

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Teamwork

Get a New Perspective to Prevent Workplace Groupthink

It’s likely happened to you. You are sitting there in a meeting among your coworkers, and you start to be able to tell who is going to say what, and how each person is going to respond. Sure, you’ve gotten to know them well. You know their Myers-Briggs scores. You know who likes what type […]

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Improv

Improv as a Team Building Exercise

As a Fool whose job is it to focus on Collaboration, I’m constantly looking at new ways to get people working together in a fun, creative setting.  One big success I’ve had over the years is through teaching workshops in improvisational comedy. It might sound a bit crazy, teaching the Finance team how to bray […]

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First Friday

Let’s Talk Culture: Come to Our First Friday FREEFURALL

I share. I love to talk about business and creating a great and sustainable corporate culture.   Although it may be a competitive advantage for my company right now, I really believe that the world will just be a better place if people find happiness and fulfillment in their work. So, I talk about it.  A […]

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Supporting Foolish Introverts

Supporting Foolish Introverts

By Tamsin Green, Office Dynamo One thing we’re working on at The Fool is creating a culture that supports both introverts and extroverts. While extroverts tend to be energized by spending time around other people, introverts like myself expend energy interacting and need time to recharge. With the business world trending toward open floor plans […]

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