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Fool Speaker Series: Chris Guillebeau

It took 11 years for Chris Guillebeau to complete his quest of visiting every country in the world. This staggering journey – which he viewed in the beginning as “really difficult but not fundamentally impossible,” led Chris to all 193 countries. The first 100 countries he visited – not counting layovers, by the way – cost $30,000. Though there was certainly […]

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The Interns’ Verdict – Summer 2014

It was an awesome summer, but I’ll leave it to our 2014 interns to tell you more about it. Applications aren’t yet open for 2015, but be sure to look back in early December for more info! And don’t forget to check out our blog – culture.fool.com – to learn about what’s going on at […]

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Is There an App for Everything?

What’s in an app? It probably doesn’t relate to …”that which we call a rose” but, depending on what you need – Shakespearian or not – an app could be anything. Out of over 1.2 billion options in the Apple Store, it’s pretty predictable that social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube rank […]

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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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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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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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Innovative

Core Value #2 — Innovative: Search For a Better Solution. Then Top It.

The term innovation drums up images of world-changing ideas or inventions.  Certainly we at The Fool want to change the world, but innovation is more about making everything better every day and embracing change.  It’s constantly searching for ways to “Top It!” We want Fools to relentlessly search for better solutions and try new things.  […]

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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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Employee Benefits

Inexpensive Employee Benefits: Boost Your Culture for $3 per Employee

By Tamsin Green Office Dynamo A great office culture doesn’t require millions of dollars (or a slide in the middle of the office). What it does require is a focus on the employee and a commitment to infusing fun into the work day. Here are a few ways to brighten employees’ days for minimal cost. […]

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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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