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Fool in the News

Our Culture in the News

Head People Fool Lee Burbage was recently interviewed about The Fool’s philosophy when it comes to corporate culture. Check out his tips for making your employees trust you in Inc. magazine, and his advice for keeping employees happy and productive in the HR podcast Fistful of Talent.

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LinkedIn Influencer

CEO Tom Gardner Now a LinkedIn “Influencer”

Motley Fool CEO and co-founder Tom Gardner has joined the LinkedIn “Influencer” program. Gardner published his first “Influencer” post, titled “Half Your Employees Hate Their Jobs,” on Wednesday. The post, co-written with Motley Fool columnist Morgan Housel, highlighted three changes organizations should make to improve their workplace cultures. “Peter Drucker said that culture eats strategy […]

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Summer at The Fool

We’re Looking For Summer 2014 Interns!

Are you a college or grad student looking for an amazing summer internship? We’re currently looking for talented, curious, motivated students who want to spend this summer at The Fool! This is an 8-week paid internship where you’ll get to work on great projects with great people…and you’ll never have to wear a tie (unless you […]

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Fun

Core Value #4 : Fun – Revel in Your Work

The Fool is a fun place to work. We believe that life and work cannot be separated, and rather than balancing, we try to integrate them.  We want all Fools to think about how they can add fun to their day and how they can love their work.  Everyone is encouraged to take time out […]

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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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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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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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Financial Planning Day

Set Aside a Day for Financial Planning

Last week, The Fool held a company-wide financial health day. Fools had the opportunity to attend classes on subjects like retirement planning and negotiating, and could meet one-on-one with our in-house financial planner, Robert Brokamp. Robert blogs for Get Rich Slowly, and wrote a post about how your company can encourage employees to take a […]

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Fool's Errand

Encourage Employees to Take Much-Needed Vacations

At The Fool we have a “take what you need” vacation policy. When we need a sick day, an extra day to get over jet lag, or to travel on off-peak days, no one in HR is counting our vacation time as long as we get our job done. And that line blurs even more […]

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401(k)s

Make Saving for Retirement Fun and Easy

When you’re an adult, you get to do awesome things, like occasionally eating ice cream for dinner. But with that freedom comes responsibility – paying taxes, taking out the trash, and saving for retirement. And you should save for retirement! Every ten years you wait to start can cut your potential future nest egg by […]

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