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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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Honesty

Core Value #3: Honesty – Make us Proud

Honesty has a beautiful simplicity.  This straightforward value gives us a framework for making decisions companywide.  In a company built on intellectual capital, with the stated purpose of helping the world invest better, honesty is essential. We chose our words here carefully: Make. Us. Proud.  Not “Don’t break the law” or “Tell the truth” or […]

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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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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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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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Ideal Candidate

There’s No Perfect Job Candidate, But There Are Foolish Ones!

People applying to jobs often go through the string of questions: Did I go to the right school? Did I pick the right major? Did I do the right internships? Does my resume have enough details of what I do? Is my resume too long/too short? Does my cover letter summarize how I can do […]

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Goals

Setting Goals for the New Year? Let Motivation Lead You to Success!

How do you measure success in exercise? Do you measure it by X amount of pounds or body fat percentage lost? Or by X inches gained/lost, depending on your goal? How do you measure success in business or your personal life? Do you measure it by how many promotions or personal triumphs you’ve achieved? Success […]

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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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Perception

A Problem With Perception

There are two things to consider when undergoing any kind of improvement initiative: The actual improvement. The perception by others that improvement has happened (or is happening). Improvement and perception don’t go hand-in-hand. We often expect they do and can get off-put when no one takes notice of the improvements we’ve made. We fail to […]

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