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Foolapalooza 2011

Foolapalooza…It’s That Time of Year Again

Foolapalooza. You heard it right. Foolapalooza. What the heck is that? No, it’s not a musical festival, although it does sound like one. It’s our annual business meeting. But it’s not like any other annual business meeting that you’d likely conjure up in your mind. And it’s not like any other business trip or annual […]

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NERF Wars – What, your office doesn’t have those?

Are NERF wars in the office still cool? I guess really we could ask if they ever truly were. I have noticed a resurgence in our office in the recent weeks, and am reminded of the business value behind them. Yup, I said business value behind NERF wars. There certainly is no value in the act of […]

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How We Help to Make Foolish Memories

I know you’ve heard and heard, and probably heard some more, about our culture here at The Motley Fool. Some of you may be sick of it by now, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that some of you may want more – or wonder what it really is that […]

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April Fools' Day is Our Foolish Holiday

April Fools’ Day is Our Foolish Holiday!

April Fools’ Day is always a bit of a celebration around here.  What company could enjoy the day more than us?  We will have some fun in the office, but the most outward sign of our celebration is our April Fools’ Day joke posted on our site. This year, our joke was that our company […]

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Fools practicing improv

What I Learned From Improv

After only two months of training, I stood before 150 people for my class’ first improv comedy performance. We were far more anxious that anyone in the audience might have noticed, but one thing that helped get me through was the group of Fools who came to see the show (and, admittedly, the nerve-calming margarita […]

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Foolapalooza Game

The Great Foolapalooza Hunt (Part 2)

So the idea was approved, albeit with some concern, naturally. Would people really want to spend two to three hours solving puzzles? When the plan was announced, a common response was, “Do I really have to do this scavenger thing?” (I knew it wasn’t really anything like a scavenger hunt, but there was really no […]

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Foolapalooza team figuring out a puzzle

The Great Foolapalooza Hunt (Part 1)

My very first task as the newly appointed chief collaboration Fool was to run a big team-building event at our annual company meeting – what we loving call “Foolapalooza”. This came as no surprise to me. In fact, it was my idea. For a long time, I’ve been a fan of real-world treasure hunts. The […]

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Why Wellness? Because We Care…

To help the world invest. Better. The Motley Fool’s purpose, undeniably, places the interest of our members and followers at numero uno but who is going to look out for us Fools in Alexandria, VA? That’s where I come in, the Wellness Fool. Just a little background before I explain what the heck a Wellness […]

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Resume review

Getting Your Application in Tiptop Shape

If you’re reading this blog, odds are you’re interested in one of the awesome job openings listed here. As someone who helps our Foolish recruiters read through the resumes and cover letters we receive, I’m here to give you some tips on how to make your application stand out. Fun fact: Did you know that […]

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Chicken suit

Crazy Interviews

Have you ever had a Dumbledore-esque rapper show up during a job interview – complete with a white wig, Dumbledore hat, glasses, track suit, and a Dumbledore monogrammed gold chain? No? Have you ever been to a job interview on Halloween? You should try it sometime. What about seeing a person in a chicken suit […]

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