Much has been made of the differences between Millennials and their older colleagues (and we covered Millennials' unique work habits in a series of blog posts last year). While some of the values espoused by young workers are in keeping with changes in the workplace as a whole - a desire for more work-life fit, for example - others are positively confounding. Take, for example, their (our) apparent unwillingness to use phones professionally. As described last August by the Wall Street Journal, a significant number of Gen-X and baby-boomer managers are finding that their Millennial reports are reluctant to make phone calls. Millennials - i.e., the 70-odd million people born between the early 1980s and the

Humor is the greatest ice-breaker. It can bring people together, cross cultural divides and help us find our common ground. It can be a hugely powerful tool for marketers that can help us not only reach our audiences, but persuade them to share our message. The brand videos have all gone viral, and they all use humor in different ways. Some take a very commonplace theme and use humor to make it into something special that people want to share. Some are sheer entertainment, and some cleverly look at a serious message through the humor lens. Humor connects us, and these videos are a masterclass in how to

urthecast_IRIS on ISS
We are pleased to announce that UrtheCast has integrated RingCentral's phone system into its business. UrtheCast is developing the world’s first high-definition full-color video feed of Earth from space. Two cameras on the International Space Station will stream video, which will be displayed on Urthecast’s web platform or distributed to customers and partners. A basic account with UrtheCast will be free, giving access to anyone who wants to see how Earth is changing. The company currently has 80 employees and is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is


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