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Sunday April 19, 2015

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    The Startup Line - Wednesday Apr 15, 2015 | 5:30 am

    San Francisco startup picks Portland as development hub

    – A San Francisco-based software startup has planted its flag in Portland, choosing the city as its East Coast beachhead and home to its nascent development team. The startup, called Figly, has hired local software engineer Elliot Murphy to open “Figly East” in Portland. Murphy, Figly’s new VP of engineering, has a budget to hire three senior software developers, with more expected as the company scales up. Murphy is joined […]

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  • People on the Move - Monday Apr 13, 2015 | 9:00 am

    Bernstein Shur announces awards for excellence and pro bono service

    Bernstein Shur recently announced its annual pro bono and volunteer service awards. The firm also recognized its sunshine committee. Attorney David Soley, member of the firm’s real estate and litigation practice groups, was recognized for his pro bono work with the Sumner T. Bernstein Pro Bono Award. Soley provided support to many organizations in the community including: the Maine Homeless Legal Clinic; defending the rights of Kaci Hickox, a nurse […]

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    Heart at Work - Monday Apr 13, 2015 | 9:00 am

    When you’re having a bad day, keep this in mind…

    Whether you have recently lost your job, feel discouraged by the lack of developments in your job search or you’re just having a bad day, you may need something else to focus on instead of your bad luck or troubling circumstances. In his book, Beauty, Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue explains the essential place beauty occupies in our lives. O’Donohue, in a voice that is confident and inviting, states […]

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    The Startup Line - Thursday Apr 09, 2015 | 1:07 pm

    Google thinks Orono startup has what it takes to change the world

    Susan MacKay thinks her company can help solve Earth’s water crisis … and Google thinks she might be right. Google executives recently picked MacKay, CEO of Orono-based Cerahelix, as a finalist in its global competition for world-changing ideas — a contest the Silicon Valley giant calls “Solve for X.” MacKay’s “moonshot” — the term Google uses to describe these Earth-shattering ideas — is to tackle the global issue of water scarcity by using nanotechnology to develop a new […]

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    On the Job - Thursday Apr 09, 2015 | 10:26 am

    Breastfeeding Is A Civil Right

    This past week, I escaped to sunny California with my 7-month-old. As we made our way across the country by bus, plane, and car, one thing that made our travels infinitely easier was that I could breastfeed my daughter as we went. It gave her comfort, helped her go to sleep (something everyone else on the plane appreciated), and was far more convenient, safe and sanitary than bringing along bottles […]

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    The Startup Line - Monday Apr 06, 2015 | 5:00 am

    Edison Liu on the art and science of creativity, and how Maine can harness it to be a leader

    – When Beethoven wrote his Third Symphony, considered a turning point in musical history, he did it with only 12 chromatic tones at his disposal. Kurt Cobain used the same 12 tones to write “Rape Me,” which appeared on Nirvana’s third album, In Utero. Think about that for a second. How different can two pieces of music be? Now consider this: DNA, the basis for all life on our planet, consists […]

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    Heart at Work - Sunday Apr 05, 2015 | 6:05 am

    The Real Power of LinkedIn

      One of the first things we’ll ask our clients is if they are on LinkedIn or not. We’ll usually get one of three responses: “Yes, but just barely. I don’t have much of a profile;” or “No, I have never seen the need;” or “Yes I am! I have several hundred connections!” To responses 1 and 2, we explain why LinkedIn is such an important tool for their career, […]

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    On the Job - Thursday Apr 02, 2015 | 1:50 pm

    Major Employers Launch Stealth Attack On Workers’ Compensation System

    Workers’ compensation? If you’re like me, although almost all of us work, it’s probably something you never think about. At least not until you need it. So what I’m about to say should scare you. Last month as I was driving to work I heard snippets of an excellent three-part series on Morning Edition on National Public Radio about workers’ compensation. The first part of the series detailed how so-called […]

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    Heart at Work - Tuesday Mar 31, 2015 | 12:47 pm

    Do you negotiate a job offer?

    Are you among the 49% of Americans who never ask for more than what is offered, despite the fact that 45% of employers fully expect to negotiate a job offer? (By the way, more women than men accept what’s initially offered without any negotiation.) Compensation has been a lively topic of conversation with clients recently—some of whom have received multiple job offers. That’s a good sign for the Maine economy, […]

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