5 Things Interning At A Literary Agency Taught Me

5 Things Interning At A Literary Agency Taught Me

Book Culture

Interning at a literary agency was like being paid to eat candy all day. Except that I wasn’t paid and the books I read usually weren’t sweet. The internship entailed reading and reviewing manuscript submissions, working the front desk (aka awkwardly offering visitors coffee/tea and then just getting them water), and sending out mail. Over the course of those four months, I read tons of books and it’s likely only one or two of them will ever make it to publication. It was a time of ‘business casual’ clothing and free Nespresso coffees that taught me a lot about how …

Spark ‘Joy at Work’ with Marie Kondo’s Latest Book

Spark ‘Joy at Work’ with Marie Kondo’s Latest Book

Quarantine got you down? You might be feeling claustrophobic, restless, unproductive, or maybe some combination of the three. Those of us working from home not only have to stay focused amid the distractions of family members, but must also set up shop in a home office (if you’re lucky enough to have one) or a makeshift home office (if you aren’t). Either way, working from home is an adjustment for everyone involved, and may have you feeling stressed out. If so, now’s the perfect time to check out Marie Kondo’s latest book, Joy at Work, for tips on finding joy …

Why Netflix is Successful

Why Netflix is Successful

Are you interested in how a company rises up from its humble beginnings to a multi-billion dollar company years later? If you are, look no further! Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings just wrote a new book about the unorthodox culture behind the workplace at Netflix.   image via amazon   His book, No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention, set for release May 12, describes his philosophy and management principles – fostering a culture where adequacy is looking down on and people were fired for being “just ok.” However, those that are fired for their average work received pretty big …