Culture

How to Charge: By the Hour or By the Project

Clients don’t care if it takes you 20 minutes or 20 hours to complete the project. Clients care that the work is done and it is done well.

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Jews Who Write About Money Talk About Being Jews Who Write About Money

The stereotype of Jews that persists in this country is People Who Are Good at American Capitalism. And I HATE the implicit values of American capitalism.

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Unnecessary, Compulsive Frugality

I am not uniformly miserly. I allow myself the pleasure of good beer, periodic meals out at places where the entrees cost more than ten dollars, and, now and again, a vacation. But waste still feels deeply difficult.

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Radio Recaps, Startup Ep 7: “Kids, Work, Kids, Work. There’s Nothing in the Middle”

FT work can be exhausting. FT work and raising kids is like being outside in a hurricane.

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Welcome to Kingston. Now Leave

Over the course of the past year, at Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan book events for the two essay anthologies I’ve edited about loving and leaving New York City, a good number of people have approached me with the same question: “Should I move to Kingston too?”

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The Uniform I’ve Chosen for Myself

Some people express themselves through their clothes; they stretch the parameters of office dress codes with unexpected cuts, vintage menswear, and statement jewelry. I admire those people, but I am not one of them. The last thing that I want to do on a weekday morning, or at anytime, honestly, is think about what to wear, but I still want to look good.

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For Whom Is The New York Times?

Of course newspapers are, if we’re being cynical here which we are, a way of disseminating advertising. But shouldn’t they still strive to be populist?

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American Girl Dolls Are Still Expensive (But Not As Expensive As They Could Be)

Are American Girl dolls and their clothes more expensive than they were when the dolls first debuted nearly 30 years ago? (Yes, that’s right: nearly 30 years ago.)

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Being Black in Silicon Valley — and Alaska, Atlanta, & NYC

If you’ve ever felt like an outsider in your workplace, you’ll relate to Erica Joy’s sobering look back on her career (so far) in tech

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Burning Out

I have a tendency to stay late at the office; I enjoy the quiet, the fact that there is less news going on, and that there are fewer distractions. “Go home,” people like to tell me. But I have things to do! I counter. This is the time I can get things done!. “Don’t want to see you burning out,” they say.

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Link Roundup: A High-Functioning Office is a Neighborhood; Online Dating for Jobs; Shmoozin’

Shmooze more, get fired less.

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