This Company Just Proved a 4-Day Workweek Can Be Good for Business

For six weeks, employees worked four days instead of five but still got paid their full salaries. It was a big success and they're considering a permanent change. But if a sanctioned four-day workweek isn’t in your immediate future, there are other ways you can make your work and life better.

Sterling K. Brown: “I Had to Let Go of Who I Was, in Order to Become Who I Am”

Sterling K. Brown went into Stanford thinking he'd study economics, but ended up earning a degree in drama instead. “I had to let go of who I was, in order to become who I am,” he said in his commencement speech to the class of 2018. “It is a process you’ll have to go through over and over again.”

Mindy Kaling Reminds You That Having a Checklist’s Fine, But Don’t Be Afraid to Let it Go

“Don't be scared if you don't do things in the right order, or if you don't do some things at all,” Mindy Kaling said in her commencement speech at Dartmouth College. “If you have a checklist, good for you. Structured ambition can sometimes be motivating. But also, feel free to let it go.”

Read (and Think) Like Bill Gates With His 5 Summer Book Picks

Every year the Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist shares a summer reading list on his blog. For admirers hoping to emulate even a fraction of the man’s success, Gates’ book recommendations offer a window into what he’s been thinking about, if not the secret to becoming a billionaire.

How Anyone Can Be More Inclusive in the Office During Ramadan

Ramadan—the ninth month of the Islamic calendar during which Muslims commemorate the Quran being revealed to the Prophet Muhammad—can affect the work lives of people observing it. Here are several suggestions for managers and co-workers to be more inclusive in the office.

Hillary Clinton Demonstrates What Being Resilient in Your Career Actually Looks Like

Resilience is crucial in your career, Hillary Clinton told Yale's class of 2018. "Everyone gets knocked down. What matters is whether you get back up and keep going," she said. "You will make mistakes in life...It happens to all of us no matter how qualified or capable we are, take it from me.”

L.L. Bean’s CEO Reminds You That It’s OK to Slow Down in Your Career

You feel pressure to keep moving forward—which means it can seem both counterintuitive and counterproductive to slow down in your career sometimes. In his commencement address at Dickinson College, L.L. Bean's President and CEO, Stephen Smith, encourages you to press pause every now and then.

Apple’s CEO Encourages Everyone to Speak Up at Work (and Elsewhere)

It’s incredibly easy to follow the status quo, but we have to try harder to do the difficult work. This was the theme of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s commencement speech at Duke University. Here's why you should question how things are done and speak up at work, even if it's scary to do so.

The Classic Career Advice You Shouldn’t Forget, According to Oprah

Oprah threw out some serious wisdom to the 2018 class at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s recent commencement ceremony. Here's her number one tip for graduates—and everyone else, too—for having a successful career (not quite unlike her own).

How Everyone Can Make Work Better for Women, According to Michelle Obama

Former First Lady Michelle Obama knows we have a long way to go before racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination disappear from American society—and from our offices. Obama recently shared some of her hopes—and some concrete advice—at The United State of Women Summit 2018 in Los Angeles.