When we say work can wait, we mean it. Really.

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We recently had a problem with our interns. Now, in terms of problems, it was a good one to have. I noticed some of them working on their days off or very late/early hours. That’s not how we roll here, so I had to issue a smack down. Peer pressure is a real thing It’s… keep reading

Why we need paid family leave in the U.S.

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When you have a newborn baby, your home life descends into temporary chaos. There’s crying and messes and strange liquids everywhere, plus doctor appointments, grocery store runs, and endless laundry. And that’s not all: new moms need lots of support and ample time to recover. But since Americans keep prioritizing EXTREME PRODUCTIVITY and individualism over… keep reading

How to say you’re sorry

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“We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused” is absolutely not the way. There’s never really a great way to say you’re sorry, but there are plenty of terrible ways. One of the worst ways is the non-apology apology, which sounds like an apology but doesn’t really accept any blame. For example, “We’re sorry if… keep reading

Getting less done

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So you got a lot done this week? Good for you. But what exactly did you get done? Was it work you’ll remember next month? Was it work that’ll matter next year? Did you learn anything that’ll help you tomorrow? High productivity doesn’t mean squat if the things you’re getting done aren’t truly important. It’s… keep reading

Two sisters and a sandwich entrepreneur

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Illustration by Nate Otto I ask questions for a living and I love it. But sometimes it’s fun to have someone else do the interviews, especially when that person brings a unique perspective to the conversation. To that end, we tried something new for the latest episode of The Distance. We wanted to host a conversation… keep reading

Exploring Paley Studios

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Our team is always blown away by the useful advice Highrise customers are willing to share with us. Here’s another we think you’ll want to hear. Paley Studios has been using Highrise daily since 2007 to help organize various projects, information and contacts. It’s an invaluable online resource that allows us to keep project information,… keep reading

Schadenfreude

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Biebs’ mugshot in 2014 Justin Bieber can’t catch a break. Over the years he’s been involved in quite a few questionable acts, like recklessly speeding his Lamborghini around a neighborhood full of kids, or spitting on fans from a balcony. He’s in the middle of trying to make a comeback with his “I’m Sorry” tour. The… keep reading