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9 Steps to Fix A LinkedIn Profile

By Dave Gentry |

To paraphrase Mark Twain, the difference between a good LinkedIn profile and an almost good LinkedIn profile is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. I found this out the hard way when my fellow Workbar member  Nick Bliamptis  offered to take a look at my profile and then, like a lumberjack frowning at… Continue Reading
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Top 5 Problems a Financial Advisor Can Solve or Avoid

By Dave Gentry |

Michael Heberlein is a Workbar member and  financial advisor with the Commonwealth Financial Group, where he marries his  natural ability to connect with people with his desire to solve business problems.  His mission is to help you realize your goals and help you understand that the process of executing them does not have to be… Continue Reading
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The Definitive List of The Best To-Do Lists

By Dave Gentry |

When Workbar members need advice they can ask their own community- a network of connected, smart professionals who love helping each other out. Here is the most recent query: “Does anyone have a very simple to-do list app that they like to use?  I’m looking for something nice and clean, not too muddled with extra… Continue Reading
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The Disruptive Laughter of the Women in Comedy Festival

By Dave Gentry |

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” Michelle Barbera quotes  Victor Borge at the end of our conversation about comedy, coworking, culture, and her  Women in Comedy Festival.  The Boston-based comedienne has headquartered operations for her April festival in Workbar Cambridge, and it becomes quickly obvious that what she is doing  with  comedy is… Continue Reading
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Keeping an Eye on Your Kinders With Kaymbu

By Dave Gentry |

Between his bawling drop-off and a tearful pick-up, I suspected that my son was miserable during his first days of school… until I saw the images his teachers sent me using a platform called Kaymbu.   This new technology is  helping teachers “document digitally and engage instantly” with parents, and is changing parent-teacher communication  by opening… Continue Reading
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“Pokemon Go” Gets Inside Workbar

By Dave Gentry |

“It took Michelle Obama 8 years to convince kids to go outside and be active. Nintendo did it in 24 hours.” – Internet meme. Unless something unthinkable happens, the apex of human achievement  will be  this summer’s augmented reality game “Pokemon Go”. If you’re just tuning in, then you should know that  the unthinkable has… Continue Reading
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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Web Tools

By Dave Gentry |

When they sent out an email asking  fellow Workbar  members for their favorite web tools for business,  Nick Taylor and Dimitar Goranov were promptly inundated with good advice. From these crowd-sourced replies they compiled a list of the all-stars, alphabetized by category, with some “upvotes” and “down votes” weighed in by contributors. Without further ado, here… Continue Reading
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Rethinking New Year’s Resolutions

By Dave Gentry |

It seems we’ve been doing it all wrong. Of course, he doesn’t say it this way- he is too polite and way too professional to use those exact words. But certified integrative health coach Dillan DiGiovanni has some ideas about how to rethink our approach to resolutions. Make Your Own Homework “There’s a cultural narrative… Continue Reading