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Baby boomers say they’re more entrepreneurial than their offspring

Widespread technology access has eliminated many barriers to starting a new business in the past decade. And with 20-something business founders like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Rent-the-Runway’s Jennifer Hyman dominating headlines, it’s easy to believe that Generation Y youth have not just easier access but more entrepreneurial chutzpah than their baby boomer parents.

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Boomers Take More Risks, Start More Businesses Than Twentysomethings: Study

A new national survey released today found that the age group most likely to consider themselves entrepreneurial is Baby Boomers. The findings, in which 45 percent of respondents from 50 to 69, compared to just 32 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds, labeled themselves as entrepreneurial, contradicted the researchers' original hypothesis.

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Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs Take More Risks Than Generation Y

In 1975, a 20-year-old Steve Jobs and his engineering buddy Steve Wozniak began working on the prototype of the Apple 1 computer in Jobs' parents' garage. Nearly 30 years later, Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his dorm room at Harvard College.

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Millennial Meltdown: Boomers Are More Entrepreneurial Than Their Kids, Says Study

Entrepreneurs like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Tumblr’s David Karp are certainly rare, as evidenced by the fortunes they’ve amassed before age 30.

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Headphones at work: yea or nay?

David Aronchick, a self-described “productivity nerd,” runs Hark.com, a Seattle startup where users can create, share and play their favorite sound clips. Since the business is based on noise, you’d think that headphones at work wouldn’t be an issue.

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Make a Second Job Work for You

New York actor Dan Kohler wanted to earn extra income after wrapping up a show. But rather than taking on bartending or catering stints—jobs he'd held before—Mr. Kohler decided to focus on his ideal career as an entertainer.

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Ambassador of Buzz? Are Offbeat Job Titles Awesome or Unprofessional?
Why be just another generic associate when you could hold the job title of ninja, happy maker or ambassador of buzz? Quirky job titles can give the impression that worker and company alike are fun, hip and creative.
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Creative job titles are the new norm

The elevator doors slide open on the fifth floor of 222 Berkeley St. in the Back Bay. As you enter the headquarters of the storied Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, home to classics like “Walden” and “Animal Farm,” a cheerful young woman pops out from behind a desk.

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Monster.com poll: Sorry, boss, you don’t get my vote

It’s a good thing that most bosses aren’t politicians --- because if bosses were up for re-election, their employees would vote nearly three-quarters of them out of office.

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Using Monster's Semantic Search Tool to Find a Job Fast

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported there were 12.8 million unemployed, but 3.7 million unfilled positions.

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