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Words to Live By

Earlier this week, I heard a story on NPR about “The Holstee Manifesto.” Apparently, this short but meaningful collection of motivational statements adorns the walls of dozens of tech companies and startups, from Google and AirBnb to Zappos and TED. I had never seen or heard of it before, but was immediately intrigued. How could some simple thoughts jotted down...

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Gratitude at Work

Do you believe that your happiness depends on your success at work? Many people feel the same way. But actually, it’s quite possible that we’ve got it all backwards. Psychologists like Shawn Achor argue that cultivating a positive mindset actually inspires productivity and success. If...

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We’re Hosting a Hackathon!

On February 28, the celebrated Autodesk Gallery will open its doors to “Hack the Experience,” a collaborative competition that will challenge participants to zero in on key moments that can make or break the employee experience, and work together to generate inventive solutions. In the traditional sense, a hackathon is an event that draws together a large group of people...

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Liz Kelly at Lunch with DriveThruHR

Brilliant Ink CEO Liz Kelly joined DriveThru HR yesterday to speak on employee engagement and announce our upcoming hackathon - Hack the Experience - scheduled for Friday, February 28th, at the Autodesk Gallery, One Market Street in San Francisco. More details to come soon. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, listen to the full interview here. It'll be sure to...

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Happy New Year!

Can you believe we’re already a week into 2014?! Here are the Brilliant Ink Team’s lofty goals for the year: Ruth- Read the pile of books on my kitchen table. Cook dinner more regularly (and by cook, I don’t mean throw a Hot Pocket in the microwave and call it good). Kayak the SF Bay, potentially with my pups pending my kayaking skills. Ann-...

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Thank you. Gracias. Merci. It’s that wonderful time of year that we express our gratitude. Here’s what Brilliant Ink is thankful for this year: Liz- I am thankful for… The stash of Pirate’s Booty in the BI kitchen closet Thursday afternoon yoga with the Oakland team Frequent trips to NYC to visit with East Coast Inkies Cupcakes and champagne for birthdays and new hires 5 years...

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Five Years of Brilliance

Brilliant Ink’s five-year anniversary passed quietly a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t even realize it was upon us until I was driving home from the office and heard a story on the radio about the five-year anniversary of the failure of Lehman Brothers. In my mind, the financial crisis of 2008 has always been connected to the beginnings of...

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Our “Employee Experience” research receives a Gold Quill Award from IABC!

This week the Brilliant Ink team headed to the concrete jungle of New York to celebrate winning an Excellence Award in this year’s IABC Gold Quill Awards program for our “Employee Experience Survey” research. The now award-winning research is available to download here. The IABC Gold Quill Awards are the highest honor a communications program can receive...

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