What You Need to Know Today: May 25

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Here’s what you need to know today


Mark Zuckerberg’s sister wrote a book about unplugging. Randi Zuckerberg just released a book titled Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives. Surprised? Here’s the truth: the “Zucks” know you make money through technology, not by being addicted to it. Interview highlights with Randi Zuckerberg on her new book.

How to beat Memorial Day traffic. On Saturday, Google added traffic alerts to Google Maps. “Google has shown traffic conditions for a while now, but this update actually brings with it explanations as to why various routes will be faster, alerts for a blockage or traffic jam up ahead, and of course, alternate routes to each destination.” (Tech Crunch).


Would you consent to this? I wouldn’t. “Would you consent to surgery from a surgeon who hadn’t been to medical school?” Seth Godin making his point about the difference between an amateur and professional. The professional understands both the pioneers and the state of the art. “If you don’t know who the must-reads in your field are, find out before your customers and competitors do.” Here’s a must-read for aspiring news writers.

The trick that’s almost unfair for getting more eyes on your LinkedIn profile. Most recruiters will spend only 10 seconds on your LinkedIn profile. But there’s a really easy fix to make your profile “sticky.” The fix: switch to PDF. Here’s why and how to make this trick work.

Personal Development

Wise Guy advice isn’t so wise. Robert De Niro gave the commencement address to NYC TISCH graduates over the weekend. To be expected, De Niro lit up the crowd with some colorful advice. Unfortunately, De Niro’s wise guy advice is all too common these days and with little evidence to show for. Here are 5 common misconceptions about #PostGradProblems.


“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” – Babe Ruth

On May 25, 1935, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Babe Ruth hit his last home run. How many home runs did the Babe hit in his career?

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