Out of the Cubicle & Into the Corner Office Blog

Construction of the New Tappan Zee Bridge Has Started

NY’s first new bridge construction in over 50 years is going to be a massive undertaking! Check out the article by Popular Science: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/infrastructure/how-new-york-is-buidling-its-behemoth-new-bridge-17141641?click=pm_news

Excavator & mulcher- all in one?

Awesome addition to any earth moving company (or any home with an unwieldy backyard?)! For more information check out the company who makes this cool toy. http://deniscimaf.com/    

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9- Stop sending sloppy emails.

As a young professional, you’ve probably already clicked the send button on thousands of emails. Sending email is an important communication tool in the professional world, it is important to shed bad habits and use it effectively. Similar to any other activity, you need to continuously upgrade and practice to perform at a higher level. The first step in mastering email is to knowing when to send one and the second is knowing how to...

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8- It’s about them, not you.

At least once a month for the past five years I’ve ordered an Italian cold cut sub for dinner after a late night at the office. Last month my local sub shop did the unthinkable! They changed their bread. Unappreciative of the new bread, I decided to try a different sub shop on the way home. I was pleasantly surprised when, after I dialed the number, the man on the other line asked what my...

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7- Client Dinners 101

There is a reason that most cultures, past and present, have a phrase for “breaking bread”. Sharing a meal with a group of people helps  build a communal bond and can be one of your strongest tools when it comes to forming, or furthering, relationships with clients. These experiences can be a positive factor in your career growth, or can be a significant hurdle- depending on how you handle yourself. Have you been invited to...

Gaming-style controller can be used to control construction equipment

If you played Atari, Nintendo, or Xbox, you might be a good candidate for a heavy equipment operator.  Humanistic Robotics just introduced their new SafetySense® Controller system. According to the press release the controller is lighter and easier to use than any of their competitors. Plus, the controller is water, shock, and dust resistant! Looks like construction just got more fun!

Lasers can be used to trigger tooth regrowth

Very cool research! Scientists have successfully shown low level light therapy can be used to regenerate dentin (the hard part of your tooth). Thanks to digitaltrends.com for providing a great summary. For the full article check out :http://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/2014/05/researchers-use-light-to-coax-stem-cells-to-repair-teeth

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5- The 3 Golden Rules of Giving and Receiving Impactful Compliments

  One of the most frustrating things for young professionals can be receiving feedback. In my experience, feedback comes in one of three forms: Compliments, Purposeful Feedback, and Negative Criticism. By learning to decipher the feedback code and react accordingly, you will grow both personally and professionally. This is the first of a three part series examining the three main forms of feedback. It takes some people years to learn how to appropriately handle feedback...

Watch out, Lithium Ion. You’re about to be replaced.

The new Ryden dual carbon battery by Power Japan Plus charges 20 times faster than its closest lithium ion competitor, and is 100% recyclable. Can’t wait to see how this is used in new sustainable technology. Thanks, http://www.iflscience.com, for sharing this awesome news! Read the full press release from Power Japan Plus.