Meetings are one of the worst kinds of workplace interruptions. They’re held too frequently, run too long, and involve more people than necessary. You may have gathered that we really dislike meetings at Basecamp. And many of you do too! This episode of Rework features: A group of philosophy professors…

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Image copyright Getty Images More KFC outlets have reopened amid disruption caused by delivery problems. By mid afternoon on Wednesday 628 of the 900 stores were open, compared with 430 at 13:00 on Tuesday. However, some KFC outlets will remain closed for the rest of the week, while others will…

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Image copyright Getty Images The UK has seen the strongest two quarters of productivity growth since the recession of 2008, according to the latest data. Output per hour rose 0.8% in the three months to December, the Office for National Statistics said. It follows growth of 0.9% in the previous…

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This $10 Nylabone Durachew has survived years of chewing. This is a nylon bone I smear some peanut butter on, and leave with Nemo for ages. Nemo is a 120lb-or-so Great Pyrenees. He can chew through the cables that hold up the Golden Gate Bridge! I knew…

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I’ve begun a new YouTube series called On Writing Software Well where I explore the real Basecamp codebase in search of interesting programming topics. It’s less “here’s how to do it” and more “here’s what I was thinking when we made this choice or took this direction”. And it’s intimately…

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And he continued to deflect blame for the Russian election interference detailed in U.S. indictments last week, suggesting that President Barack Obama was dismissive of the threat. There was another, smaller-scale indictment: A lawyer for a former Trump campaign aide pleaded guilty to lying to the special counsel. ____ Photo…

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From their inception, California’s state colleges and universities were free or nearly free for in-state students, but since the 1970s, the state systems have been ratcheting up tuition and originating loans that impose crippling debt on students, leading to delayed fertility, late home-ownership, reduced retirement savings, and dampening entrepreneurial…

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Image copyright Getty Images After months of wrangling MPs have released a report by the financial regulator which said a unit of RBS of mistreated thousands of small firms. The Global Restructuring Group (GRG) was marketed as an expert service that could save a business, but according to the report…

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Image copyright Reuters KFC says some of the outlets which had to close when delivery problems meant they ran out of chicken have reopened. Latest figures show that 470 of the fast-food chain’s 900 outlets in its UK-based division were shut as of 13:00 on Tuesday. That compares with 575…

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