Curiouser & Curiouser: Podcasts for the Researcher in Us All

Curiouser & Curiouser: Podcasts for the Researcher in Us All

Recently, we shared a few of our favorite podcasts on two topics that are critical to market research: storytelling and analysis. We also shared additional podcasts dedicated to the science geeks in all of us. One thing we didn't discuss was the breadth of podcasts dedicated to the naturally curious, one of the most essential traits of researchers.

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3 Phrases to Lead Your Team to Success

3 Phrases to Lead Your Team to Success

Whether you're trying to build the world's tallest building or a simple cup of coffee as a barista, in order for a team to be as successful as possible, support and communication are necessary and critical. In Rich DeVos' Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People, he describes why the ten phrases he chose are important to integrate into everyone's daily lives in order to have positive and successful relationships. While not all of his phrases are as relevant in the workplace, a few of them are extremely pertinent. We are going to focus on three phrases that are key to any workplace relationship, especially between team members and managers/reports.

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Why It's an Exciting Time to be Working in Silicon Beach

Why It's an Exciting Time to be Working in Silicon Beach

I grew up in El Segundo, California, a seemingly quiet, sleepy beach town 10 miles south from the Murphy Research offices in Los Angeles. El Segundo High School still holds their annual homecoming parade down Main Street, underscoring the small-town feel hard to find in an urban metropolis. But being the ‘Mayberry-by-the-Sea', as some locals affectionately call it, is only a portion of El Segundo's complete identity. This town of 16,000 is also home to aerospace giants Raytheon, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Northrup Gruman, as well as DirecTV, Mattel, Chevron, Dollar Shave Club, and a swath of smaller tech companies and startups. El Segundo has emerged as a member of Silicon Beach, a geographical classification for the western and coastal region of Los Angeles home to over 500 tech startup companies and where Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, and YouTube each have offices.

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