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December 29, 2017

Uber’s board to grow with SoftBank’s investment, a look inside LinkedIn’s New York City offices.

Big Changes in Store for Uber Board

Tech Crunch

Uber and its shareholders have come to an agreement over a tender offer that will see SoftBank own nearly 15% of the company, while also injecting around $1 billion in fresh capital. The SoftBank tender offer was initiated after Uber’s board agreed to a set of governance changes back in early October, which included increasing the board’s size from 11 to 17. At 17, Uber’s board would be among the largest corporate boards publicly or privately held.

An Inside Look at LinkedIn's Amazing New York Offices

Entrepreneur

Occupying six and a half floors of the Empire State Building, the office is peppered with breakout rooms, a fitness center and pops of color. But around any given corner you might find a nod to a bygone era, such as black-and-white photos and films or a hidden Prohibition era speakeasy.

Unexpected Career Resolutions for 2018

Fast Company

This year, make it a point to work less, limit your goals, start a side-hustle, use a professional to review your resume, and ask better, deeper questions about your career goals. Ditch the typical to-dos and shake up your resolutions.

You Might be Very Wrong About The Length of Your Retirement

Forbes

In 1992, the University of Michigan asked 26,000 Americans 50 years of age and older how long they thought they’d live. The results, 25 years later, are in, and they’re staggering. When first asked, 7% of participants said they had zero chance of making it to 75. But despite their pessimism, 49.2% did just that. Of the folks who gave themselves a 50/50 shot, 75% went on to do so. Now might be a good time to rethink your expectation of how long you’ll live—because you’ll likely be around a lot longer.

Resume Tips for the New Year

Business 2 Community

The New Year is a great time to update your resume. Here are a few areas to revise: metrics and numbers, education, professional experience, and online presence. Just as important is proofreading. Go over your resume multiple times to ensure that you haven’t made any spelling or grammar gaffes. Have friends or family review it as well for anything you may have missed. You don’t want a simple error to give a hiring manager a poor first impression.