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WordPress

WordPress is Growing Up

We’ve dished about content management systems (CMS) like Kentico in the past. Enterprise applications like these are a must-have for large, complex applications serving medium to large businesses. Today, I’d like to discuss WordPress. WordPress’ place in the world. WordPress is a widely used CMS that perfectly fills a niche for businesses of all sizes, specifically in the area of marketing sites. I’m not saying it can’t handle minor applications or small level e-commerce, but…

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career change

How to Recognize It’s Time for a Career Change

In a familiar scene on Friends, Ross purchases a new couch and asks Rachel and Chandler for help moving it up to his apartment. Because it’s a comedy, there isn’t an elevator. This scenario forces them up the tight staircase, and the plan and subsequent attempt to get the couch up just one single flight of stairs goes horribly wrong. While I’ve never actually bought a couch (haven’t achieved that adulting badge yet), I appreciate…

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decision fatigue

“Squirrel!” Decision Fatigue – The Struggle is Real.

I’ve been trying to find the time to focus and write this blog for almost two months. The irony of my topic is not lost on me. If you’re reading this, it means I’ve finally crossed this off my to-do list. High fives! Decision fatigue refers to the deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual after a long session of decision making. At BIG YAM, I’m fortunate enough to work…

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organizational skills

Optimize Your Organizational Skills in 4 Easy Steps

As one of the most recent additions to the Account Services team, I’m a newbie here at BIG YAM. As I’m sure you can imagine, I have learned a lot over these first few weeks on the job. I truly could not have taken on this position – with its fast-paced environment typical of an ad agency – without staying organized. The great thing about organizational skills is that they have…

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