D-Day Remembered

70 years ago, the US military carried out one of the most important invasions in human and military history.

Today is a good day to take note of that historical moment, honor those who gave their lives, and give gratitude to those still fighting for the cause of freedom.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/06/world/europe/d-day-commemoration/

Some extras:
http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/05/opinion/lauder-eisenhower-d-day-anguish/ (On Eisenhower’s ‘soul-raking’ decision)

The Saving Private Ryan depiction: Saving Private Ryan Omaha Beach Full Scene HD Part 1

This was originally posted on June 6th as part of Zirtual’s Learningz page, a community promoting self-improvement, inspiration, and good living! Want to be a part of the Zirtual family? Check out our job openings here.

Saying Goodbye to Maya Angelou — A Literary Icon

The world lost one of its most important authors this morning as Maya Angelou passed. If anyone has read her works, you know that she possessed incredible inspiration that came from a troubled youth.

I remember reading parts of ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’ and being totally enthralled with her poetry and writing.

And I remember being introduced to this quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” which I still think about consistently in my interactions

Her lengthy and touching NYT obit:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/29/arts/maya-angelou-lyrical-witness-of-the-jim-crow-south-dies-at-86.html?_r=0

This was originally posted on May 28th as part of Zirtual’s Learningz page, a community promoting self-improvement, inspiration, and good living! Want to be a part of the Zirtual family? Check out our job openings here.

Keep Calm And Carry On…..But How

I’m sure most of you have heard the phrase “Keep Calm and Carry On” before. It seemed like it was everywhere for a while.

But how do you actually do that? Sometimes it’s hard to do one, let alone both.

This is a pretty great post on some ways to keep calm AND carry on — I think you’ll like it!

http://99u.com/workbook/26507/how-to-actually-keep-calm-and-carry-on

This was originally posted on May 22nd as part of Zirtual’s Learningz page, a community promoting self-improvement, inspiration, and good living! Want to be a part of the Zirtual family? Check out our job openings here.

Slogans?

Business slogans were once pretty common —but have faded away slightly for some of the bigger brands these days.

This is an interesting Inc.com article centered around Burger King’s new (well, sort of new) slogan.

http://www.inc.com/ilan-mochari/burger-king-slogan.html

What do you think of company slogans?

What do you think of Work. Life. Balanced. as Zirtual’s company slogan?

This was originally posted on May 21st as part of Zirtual’s Learningz page, a community promoting self-improvement, inspiration, and good living! Want to be a part of the Zirtual family? Check out our job openings here.

Background noise for easy focus!

This one comes from our Hiring Queen-Bee Chelsea Bodek !

She’s getting zoned in (on hiring great ZAs) with a mixture of sounds on this site — and there’s a lot to choose from.

Check it out! Good focus material here!

http://www.noisli.com/

This was originally posted on May 20th as part of Zirtual’s Learningz page, a community promoting self-improvement, inspiration, and good living! Want to be a part of the Zirtual family? Check out our job openings here.