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Jersey Business Could Learn From Branson…Take as Many Days Off as You Like

Jersey Business Could Learn From Branson…Take as Many Days Off as You Like
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEY NEWSROOM.COM

A lot of businesses having been bailing out of New Jersey for a variety of reasons in recent years.

Some of our state’s operations might want to get more production from their company by following the policy adopted by eccentric Virgin billionaire Richard Branson, of all people.

Branson is adopting a policy that allows Virgin employees to take off as much time from work as they want. “It is left to the employee alone to decide if and when he or she feels like taking a few hours a day, a week or a month off," Branson said, according to ABC News. The information was actually an excerpt from Branson’s latest book, "The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership."

 

Jihadist From New Jersey Fighting for ISIS, According to Embed

Jihadist From New Jersey Fighting for ISIS, According to Embed
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria reportedly began as an al Oaeda splinter group, but their followers now come from a wide area.

A German journalist who spe...

'Reader Privavy Act’ Advances in N.J.; Will Protect Privacy of E-Book Users

'Reader Privavy Act’ Advances in N.J.; Will Protect Privacy of E-Book Users
BY TRISH GRABER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Nia H. Gill and Senator Peter Barnes to update the state’s reader privacy laws by extending protections to boo...

‘Japs sign final surrender’

‘Japs sign final surrender’
BY KYLE HUTCHISON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
NEWS HISTORY

The weather report for September 2, 1945 in Newark, New Jersey was cloudy in the morning but by the afternoon the sun would be shining. The weather re...

2014 World Cup: Despite Challenges, Tournament Has Been a Success for the U.S. and Brazil

2014 World Cup: Despite Challenges, Tournament Has Been a Success for the U.S. and Brazil
BY JED HUGHES
VICE CHAIR, KORN FERRY SPORTS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Despite the turmoil in Brazil leading up to the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the tournament has been largely successful.

T...

Toomas Hendrik Ilves: How Does N.J. Boy Grow Up to be President of Estonia?

Toomas Hendrik Ilves: How Does N.J. Boy Grow Up to be President of Estonia?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Toomas Hendrik Ilves grew up in Leonia, but he still remembers that his parents were refugees from Estonia.

Ilves was born in Sweden, but he has basically come full circ...

6 reasons Chris Christie went to Mexico

6 reasons Chris Christie went to Mexico
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Governor Chris Christie is taking a three-day trip to Mexico on a “trade mission.”

While Mexico has a large bearing on New Jersey’s economy, Christie’s trip looks to hav...

UPDATE: Missing NJ Student Was on Hike in Israel Before Disappearing

UPDATE: Missing NJ Student Was on Hike in Israel Before Disappearing
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Authorities said the Lakewood student who was studying at a Jewish religious school had been hiking in the Jerusalem Forest when he disappeared.

Twenty-three year old Aa...

Pope Prays for New Jersey Girl

Pope Prays for New Jersey Girl
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The mother of 11-year old Freehold girl Gracie West describes her daughter as “one tough cookie.”

Gracie’s nickname has stuck for good reason. The young lady was diagnos...

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