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SHOTLIST:AP Television - AP Television Clients OnlyNovember 21, 2013 - New York, NY1. Various, Sharin Majid playing with daughter2. SOUNDBITE: (English): Shirin Majid, Head of Digital Marketing, Quirky3. Various, Sharin Majid at Quirky offices4. SOUNDBITE: (English): Ben Kaufman, CEO Quirky5. Various, Quirky offices6. SOUNDBITE: (English): Ben Kaufman, CEO Quirky7. Various, Sharin Majid playing with daughter8. SOUNDBITE: (English): Shirin Majid, Head of Digital Marketing, Quirky9. Various, Quirky officesVOICE-OVERA BABY'S FIRST ATTEMPT AT WALKING. A MILESTONE THAT COULD HAVE EASILY BEEN MISSED FOR THIS BUSY, WORKING MOM.BUT THANKS TO AN INNOVATIVE WORK POLICY KNOWN AS 'BLACKOUT', SHIRIN MAJID IS ABLE TO ENJOY QUALITY TIME WITH HER DAUGHTER.SOUNDBITE (English) Shirin Majid, Head of Digital Marketing, QuirkyThe amazing thing about blackout is it just gives you back the luxury of time."MAJID WORKS AT QUIRKY, A NEW YORK-BASED START-UP THAT PLACES AN EMPHASIS ON CLEAR THINKING. SOUNDBITE: (English): Ben Kaufman, CEO Quirky: "So we instituted this blackout thing which is basically requiring that everyone take time off all at the same time, multiple times per year. AND DURING THE COMPANY WIDE BLACKOUT - NO WORK EMAILS OR CALLSQUIRKY ISNT ALONE WITH THIS APPROACH. MEGA COPPORATIONS LIKE VOLKSWAGEN AND GOLDMAN SACHS HAVE SIMILAR STRATEGIES.SOUNDBITE: (English): Ben Kaufman, CEO Quirky: "The belief that time off actually helps creativity and helps people work better and smarter and hours don't really mean anything."MAJID AGREES. SHE BELIEVES THAT A RESTED MIND WILL HELP ALLEVIATE A HEAVY WORKLOAD. SOUNDBITE: (English): Shirin Majid, Head of Digital Marketing, Quirky: "You can be a bit more objective about what you're doing, you can re-evaluate what you were doing right before blackout."A CREATIVE APPROACH TO BALANCING THE RIGORS OF WORK AND FAMILY.David Melendy -, ASSOCIATED PRESS