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Strategy 2020-07-03T14:00:00Z
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9 trailblazing women discuss the most stressful situation they've ever faced — and how they got through it

Instead of admitting defeat, these creatives and business owners turned difficult moments into new learning opportunities.
Strategy 2020-07-03T13:15:00Z
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A top economist says the $4 trillion federal deficit isn't the problem — it's how we're spending the money

Going further into debt to pump money into already-profitable corporations would be idiocy — but what if the deficit was used for everyday Americans?
Executive Lifestyle 2020-07-03T13:11:00Z
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Lin-Manuel Miranda has made millions off 'Hamilton' in its 5-year run. Here's how the composer makes and spends his fortune, from luxury Manhattan real estate to philanthropic work in Puerto Rico.

Lin-Manuel Miranda makes $105,000 every week on "Hamilton" royalties alone, and that doesn't include the $75 million Disney paid to stream the film.
Strategy 2020-07-03T13:05:00Z

4 ways to make a strong impression and sound more professional in virtual meetings

Picking up on nonverbal cues and having good audio quality are key in virtual meetings — it's worth it to invest in a headset.
Premium Finance 2020-07-03T12:53:00Z

Commercial real-estate hiring is heating back up. From strategy-focused exec jobs to the red-hot industrial space, 4 recruiters lay out roles they're trying to fill.

Commercial real estate companies are hiring more executive-level strategic roles, and also filling spots focused on industrial real estate.
Strategy 2020-07-03T12:45:00Z

How to prepare and protect your dogs from fireworks, according to a veterinary professor

The Fourth of July can be a miserable day for dogs. The fireworks make scaredy-cats out of many canines.
Strategy 2020-07-03T12:45:00Z

Pandemic etiquette guide: How to be polite while keeping your distance and socializing safely

The art of quarantine manners, says etiquette school founder Elaine Swann, is about communication. And avoiding arguments with the incautious.
Strategy 2020-07-03T12:30:00Z

AMERICAN RESILIENCE: How 5 industries bounced back from 9/11, hurricanes, and the Great Recession — and what their success can teach us about hope after the coronavirus

We looked at industries like restaurants and airlines hard hit by the outbreak, and how they survived and thrived after past calamities.
Retail 2020-07-03T11:49:00Z

The survival of small businesses in American college towns is being threatened as restaurants, bars, and bookstores are stuck hoping students return to campus this fall

If students don't return to campuses this fall or return in lesser numbers, local businesses face the real possibility of permanent closures.
Tech 2020-07-02T23:21:03Z

A Facebook recruiter filed a federal complaint alleging the company is biased against Black employees and job candidates

A recruiter and two rejected job applicants, all Black, accused Facebook of bias in evaluating, promoting, paying and hiring Black workers.
Tech 2020-07-02T16:46:00Z

Jeff Bezos' fortune just surpassed $171 billion. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.4 trillion company and became the world's richest man.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos got his start as a hedge-funder before creating one of the world's largest tech companies.
Premium Strategy 2020-07-02T16:01:00Z

7 'mini MBAs' offered by top institutions and organizations that'll give you a taste of business school for a fraction of the cost

A mini MBA is a weeks-long program for those who want to network and advance their understanding of core principles covered in business school.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-07-02T14:04:00Z

Only 10% of billionaires have pledged to donate to coronavirus relief

Bill Gates and Jack Ma made headlines spending millions on vaccine development and PPE, but the majority of billionaires haven't done anything yet.
Premium Strategy 2020-07-02T14:00:00Z

'To whom it may concern' is a terrible way to address a cover letter. Here are all the salutations to avoid when you don't know the hiring manager's name.

Before hitting send you should always ask yourself: If this letter was coming to me, would I want to read it?
Strategy 2020-07-02T13:37:00Z

I own a spa in Phoenix, Arizona, where COVID-19 cases are soaring. As someone who touches people's faces all day, I'm going beyond required safety protocols to reopen.

Aesthetician Angela Saylor says she was in a 'moral quandary' about whether to reopen; she now wears four pieces of personal protective equipment at work.

These are the top 25 US presidents, according to historians and biographers (and why you won't find Trump on the list)

Historians rated the US presidents on leadership qualities. If you're looking for Donald Trump's ranking, you'll have to wait until he leaves office.
Premium Strategy 2020-07-02T13:15:00Z

Companies used to rely on lavish trips and excursions to reward top performers. Event planners and leaders share how the pandemic has reshaped incentive travel.

Incentive travel is responsible for $75 billion in global annual spend. Amid lockdowns, companies had found new ways to motivate and reward teams.
Strategy 2020-07-02T13:15:00Z

Most personality tests (like Myers-Briggs) are junk science and can make you cling to a label — instead, focus on making meaningful change

Here's what might happen when you take a type-based test seriously: You adopt a label about yourself.
Strategy 2020-07-02T13:05:00Z

How to deal with rejection and use it to your advantage, according to science

Don't let a "no" affect your overall self-worth — remember that your business idea was rejected, not you personally.
Premium Strategy 2020-07-02T13:01:00Z

24 successful startups founded during the last recession that made millions in revenue, listed colossal IPOs, sold to major companies, or became household brands

Many entrepreneurs have proven it's possible to start a business in an economic downturn that could turn into an empire.
Premium Strategy 2020-07-02T12:35:00Z

The best way to address a layoff in your job application, on social media, and in interviews, according to top recruiters

You should mention being laid off during COVID-19 when applying for a new job, but timing the conversation right is everything, recruiters warned.
Premium Strategy 2020-07-02T12:00:00Z

6 podcast collectives and production companies elevating the voices of people of color — and how to apply to each to gain exposure, funding, and support

Blk Pod Collective, Broccoli Content, and others hope to give women and people of color a platform for getting their podcasts heard and sponsored.
Strategy 2020-07-01T21:11:42Z

For the first time ever, Americans want more immigration, not less

A new Gallup poll found that 34% of Americans want immigration to increase — the highest percentage ever recorded.
Strategy 2020-07-01T18:08:00Z

Business people around the world are renting out hotel rooms during the day to regain their work-life balance

Even people who live just blocks away are coming to take advantage of high-speed internet, coffee and snacks, and fitness center access.
Education 2020-07-01T16:48:00Z

Coursera's 23 most popular online courses right now — from public health courses on COVID-19 to the science of happiness

Coursera is a popular online learning platform. These are the most popular classes in Coursera's library right now, most of which are free to audit and under $100 per month to complete.
Strategy 2020-07-01T16:25:00Z

Empty emails, confusing forms, and wait times of 14 days to 6 weeks: How North Carolina became the worst state in the US to file for unemployment

A 2013 law stripped nearly 170,000 people of benefits and slashed the amount of aid that could be received. Its effects can still be seen today.
Premium Strategy 2020-07-01T14:49:01Z

The 6 key steps to launching a successful Amazon store, from people who did it from the comfort of their own homes

More than 15,000 American businesses surpassed $1 million in sales in 2019 on Amazon — that could be you if you follow these crucial steps.
Premium Strategy 2020-07-01T13:46:00Z

One simple chart compares the daily routines of 26 historical icons like Mozart, Ben Franklin, and Maya Angelou to pin down what their success had in common

An interactive infographic from Podio shows how successful people in history have spent their days, from early morning risers to midnight workers.
Premium Finance 2020-07-01T13:41:00Z

How a Bank of America exec is partnering with a non-profit training program to tap into a diverse and underserved talent pool for Wall Street tech jobs

NPower is a non-profit organization that trains military veterans and young adults in underserved communities for careers in technology.
Premium Strategy 2020-07-01T13:05:40Z

I launched Okta during the 2008 recession, and it's now a $25 billion company. Here are my 4 recommended steps for starting a business during an economic downturn.

Todd McKinnon built a business during the Great Recession that withstood hardship and said the action steps he took still apply today.
Strategy 2020-07-01T13:05:00Z

I'm a working mom who had to take a salary cut after my company changed its work-from-home policy. Mandatory on-site work is especially damaging to mothers — let's put it behind us for good.

Megan Feldman Bettencourt switched to a four-day work week to make time to raise her two kids. It cost her 20% of her salary, and most of her benefits.
Strategy 2020-07-01T13:05:00Z

4 questions every aspiring entrepreneur should ask themselves before starting their own business

Consider how your idea would fix a new or existing problem, and whether other people would care enough to pay for your service or product.

I'm the president of a brokerage company and an openly gay Black woman. Here are 5 practical ways companies can make real, lasting changes around racial equality.

If our close friends, neighbors, family and colleagues all look the same, is it any wonder that we lack diversity across our business organizations?
Premium Strategy 2020-07-01T11:30:00Z

A career expert shares the script you should use to talk to your boss if you hear rumors of layoffs and are worried about losing your job

Explain to your manager that you value your position and do not want anything to knock you off course, Lynn Taylor said.
Premium Enterprise 2020-06-30T22:27:22Z

How to get a $100,000-plus career in cloud computing without a college degree, from a guy who did it and now coaches others

Broadus Palmer flung himself into a high-paying tech career without a college degree and says now is the right time for others to do the same.
Strategy 2020-06-30T22:00:39Z

Microsoft is offering free online courses for job seekers to develop new skills and land roles in growing industries like tech and finance

The program, which includes access to low-cost certifications, will combine learning content from Microsoft and its subsidiaries, LinkedIn and GitHub.
Premium Strategy 2020-06-30T19:03:53Z

The 25 best executive MBA programs in the world to help you reach the C-suite, ranked

Working professionals with an executive MBA degree are more likely to receive higher pay and big promotions, according to recent surveys.
Premium Tech 2020-06-30T17:44:20Z

Big Tech salaries revealed: How much Apple, Tesla, Amazon, and 10 other tech giants pay their workers, from engineers to salespeople

Check out the extensive database, drawn from official filings, of 13 tech giants' salaries in engineering, sales, UX, legal, and other key jobs.
Strategy 2020-06-30T16:25:00Z

Here's how much every US state pays its teachers and how much they spend on each student

A public school teacher's salary can vary drastically from state to state. Overall, teachers made an average of $61,730 in 2018-2019.
Strategy 2020-06-30T15:37:00Z

Gen Zers are opening up their own consulting firms to help companies learn how to communicate with them — and they say brands always get the same thing wrong about marketing to the TikTok generation

We spoke with 4 Gen Zers about their consulting firms, and each shared advice for companies trying to reach the youngest generation of consumers.
Strategy 2020-06-30T15:04:00Z
Strategy 2020-06-30T15:02:00Z

The 50 best places to live in America, ranked

US News ranked the best places to live based on each city's quality of life, value, desirability, and job market.
Politics 2020-06-30T14:22:37Z

Emergency coronavirus loans for small businesses are ending with $134 billion leftover — and there's little economic relief in sight as the pandemic drags on

The Paycheck Protection Program had a rocky rollout and is now ending as restaurants, retailers, and more continue to struggle.

The alarming ways the pandemic is hurting America's queer workers

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, LGBTQ workers are more at risk of mental and physical health issues. They're also struggling financially.
Strategy 2020-06-30T13:27:00Z

9 common mistakes bosses make that could accidentally ruin their best employees

If you're an indecisive boss, or frequently criticize without offering encouragement and praise, you'll burn out your employees fast.
Strategy 2020-06-30T13:15:00Z

19 female entrepreneurs and business owners share the silver linings that are helping them through the pandemic

The owner of a hand-crafted marshmallow company is baking and shipping her concoctions from home, and taking time to reflect on her business strategy.
Strategy 2020-06-30T13:00:00Z

7 reasons it's time to change jobs during COVID-19

As daunting as it may be to look for a new job during a global crisis, there are still opportunities to be found for job hunters.
Premium Tech 2020-06-30T13:00:00Z

Kat Schneider quit her VC gig while pregnant so she could launch a vitamin brand for the Instagram generation. Now her $125 million startup, Ritual, is facing its biggest test.

Ritual, a $125 million vitamin startup, is expanding beyond women's products for the first time in its nearly 5-year history.
Strategy 2020-06-30T12:54:23Z

I've worked with places like H&M, Nordstrom, and Yale University to spark dialogue about workplace equity and diversity — here are 5 actions I advise every business leader to take right now

If you truly care about equity, conduct a pay audit to see if your employees of all races are actually being fairly paid, says Dr. Janice Gassam.
Premium Strategy 2020-06-30T12:33:00Z

Read LinkedIn's action plan to boost employee happiness, decrease burnout, and make sure its workers truly feel like they belong there

A chaotic year is affecting what employees seek from a job. Perks like free beer aren't enough; workers want less tangible benefits from employers.
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