Premium Careers 2021-07-08T15:20:30Z
Shannon Hardy of LinkedIn

LinkedIn's new VP of flex work shares 3 steps any company can use to create a hybrid work plan for all employees

Shannon Hardy, a longtime HR executive at LinkedIn, offers tips for how companies can craft hybrid-work plans.
Strategy 2021-07-15T20:35:01Z
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Artisan tile maker pours cement into mold

How one man in Egypt is keeping a 200-year-old tradition of tile making alive

Saied Hussain has been hand-making tiles out of cement for over 50 years. He says he's one of the last in Egypt still doing this work.
Premium Strategy 2021-07-15T18:13:22Z
Fredrick "Flee" Lee, chief information security officer at Gusto.

A C-suite executive shared his performance review to all 1,400 people in the company to promote a culture of feedback. Read the email he sent.

Fredrick Lee, the chief information security officer of Gusto, wants to promote feedback and accountability, especially from leadership.
Premium Careers 2021-07-15T18:03:59Z

The city with the most high-paying jobs isn't a city — it's remote work. Here are 6 steps to landing a WFH role you love.

No longer limited by location, job seekers can launch a truly national, or even international, search for their next position.
Premium Careers 2021-07-15T15:50:27Z

Meeting your colleagues IRL for the first time? Here are 6 ways to squash the anxiety and make a good impression.

If you took a new job during the pandemic and have yet to lay eyes on your co-workers, it's natural to have the first day of school of jitters.
Premium Strategy 2021-07-15T15:50:02Z

Facebook's chief diversity officer reveals how she's increasing BIPOC leadership at the tech giant

"It's about prioritizing and figuring out what we can focus on and continuing down that road," Maxine Williams, Facebook's diversity head, said.
Premium Careers 2021-07-15T15:47:19Z

A personal shopper for East Hampton's most elite women charges $225 an hour and uses a spreadsheet to plan day-to-night vacation outfits for clients. Here's what her life is like.

One of Lisa Frohlic's clients gives each new houseguest a $2,000 handbag as a gift. Other clients ask her to Marie Kondo their closets.
Premium Strategy 2021-07-15T14:58:44Z

I got into Dartmouth and Duke a year after I got rejected from every grad school I applied to. These are the 4 things I did differently.

After Raman Dutt was rejected from every grad school he applied to, the computer scientist changed tack and secured an Ivy League offer.
Premium Careers 2021-07-15T14:33:18Z

Looking for a new career? eSports is exploding right now. A veteran shares her advice for breaking into the $44 billion industry.

Erin Ashley Simon charts her journey from college athlete and aspiring media professional to becoming an esports and gaming host.
Tech 2021-07-15T13:46:24Z

Zoom has acquired a startup that can create real-time translations on video calls

The acquisition may help Zoom keep up with competitors like Cisco, which already features a similar real-time translation tool on its Webex software.
Premium Strategy 2021-07-15T11:11:00Z

A former Goldman Sachs and McKinsey manager shares his favorite leadership model for navigating hybrid work

According to Jim Citrin, an executive at Spencer Stuart, leaders must focus on relationships, accountability, motivation, and process.
Strategy 2021-07-14T14:27:16Z

The chief talent officer of enterprise tech company HPE shares her 3 best pieces of career advice for breaking into in-demand industries

"Believe that no matter where you start from, there's a way forward and a strength in you that will show," Alessandra Ginante Yockelson said.
Premium Strategy 2021-07-14T13:55:25Z

An exec shared the email an employee sent him asking to work from home permanently — and why he said yes

Chief Marketing Officer Stephen Light accepted his employee's request because it contained three key elements.
Premium Premium 2021-07-14T11:41:47Z

The founder of profitable Mailchimp outlines the experiments and challenges that took the business to $700 million in revenue

Mailchimp's founder tells all about the company's journey to success in a podcast. He describes the achievements and the setbacks he experienced as a leader.
Tech 2021-07-14T11:00:00Z

AI 101: How learning computers are becoming smarter

Insider Intelligence describes how AI works and looks at its present and potential future applications.
Premium Strategy 2021-07-14T11:00:00Z

McKinsey: Hybrid work will be messier than anyone realizes

Returning to work is one thing. The long-term plan for what work looks like in the future is a much more complex challenge.
Premium Advertising 2021-07-13T17:58:39Z

Droga5, famed ad agency for The New York Times and Airbnb, is hiring across the board — its founder told us how to land a job there

David Droga said he looks for candidates with strong points of view who aren't 'embarrassed to work in advertising.'
Finance 2021-07-13T17:34:36Z

Warren Buffett reversed plans to buy a $1.3 billion pipeline to avoid antitrust scrutiny — and its shows how the rich and powerful see Washington's growing regulatory threat

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and the pipeline seller said they are abandoning the sale due to "ongoing uncertainty" that the FTC would approve it.
Strategy 2021-07-13T17:24:38Z

The exact series of scripts to use when making new LinkedIn connections

Keep the initial reach out message short and concise, and don't ask for favors unless you develop a genuine relationship.
Premium Strategy 2021-07-13T15:21:55Z

DEI professionals can make upwards of $200,000 a year. Experts reveal what it takes to land the job.

Employer interest in hiring diversity and inclusion experts is on the rise. Candidates should show they can embrace change and use data.
Careers 2021-07-13T13:55:01Z

I'm a teacher in a tiny Alaskan village. My class consists of 8 students, and there are no sports teams or after-school clubs — here's what my life is like.

In the Bush, there are no movie theaters, bowling alleys, or coffee shops, so Taryn Williams, 28, spends time with her dog, Betty, and her students.
Premium Strategy 2021-07-13T12:25:20Z

A few small changes can make you happier at a job you don't like, experts say

Everyone around you may be quitting. But if you need to keep a job you don't like, there are ways to make sure it keeps you energized and growing.
Strategy 2021-07-13T10:40:46Z

Firms should always focus on bad news, according to a book Bill Gates says all leaders must read this summer

Gates said that whenever an employee told him positive news, he would ask what wasn't going so well.
Tech 2021-07-13T10:23:12Z

Elon Musk claims he turned down 'several high-paid jobs' on Wall Street. He's now worth $187 billion and is the world's second-richest person.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk could have had a lucrative career on Wall Street, he suggested in a court hearing on Monday.
Science 2021-07-12T20:02:18Z

Italy won the Euro 2020 final against England with a penalty shootout. Here's why penalty kicks are so unfair to goalies.

It's one of those things that make soccer such an intense and nail-biting sport — the penalty shootout. But are penalty kicks actually fair?
Premium Strategy 2021-07-12T18:14:20Z

3 strategies to build a lucrative side hustle, according to an NFL linebacker who runs a successful real-estate business

Brandon Copeland, of the Atlanta Falcons, explains how mentorship, patience, and open-mindedness have unlocked new revenue streams outside football.
Strategy 2021-07-12T15:39:33Z

Revolut has a 'digital nomad' program that lets staff work from anywhere in the world for 2 months a year

Fintech company Revolut listened to their employees' feedback and now allow them to work flexibly from home and the office, as suits their needs.
Careers 2021-07-12T14:59:39Z

Just over 6% of workers say they would quit their jobs if told to go back to the office 5 days a week

Workers were asked how they would respond should their employer ask them to return to the office full time in August, they were split over whether they would comply or quit.
Strategy 2021-07-12T14:48:16Z

The best business advice I've ever received came from my mentors — here's how to find your own

Jen Glantz has had a successful career, but often the journey can be lonely. She's found mentors to guide her via social media and recommendations.
Premium Strategy 2021-07-12T14:12:32Z

A job candidate emailed her future boss asking if she could work remotely full time to relocate closer to family. It worked — here's what she wrote.

Nikki Gonzales explained how she would have a higher quality of life and be more productive while working from Texas for a California company.
Premium Travel 2021-07-12T13:50:01Z

I make more than $300,000 a year working 3 jobs. I gave up my home in Austin to live in a van and travel the country — here's what it's like.

It took Jasmine Wilson, 28, two months to renovate her $25,000 cargo van. She has no regrets leaving her $1,500-a-month three-bedroom house in Texas.
Premium Careers 2021-07-12T12:20:20Z

Empathy has risen in value as a leadership trait because of the current crisis. A Facebook exec gives his 5 strategies to help managers adapt.

A Facebook executive highlights how leaders need to adapt to ensure employee well-being. He discusses 5 strategies to become a more empathetic leader.
Tech 2021-07-12T11:40:02Z

A startup that can 'translate' baby cries is now exploring early detection of autism in newborns

Ana Laguna was looking for a way to know what her baby was telling her. She decided to found Zoundream to help others like her.
Premium Strategy 2021-07-12T11:15:00Z

Kickstarter CEO: Why we're doing a 4-day workweek

Aziz Hasan told Insider the company plans to experiment with different schedules to see what works best for each team.
Retail 2021-07-12T11:05:00Z

I own 2 Hamptons hot spots that are busier than ever — but the worker shortage is crushing us

"I recently spent $2,000 posting job listings on Indeed and received only 10 résumés," Zach Erdem says.
Tech 2021-07-11T14:24:00Z

Amazon's 1997 shareholder letter is a free MBA class on leadership — here are 4 lessons from it

The letter provides a glimpse into the brilliance of Jeff Bezos. Among the biggest takeaways: Leaders must be honest about risks.
Strategy 2021-07-11T13:00:00Z

6 strategies for creating a robust, multifaceted approach to improving diversity at your organization

Diverse organizations are not built overnight or by accident, but just because the work is challenging doesn't mean it's impossible.
Premium Real Estate 2021-07-11T10:13:00Z

Phoenix is so hot right now. No, really.

Wealthy newcomers are making Arizona's capital a tech, finance, and remote-work hub. "Why vacation here when you can live here?" said one broker peddling multimillion-dollar houses.
Strategy 2021-07-10T15:15:50Z

Usain Bolt advises you to save 60 cents of every dollar you make

The legendary sprinter told CNBC that he wasn't always good with money, and splurged more than he'd have liked while he was gaining worldwide fame.
Strategy 2021-07-10T13:10:00Z

5 ways businesses can benefit from following Amazon's customer-centric growth strategy

For every idea you think of, ask how it will make things easier for your customers. If there's a clear answer, it's an idea worth pursuing.
Retail 2021-07-10T11:57:00Z

I bought a $70 printer to return things I bought online during the pandemic — and it was my best decision yet

I never thought I'd never need a printer as a 26-year-old. Then the pandemic — and new online shopping habits — hit.
Strategy 2021-07-10T10:45:00Z

Bain & Company's head of recruiting shares his top job-seeking tips for people feeling uncertain after the pandemic

Right now, Keith Bevans says job-hunters need be open-minded and flexible rather than hyper-focused on any one company or position.
Careers 2021-07-09T17:12:33Z

I'm a Dungeons & Dragons 'dungeon master' who makes up to $125 an hour running virtual and in-person games

"My longest-running paid games are three years old at this point, and I've never had anybody leave a game," says Todd Carlstrom.
Premium Careers 2021-07-09T15:07:22Z

No college degree? No problem. How to land a stable, high-paying job on certificates and trainings alone.

More people are bypassing traditional education such as bachelor's and master's degrees, for coding bootcamps and self-driven learning.
Strategy 2021-07-09T14:18:11Z

The US birth rate is down, and it could lead to future labor shortages

With improved access to education and an increasingly high cost of living, American families are having fewer children than ever.
Premium Strategy 2021-07-09T14:17:16Z

Andy Jassy's first email to employees as Amazon CEO is a master class in memo-writing

Jassy assures staff that he'll be a savvy CEO just like Bezos and the transition will be smooth. Still, he acknowledges critiques of Amazon's culture.
Premium Strategy 2021-07-09T11:00:00Z

Diversity and inclusion professionals are being recruited relentlessly. Top execs in the field share their advice for making a name in the industry.

Diversity officers at Citi, Twitter, Wayfair, and others share their top advice for securing a role in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Small Business 2021-07-08T21:22:54Z

The latest 'it bag' is affordable, accessible, and counts Beyonce as a fan. Here's what its business model is doing right.

Telfar bucks high-fashion norms and makes bank by letting anyone who wants to buy its "Bushwick Birkin" — without losing the allure of exclusivity.
Tech 2021-07-08T21:06:47Z

A Google privacy engineer says he quit over 'constant gaslighting' following the firing of two AI experts

The senior privacy engineer has been with Google since 2014 and said he's quitting after the company fired two of its top AI ethicists last year.
Premium Tech 2021-07-08T19:29:17Z

This founder sold his startup for millions at age 29. Now he's helping other bootstrapped founders land multi-million exits, with backing from Bessemer.

Andrew Gazdecki, CEO of MicroAcquire, is building a service to help bootstrapped founders land multi-million exits.
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