Strategy

After my videos went viral on TikTok, I started teaching Gen Zers how to skateboard. My classes sometimes start at 5 a.m. and my waitlist keeps growing.

George Wang is a 39-year-old skate coach and comedian based in Monterey Park, California. Wang has worked as a skateboarding coach for several years, and in March started a TikTok account to showcase his skateboarding skills during the pandemic. After several of his videos coaching a 6- and 4-year-old clients […]
After my videos went viral on TikTok, I started teaching Gen Zers how to skateboard. My classes sometimes start at 5 a.m. and my waitlist keeps growing.
Strategy

How to keep election stress from affecting you too much at work

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Anxiety about the election can take a huge toll on your mental health, productivity, and job performance. Morin says doom-scrolling, heated workplace political discussions, and working tirelessly can only heighten your election-related stress. To curb these feelings, divide […]
How to keep election stress from affecting you too much at work
Strategy

Campaign tactics for getting your attention may be annoying, but they do work. Here’s how business coaches and consultants can use them to get ahead.

Casey Fuerst has worked with nonprofits and small businesses to give them the messaging, strategic marketing plans, and collateral materials to support their work for 20+ years. While the 2020 election has been particularly contentious, there are five things that candidates are often successful at – and can be used […]
Campaign tactics for getting your attention may be annoying, but they do work. Here’s how business coaches and consultants can use them to get ahead.
Strategy

I’m a 61-year-old Instacart shopper who drives an average of 25,000 miles a year delivering groceries. This spring my car looked like a medical supply store.

Kathy Harwick is a 61-year-old Instacart shopper who lives in Beaverton, Oregon. She’s been working for Instacart for four years. Before becoming a full-time shopper she worked in administration in the medical industry. Harwick said in the first two months of the coronavirus pandemic she had “no idle time,” with […]
I’m a 61-year-old Instacart shopper who drives an average of 25,000 miles a year delivering groceries. This spring my car looked like a medical supply store.
Strategy

Move over, CEOs: Small teams are the leadership of the future — here’s how to harness the power of bottom-up culture

Barry Lowenthal is the CEO of global media buying agency Media Kitchen. As businesses shift because of the pandemic, it’s time to reconsider traditional top-down organizational structures, he writes in this op-ed. We’re witnessing a slow and natural shift toward Holacracy, which gives decision-making authority to individual teams and in […]
Move over, CEOs: Small teams are the leadership of the future — here’s how to harness the power of bottom-up culture
News

Latinas still endure one of the widest pay gaps of any group. On Latina Equal Pay Day, here’s what policymakers, organisations, and companies can do to combat pay discrimination.

Latinas endure some of the largest pay gaps of any group – in 2019, they had to work 22 months to make what white men earned in 12 months. Equity can only be achieved if policymakers, companies, and organisations work together to combat pay discrimination. Vote for politicians who support […]
Latinas still endure one of the widest pay gaps of any group. On Latina Equal Pay Day, here’s what policymakers, organisations, and companies can do to combat pay discrimination.
Strategy

The email template one freelancer uses to get her pitches accepted at major publications, and her tips for getting on editor’s good sides

Sending pitches to media publications can be a nerve-racking process for writers, whether they’re experienced or new to freelance writing. Imani Bashir, an international writer and content creator, says that over the years she’s perfected her strategy for pitching stories to major publications. If you want to catch the eye […]
The email template one freelancer uses to get her pitches accepted at major publications, and her tips for getting on editor’s good sides
Strategy

I’ve owned, improved, and sold hundreds of businesses successfully. Here are the 6 areas you should be focusing on if you want to sell your business at its maximum value.

Michelle Seiler Tucker is the founder and CEO of Seiler Tucker Incorporated, where she sells, owns, and improves various businesses. The following is an excerpt from her book, “EXIT RICH: The 6 P Method to Sell Your Business for Huge Profit.” In it, she shows small business owners and entrepreneurs […]
I’ve owned, improved, and sold hundreds of businesses successfully. Here are the 6 areas you should be focusing on if you want to sell your business at its maximum value.
Strategy

I’m a preschool teacher who is teaching virtually during the pandemic. Here’s how my job has changed, and my advice on how parents can best support their kids.

Julia Weaver is a preschool teacher in Ohio who has been teaching her students virtually during the pandemic. She teaches a group of 17 preschoolers through a mix of live Zoom calls and pre-recorded lessons uploaded to a Google Drive. Keeping her 3-year-old students’ attention spans engaged has been a […]
I’m a preschool teacher who is teaching virtually during the pandemic. Here’s how my job has changed, and my advice on how parents can best support their kids.
Tech

Cases of Don Julio 1942 and a signature Range Rover: Here’s an inside look at Adam Neumann’s wild list of must-haves for WeWork’s rowdy all-staff summer sleepaway party

Reeves Wiedeman is a business journalist whose work has been featured in New York Magazine, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone and other major publications. The following is an excerpt from his new book, “Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neumann and WeWork.” In it, Wiedeman […]
Cases of Don Julio 1942 and a signature Range Rover: Here’s an inside look at Adam Neumann’s wild list of must-haves for WeWork’s rowdy all-staff summer sleepaway party
Tech

I’m a Walmart delivery driver who’s made over $100,000 in the last year. I love my job, even though I work 80 hours a week and have only taken one day off.

Brenda Brown is a 57-year-old delivery driver for Walmart based in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Brown is currently a graduate student at Weber State University studying healthcare administration. She’s been delivering for Walmart since September 2019, and said the coronavirus pandemic has been a “rollercoaster of emotion” for her and […]
I’m a Walmart delivery driver who’s made over $100,000 in the last year. I love my job, even though I work 80 hours a week and have only taken one day off.
News

A Harvard Business School professor believes businesses can build a just and equitable form of capitalism — here’s how, and why now’s the time

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. On the latest episode of Pitchfork Economics, Harvard Business School professor Rebecca Henderson discusses how business could help create […]
A Harvard Business School professor believes businesses can build a just and equitable form of capitalism — here’s how, and why now’s the time
News

Michelin-starred chefs are leaving their jobs to become private chefs for the ultra-rich, where they can make upwards of $14,000 a month

In recent years, more high-earners are looking to hire private Michelin-starred chefs. With people spending more time at home during the pandemic, the trend has increased. Kate Emery, who founded international chef placement company Amandine, says chefs in these permanent private roles can earn upwards of $US11,750 to $US14,100 per […]
Michelin-starred chefs are leaving their jobs to become private chefs for the ultra-rich, where they can make upwards of $14,000 a month
Strategy

10 things mentally strong professionals do differently

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. On her podcast, she interviews successful professionals from all walks of life, from business people and entrepreneurs to athletes and musicians, to ask about how they build mental strength. There are misconceptions that successful […]
10 things mentally strong professionals do differently
Tech

Netflix’s VP of inclusion strategy specifically uses anti-racist language to build equity in the workplace — here’s why she does it, and 5 important takeaways for companies that want to evaluate their own practices

VernÄ Myers is the vice president of inclusion strategy at Netflix, where she spearheads inclusion and equity initiatives and manages a team of inclusion experts worldwide. Myers shares her struggles combatting bias among employees and the pushback she received for using terms like “oppression,” “white supremacy,” and “anti-blackness” to describe […]
Netflix’s VP of inclusion strategy specifically uses anti-racist language to build equity in the workplace — here’s why she does it, and 5 important takeaways for companies that want to evaluate their own practices
News

I’m a doctor who volunteered to get one of the first coronavirus shots. Here’s why I got involved, and what the side effects have been like.

Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH, is an infectious diseases doctor and medical epidemiologist living in the Congress Heights area of Washington, DC. She’s participating in the Phase 3 Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine trial, which she signed up for to demonstrate her confidence in vaccine science during a time when “fear and distrust […]
I’m a doctor who volunteered to get one of the first coronavirus shots. Here’s why I got involved, and what the side effects have been like.
Strategy

I’m a chief human resources officer at an over 70,000-person company where 72% of staff are women. Here’s how we’re making sure they’re supported in their careers.

Maxine Carrington is deputy chief human resources officer at Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare system and private employer. She says that while the pandemic is hopefully short-lived, the impact that it’s had on working mothers in the workplace will not be. Employers need to step up and support women […]
I’m a chief human resources officer at an over 70,000-person company where 72% of staff are women. Here’s how we’re making sure they’re supported in their careers.
Strategy

I’m Chris Hemsworth’s stunt double. I’ve been set on fire, smashed through glass, and fallen down dozens of stairs. Here’s what my job is like.

Bobby Holland Hanton is a 36-year old British professional stunt performer for film and TV. He’s been Chris Hemsworth’s stunt double since filming “Thor: The Dark World” in 2012, and has worked in other blockbuster hits like “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Inception,” “Skyfall,” two Harry Potter films, and the latest […]
I’m Chris Hemsworth’s stunt double. I’ve been set on fire, smashed through glass, and fallen down dozens of stairs. Here’s what my job is like.
Tech

I’m a 55-year-old Amazon driver in Oregon who walks up to 10 miles a day. Here’s how the company’s incentivising us this holiday season.

Jim Smith is a 55-year-old Amazon delivery driver based in Northern Oregon. Smith is a retired corporate manager, and has spent the last four years as a professional photographer for magazines and websites. With most in-person events cancelled for the foreseeable future thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Smith picked up […]
I’m a 55-year-old Amazon driver in Oregon who walks up to 10 miles a day. Here’s how the company’s incentivising us this holiday season.
Strategy

5 overlooked ways business leaders can support remote workers

Dr. Scott Dust is an assistant professor of management at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, who writes extensively on business leadership. Months into the pandemic, the advice to overcommunicate or schedule frequent check-ins is old news for employers leading remote teams – and more […]
5 overlooked ways business leaders can support remote workers
Strategy

I’m a ‘sanitizing butler’ at a luxury community in Miami who gets paid to patrol the beach with a Ghostbusters-like backpack of cleaning solution and chat with residents

Twenty-year-old Christopher King has been working at Continuum on South Beach in Miami, a luxury residential community, for 10 months. He has been serving as the onsite “sanitizing butler” for the past two months. King spends his days wielding a backpack filled with medical-grade EPA-registered disinfectant, which he sprays on […]
I’m a ‘sanitizing butler’ at a luxury community in Miami who gets paid to patrol the beach with a Ghostbusters-like backpack of cleaning solution and chat with residents
Strategy

Job diary: I’m a professional cuddler who gets paid up to $100 an hour for a cuddling session — here’s what my job is like

Madelon Guinazzo is a Chicago-based professional cuddler and cofounder of Cuddlist, a company that trains, vets, and connects professional cuddlers with clients. She worked in the healthcare industry for 15 years before discovering the therapeutic benefits of cuddling in 2008. Before accepting any client, Guinazzo says they must agree to […]
Job diary: I’m a professional cuddler who gets paid up to $100 an hour for a cuddling session — here’s what my job is like
Strategy

Taking chances is key to advancing your career, but women tend to be more risk-averse. Here’s how to take the right risks, according to a business-strategy expert.

Yvette Gilmore is a business strategy expert and the senior vice president of servicing product strategy at ServiceLink, a mortgage solutions company. As she climbed the corporate ladder, she says she was often faced with tough career decisions, like changing industries or moving to a different state. Gilmore explains that […]
Taking chances is key to advancing your career, but women tend to be more risk-averse. Here’s how to take the right risks, according to a business-strategy expert.
Strategy

PRESENTING: How a freelance writer made over $10,000 in September

When Lola Méndez left her job in public relations to see the world in 2015, she swiftly transitioned to freelance writing. Her unconventional path to becoming an independent journalist worked to her advantage when switching careers. Previously a senior manager at a strategic branding agency, Méndez was able to transfer […]
PRESENTING: How a freelance writer made over $10,000 in September
Strategy

10 ways business leaders can support their employees’ mental health during the pandemic, according to a psychologist

Dr. Shauna Springer is an author, expert on trauma, and chief psychologist at Stella Centre, a treatment centre for trauma-related symptoms. Just as companies prioritise tech support and productivity aids for working virtually, Springer says they should also focus on supporting their employees’ mental health. Leaders should create a culture […]
10 ways business leaders can support their employees’ mental health during the pandemic, according to a psychologist
Strategy

A San Francisco tech worker transformed her patio into an outdoor oasis for around $1,800. Here’s a look at the before and after — and how she crafted the perfect space.

Before the pandemic began, Kristy O’Neill, a San Francisco-based director of client experience at a tech startup, rarely used her patio. But days before the city’s shelter-in-place order went into effect, the roommate living in the room with direct access to the patio moved out. When her roommate left, she […]
A San Francisco tech worker transformed her patio into an outdoor oasis for around $1,800. Here’s a look at the before and after — and how she crafted the perfect space.
Strategy

10 bad habits to break if you want to build healthy relationships and be your best self at work

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She says the way people handle personal relationships can affect their professional life by either positively or negatively impacting their mental strength. Bad habits like constantly seeking reassurance, distrusting or spying on your partner, […]
10 bad habits to break if you want to build healthy relationships and be your best self at work
Strategy

Tension is brewing between working parents and non-parent employees — leaders need to step up and create policies that address workload concerns

Romy Newman is cofounder and president of Fairygodboss, a business with the mission to improve the workplace for women everywhere. During the pandemic, working parents have found themselves balancing home schooling, remote learning, and their full time jobs. And that’s also caused tensions with workers who are not parents, since […]
Tension is brewing between working parents and non-parent employees — leaders need to step up and create policies that address workload concerns
Strategy

7 questions I get asked most often as a mental strength coach

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. In 18 years studying mental strength, she says people most frequently ask her how to get started building their mental strength, and how to tell if they’re making progress. Struggling with mental health issues […]
7 questions I get asked most often as a mental strength coach
Strategy

It’s harder than ever for the visually impaired to shop online — here’s how retailers can make their digital presence more accessible

The visually impaired are struggling to shop online independently during the pandemic due to visual barriers and inaccessible user experiences. Generic product descriptions, unhelpful images, and an aesthetically pleasing user experience to the average eye aren’t compatible with the assistive technologies used by the visually impaired. When these images and […]
It’s harder than ever for the visually impaired to shop online — here’s how retailers can make their digital presence more accessible
Lifestyle

I visited two high-end California hotels to compare their reopenings. Here’s how they’re taking care of guests — and why I hope some of these measures stick around.

Freelance writer Molly O’Brien visited two hotels in vastly different geographic locations – Santa Monica’s Hotel Casa del Mar and Hotel Cerro in San Luis Obispo county – to compare and contrast their reopenings. While capacity and noise differed between the hotels, both had reopening plans with significant accommodations and […]
I visited two high-end California hotels to compare their reopenings. Here’s how they’re taking care of guests — and why I hope some of these measures stick around.
Strategy

How to build a diverse and inclusive workforce as a small business

Smaller businesses are better poised to create diverse and inclusive teams than big corporations – as long as they start early. Finding top talent for your company requires diversifying your network before you start hiring and expanding the scope of what you’re looking for in candidates. You can also make […]
How to build a diverse and inclusive workforce as a small business
Strategy

The lonely journey to the top: An entrepreneur who sold his company to Salesforce for 8 figures on how the pressures of early success crushed his mental and physical well-being

John Roa is an entrepreneur who’s run several technology companies including design agency ÄKTA, which was bought by Salesforce in 2015. He’s also an author, speaker, and podcast host of “The John Roa Show.” The following is an excerpt from his new book, “A Practical Way to Get Rich … […]
The lonely journey to the top: An entrepreneur who sold his company to Salesforce for 8 figures on how the pressures of early success crushed his mental and physical well-being
Strategy

In the tradeoff between saving money or time, most of us choose money. Here’s why that’s a flawed perspective, according to an assistant professor at Harvard Business School.

Ashley Whillans is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and a leading scholar in time and happiness. The following is an excerpt from her book, “Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life.” In it, she shares how individuals of all ages, educations, and incomes […]
In the tradeoff between saving money or time, most of us choose money. Here’s why that’s a flawed perspective, according to an assistant professor at Harvard Business School.
Strategy

Return customers are often the most profitable. Here’s how to foster loyalty in your brand, no matter the size of your business.

If you’re at risk of closing during the pandemic, fostering brand loyalty and retaining existing customers are critical strategies for survival. Business owners and marketing experts offered tips on cultivating emotional, lasting relationships with customers. When it comes to meeting customers’ evolving needs, trust needs to be the foundation of […]
Return customers are often the most profitable. Here’s how to foster loyalty in your brand, no matter the size of your business.
Strategy

A leading Silicon Valley exec says Big Tech prioritised lower costs over employees’ wellbeing, and it’s created a feudalist system where workers are left to fend for themselves

Maëlle Gavet is a leading Silicon Valley executive, entrepreneur, investor, and most recently, the chief operating officer at real estate platform Compass. The following is an excerpt from her first book, “Trampled by Unicorns: Big Tech’s Empathy Problem and How to Fix It.“ In it, she examines how Big Tech’s […]
A leading Silicon Valley exec says Big Tech prioritised lower costs over employees’ wellbeing, and it’s created a feudalist system where workers are left to fend for themselves
Strategy

An unhealthy relationship with technology can mean missed opportunities to connect with the real world. That’s why I wrote a book of 5,203 alternatives to looking at your phone.

Barbara Ann Kipfer is a lexicographer, archaeologist, and author of more than 80 books and calendars, including “14,000 Things to be Happy About.” The following is an adapted excerpt from her new book, “5,203 Things to Do Instead of Looking at Your Phone.” In it, she suggests striking a balance […]
An unhealthy relationship with technology can mean missed opportunities to connect with the real world. That’s why I wrote a book of 5,203 alternatives to looking at your phone.
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