Strategy

How to stay mentally strong when you’re going through a breakup

Staying strong during a breakup doesn’t mean acting totally normal or suppressing pain. Instead, it’s about feeling your feelings in a healthy way and moving toward healing. Give yourself time and space to breathe, but don’t isolate yourself or wallow in pity constantly. Trying out new coping habits and staying […]
How to stay mentally strong when you’re going through a breakup
Strategy

6 habits of mentally strong people that you should adopt today

To build mental strength, much like physical strength, requires consistent exercise. Mentally strong people always have goals set for themselves, and are working toward them. They practice gratitude for what they have and self-care. Through spending meaningful time alone, they know who they are and establish healthy boundaries. Even when […]
6 habits of mentally strong people that you should adopt today
Strategy

I’m a marketing expert with over 20 years of experience who partners with Fortune 100 companies. Here’s why I don’t recommend my clients become ‘craft’ brands.

Lee Hartley Carter is the president of maslansky + partners, a language strategy firm. She has over 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communications and manages a diverse range of language strategy work for Fortune 100 and 500 companies, trade associations, and nonprofits. The following is an excerpt […]
I’m a marketing expert with over 20 years of experience who partners with Fortune 100 companies. Here’s why I don’t recommend my clients become ‘craft’ brands.
Strategy

10 things that mentally strong parents do with their children

Parents should proactively practice mentally strong habits to help their children build mental strength. And this doesn’t have to be complicated – just spending quality time together, particularly doing things like yoga or talking through feelings, can have a real impact. Parents should prioritise taking care of themselves – it […]
10 things that mentally strong parents do with their children
Strategy

7 things you shouldn’t do if you want to raise mentally strong kids

Mental strength doesn’t mean that your kids should never cry or should constantly be doing as much as they can. Instead, it means showing them how to become a responsible adult – and that means recognising their feelings. Don’t give in when they misbehave or constantly shower them in presents, […]
7 things you shouldn’t do if you want to raise mentally strong kids
Strategy

‘Make the big ask’ and other tips for becoming an expert at pitching ideas, courtesy of an award-winning speaker

Teneshia Jackson Warner is an award-winning multicultural marketing expert, purpose-driven entrepreneur, and author. She is the founder, CEO, and chief creative officer of EGAMI Group. Teneshia founded The Dream Project, an annual empowerment conference that helps thousands of entrepreneurs, creatives, and career “dreamers” plan and achieve their goals. The following […]
‘Make the big ask’ and other tips for becoming an expert at pitching ideas, courtesy of an award-winning speaker
Strategy

7 things mental health experts wish everyone knew about therapy

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding therapy. But it’s not for people who are “weak,” nor does it have to continue indefinitely – and there are several different forms that it can take. You can do therapy online, or even do it over texting. No matter what type you […]
7 things mental health experts wish everyone knew about therapy
Strategy

Zappos gives new employees 4 weeks to decide if it’s a good fit — and lets them quit with pay if not. Their head of HR explains how this policy has helped them save money and hire great people.

Hollie Delaney is the head of human resources at Zappos.com. Prior to working at Zappos, she worked as the HR manager for the Wet ‘N Wild waterpark before becoming an HR generalist for Vegas.com, and then an HR manager at Marshall Retail Group. The following is an excerpt from her […]
Zappos gives new employees 4 weeks to decide if it’s a good fit — and lets them quit with pay if not. Their head of HR explains how this policy has helped them save money and hire great people.
Strategy

How did unfettered business become a bipartisan issue? Professor Luigi Zingales explains why Democrats and Republicans are both pro-business parties, at the expense of everyone else.

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. In this episode of Pitchfork Economics, Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein sat down with Luigi Zingales, a professor of finance at the […]
How did unfettered business become a bipartisan issue? Professor Luigi Zingales explains why Democrats and Republicans are both pro-business parties, at the expense of everyone else.
Strategy

Requiring corporations to follow ‘progressive labour standards’ by providing higher wages and better benefits can help even the playing field for small businesses and workers

Zach Silk is the president of Civic Ventures and recurring co-host on the Pitchfork Economics podcast. In this opinion piece, he says that opposition to a minimum wage raise – especially at the expense of small businesses – has proven to be unfounded in Seattle. Now, Civic Ventures is proposing […]
Requiring corporations to follow ‘progressive labour standards’ by providing higher wages and better benefits can help even the playing field for small businesses and workers
Strategy

Fall is peak anxiety season in the workplace, and it can cost companies billions of dollars. Here’s how bosses can help manage their employees’ stress.

Paul Pellman is the CEO of Kazoo, an employee experience platform. Pellman writes that fall is one of the most stressful seasons for employees – daily routines change with dwindling sunlight, and seasonal affective disorder is in full swing. Stress costs employers $US300 billion annually, and has a real impact […]
Fall is peak anxiety season in the workplace, and it can cost companies billions of dollars. Here’s how bosses can help manage their employees’ stress.
Strategy

The surprising business lesson I learned from salmon conservationists

Mitch Zuklie is the chairman and CEO of Orrick. He says that the best book on management this year is one on salmon preservation – “Stronghold: One Man’s Quest to Save the World’s Wild Salmon.” In it, conservationist Guido Rahr writes that the strategy for salmon preservation has been to […]
The surprising business lesson I learned from salmon conservationists
Strategy

I struggled to embrace my Hispanic heritage at work for years, but now I run employee resource groups at Intel. Here’s my advice for others grappling with their workplace identities.

Ernesto Felix is a technical leadership development manager at Intel Corporation and was recently re-elected for his third term as the board treasurer for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. As the second-generation son of Mexican immigrants, he grew up in a community of people who looked like him. But […]
I struggled to embrace my Hispanic heritage at work for years, but now I run employee resource groups at Intel. Here’s my advice for others grappling with their workplace identities.
Strategy

The 4 main types of procrastinators and how to not be one of them, according to 2 accountability coaches

Ali Schiller and Marissa Boisvert are the co-owners of Accountability Works, where they coach professionals on accomplishing their goals without sacrificing their health. They say that there are four main types of avoidance archetypes, or procrastinators: the performer, the self-deprecator, the overbooker, and the novelty seeker. Figuring out which group […]
The 4 main types of procrastinators and how to not be one of them, according to 2 accountability coaches
Strategy

How to run a small business while working a 9-to-5 job

By day, 32-year-old Lindsey Palar works a 9-to-5 as the diversity training and education director at her local college, Western Michigan University. By night, and weekends too, she manages OPEN Vegan Eats, a Kalamazoo, Michigan food business that she cofounded with her partner, Paul Vugteveen. As bootstrappers, the days are […]
How to run a small business while working a 9-to-5 job
Strategy

The Green New Deal is the perfect retort to trickle-down fear-mongers: Finally, progressives have the game-changing argument that can swing a majority of Americans toward a better future

Jessyn Farrell is the senior vice president at Civic Ventures and co-host of this week’s Pitchfork Economics episode. In this opinion piece, she argues that the Green New Deal policy is effective because it directly counters the narrative of trickle-down economics. It promises to create a new economy and jobs, […]
The Green New Deal is the perfect retort to trickle-down fear-mongers: Finally, progressives have the game-changing argument that can swing a majority of Americans toward a better future
Strategy

Our relationship with trade is badly broken. Can we fix it?

Zach Silk is the President of Civic Ventures and recurring co-host on the Pitchfork Economics podcast. He is an experienced social change maker and civic entrepreneur and is a nationally recognised strategist, organiser, and campaign executive. In this opinion piece, he argues that Donald Trump outperformed in states like Michigan […]
Our relationship with trade is badly broken. Can we fix it?
Strategy

Financial inequality starts at home — here’s how parents can combat it

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz is a Certified Financial Planner and president of Charles Schwab Foundation. She writes that girls and young women still fall behind their male counterparts when it comes to a firm financial start in life. Young women are actually more practical when it comes to everyday financial issues – […]
Financial inequality starts at home — here’s how parents can combat it
Strategy

Watching the Democratic debate tonight? Here’s how to stop bias from tainting your view of female candidates, according to a professor who specialises in gender equality

Scott Dust is an assistant professor of management at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Ohio who specialises in leadership and gender equality. In this opinion piece, he writes that tonight’s Democratic debate will be an opportunity to push past subconscious sexism and to evaluate candidates on […]
Watching the Democratic debate tonight? Here’s how to stop bias from tainting your view of female candidates, according to a professor who specialises in gender equality
Strategy

14 things that child therapists wish they could say to parents

We asked a group of experienced mental health professionals what they wish the parents of their young clients knew. The most common advice stemmed from reminding parents how integral their influence – direct or indirect – is on children, no matter the age. For instance, parents often don’t realise the […]
14 things that child therapists wish they could say to parents
Strategy

‘Women don’t ask’ is a myth: Two gender equality experts say women aren’t getting ahead, and it’s because of how workplaces are set up

Andrea S. Kramer and Alton B. Harris have spent over 30 years working on promoting gender equality in the workplace. They have noticed that press and literature often focus on women having difficulties forging positive work relationships with other women, but often overlook the biases that lead to these difficulties. […]
‘Women don’t ask’ is a myth: Two gender equality experts say women aren’t getting ahead, and it’s because of how workplaces are set up
Strategy

Social media phenomenon Jay Shetty on his wild journey from monk to entrepreneur — and why he says being depressed is a normal part of a meaningful life

Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the “5 Questions with Dan Schawbel” podcast, where he interviews world-class humans by asking them just five questions in under 10 minutes. He recently interviewed social media phenomenon, entrepreneur, and content creator Jay Shetty. When making a big life […]
Social media phenomenon Jay Shetty on his wild journey from monk to entrepreneur — and why he says being depressed is a normal part of a meaningful life
Lifestyle

Want to grow the economy? Tax rich people like me.

Nick Hanauer is a Seattle-based entrepreneur and venture capitalist. In June, he was one of 19 American billionaires and multimillionaires who signed an open letter, published in The New York Times, asking 2020 presidential candidates for a tax on the wealthy. In this opinion piece, he explains why he signed […]
Want to grow the economy? Tax rich people like me.
News

The most powerful emotion in marketing may surprise you — and more brands need to tap into it, according to an expert in social influencer marketing

Oliver Yonchev is the US managing director of Social Chain, which works with brands like Amazon, Coca-Cola, DreamWorks, and Disney on social influencer marketing. In this opinion piece, he writes that marketers are obsessed with making people feel something, and rightly so – because the way we feel often dictates […]
The most powerful emotion in marketing may surprise you — and more brands need to tap into it, according to an expert in social influencer marketing
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The cofounder of Warby Parker says being raised by a single mum taught him 5 lessons about business — and totally changed his perception of what a workday looks like

Jeff Raider is the co-founder of Warby Parker and men’s care startup Harry’s. He says that growing up, he watched his single mum work incredibly hard as an entrepreneur, and he swore he’d never start a business himself. But he changed his mind, and since founding Warby Parker and Harry’s, […]
The cofounder of Warby Parker says being raised by a single mum taught him 5 lessons about business — and totally changed his perception of what a workday looks like
Tech

Microsoft made inclusion every employee’s responsibility. Here’s why.

In 2016, Microsoft tied components of executive compensation to internal diversity and inclusion goals. More recently, the company incorporated inclusion into its performance review process for every employee. In this op-ed, Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, chief diversity officer at Microsoft, says that the company’s starting to see signs that this shift is […]
Microsoft made inclusion every employee’s responsibility. Here’s why.
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