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KPMG’s US CEO says her company is helping to build an ‘accountability tracker’ to help other Fortune 500s measure how much good they’re actually doing and prove they’re not all talk

The public largely distrusts corporate America despite large companies doing more work than ever before to try and serve stakeholders outside of their investors, according to KPMG CEO Lynne Doughtie. The problem is that CEOs are failing to adequately tout that work, she told Business Insider at the World Economic […]
KPMG’s US CEO says her company is helping to build an ‘accountability tracker’ to help other Fortune 500s measure how much good they’re actually doing and prove they’re not all talk
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Microsoft’s president says the company welcomes employee dissent, and says other tech companies ‘don’t listen to their employees enough’

Microsoft president Brad Smith said the company encourages employees to speak out about corporate practices, he told Business Insider at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Silicon Valley employees at companies like Google and Amazon have organised walkouts or quit in protest of military contracts or handling of sexual […]
Microsoft’s president says the company welcomes employee dissent, and says other tech companies ‘don’t listen to their employees enough’
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It’s time to end corporate welfare. Boeing is exhibit A for why.

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 opinion piece, he writes that the recent Boeing failures showcase the “parasitic relationship” between corporations and local government, as Boeing […]
It’s time to end corporate welfare. Boeing is exhibit A for why.
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Western Union’s CEO explains why leaving corporations to lead societal change is wrong, and why it must come down to citizens making decisions

Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek said that businesses should be setting an example for sustainability initiatives, but that they cannot be relied on to solve the world’s largest problems. Ersek said that even though he signed the Business Roundtable’s statement renouncing shareholder primacy, there is still a legal precedent that […]
Western Union’s CEO explains why leaving corporations to lead societal change is wrong, and why it must come down to citizens making decisions
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Martin Luther King Jr. was as vocal about union power as he was about racial injustice — but no one remembers it

Martin Luther King Jr. supported union membership and criticised US employment laws. In the years following King’s death, union membership dropped sharply, despite research showing industries with strong union membership have higher average wages. But collective bargaining might be reviving. Last year was a record year for labour strikes, and […]
Martin Luther King Jr. was as vocal about union power as he was about racial injustice — but no one remembers it
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PRESENTING: Even lean startups benefit from a detailed business plan. Here’s a step-by-step guide to writing a winning strategy that will boost your startup’s chance at success.

For all of the popularity of pitch decks, business plans still serve an important function for entrepreneurs who are building a business. A 2017 study of more than 1,000 US entrepreneurs found that those with a business plan were more successful than those without. Among pairs of otherwise identical founders, […]
PRESENTING: Even lean startups benefit from a detailed business plan. Here’s a step-by-step guide to writing a winning strategy that will boost your startup’s chance at success.
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The 5 building blocks of engaged, high-performing teams

Annicken R. Day has over 20 years of experience building engaged, high-performing team cultures, inspiring and effective leadership teams, and successful businesses. She is the founder of Corporate Spring. Happy and engaged teams do better work – and cultures like this are much more common in Day’s native Scandinavia. Scandinavia’s […]
The 5 building blocks of engaged, high-performing teams
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I founded a bridesmaid for hire business and made the mistake of not immediately setting a price. Here are 5 ways to figure out how much to charge when you start a business no one else has.

Jen Glantz founded “Bridesmaid for Hire,” where couples can hire strangers to show up as bridesmaids. When she was first starting out, she hadn’t set a price – and said on live TV that she would work with any budget. That was, in her words, a “major fail.” To set […]
I founded a bridesmaid for hire business and made the mistake of not immediately setting a price. Here are 5 ways to figure out how much to charge when you start a business no one else has.
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I went to TEDWomen to hear the wisdom of rule breakers. Here’s what I learned from 6 innovators about their strategy for shaking up the world.

Carole Zimmer has been a journalist for 30 years covering news for Bloomberg, NBC, National Public Radio, and public radio programs including Marketplace. She’s also the host of an award-winning podcast called “Now What?” She went to TEDWomen to hear what disruptors, risk takers, and famous grandmas have to say […]
I went to TEDWomen to hear the wisdom of rule breakers. Here’s what I learned from 6 innovators about their strategy for shaking up the world.
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I’m the CEO of a company that offers benefits to all contingent workers. Elizabeth Warren is right to call out workplace inequality — and business leaders can fix it.

John H. Chuang is the founder and CEO of Aquent, a talent services company that has been providing benefits to the extended workforce since 1993. Chuang writes that Senator Elizabeth Warren is right to put a spotlight on the inequalities between full-time and contingent workers, especially as contingent workers play […]
I’m the CEO of a company that offers benefits to all contingent workers. Elizabeth Warren is right to call out workplace inequality — and business leaders can fix it.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said cheering for soaring stock prices while wages stay low is ‘inequality in a nutshell.’ We made 6 charts to show why she’s right.

On Saturday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commented on a new high in the US stock market by saying that “the Dow soars, wages don’t. Inequality in a nutshell.” The representative may have a point: Nearly half of Americans don’t own stocks at all, and the lion’s share of stock ownership is […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said cheering for soaring stock prices while wages stay low is ‘inequality in a nutshell.’ We made 6 charts to show why she’s right.
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Ten years ago, I testified before Congress about drug pricing — and it’s only gotten worse. Here’s what’s wrong, and how we may be able to fix it.

Jasmin Weaver is the executive vice president of Civic Ventures. She has worked at the state, local, and federal levels developing and implementing policies and overseeing advocacy efforts. She is a rotating co-host of the Pitchfork Economics podcast with Nick Hanauer. She testified before Congress about “out of control prescription […]
Ten years ago, I testified before Congress about drug pricing — and it’s only gotten worse. Here’s what’s wrong, and how we may be able to fix it.
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8 major US companies with Iranian-American founders or CEOs

Iranian-Americans are an essential part of the United States’ tech industry, heading firms such as Uber and legendary Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator. Some Iranian-American business leaders, like Intuit‘s Sasan Goodarzi, credit their success to their experiences as first- and second-generation immigrants. Many business leaders included here fled Iran […]
8 major US companies with Iranian-American founders or CEOs
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The top 5 missteps most new freelancers commit and how to avoid them, according to the head of Upwork’s talent success team

Nancy Van Brunt leads Upwork’s talent success team. Prior to Upwork, Nancy held corporate strategy, business development, and management consulting roles at eBay, Sesame Workshop, and Oliver Wyman, respectively. For freelancers getting started, she sees five common mistakes. Many start out undercharging, or trying to be generalists. They don’t know […]
The top 5 missteps most new freelancers commit and how to avoid them, according to the head of Upwork’s talent success team
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Looking at 2020: 3 lessons leaders can learn from the fall of former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann, according to a millennial success coach

Arika Pierce is a Gen Z and millennial success coach who helps younger generations succeed in business, leadership, and life. She is the author of “The Millennial’s Playbook to Adulting,” a one-stop resource on everything from personal branding and networking to job hunting, finances, and health. Follow her on Instagram. […]
Looking at 2020: 3 lessons leaders can learn from the fall of former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann, according to a millennial success coach
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10 resolutions for successful leaders to have in the new year

Anese Cavanaugh is the creator of the IEP Method (Intentional Energetic Presence) and is an advisor and thinking partner to leaders and organisations around the world. She’s the author of “Contagious You: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want.” She’s worked with leaders for over […]
10 resolutions for successful leaders to have in the new year
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This map shows how many Americans identify as Iranian in every US state

Late last week, Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump. Despite increasing tensions between the two nations, there are Iranian-American communities across the country, and they make up a vital part of the US. Using data from the US Census Bureau, […]
This map shows how many Americans identify as Iranian in every US state
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Cuffing season is over, and filings for divorce are on the rise. Here’s a divorce lawyer’s advice on how to cope with a breakup.

Valerie H. Tocci is a partner at Stutman, Stutman, & Lichtenstein, LLP. She represents individuals and families in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, custody, spousal and child support, equitable distribution of property, pre-nuptial, post-nuptial, and divorce agreements, post-judgment matters, hearings, and trials. Tocci writes that January […]
Cuffing season is over, and filings for divorce are on the rise. Here’s a divorce lawyer’s advice on how to cope with a breakup.
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5 New Year’s resolutions for the workplace, according to a therapist

Michael Ungar, Ph.D. is the founder and director of the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University. His work as a family therapist and resilience researcher is recognised around the world and his latest book, “Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success,” was released by […]
5 New Year’s resolutions for the workplace, according to a therapist
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C-3PO star Anthony Daniels on dropping out of law school to become an actor, his first meeting with George Lucas, and what his Star Wars character has taught him

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 Anthony Daniels, who is best known as playing C-3PO in the Star Wars franchise. […]
C-3PO star Anthony Daniels on dropping out of law school to become an actor, his first meeting with George Lucas, and what his Star Wars character has taught him
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America’s most influential flight attendant helped end the longest government shutdown. Now she’s on a mission to revive unions — and she tells us why labour rights will define the next generation.

Sara Nelson is the president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, and a prominent champion of workers’ rights. The New York Times has called her “America’s most powerful flight attendant.” In January, Nelson called for a general strike during the government shutdown. Days later, she […]
America’s most influential flight attendant helped end the longest government shutdown. Now she’s on a mission to revive unions — and she tells us why labour rights will define the next generation.
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15 jobs no one knew about in 2010 that everyone will want in 2020

LinkedIn released its annual report of the 15 top emerging jobs in 2020. These jobs have seen high annual growth over the last five years. Many jobs – including full stack engineer and back end developer – are in engineering. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Artificial intelligence experts […]
15 jobs no one knew about in 2010 that everyone will want in 2020
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Being a lifelong learner is the secret to success, according to an executive business coach. Here’s how to determine what kind of learner you are.

Sue Hawkes is an executive business coach and the CEO and founder of YESS! – Your Extraordinary Success. The following is an excerpt from her book, “Chasing Perfection: Shatter The Illusion; Minimise Self-Doubt and Maximise Success.” In it, she says that successful leaders are always trying to learn and open […]
Being a lifelong learner is the secret to success, according to an executive business coach. Here’s how to determine what kind of learner you are.
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15 American jobs that have boomed since Trump became president

One of President Donald Trump’s most commonly discussed topics is the strength of the American economy. Some industries have particularly thrived in the age of Trump. Using data from the Bureau of Labour Statistics, we found the 15 industries with the largest per cent increase in the number of people […]
15 American jobs that have boomed since Trump became president
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13 once-beloved companies that disappeared in the past decade

Both retail stores and restaurant chains have seen their fair share of closures and bankruptcies over the past decade. Once-beloved brands such as Henri Bendel and Blockbuster have filed for bankruptcy and permanently closed its doors. Here’s a look at 13 companies that we once loved but had to say […]
13 once-beloved companies that disappeared in the past decade
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Instagram’s new policy of removing ‘likes’ is yet another challenge to our basic human need to ‘belong,’ a behaviour analyst explains

Kerry Goyette is the founder and president of Aperio Consulting Group. She is a certified professional behaviour analyst and certified forensic interviewer with postgraduate studies in psychometrics. She says that getting likes or shares on a platform like Instagram triggers the reward centre of the brain. And while the brain’s […]
Instagram’s new policy of removing ‘likes’ is yet another challenge to our basic human need to ‘belong,’ a behaviour analyst explains
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A global software company didn’t have job titles until it hit 50 employees. Here’s how the CEO grew the business and built a management structure while maintaining its startup culture.

Visual presentation platform Prezi has grown from seven employees to more than 330 over the course of 10 years. But cofounder and CEO Peter Arvai only introduced manager titles and an organizational chart when the employee headcount reached 120. By carefully scaling and diversifying his international offices, the company doubled […]
A global software company didn’t have job titles until it hit 50 employees. Here’s how the CEO grew the business and built a management structure while maintaining its startup culture.
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Here are all the ways bitcoin could help address income inequality in the 2020s

As US income inequality reaches a record high, many wonder how blockchain technology and bitcoin fits in the equation. Digital currencies have the potential to bridge the global wealth gap, hedge-fund chief Mark Yusko told Business Insider. Developing regions throughout Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa have had exposure […]
Here are all the ways bitcoin could help address income inequality in the 2020s
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Protests in Chile around subway fare price hikes are just another example of how economic inequality has become a global crisis. But there may be an opportunity for a more just system.

Zach Silk is the president of Civic Ventures and a recurring cohost on the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast. He says that Chile represents “the tip of the proverbial spear in the fight against income inequality.” The protests there have captured the attention of elites through economic erosion and show that people […]
Protests in Chile around subway fare price hikes are just another example of how economic inequality has become a global crisis. But there may be an opportunity for a more just system.
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A look at how Descartes Labs is leveraging AI to alert fire managers of wildfires and decrease the damage on homes and habitats across the US

Descartes Labs uses artificial intelligence to detect wildfires, and they can correctly spot one in a record-breaking time of nine minutes. Devastating wildfires are occurring much more frequently than ever before. The earlier one can be detected, the better. Descartes Labs launched their wildfire detector on July 1, 2019, and […]
A look at how Descartes Labs is leveraging AI to alert fire managers of wildfires and decrease the damage on homes and habitats across the US
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