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10 things we can learn from the founding fathers of America about rebuilding democracy, surviving the pandemic, and finding personal happiness

Thomas E. Ricks is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, military history columnist for The New York Times Book Review, and a visiting fellow for the history department at Bowdoin College. The following is an excerpt from his book, “First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How […]
10 things we can learn from the founding fathers of America about rebuilding democracy, surviving the pandemic, and finding personal happiness
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4 steps diversity and inclusion consultants recommend for hiring more Black and brown employees — and keeping them long term

American business leaders are promising changes to address racism in the US, including plans to diversify their workforces. But these plans will fall short if companies don’t make Black and brown employees feel valued, multiple diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) experts told Business Insider. Successful DEI plans aren’t just about […]
4 steps diversity and inclusion consultants recommend for hiring more Black and brown employees — and keeping them long term
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The 25 best MBA programs in the world for a career in finance

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a global higher education analyst, released the best MBAs to enroll in if you are aspiring for a career in finance. This ranking is one of seven specialisations lists that were published on Wednesday. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania ranked at the top MBA […]
The 25 best MBA programs in the world for a career in finance
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What 22 successful people were doing in their teens and early 20s

When thinking about extremely successful people, it can be hard to imagine what they were doing when they were younger. By their 20s, many of the most successful people in the world were on the road to their future careers. As teenagers, Jeff Bezos was flipping burgers at McDonald’s and […]
What 22 successful people were doing in their teens and early 20s
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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At-home kits, online classes, and buzzy campaigns are affordable ways to improve your business’ online shopping experience this year

The holidays are quickly approaching and many entrepreneurs are creating new ecommerce strategies and online shopping experiences as shutdowns and social distancing measures prevent in-person sales. Meanwhile, consumers increased their weekly online shopping during the pandemic, according to a report from the Rand Corporation. Among people younger than 35, 48% […]
At-home kits, online classes, and buzzy campaigns are affordable ways to improve your business’ online shopping experience this year
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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
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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.
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The 25 best small companies for compensation, according to employees

Career site Comparably released a ranking of the highest-rated small and mid-size businesses for compensation, according to employees. Employees from top-ranked companies with 500 employees or fewer were asked if they were paid fairly, and a large majority of them agreed that they were. Pendo, a computer software company based […]
The 25 best small companies for compensation, according to employees
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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10 Latinx business leaders who are championing diversity in their companies — and within their own community

For Hispanic Heritage month, Business Insider partnered with We Are All Human, a nonprofit championing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to identify 10 Latinx business leaders driving change within their communities. From entrepreneurs making personal finance more accessible to Spanish speakers, to nonprofit founders […]
10 Latinx business leaders who are championing diversity in their companies — and within their own community
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‘Millennial burnout’ thought leader Anne Helen Petersen on how parenting and social media are driving her generation to exhaustion

Journalist Anne Helen Petersen, former senior culture writer for Buzzfeed News, is the author of “Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation,” a follow-up to her viral 2019 essay on millennial burnout. In a conversation with Business Insider, Petersen explored how millennial burnout manifests beyond the workplace. Parenting and […]
‘Millennial burnout’ thought leader Anne Helen Petersen on how parenting and social media are driving her generation to exhaustion
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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
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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
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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
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This chart shows which industries are bouncing back as the pandemic continues

Business Insider looked at the job losses and gains from February to September among industries. Industries with the biggest drops in employment from February to September tended to pay lower wages, while high-wage industries were close to their pre-pandemic employment levels. This change in employment is similar to changes between […]
This chart shows which industries are bouncing back as the pandemic continues
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Nearly 650,000 more women than men dropped out of the job market in September

The US Bureau of Labour Statistics just released September employment figures. Michael Madowitz, an economist at The Centre for American Progress, tweeted a chart that highlights the drastic number of people leaving the workforce, especially women. Based on labour force participation figures, 865,000 women dropped out of the labour force […]
Nearly 650,000 more women than men dropped out of the job market in September
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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
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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
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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.
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The 9 most in-demand jobs hiring right now that pay $50,000 or more

Many people are looking for a job right now, or may be considering switching careers as unemployment remains high amid the coronavirus pandemic. To find out what jobs are available, analysts from jobs search engine Adzuna.com combed through millions of job listings between the end of August to the end […]
The 9 most in-demand jobs hiring right now that pay $50,000 or more
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The 50 most attractive employers for business students around the world

Employer branding company Universum just released this year’s World’s Most Attractive Employers. For the 12th annual ranking, Universum surveyed students from the 12 biggest economies to find out what kind of employers they would like to work for upon graduation. Find out which employers business students across the globe aspire […]
The 50 most attractive employers for business students around the world
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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.
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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
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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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Ray Dalio to speak at the Business Insider Global Trends Festival 2020

Business Insider is proud to announce that Ray Dalio will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place October 19-23, 2020. Dalio is a billionaire investor and founder of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, and the author of the bestselling book “Principles: Life […]
Ray Dalio to speak at the Business Insider Global Trends Festival 2020