Strategy

An entrepreneur won $40,000 to build his startup, but abandoned the idea after a matter of weeks — 6 years later, the company he built instead sold for $60 million

Student Loan Hero, a personal finance site, was acquired for $US60 million this week. That milestone never would have happened if CEO Andy Josuweit stuck with his original idea for a company. Josuweit says learning from failure is key to finding success as an entrepreneur. Part of being a successful […]
An entrepreneur won $40,000 to build his startup, but abandoned the idea after a matter of weeks — 6 years later, the company he built instead sold for $60 million
Strategy

A rocket scientist-turned-CEO proved her boss wrong early in her career by booking a ticket to Latin America — and got herself a promotion

Sylvia Acevedo was named the CEO of Girl Scouts in 2017 and introduced STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) programs to the organisation. Prior, Acevedo was a rocket scientist for NASA, industrial engineer for IBM, and presidential commissioner for the Obama White House. While at IBM, Acevedo went after a promotion […]
A rocket scientist-turned-CEO proved her boss wrong early in her career by booking a ticket to Latin America — and got herself a promotion
Strategy

Awkward silences are the trick to getting more money in a salary negotiation. Here’s how to use them without coming off as nervous or unprepared.

Awkward silences can work to your benefit in salary negotiations, according to Melissa Dahl’s book, “Cringeworthy.” Too many people make the mistake of talking too much – and sabotaging their chances of success – when they’re nervous. The media exec Joanna Coles has said she uses the awkward-silence strategy to […]
Awkward silences are the trick to getting more money in a salary negotiation. Here’s how to use them without coming off as nervous or unprepared.
Strategy

A New Zealand company that tried 4-day workweeks says people were more creative, more punctual, and more energetic — and they want to keep it going

A New Zealand company, Perpetual Guardian, experimented with a four-day work week, The New York Times reports. Seeing that employees were happier and more productive, the company wants to make it a permanent change. Other companies have also tried shortened work weeks and seen similar results. Researchers say people can […]
A New Zealand company that tried 4-day workweeks says people were more creative, more punctual, and more energetic — and they want to keep it going
Strategy

‘Million Dollar Listing’ star Ryan Serhant explains how he went from broke actor to leading a top real-estate team that sold over $800 million worth of property last year

Ryan Serhant is the star of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing” and the head of one of the top real-estate teams in America. He moved to New York City in 2006 as a struggling actor and applied skills useful in show business to real estate. Good salesmanship isn’t about forcing people […]
‘Million Dollar Listing’ star Ryan Serhant explains how he went from broke actor to leading a top real-estate team that sold over $800 million worth of property last year
Strategy

The 34 deadliest jobs in America

Some jobs are more dangerous than others. Using data from the Bureau of Labour Statistics, we found the 34 jobs in America that had the highest rates of fatal injuries in 2018. Logging workers, fishers, aircraft pilots, and roofers made the top of the list. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
The 34 deadliest jobs in America
Strategy

How I customise my Gmail to boost my productivity

Gmail has more than one billion active monthly users, who each has the option of customising its features to fit his or her individual wants, needs, and goals. Tweaking your Gmail settings can help you stay organised and prevent email from becoming a time-sucking chore. Here are eight ways you […]
How I customise my Gmail to boost my productivity
Lifestyle

10 smartphone habits that are getting in the way of your success

The smartphone has given us instantaneous connection and access to limitless information, while helping keep our lives in order. However, spending too much time on social media, constantly receiving notifications, and sleeping near your smartphone could be hurting your productivity more than you think. Here are 10 smartphone habits that […]
10 smartphone habits that are getting in the way of your success
Strategy

A flood of hate mail might seem like the first sign of a startup’s demise — but successful founders say customers’ fury can be a good thing

SparkNotes, the book-summary site, is one example of a startup that was so popular in its early days that it couldn’t keep up with customer demand. Other examples include GOAT, the world’s largest resale marketplace for high-end sneakers, and VIPKid, a Chinese education startup. At least one entrepreneur says this […]
A flood of hate mail might seem like the first sign of a startup’s demise — but successful founders say customers’ fury can be a good thing
Strategy

A PR firestorm around Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert’s $5.5 billion Detroit project shows that money isn’t the biggest challenge he faces in revitalizing the city

Since moving his company, Quicken Loans, to downtown Detroit in 2010, Dan Gilbert has been investing billions of dollars into the city to revive it after decades of decline. Last year, a marketing mistake confirmed many Detroiters’ fears that Gilbert’s project was looking to eliminate the city’s overwhelming black majority, […]
A PR firestorm around Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert’s $5.5 billion Detroit project shows that money isn’t the biggest challenge he faces in revitalizing the city
Strategy

The CEO of a fashion business with $28 million and an audience of 25 million decided to skip college and go straight to work after 45 minutes driving around a parking lot

Katherine Power skipped a college education entirely when she couldn’t find a parking spot on her first day of classes after driving around for 45 minutes. Instead, she worked for Touchstone Pictures and ultimately co-created the fashion blog Who What Wear. In 2006, Power became the CEO of Clique Brands […]
The CEO of a fashion business with $28 million and an audience of 25 million decided to skip college and go straight to work after 45 minutes driving around a parking lot
Strategy

The 32-year-old CEO of The Muse who quit a job at McKinsey to start her own company shows there are 2 ways to launch a business — and one gives you a much better chance of success

The Muse is a career-advice and job-search platform for young professionals. CEO Kathryn Minshew says the company started as a side project when she and her cofounder worked at McKinsey & Company. Minshew thinks it’s better to wait and see if your business idea is viable before quitting your day […]
The 32-year-old CEO of The Muse who quit a job at McKinsey to start her own company shows there are 2 ways to launch a business — and one gives you a much better chance of success
Strategy

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was a crucial figure in bringing casino gambling to Ohio — and it offers insight into his transformation of downtown Detroit

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is the billionaire founder of Quicken Loans and oversees more than 100 companies, including the Jack Entertainment casino group. Gilbert is based in Detroit, but in 2009 he was a pivotal champion of legalizing casino gambling in Ohio so that he could expand his business. […]
Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was a crucial figure in bringing casino gambling to Ohio — and it offers insight into his transformation of downtown Detroit
Strategy

In 2014, hell broke loose for the CEO of a young startup — and the way she handled it helped her company become one of the fastest-growing in all of China

Chinese education startup VIPKid, which connects fluent English-speaking teachers with Chinese students, raised $US500 million in April for a valuation of over $US3 billion. But a year after the company launched in 2014, it had a unusual crisis that nearly derailed the company, CEO and founder Cindy Mi told Business […]
In 2014, hell broke loose for the CEO of a young startup — and the way she handled it helped her company become one of the fastest-growing in all of China
Strategy

In one of Louisville’s poorest neighbourhoods, a formerly abandoned community center is making enormous strides — and even Google has taken note

Google Fibre, Alphabet’s high-speed internet provider, built a $US25,000 startup incubator within a community center in an overlooked part of Louisville, Kentucky. The mayor, local entrepreneurs, and national investors have all championed the center, which is called Love City. The center has catered to hundreds of locals and its founders […]
In one of Louisville’s poorest neighbourhoods, a formerly abandoned community center is making enormous strides — and even Google has taken note
Strategy

Amazon’s program for underperforming employees includes a courtroom-style videoconference with a jury of peers — and while experts agree it’s innovative, they’re split on whether it works

Amazon introduced its “Pivot” program for underperforming employees last year. Now, some employees are resentful that the program process is unfair. Workplace experts say it’s concerning that the peer jury that evaluates underperforming employees isn’t necessarily familiar with that specific employee’s work – or experienced in HR decisions. One workplace […]
Amazon’s program for underperforming employees includes a courtroom-style videoconference with a jury of peers — and while experts agree it’s innovative, they’re split on whether it works
Strategy

Even one sub-par exec in a company can torpedo a successful CEO

A study of time management among executives in leadership positions found that effectiveness isn’t only up to the person in the corner office. A CEO’s success depends strongly on their direct reports, and even one report who isn’t performing as needed can dampen the CEO’s own effectiveness. This conclusion was […]
Even one sub-par exec in a company can torpedo a successful CEO
Strategy

AOL cofounder Steve Case is betting $150 million that the future of startups isn’t in Silicon Valley or New York, but the money isn’t what’s making his prediction come true

AOL’s billionaire cofounder Steve Case runs the DC-based venture capital firm Revolution. Case is convinced that the future of American startups lies outside of Silicon Valley, New York City, and Boston, which receive 75% of all venture capital in the US. Since 2014, he has gone on seven “Rise of […]
AOL cofounder Steve Case is betting $150 million that the future of startups isn’t in Silicon Valley or New York, but the money isn’t what’s making his prediction come true
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AOL cofounder Steve Case is betting $150 million that the future of startups isn’t in Silicon Valley or New York, but the money isn’t what’s making his prediction come true

AOL’s billionaire cofounder Steve Case runs the DC-based venture capital firm Revolution. Case is convinced that the future of American startups lies outside of Silicon Valley, New York City, and Boston, which receive 75% of all venture capital in the US. Since 2014, he has gone on seven “Rise of […]
AOL cofounder Steve Case is betting $150 million that the future of startups isn’t in Silicon Valley or New York, but the money isn’t what’s making his prediction come true
Lifestyle

20 things to master before you turn 50

Life skills to master before you turn 50 include providing mentorship to someone else, learning how to detect a lie, and tempering your expectations around relationships. We put together a list of skills you should master by the time you enter your sixth decade of life, based on science, expert […]
20 things to master before you turn 50
Strategy

A Silicon Valley VC firm just invested $10.5 million in an app that helps companies like Slack and Reddit make working parents’ lives easier

Family and parenting app Cleo announced a $US10.5 million investment from Greylock Partners. Cleo is offered through employers, and provides parents with access to experts in areas like birth preparation and sleep. The app is designed to ease parents’ transition back to work, and reduce attrition at companies. So far, […]
A Silicon Valley VC firm just invested $10.5 million in an app that helps companies like Slack and Reddit make working parents’ lives easier
Lifestyle

20 things to master before you turn 40

Before you turn 40, there are some important life skills to master. Learning how to master small talk and developing a few hobbies that you are passionate about will make your adult life more fulfilling. We put together a list of 20 skills you should master by the time you […]
20 things to master before you turn 40
Strategy

AOL founder Steve Case is travelling the US investing in local businesses through his $150 million seed fund — here are the 5 most recent entrepreneurs to get $100,000 each

AOL cofounder Steve Case runs the Washington, DC-based venture capital firm Revolution, and “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance, who oversees the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. In May, the Revolution team led a bus tour across five cities in the southeastern US, with the intention of catalyzing growth in […]
AOL founder Steve Case is travelling the US investing in local businesses through his $150 million seed fund  —  here are the 5 most recent entrepreneurs to get $100,000 each
Strategy

Sallie Krawcheck, once the ‘most powerful woman on Wall Street,’ says her startup Ellevest doesn’t ’empower’ women — because that’s not what they need

Sallie Krawcheck is the founder and CEO of Ellevest, an investment company for women. Krawcheck’s résumé includes running the wealth management branches of Bank of America (Merrill Lynch) and Citi, and she was regularly referred to in the media as “the most powerful woman on Wall Street.” She shared lessons […]
Sallie Krawcheck, once the ‘most powerful woman on Wall Street,’ says her startup Ellevest doesn’t ’empower’ women  —  because that’s not what they need
Strategy

17 things you should never wear to a job interview

Picking an interview outfit might be one of the more stressful parts of preparing for a job interview. An ideal interview look shows the employer that you’re a good cultural fit for the company. Above all, interview outfits should be unwrinkled, clean, and not revealing. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
17 things you should never wear to a job interview
Markets

The most expensive college in every US state

College tuition varies widely from school to school. Using data from the US Education Department, we found the most expensive college in every state. John Hopkins University, University of Notre Dame, and Brown University were the most expensive colleges in their respective states. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
The most expensive college in every US state
Strategy

9 negotiation tips for people who hate negotiating

Negotiation is not the same thing as conflict- you have to be willing to compromise and/or say no if you don’t like the offer. Though it’s widely hated, being able to negotiate is a skill you need if you want to get ahead in your career. Being optimistic, prepared, and […]
9 negotiation tips for people who hate negotiating
Strategy

The biggest company in almost every US state

America’s biggest companies are scattered across the country. We looked at the biggest Fortune 1000 company headquartered in each US state. They include behemoths like Amazon, Walmart, and Home Depot. America’s biggest companies are scattered across the country. Every year, Fortune releases its list of the 1,000 biggest companies in […]
The biggest company in almost every US state
Lifestyle

A day in the life of the world’s most famous tailor, who works 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, and has made suits for Bill Clinton, Russell Crowe, and Bruno Mars

Roshan Melwani, of Sam’s Tailor, is possibly the world’s most famous and Hong Kong’s best tailor, having made suits for an impressive roster of celebrities and world leaders. Melwani, 41, said he has carefully crafted his lifestyle so that he can lead his business, spend time with his family, and […]
A day in the life of the world’s most famous tailor, who works 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, and has made suits for Bill Clinton, Russell Crowe, and Bruno Mars
Strategy

The most basic business advice isn’t as easy to follow as it seems

Happy Numbers is an artificial intelligence-enabled maths education platform. CEO Evgeny Milyutin said the biggest lesson he’s learned in his time in startups is the importance of knowing your customer. This is pretty common business advice – but he’s probably not the only founder who initially went about following it […]
The most basic business advice isn’t as easy to follow as it seems
Lifestyle

The world’s most famous tailor has followed one simple plan that has grown his tiny Hong Kong shop from a small business into a global brand

Roshan Melwani is the third-generation proprietor of Sam’s Tailor, a family-owned small business started by his grandfather Naraindas “Sam” Melwani in 1957. Sam’s Tailor has become world famous for the stylish bespoke suits and clothing it has made for celebrities, world leaders, Hong Kongers and tourists. Some of its most […]
The world’s most famous tailor has followed one simple plan that has grown his tiny Hong Kong shop from a small business into a global brand
Strategy

People are hoping Meghan Markle’s wedding dress could include pieces of Princess Diana’s dress from 1981 — here’s what that could look like

Meghan Markle’s wedding dress remains a mystery, but plenty of rumours are swirling. Some rumours have included the possibility of Markle paying homage to Princess Diana with her wedding attire. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are getting married on May 19, 2018. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress remains a mystery. Markle […]
People are hoping Meghan Markle’s wedding dress could include pieces of Princess Diana’s dress from 1981  —  here’s what that could look like
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