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  • Successful entrepreneur wants to pave way for other women

    Successful entrepreneur wants to pave way for other women

    In 2015, Julia Collins co-founded Zume Pizza, the robot-making pizza company based in Mountain View, Calif., and now valued at more than $2 billion. In 2017, she also became pregnant with her first child, getting an education in defining what kind of mother and entrepreneur she would be. Now running...

  • Companies with impressive perks

    Companies with impressive perks

    In a competitive labor market, companies are getting creative to attract and retain talent. A Foosball table just won’t cut it anymore. Here are several interesting real-life perks from Inc.’s 2019 best workplaces list. A doctor in the house Four percent of Inc.’s best workplaces take health care...

  • Over 40 and can't find a job? Here's why

    Over 40 and can't find a job? Here's why

    If you’re over 40 and in the hunt for a new job, you may be wondering why the search is so difficult, especially when we keep reading about being in the midst of the lowest unemployment rate in decades and companies complaining that they can’t find enough talent. Even the most positive and enthusiastic...

  • Entrepreneur wants to reach unbanked

    Entrepreneur wants to reach unbanked

    Lower-income people, those in rural areas, immigrants and young people without credit histories are many of the roughly 32 million U.S. households the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. considers “unbanked” or “underbanked.” Those are people who either don’t have a bank account or have an account...

  • This executive was roasted for her stance on thank-you notes

    This executive was roasted for her stance on thank-you notes

    I used to have a rule about sending a handwritten thank-you note after every interview. Though I still love snail mail, I now send thank-you emails. Jessica Liebman, the executive managing editor of Insider Inc., agrees this is a smart move. In fact, if candidates don’t send her a thank-you email,...

  • Women, get confident about speaking up in meetings

    Women, get confident about speaking up in meetings

    Speaking up can be intimidating for anyone, and if you’re a woman, the nervousness you feel about talking in meetings may be based on a history of being shut out or ignored.  A 2014 study reported in the Harvard Business Review found that women felt “alone, unsupported, outside their comfort zones...

  • One backpack is all you need for business travel

    One backpack is all you need for business travel

    I am on the road a lot. I sometimes spend up to 75 percent of the month traveling between Techstars programs and locations. The norm is 50 percent, which still means that I’m only home about half the time. I’ve given a lot of thought to business travel and engaged in a lot of experimentation to...

  • Meaningful conversations can improve office culture

    Meaningful conversations can improve office culture

    Americans spend a significant portion of their time at work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American works 34.5 weekly hours. And, the average American will spend 90,000 hours at work over his or her lifetime, Business Insider notes. Given these figures, it’s important...

  • Leadership lessons from Sully

    Leadership lessons from Sully

    Few people have had their mettle tested as publicly and in such dire circumstances as Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. It was a decade ago that the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 deployed a life’s worth of leadership lessons when he skillfully ditched his disabled plane in the Hudson River...

  • Business travel's cost to the environment

    Business travel's cost to the environment

    Have you ever wondered what impact your business air travel has on the environment? Each time you fly, harmful greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide are released into the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans. The fastest way to travel is very damaging to the environment. Fortunately, there are ways...

  • Stop asking me for free help

    Stop asking me for free help

    There’s been a big change in my inbox over the last decade and I bet you’ve noticed it as well. Every day I receive messages from people asking me to do something for them for free. Ninety-nine percent of them are strangers I’ve never heard of. Some of them get straight to the point. “I want to...

  • How to make conversations matter

    How to make conversations matter

    Conversations help us navigate our day. We sometimes start to think of workplace conversations as something to get through, but talking to others is how we get what we want, whether it’s insight into a market’s growth or feedback on a project. A conversation is a meeting of two minds, and a strong...

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