Monday, July 26

Careers

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Pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek on how he became an entrepreneur and his best career advice

Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, and host of "5 Questions with Dan Schawbel." In a recent episode, he spoke with former pro skateboarder and TV host Rob Dyrdek. Dyrdek discussed his evolution as an entrepreneur and shared his best career advice. LoadingSomething is loading. Rob Dyrdek is a former pro skateboarder also known for ho...
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From Tuk Tuk races in Thailand to snowboarding in Iceland, a CEO who plans corporate retreats says many firms are ditching offices for team-bonding trips

Many companies are sticking to remote work even as the world emerges from the COVID-19 crisis. For some, the lack of overheads means they can pay for corporate retreats instead. The CEO of Moniker, which has planned retreats for Uber and Amazon, says demand is soaring. LoadingSomething is loading. Ever imagined yoursel...
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1 in 4 Americans has no emergency savings as the US grapples with wildfires, flooding, and droughts

More than half of Americans have less than three months' worth of emergency savings, a Bankrate study shows. This comes during a summer riddled with extreme weather such as wildfires, flooding, and drought. One-third of respondents say they have less money saved than they did before the pandemic. LoadingSomething is loading. Emergencies can hap...
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Some founders are throwing’business showers’ for their new companies — and one received $10,000 in gifts to help grow her startup

Startup founders are throwing "business showers" to celebrate their new ventures, per the NYT. One founder said she received about $10,000 in gifts to help grow her software business. Female-founder coaching firm Makelane has a virtual "business shower kit" to help throw the parties. LoadingSomething is loading. Startup founders are increas...
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Insider spoke with 8 of the most powerful Black women in money management about microaggressions, mentors, and career triumphs

Institutional investors control a combined $70 trillion in assets — and the majority of people managing that massive money pile are white, male, or both. LoadingSomething is loading. Insider spoke with eight Black women in high-powered asset-management roles who collectively control billions of dollars in assets. They shed light on...
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I work at a 5-star resort as an’Instagram concierge’ who helps guests get the best Instagram shots. Here’s what it’s like living out my dream job.

Eduardo Vallin, 30, is an'Instagram Concierge' at the W Punta de Mita 5-star resort in Mexico. Vallin analyzes guests' profiles to recommend the best Insta-worthy photo locations to fit their aesthetic. This is what his job is like, as told to freelance writer Kaila Yu. See more stories on Insider's business page. I like to think I have the best job in the world, since every day I get to work in paradise at the W Punta de Mita, a luxury boutique resort in Punta de Mita, Mexico. ...
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A banker quit to become a chef and saw his bank balance drop to $230. Despite burnout and a pandemic, he would never go back.

Philip Juma left a career in wealth management to follow his passion to showcase Iraqi food. He had no formal training but spent 7 years running pop-up kitchens and working in restaurants. Juma told us about his tough journey and why, despite the pandemic, a 9-5 holds no appeal. See more stories on Insider's business page. Food has always been part of Philip Juma's life.Growing up in London to an Iraqi father and an Irish-English mother, he remembers bringing Iraqi-inspired dishes into school for his friends to try. Food was Juma's calling, yet he entered the cold, logical world of finance.He achieved a 2:1 in economics for busines...
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Meet Young Wall Street’s diversity champions

Hello readers, Happy Saturday, and welcome to Insider Finance. Here's a rundown of trending stories from the past week:If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here to get your daily dose of the stories dominating banking, business, and big deals.How SVB Leerink is luring top bankers with juicy pay and a big opportunity to build a new dealmaking powerhouse Samantha Lee/I...
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This celebrity stylist turned LeBron James into a fashion icon

Stylist Rachel Johnson took LeBron James from NBA all-star to fashion superstar. Johnson's influence spread throughout the NBA and bled into other sports. She has also styled Victor Cruz, Cam Newton, and Amar'e Stoudemire. Johnson's work with athletes has helped add diversity and inclusivity to the fashion industry. Following is a transcript of the video.Rachel Johnson: My name is Rachel Johnson. I am a celebrity wardrobe stylist and the CEO and president of the Thomas Faison Agency.Narrator: Throughout her career, Rachel Johnson has turned all-star athletes into fashion superstars. She's styled household names like LeBron James, Victor Cruz, Cam Newton, and Amar'e Stoudemire, and she's widely credited with making over the NBA....