Monday, July 26

Strategy

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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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7 books that can supercharge your personal growth this summer

The following article was first published by The Next Big Idea Club and has been republished here with permission. Diving into an impactful book is a great way to kick off a journey of personal growth. if you'd like to invest some time and energy into personal growth, these 7 books are an excellent place to start. LoadingSomething is loading. O...
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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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3 people on how ending the COVID-19 student-loan forbearance will impact their lives and finances

The CARES Act student-loan forbearance period comes to a close at the end of September. Insider spoke to three people with between $14,000 and $185,000 in debt about how this impacts them. "With the forbearance ending, student-loan forgiveness is my best bet," Glenda Johnson said. LoadingSomething is loading. Millions of Americans are still rec...
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WeWork’s earliest sales efforts involved pitching random people at Starbucks and poaching competitors’ customers with offers of free rent, new book reveals

When it first started recruiting tenants, WeWork pitched people at Starbucks, a new book reports. The company's CEO Adam Neumann also authorized heavy discounts that targeted competitors' customers. Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell broke down WeWork's early sales strategies in their new book. LoadingSomething is loading. In its early days, WeWor...
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7 phrases leaders should use more often to show vulnerability and build trust with their team

The tone and attitude of leaders can influence the psychological safety in their workplace. Speaking honestly and openly can help you build a high-performing, engaged, and inclusive team. Use phrases like'I appreciate you' and'I'm sorry' more often to build trust within your team. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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3 costly mistakes I learned the hard way being the landlord of a 12-unit apartment complex

Ryan Lais is a career counselor for high school students with disabilities and real estate entrepreneur. After several years as landlord of an apartment complex, Lais says he learned to communicate more with tenants. Ask your tenants to share any issues up front, and be on top of garbage and parking lot maintenance. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Shark Tank’s Daymond John shares his process for creating a powerful mission statement for your brand

Daymond Johnson has a process for creating a mission statement that's clear and easy to digest. Reach out to your customers to share the first draft of your mission statement and ask for feedback. Have them explain the mission back to you, and center your brand around their most used words. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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The Olympic ban on Afro swim caps — and the backlash it has received — is a huge lesson for business leaders

Soul Cap tried to have its swim caps — which fit over Afros — approved for the 2021 summer Olympics. The governing Olympic body rejected the request, saying it didn't conform to the "natural" head. Fortune 500 consultants explain why the decision is a teachable moment for other leaders. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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2 social scientists explain how childcare insecurity is hurting caregivers across the US

Childcare insecurity, or limited or uncertain access to adequate care, is a public health issue. The pandemic caused a spike in need that impacted the well-being and mental health of caregivers. Biden has proposed policies to address the issue, but economic constraints aren't the only cause. See more stories on Insider's business page. Childcare insecurity is a term we've come up with to describe limited or uncertain access to adequate childcare.It factors into many Americans' decisions whether to even have a child. Parents — mothers especially — often weigh the cost of childcare in their decision to return to work. And when a kid ...