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The 5 step method for making high-stakes, high-quality decisions fast

A recent McKinsey survey found that 20% of respondents think their company excels at decision-making. Follow these 5 steps to improve that.
Jen Glantz.

5 ways to get the most out of any networking event in 25 minutes or less

Networking isn't about how many people you talk to or for how long — it's about making meaningful connections, plus one important final step.
Phone-case startup Casely boosted its sales to $10 million through micro-influencers and amassed over 200,000 followers on Instagram.

PRESENTING: How to market your startup on social media to grow your business and gain boatloads of customers

Business Insider talked to founders, attended panels, and surveyed entrepreneurs to find out what marketing tools helped them build their businesses.
Don't burn your bridges when leaving an old job.

The first 6 things you should do after you get laid off, from someone who experienced it and went on to found her own business

Keep old coworkers close — they may be your best references and connections to potential new job openings in your industry.
Madolline with Jaspurr, a Ragdoll cat she cared for in her hometown of Brisbane in December, 2019.

I’ve saved thousands of dollars and stayed all over the US for free by house and cat sitting — here’s how I do it

One home in Boulder, Colorado for 10 days could have cost this cat sitter up to $8,000, but, thanks to cat sitting, she stayed there for free.
Ilana Zivkovich.

5 ways that successful people turn adversity into success

Life is going to happen no matter what. You can either waste your time avoiding it and not taking risks, or you can choose to meet new challenges.

The Style Series: How Nicole Kidman’s stylist Julia von Boehm went from being a legendary French Vogue editor’s assistant to heading her o...

Boehm got her start as an assistant at French Vogue before rising through the ranks to become an editor and ultimately venturing out on her own.
Chris Winton joined FedEx Services as an IT intern.

I went from intern to VP of human resources at FedEx services. Here are my 4 tips for turning an internship into a dream career.

Landing a great internship is only half the challenge — it's what you do during the internship that can make or break your career path.
Cait Scudder.

Forget the to-do list and use these 4 techniques instead to maximize your productivity

Putting everything that needs to get done on a sprawling list can create the feeling of more work to do — not less.

How a ‘sci-fi’ imagination and Hollywood-style creativity can help sluggish businesses tackle big problems

Sci-fi writers have predicted online stores, earbuds, and Google Earth. Who wouldn't want a sci-fi writer at the table to envision future technology?