Strategy 2020-04-21T12:30:00Z
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Billionaire Sheryl Sandberg calls for new laws to help Americans through the coronavirus, including mandating paid sick leave and finally fixing the gender wage gap

In an interview with Business Insider, the Facebook COO talked about collective grief during the pandemic and urged policy reform.
Strategy 2020-04-21T14:02:10Z
The Day the Lines Changed

A mom wrote a picture book to help her 3 kids make it through the quarantine. Here's her advice for talking to children about the coronavirus without scaring them.

The book uses abstract shapes like lines and squares to illustrate what the pandemic is, without ever explicitly referring to it.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-21T12:29:00Z
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The founders of a beverage startup explain the crisis checklist they're using to reevaluate 2020 goals and navigate their business post-coronavirus

The cofounders of beverage startup Sunwink had to make many changes once the pandemic upended their supply chain and marketing initiatives.
Strategy 2020-04-21T12:45:00Z

Follow these 3 steps to reduce stress and manage your business during uncertainty

Acknowledging the bad, and sharing the load along with the truth, is one of the most powerful things you can do.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-21T13:06:00Z

Millions of Americans have been laid off or furloughed. Career experts break down 8 steps to take right now if you're worried you might be next.

Consider working on your career development when you'd normally be socializing outside. Experts recommend online courses and virtual volunteerism.
Strategy 2020-04-21T15:50:00Z

Facebook is opening applications for its $100 million in grants to small businesses affected by the coronavirus. Here's how to apply.

Applications for Facebook's coronavirus grants are opening, rolling out city by city, starting on April 21 with the New York, Seattle, and Bay Areas.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-21T15:45:21Z

How to become a highly successful online tutor and make a lucrative living as virtual learning becomes the norm

Online tutors are seeing income increases worldwide amid the pandemic, while online education companies are experiencing major gains.
Strategy 2020-04-21T15:45:07Z

SIGN UP NOW: We're talking with Slack cofounder and CTO Cal Henderson about how to set the technical vision for a rapidly growing company

Our new Starting Up interview show begins with Slack's technical head. The big question: How do you design — and lead — for massive growth?
Strategy 2020-04-21T15:15:22Z

Writing for Business Insider

Learn how to write for Business Insider in one of two main ways: as a contributor or as a paid freelancer.
Strategy 2020-04-21T15:09:15Z

Insurers Cigna and New York Life team up on $50 million relief fund for families of healthcare workers killed by the coronavirus

The Brave of Heart Fund will start providing grant money and grief counseling to affected families as early as May.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-21T14:25:14Z

A Polish couple went from running a personal training studio to becoming fitness influencers with over 1.7 million YouTube subscribers — and they're set to launch an app this year. Here's how they did it.

Only about 10% of the Fit Lovers' annual revenue comes from YouTube. Fifty percent is derived from partnerships with brands, while 40% is merch sales.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-21T14:19:00Z

How to write an email that gets the hiring manager's attention at your dream company

Sending an email to your dream company? We asked a career expert how to write a message that catches the hiring manager's eye.
Strategy 2020-04-21T13:31:30Z

My sister lives in a group home, and it's been a month since anyone was allowed to visit her because of COVID-19 social-isolation rules

"I always think, does she understand what's going on? Does she think we've abandoned her?" Allison Norlian wrote.
Strategy 2020-04-21T13:15:00Z

The coronavirus pandemic is worsening the US housing crisis — and could lead to greater inequality

One third of Americans could not afford rent this month, and temporary stimulus checks aren't going to help.
BI Prime Advertising 2020-04-21T12:59:00Z

TV advertising is a mess — these 23 industry insiders are working to fix it

These people from Nielsen, Publicis, Hulu, and more are trying to solve TV advertisers' problems as people flock to streaming services.
Strategy 2020-04-20T22:02:00Z

Here's the salary of every governor in all 50 US states

The 50 governors in the United States earn different annual salaries ranging from $70,000 to $201,680.
Strategy 2020-04-20T21:13:00Z

Bill Gates has warned of an impending pandemic for years. Here's how he's dealing with the coronavirus pandemic — from pledging $100 million to fight the outbreak to becoming Warren Buffett's "scientific adviser."

Gates has called the coronavirus a "once-in-a-century pathogen." In a 2015 TED Talk, Gates warned that "we're not ready for the next epidemic."
BI Prime Media 2020-04-21T12:11:00Z

A sports startup CEO breaks down how he's retooling his business to avoid layoffs with 'short-term adjustments, not long-term pivots'

Fantasy Life CEO Yasin Abbak is focused on keeping costs down and avoiding business distractions until live sports pick back up again.
Strategy 2020-04-21T12:00:00Z

The trauma caused by the pandemic will haunt us for years. Here are 6 ways to cope and start healing now.

"Our lives have been turned upside down," writes Jennifer Yaeger, a therapist specializing in trauma.
Tech 2020-04-20T23:53:26Z

Some wealthy Silicon Valley bigwigs have reportedly already scurried to their doomsday shelters in New Zealand

Those with money in the Valley have become known in recent years for investing in preparations for disaster scenarios, such as viral outbreaks.
Strategy 2020-04-20T21:25:00Z

This Tunisian woman quit her office job to breed snails and sell their slime to beauty companies

Beauty brands have been putting snail slime into their products — and one Tunisian woman sells 44 pounds of snail slime a month.
Strategy 2020-04-20T20:51:45Z

14 successful companies that started during US recessions

Some of today's best-known companies, such as Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Trader Joe's, got their starts during past US recessions.
Strategy 2020-04-20T19:44:00Z

The new Michael Jordan documentary, 'The Last Dance,' throws down a marker in the GOAT debate. Here's how Muhammad Ali popularized 'the greatest' moniker and how it grew to touch everything in culture.

The basketball debate about the "greatest of all time" is still going strong, but now it's applied to many things beyond basketball or even sports.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-20T18:19:00Z

The Gateses stockpiled food in their basement, Warren Buffett is drinking more Coke, and Elon Musk is trying to prove he sent ventilators to California. Here's how the world's richest people have been handling the pandemic.

Billionaires may have better access to coronavirus tests than ordinary Americans, but how they're social distancing doesn't look all that different.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-20T17:56:47Z

Legal risks for business owners are changing every day. Here's how you could be vulnerable over paid leave, cleaning supplies, and your work-from-home policy.

Here's what employment lawyers say you need to know about managing paid leave, coronavirus cases at work, and cleaning supplies, among other things.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-20T17:56:02Z

Plant-based fried 'chicken' and a blockchain for turkeys: How agricultural giant Cargill is innovating the global food-production industry and potentially changing what you eat along the way

Now, the IT team's mission is to "be the growth of the company. Not just enable it, but actually be it," said CIO Justin Kershaw.
Strategy 2020-04-20T17:53:00Z

10 expert-backed tips for women to negotiate better salaries so they get the pay they really deserve

Studies show that many women aren't as confident in their abilities to negotiate as their male peers, and it's costing them.
Tech 2020-04-20T17:31:17Z

Instagram only had 13 employees when it was bought by Facebook for $1 billion. A decade later, here's where they've all ended up.

When Instagram was bought by Facebook in 2012, it only had 13 employees — including founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-20T17:16:00Z

The ultimate guide to getting a job at a dispensary, according to current and former employees, shop owners, and recruiters in the cannabis space

The industry currently employs about 200,000 people in the US, and that number is expected to increase to over 400,000 by 2021. So how can you get in?
Strategy 2020-04-20T17:13:00Z

Suburban restaurants are getting hit hard — and some are hoping clever videos and PSAs will keep them afloat

While some urban restaurants have successfully transitioned to takeout service, many restaurants in the suburbs aren't having as much luck.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-20T16:42:01Z

Cannabis experts explain the opportunities waiting to be claimed by entrepreneurs even after we're plunged into a recession — and they have nothing to do with CBD

"This is a chance to catch up or think of something innovative to offer this space," said Mary Pryor, the founder of several cannabis ventures.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-20T16:39:24Z

What to do with your $1,200 stimulus check if you want to start a side hustle while quarantined, from 3 pros who kicked off successful side gigs without spending a dollar

Your top priority is to have something saved up for emergencies. In the meantime, start a side gig by leveraging social media accounts.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-20T16:23:00Z

Some wealthy homeowners — like Martha Stewart — are quarantining with their staff and paying a premium for live-in service

From riding out the pandemic in vacation homes with their staff to having supplies and mail delivered in, the wealthy are having a plush pandemic.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-20T15:48:00Z

11 science-backed signs that could prove you're the smartest person in the room

Think you're smarter than everyone you know? You could be, scientists say, if you're tall, funny, and a firstborn.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-20T15:12:41Z

A former Disney executive shares 4 of the most brilliant ideas he's seen for coping with the coronavirus

Duncan Wardle spent 25 years at Disney. He says the COVID-19 outbreak has upset how we operate, but it's also inspired innovative ways to handle it.
Strategy 2020-04-20T14:46:47Z

SUCCESS INSIDER: 11 recession-proof consulting firms hiring for 6-figure jobs right now

Our regular newsletter for getting things done. Like how to land a high-paying job at a consulting firm.
Strategy 2020-04-20T13:30:00Z

A professor on what we lose when we cannot touch the world around us

Herder changes René Descartes' statement "I think, therefore I am" and claims: We touch, therefore we know. We touch, therefore we are.
Strategy 2020-04-20T13:15:00Z

5 critical steps to grow your business from an idea to a working startup

It's a long and difficult process to go from thinking up an idea and talking about it to actually doing it.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-20T13:14:00Z

The 8 best executive MBAs in the world that let you get a prestigious degree while working full time

11 alumni and staffers explain what makes these programs so great in terms of curriculum, job prospects, networking opportunities, and more.
Strategy 2020-04-20T13:00:00Z

50 ways you may be overworking yourself to help others without even realizing it

If you use phrases like "no worries" in emails to calm other people down, you may be guilty of this.
Strategy 2020-04-19T16:20:00Z

Employees across the globe are working remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are 18 high-paying jobs you can do from home.

From project management to research engineering to writing, there are many high-paying jobs you can do from home.
Strategy 2020-04-19T15:14:00Z

Sheryl Sandberg and I video-chatted about grief during a time when the whole world is experiencing it. Here's her personal advice for persevering.

I described my brother's death in a Zoom call with the Facebook COO. Her response is the advice on coping with loss that the world needs right now.
Strategy 2020-04-19T14:00:00Z

The youngest editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine shares how passion and a great mentor helped her go from studying ballet to running a major publication

"Apply for everything you're not qualified for. Skills can be learned — if you have the belief that you can do it, you can."
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-19T13:30:00Z

Here's how a couple used their own relationship struggles to build a $2 million love-coaching side hustle that saved 10,000 marriages

Stacey and Paul Martino used online marketing to draw in potential clients who were struggling with divorce and other relationship issues.
Transportation 2020-04-19T13:18:00Z

I flew the 'world's best' business class on Qatar Airways just before the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the airline industry and changed the world as we know it.

I used frequent flyer miles for Qatar Airways' QSuite, the "world's best" business class, before the pandemic worsened. Here's what it was like.
Strategy 2020-04-19T12:45:00Z

The 20 states with the most women CEOs

If you want to be a female chief executive, you might want to move to one of these states, according to ZenBusiness' recent analysis.
BI Prime Tech 2020-04-19T08:01:00Z
Tech 2020-04-18T21:01:00Z

AI 101: How learning computers are becoming smarter

In a new 2018 report,  BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, describes how AI works and looks at its present and potential future applications.
Science 2020-04-18T16:09:00Z

The former top doctor of the US shares his advice on how to stay in touch with friends and family without discussing coronavirus the whole time

Make a pact to share three things that brought you joy that day, Dr. Vivek Murthy, the former US surgeon general suggested.
BI Prime Tech 2020-04-18T15:15:00Z

For the past month I've been using Superhuman, the email app VCs are obsessed with that costs $30 a month — and I'm never going back to Gmail

Superhuman changed my relationship with email. I stopped hoarding messages. I became more responsive. And I reached inbox zero for the first time.
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