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    1. What Companies Really Mean When Hiring Out of the Box Thinkers

      What Companies Really Mean When Hiring Out of the Box Thinkers

      There are some thought-provoking ideas to be gleaned from this article. It's called What Does “Think Outside of the Box” Mean?

      In it, Mike Sturm shares some interesting thoughts. This one's particularly interesting:

      If you aim at the same target everyone else is aiming at, your shots will end up where everyone else’s do. If you till the same soil that everyone else tills, plant the same seeds they plant, and use the same water, you’ll get the same garden.

      My point is that the minute you introduce a goal in your thinking, you’re introducing ...

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    2. Things to Look Out for Before You Even Contemplate on Scaling

      Things to Look Out for Before You Even Contemplate on Scaling

      Before we even contemplate scaling, it's important to understand if your business is in the right place to do so. This article from Medium has some great points and guidelines to look out for so you can avoid premature scaling.

      They share a lot of great insights in here. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      We often see startups allocating large sums of money to their marketing budget in an effort to acquire more customers. This is appropriate if the product is ready they have a proven business model. However, spending resources on customer acquisition before finding the correct market ...

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    3. How Microsoft is Embracing Intrapreneurship and Innovation

      How Microsoft is Embracing Intrapreneurship and Innovation

       In this 2016 article from Medium, we see how Microsoft is trying to capture the intrapreneurial spirit. In this interview, former General Manager for US Startups at Microsoft, Jim Brisimitzis shares some of his thoughts.

      Here's one that really got us to think:

      To truly embrace the entrepreneurial spirit in venture investments, you have to take a humble approach to identifying new innovations and market trends that you may not have spotted, or built into your products, services, and strategies yet.

       Take a look at the rest of this piece to learn more...

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    4. Investing in Sustainable Companies Might Be the Best Decision for Your Portfolio

      Investing in Sustainable Companies Might Be the Best Decision for Your Portfolio

      Stumbled upon this noteworthy piece from Medium and thought that we would share it. In it, the Carbon Disclosure Project's Paul Simpson gives us some really thought-provoking ideas.

      Here's one of them:

      Sustainable investing isn’t just about doing good, it is about good business sense. The risk element is a significant factor for investors in terms of the value of their investments. Companies held in investment portfolios can be affected by regulation, technology and consumer shifts and extreme weather events such as floods or water scarcity. Corporations and investors must prepare for these as there are both ...

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    5. The Difficult Conundrum That Intrapreneurs Have to Face

      The Difficult Conundrum That Intrapreneurs Have to Face

      Stumbled upon this noteworthy Medium article from Joshua Kubicki and thought that we would share it. It's called The Intrapreneur's Dilemma.

      It offers us some fascinating perspectives on intrapreneurship. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      After the tremendous success of our new business model inside the company and the industry, our corporate leadership began to embrace the value we were bringing and so wanted to extend control over our team and activities. This could have been a powerful amplifier to our efforts but due to the nature of most corporate environments, including this one, it was instead a stifling ...

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    6. Women Are Beginning to Flock to Investing Firms in Droves

      Women Are Beginning to Flock to Investing Firms in Droves

      Here's a fascinating article from the Medium. It's called The Future of Finance Will be Female.

      It has got some really insightful perspectives. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      Impact investors want to make decisions based on risk, reward and on the amount of “good” an investment produces in the world. For women and millennials, this “good” is not contingent on conventional investment-return metrics. In the face of global population growth, income inequality and climate change, risk and opportunity in 2019 are very different from 1989.

      Have a look at the full article for more of the ...

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    7. Finding Success as an Online Freelancer

      Finding Success as an Online Freelancer

      Here's a fascinating article from the Jess Eddy on Medium. It's called 15 Secrets and Tips to Set You Up for Massive Freelance Success.

      In it, she shares some insightful perspectives from her own perspectives. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      When it comes to pricing — don’t be afraid to charge what you’re worth or cost based on the value you’re delivering. Clients usually have a harder time with a price before they work with you as you haven’t established trust yet. If you do great work and the client is happy, the ...

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    8. How to Deal with Criticism in a Healthy Way

      How to Deal with Criticism in a Healthy Way

      Being a writer necessitates exposure--you make something for other people to read, but there will always be people who don't like your work. How you deal with it can either positively or negatively impact your writing. 

      In this Medium post, Bebe Nicholson talks about how we can deal with criticism in a healthier way--whether as writers or as people in general. Here's an excerpt that hit close to home:

      People who received a lot of criticism as children and never developed a healthy sense of self-worth are especially prone to resenting feedback. 

      Want to know how you can ...

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    9. Tips for Modern Day Publishing

      Tips for Modern Day Publishing

      Found this compelling article on Medium. It's called Tips for Getting Published in 2018 and we thought that the items Jennifer Rotner wrote here are just as potent in 2019.

      She has some fascinating insights. This one, in particular, grabbed our attention:

      You have a unique point of view and a distinct voice. Never be afraid to show them off. Start writing blog posts, social media posts, and anything that lets your voice be heard by a larger audience. Agents and publishers are looking for someone who is fully engaged in the process.

      She fills this piece with a ...

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