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Graceful Exits

All entrepreneurs know how to get into business. They incorrectly assume: “I’m going to own my business and it’s going to be great and it’s going to make me rich!” What most entrepreneurs don’t know is how they plan to get out of their business. Most small business owners don’t have proper exit strategies in…

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How Close Are You to Living the Ikigai Work-Life Ideal

Ikigai: The reason for which you wake up in the morning. Pronounced as if you were saying “like a guy” without that first “L,” ikigai is a small little word with great promise. It’s the idea your passions, needs, talents, and more can align in an incredibly fulfilling way. Take a look at the image…

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This Was The Chance to Become a Billionaire Alongside Bezos

Would you have responded to Jeff Bezos’ original ad for help getting Amazon off the ground? Check out the ad posted by the man who’s now worth an estimated $112 billion posted in August of 1994: “Well-capitalized start-up seeks extremely talented C/C++/Unix developers to help pioneer commerce on the Internet,” it begins. Not many jobseekers…

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Most Ridiculous Craigslist Job Listings of All Time

Have you ever been so desperate for a career change that you’ve considered a gig as a personal cabana boy​? How about a ​part time gong ringer​? Sometimes it’s good to look through the available jobs on Craigslist just to gain a new appreciation for how much your current job doesn’t suck. Other times, it’s…

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How I met my Cofounder: A Lesson in Literacy and Prejudice

Let’s pretend you’re a writer and you’re looking for work. You hit up Craigslist to see what’s available locally and you find an ad titled “Freelance Writers.” It sounds interesting but the ad itself is peppered with typos and grammatical errors. You wonder to yourself, “Is this just a clever recruiting strategy? Perhaps a subtle…

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