Learn to see opportunity in adversity and you can overcome anything

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Starting a business is like sailing a freshly built ship into the open sea. You start with a brilliant idea, a dream to conquer the horizon. Then come the architectural blueprint and countless engineering intricacies. …


Beginner-advanced + creative reads

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Renowned author and character development expert Earl Nightingale used to say, “One hour per day of study in your chosen field is all it takes. One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national…


Think like the business you want to become

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By 12:00 A.M. tonight, the world will have created over 2,500,000,000,000,000,000 new bytes of data — only to begin the countdown anew the first second of the next day. If you’ve just hesitated at reading that number, that’s “two-point-five-quintillion-bytes”.


According to 100+ entrepreneurs

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If 2020–21 has been the year of agitation where businesses were forced to pivot and improvise around pandemic-inflicted tsunamis, 2021–22 is seeing a deeper transformation take place on the business seascape.

Replacing the survival mode strategy of the previous year, business owners are now applying the pandemic as a litmus…


At all stages of professional development

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A “last of the Mohicans” to embrace inclusivity among established patriarchal fields, the STEM industry (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) has been historically slowest to welcome women into its realms.

Progress made over recent decades has been steady, yet still far from satisfactory. From 8% of women in the STEM industry…


Insights from a marketer turned software engineer

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IT jobs are among the most progressive, exciting, and well-paid in today’s market. The average salary of an IT-related career is 44% higher than that of other occupations, and senior IT professionals are among the highest-paid specialists in the United States. …


Design expert shares true vs. false signs

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A digital brand’s design is the visual message it projects to the wide world. Effective visual design boosts web conversion up to 200% and effectively so, considering how 90% of the information transmitted to the brain is visual.

Indeed, people are visual creatures, but as they say, that’s only half…


According to collegepreneurs who’ve done it

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Why do young people go to college? The straightforward question was posed to 11,113 high school students and 2,960 parents by The Princeton Review in 2021. For 43% of respondents, the answer was “getting a better job with higher income”, while only 25% correlated college with “education”.

Meanwhile, more studies…


As retold & explained by UX experts

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According to the Forrester UX report, every $1 that a business invests into its User Experience (UX) gives a $100 return. But UX isn’t just about generating revenue. It’s also about preventing losses. …


+ 1 business app tucked away into your iPhone

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Here’s a fun random fact from Merriam Webster: all the pre-digital definitions of the word “application” have to do with “practical use” or “putting something to practical use”. All, except for definition 1c: “assiduous attention”. This one’s not just about usage but its quality: attentiveness.

Coming back to the modern…

Angela Yurchenko

Bilingual pianist & business journalist. Exploring the Human Experience.

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