The Future of work

Despite our recent experiences with remote working, the answer may surprise you.

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When the COVID-19 pandemic began, countries all over the world went into varying degrees of lock-down and told their citizens to stay home. Businesses were left with two choices: either find a way to operate remotely, or stop operating at all. As a result, companies that have never had a flexible working policy before were forced to adapt at record speed and transition their workforce to 100% remote working within a matter of days.

For most corporate employees, working from home used to be considered a privilege. The arrival of the pandemic changed that. Now that we know our jobs…

Thriving in the post-coronavirus era

Here’s what you need to know to stay ahead of the curve.

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The coronavirus pandemic has already started to reshape the world as we know it. Not only has it impacted our health and finances, but it has also forced us all to quickly and drastically adopt new ways of interacting, learning and working.

In the past week alone, we’ve seen thousands of jobs disappear and thousands more created. There is a huge redistribution in human capital across the board flowing from one industry to another. Small businesses with shorter cash runways have had to let their employees go while others such as Amazon, Walmart, and PepsiCo are hiring thousands more. …

Whether you work at a startup or not, these are some of the best business podcasts out there that you can’t afford to miss.

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Speed of learning is the new competitive advantage.

I have often heard this advice given to startups but it is equally relevant for you as an entrepreneur. Podcasts are one of the best ways for you to keep up to date with the latest trends, strategies, and tactics. You can listen to them any time, anywhere from the convenience of your device. It is also one of the easiest ways for you to access inspiration and advice from some of the world’s most brilliant minds.

I listen to podcasts every single morning while getting ready for the day and during…

From a self-confessed ex-wantrepreneur

Imperfect action will always trump perfect inaction.

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I was listening to an episode of Marie Forleo’s podcast when something she said really struck home for me.

Perfectionism at its core is about fear.

I started to reflect back on why it took me almost 5 years to finally start The Weekend Club. Why I waited so long to take action despite how badly I wanted to become an entrepreneur.

I was waiting because I was afraid of failure. I was afraid that if I had tried my very best and still ended up failing, it would confirm my deepest fear — that I wasn’t good enough.



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What should I be doing with my life and how on earth do I figure this out?All of us have asked this question at some point in our lives. Some of us ask this and simply move on. Some of us ask this over and over again but do nothing. The truth is, most of us only decide to change when the pain of doing the same thing becomes greater than the fear of the unknown.

Most of us are not afraid of working hard, what kills us is working hard for something that we don’t believe in.

There are…

A survival guide to networking events, written by a fellow introvert.

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How many times have you walked out of a networking event feeling like you should have talked to more people and made more meaningful connections?

For most people, the answer will be A LOT. Believe it or not, networking does not come naturally to most of us. Luckily, it’s a skill that can be acquired by anyone with some practice and a little bit of help.

I used to be one of those people that absolutely dreaded networking events. As an introvert, the mere idea of having to make small talk made me cringe. …

Building in stealth takes away your chance to get valuable feedback, but how do you stop people from stealing your idea?

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What is the number one fear that’s stopping people from sharing their idea? The answer that I’ve heard over and over again goes something like this:

“If I tell people my idea then someone might steal it.”

And guess what, they’re absolutely right.

In fact, I have experienced something like this myself.

About a year ago, I was attending multiple networking events every week trying to make more contacts in the startup community. It was the very first startup idea that I had developed all by myself. …

3 simple ways to get started today.

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Starting a business is a scary thing, especially if you’ve never done it before.

When you’re first starting out, it is so easy to spend months or even years researching about what the best practices are and what mistakes to avoid. Despite being told that 90% of startups fail, you can’t help but feel like the more you prepare ahead, the better your chances are to succeed. Not to mention that all of your friends and family will be watching and you don’t want to be seen as a failure.

You start by doing some research online and following a…

Grace Yao

I write about entrepreneurship, careers, and personal development. Based in Sydney, Australia.

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