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10/22/2020

The 100kPledge tracks and encourages individual and corporate pledges of at least $100,000 toward racial justice and the empowerment of Black people. The platform, which has recorded more than $45 billion in pledges, also increases accountability by tracking how corporations plan to put their contributions into action, says co-founder Vijay Chattha.

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Fast Company online
10/22/2020

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been lauded for her decisiveness in responding to the coronavirus pandemic and other challenges. "She talks about the people that she is lucky to work with and those she serves, thus embodying a more servant leadership style than the usual individualistic authoritarian leader," says Henley Business School professor Claire Collins.

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Marie Claire online
10/22/2020

With the economic upheaval, more than 60% of workers who lost jobs have changed their industry, according to a recent survey from Harris Poll, with many workers pivoting to health care, computer programming and warehousing. Community colleges haven't seen much of an uptick in students due to social distancing, but enrollment in online skills courses such as web development and financial analysis are up significantly.

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USA Today
10/22/2020

Washington state has released an e-tool designed to help employers outside of health industries select the correct face mask or other respiratory protection. The e-tool contains links to videos and other resources for protection required due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Safety + Health
10/22/2020

Self-liquidating offers can turn a small entry-level ad on Facebook or Instagram into a substantial sale for businesses that offer costly services, products or courses, digital marketer Tammy Cannon writes. This step-by-step guide breaks down how to structure and adjust an SLO campaign that scales profits.

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Social Media Examiner
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Tammy Cannon
10/22/2020

Skillshare CEO Matt Cooper, who recently raised funding, outlines what founders can expect to hear from investors during the pandemic and examples of how they can respond. "Go in expecting the hard questions, but also expect a process that feels a little more organic, too," Cooper writes.

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Skillshare
10/22/2020

Takeaways can be found from The Wing founder Audrey Gelman's recent apology for focusing on growth to the exclusion of culture, writes Janine Yancey, founder of Emtrain. Entrepreneurs need to ensure that the workplace represents the startup's values and determine what they are early in the venture, Yancey writes.

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Entrepreneur
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Janine Yancey
10/22/2020

The US Supreme Court has ruled 5-3 in favor of the Alabama secretary of state's move to prohibit curbside voting, which allows people to vote from their vehicles at polling places and then give their completed ballots to a poll worker. Lower courts had held that the prohibition ran afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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National Public Radio
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US Supreme Court
10/22/2020

Why it matters: This podcast might forever change the way you view dogs. It's not just about the cute and cuddly thoughts that go through the minds of every Fido, Spot and Tater Tot. You'll learn more about what dogs really think and the cognitive science that explains why dogs (and humans) have evolved to coexist.

Pro tips: After listening to this expert, you might want to reconsider putting a rain jacket on your pooch. And watch out for those dachshunds!

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Freakonomics
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Tater Tot
10/22/2020

Why it matters: You gotta dig this marketing idea. It's not about tiny little caterpillars; it's about big Caterpillar Skid Steer Loaders.

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