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8760 Hours: How Humans Spend Their Most Valuable Resource

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Time is our most valuable and least renewable resource.

  • Everybody has the same amount, but nobody ever seems to have enough
  • Unlike money, you can’t save time in an interest-bearing account where the amount you have increases because of compound interest.

We download productivity apps, implement productivity hacks and read time management books to save time. But our current paradigm of time management is based on a false premise.
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5 startup trends to watch in 2022

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5 startup trends to watch in 2022

As the Great Resignation continues in full swing, some people are skipping the job hunt altogether and pursuing entrepreneurship. A record 1.4 million Americans filed applications to start new businesses in September 2021 alone, according to an analysis of Census data by the Economic Innovation Group (EIG). In October, more than $54 billion was invested in over 2,000 companies around the world. Some of the hottest sectors? Wellness, finance, and property technology (aka proptech).

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Leaders need to be good writers, too

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You’ve probably already drawn up your list of resolutions and goals for 2022. Allow me to make a pitch for adding one more: improving your writing skills. Yes, that may sound like one of those evergreen goals. But it’s particularly relevant for leadership right now. After all, most communications from leaders, whether they are company-wide emails, memos, or tweets, start out in written form. Getting them right helps build a strong culture—a bigger challenge now that some form of hybrid work is going to be with us for a long time.

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Want to rule the metaverse? Symbolism is key

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Want to rule the metaverse? Symbolism is key

Earlier this year, Traci and Dave Gagnon got married on virtual platform Virbela. It was a hybrid event where part of the wedding happened in “real life” too. It’s a sign of the times. The boundaries between “real” and “digital” are blending into what is increasingly referred to as the ‘metaverse’: a space not limited to virtual matrimony, but one where brands can weave themselves into our digital DNA.

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