How Brazilian women avoid sexism at work: by working for themselves

Saleswomen at companies such as Tupperware take out micro-loans and sell products directly, becoming financially independent on their own time Tupperware, the brand long associated in the US with 1950s housewives and a time of limited economic prospects for women, has found a successful market in another place with troubling gender dynamics: modern-day Brazil. Even…

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How the marijuana tax could help Portland’s minority-owned businesses

People of color are conspicuously absent from Oregons lucrative legal weed business. Now, advocates say a proposed 3% marijuana tax could help Brooke and Rodney Smith opened their Portland, Oregon cannabis dispensary, PDX Tree, in November 2014 the same month Oregon voters approved a ballot initiative for legalizing recreational marijuana. While they were excited to…

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How the next US administration can encourage long-term investment in Africa

(CNN)For too long, foreign investment in Africa has taken a short-term perspective that values extracting commodities over adding value. Whether from East to West, investment is often a one-sided affair which is a proxy for global politics. Exceptions have been some of the international consumer goods companies who have recognized the depth of the opportunity…

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The Perspective Shift You Need To Make If You’re Always Feeling Unmotivated

Ive been suffering from a bout of something bloggers and entrepreneurship gurus dont seem to cover very often: feeling deeply, darkly unmotivated. Over the past few weeks, Ive been living in one of the hippest and most inspirational cities on the planet, Berlin, and sticking my toes into what with the recent Brexit decision is…

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From teenage headmaster to building the ‘Harvard’ of Africa

(CNN)At just 18 years old, Fred Swaniker became a head teacher. Since then he’s built an empire that he hopes will enrich and empower the entire continent.

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Leaving Your ‘Draining’ 9-To-5 Could End Up Being A Huge Mistake

A quick lap around the room of any networking event in Silicon Valley will leave you slammed with a barrage of fake smiles and overly enthusiastic statements like Life is amazing, and my company is finally taking off! and Ive just been so free and happy since I made the jump! If only these statements…

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Ditch the Plan B? Go ahead, so long as you’re rich | Arwa Mahdawi

A recent study says that if you really want to achieve your dreams, dont worry about a safety net. Fine advice for those for whom failure wouldnt spell disaster To Plan B or not to Plan B, that is the question. Science finally has the answer and, apparently, its No, absolutely not. If you want…

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Here’s The Final Push You Need To Quit Your Soul-Sucking Office Job

Not too long ago, I jumped off the corporate ladder in search of this elusive creative escalator. Yes, I am yet another Millennial who gave up a cushy, six-figure job in search for creative and meaningful work. I had followed the rules every step of the way to get to where I was. I had…

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Straight talking: What business can learn from football managers – BBC News

But has the longest-serving manager in the Premier League outstayed his welcome? Critics point to a lack of titles in the last 10 years, and are frustrated with the lack of big spending to keep up with rivals. Image copyright Getty Images His determination to manage every aspect of the club extends to the motivational…

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5 Reasons There’s Never Been A Better Time To Start Your Own Company

I thought he was crazy. I was sitting across from my mentor when I nearly spewed my iced coffee. You should really start your own company. I wasn’t an entrepreneur. I had no actual business experience. I studied political science, not business! It took some serious convincing, but I eventually made the jump. At 24…

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