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Battling Bias in Berlin

Cassandra Melvin (L) and Danit Gal (R) present the Rockchain network at a first gathering. Their motto is “Connect for Impact.” Image copyright: Ruthe Zuntz A Rockchain Panel Explores Ways to Beat Unconscious Bias Seated at the back of a packed…

7 Business Growth Attributes That Are Often Ignored

Growing your business comes with a lot of challenges, some foreseeable, some not. It is for this reason that most companies tend to go out of business during a growth or expansionism phase due to being unable to cope with…

5 Conversations About Personal Branding You Should Be Having Right Now

As an industry expert in Influencer and Social Media Marketing, I get asked about personal branding a lot. Is there a formula, some kind of repeatable script, a surefire way to narrow in on your brand messaging and positioning? Those are…

How I charted out my maternity leave plan

Tomorrow I go back to work after six months of maternity leave. To say I have mixed feelings about this would be an understatement. I am excited, nervous, sad, and determined all at the same time. Most of all, I am…

10 Underrated Growth Tips Every Business Should Start Considering

10 Underrated Hacks For Boosting Your Business When it comes to increasing productivity, sometimes the best hacks are counter intuitive. For instance, when you are under a tight deadline, it would seem that frantically working and driving others to meet it…

From Lawyer to Tech Entrepreneur: Interview with Peanut Founder Michelle Kennedy

This week, we catch up with ex-lawyer turned entrepreneur Michelle Kennedy. She’s a co-founder of Peanut, the matchmaking app for mums. The app launched last year to huge acclaim. It has been featured by Apple, and has a number of big-name…

On Toxic Jobs, Low Self-Esteem, & Interviewing

I recently received the following question: Hi Rachel, I am a software engineer who is dealing with low self esteem. There are people at work who constantly belittle me and it is very subtle. I constantly get demotivated and find…

let your people work from home.

The people that f* around when they say they’re working from home are the ones you don’t want to hire. Photo by Michaela Ray Photography It’s been said that “the future of work is remote.” It saves the company money (goodbye, office…

Accelerators remain crucial in business development

The opportunities presented to businesses at the startup stage are phenomenal. Various outlets such as crowdfunding platforms have launched countless products and companies into mainstream popularity, including the Pebble E-Paper Watch, the Ouya, the Oculus Rift, and more. Other than…

Why I Can’t Be a Good Girl and Good Product Leader

I’m a volunteer coordinator’s dream. I say yes to organizing an army of helpers for school events. I call parents for school donations. I call voters to pass local ballot measures. I sign up to help with classroom projects. I…