What leaders can learn from extreme adventure junkies

{ object.primary_image.title }}

It’s not what you think, say these authors and entrepreneurs, in tearing down some common misconceptions about risk and vulnerability. Success in the world of business requires many of the same skills as success in the world of outdoor adventure. We can speak to this because we do both. Kevin has been pushing the limits in the adventure world for more than two decades and has been recognized as one of Canada’s leading explorers. He also runs a successful architectural design practice and works as a leadership mentor and author. Amy is a management consultant and neuroscience expert but also a paraglider pilot and avid adventurer. We understand adventuring and we understand business, and the two are a lot closer than you think. Read Full Story

More

This adventure travel founder is (finally) pulling back the curtain on how much money stays in the places we visit

{ object.primary_image.title }}

G Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip is bringing transparency to the travel supply chain, showing travelers how much money actually remains in the communities we visit. A new piece of information began appearing alongside the more than 750 itineraries offered by the small-group global tour company G Adventures in 2018. Called the “Ripple Score,” the 1 to 100 ranking signals the percentage of each trip’s cost that remains in the local economy. Since launching G Adventures, in 1990, founder Bruce Poon Tip has been championing responsible travel and leveraging tourism to create financial opportunities by putting guests, for example, in locally owned hotels. “Our message is about wealth distribution and local impact,” he says. But working with tens of thousands of suppliers around the globe—hotels, rail services, boat operators, restaurants, and more—made oversight difficult. So he embarked on a four-year project to bring unprecedented transparency to the travel supply chain—and …

More

Overthinking is the bane of decision-making. This how to cut back on constantly analyzing things

{ object.primary_image.title }}

You’re risking more than just wasted time. Overanalyzing can also hold you back from pursuing new opportunities. In the worlds of academia, professional training, and corporate workplaces, a person with an analytical mind is lauded as a hero. The people that are smartest in school and get the highest grades, we assume will also be successful. And that may well become the case. But just because these individuals are the smartest, doesn’t mean they do not suffer from anxiety, self-doubt, and imposter syndrome. Read Full Story

More

This refurbished electronics site takes the risk out of buying used iPhones, MacBooks, PlayStations, and more

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Whether you’re in the market for a phone, laptop, or even a Roomba, Back Market’s used electronics platform is the first place you should look. We know that producing electronics takes a terrible toll on the environment, from extracting and refining rare metals to fabricating and assembling new products. And buying new phones and computers takes a heavy toll on our wallets, especially now. Read Full Story

More

The MozCon Virtual 2020 Initial Agenda

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Posted by cheryldraper It's the question that's been on plenty of people's minds: What's up with MozCon this year? We're happy to report that 2020's MozCon is on like Donkey Kong, and as you can tell from its brand-new name, the format this year is just a tad bit different. MozCon 2020 is now MozCon Virtual , an online conference experience delivering every ounce of digital marketing expertise you expect in-person with the safety and security of social distancing at home. Today, we're here to tell you all about it — changes, challenges, nitty-gritty details, who's speaking and what you'll learn , and more! Here's the skinny on MozCon Virtual MozCon Virtual will take place from the comfort of your at-home office space across July 14 & 15, 2020. Business on top, social distancing sweatpants on the bottom — you'll be cozier than ever while learning all the latest and …

More

How to Start a Business

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission. Starting your own business is the dream, right? It’s also easier than ever, thanks to the golden age of entrepreneurship we currently live in. Almost anybody can start up a business – all you need is a great idea, the right systems, and the drive to see it through. No college degree, huge bank balance, or business experience is needed. Moreover, everything you need to do has been done a million times before. So, even if you’re starting from scratch, you won’t have to waste a single moment wondering what to do next or try to reinvent the wheel. Since you’re already searching for ways to learn about how to start a business, odds are you already have the drive. What you need is how to start building your …

More

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join our newsletter and never miss out trending marketing news.

HitcountVariables(pk=11524, ajax_url='/api/hit/ajax/', hits='2')