How to Become Future Proof

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We live in a time of unprecedented and rapid change. This is happening everywhere: the climate, the economy, technological advancement, population growth – everywhere you look, trends seem to be accelerating at breakneck speed toward miracle breakthroughs or horrifying quagmires. Most of the global population coasts through life with a general sense that they are…

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Building a Remote Freelance Team to Double Your Productivity

How to Hire Remote Freelancers to Double Productivity

Building a business is all about teamwork. Sometimes we are working with a permanent team, and sometimes we are working with temporary teammates: freelancers. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but freelancers pose special challenges in terms of communication and management. That is especially true for software developers, and even more so when the manager…

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How to Learn Mandarin Without Going Crazy

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Calling Mandarin Chinese a difficult language would be an understatement.  So why learn it?  For starters, Guinness has named it the “most common language” and is ranked at the top of world rankings for “most spoken languages” by number of native speakers. It’s also not as hard as you might think. Chinese is a fairly…

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Interview with Scott Adams, Creator of “Dilbert”

Scott Adams Interview

Scott Adams is the creator of the comic strip Dilbert and also the author of the book, How to fail at almost everything and still win big. Welcome, Scott Adams! Thanks for having me. The first topic we want to talk about is the idea of goals versus systems. Could you briefly tell us  why…

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Launching a Startup in Singapore: Interview with Hugh Mason

Launching a Startup in Singapore

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Hugh Mason on the topic of startups in Asia.  He has been with Singapore-based accelerator JFDI for roughly 5 years and it is now arguably the most prestigious Startup Incubator in the region. What were the greatest challenges you faced in creating an incubator from scratch in…

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How to Avoid Bad Startup Ideas

How to Avoid Bad Startup Ideas

We are living in the Age of Entrepreneurs. We long ago surpassed the dot.com era of the late 1990s. According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, the rate of entrepreneurship is now 0.28%, which works out to around 476,000 new businesses in the United States alone. Cost of entry is at an all-time low…

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The Beginners Guide to Learning to Code

Career Hack Programming Guide

An unprecedented amount of people in all stages of working life are starting to look beyond big business as a means of forging themselves a career. Specifically, the ongoing digital and mobile revolution is proving a persuasive argument for learning to understand and create computer-driven programs. Navigating the mysteries and squiggly lines of symbols may…

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How to Make Money With Bitcoin

How to Make Money With Bitcoin

Investing in Bitcoin or other crypto-currencies can be a profitable business strategy, but it can also be confusing. It’s difficult to understand where and how to start. This should serve as a helpful primer explaining Bitcoin and its risks – as well as how to make money from it. What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is treading…

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How to Fit In at Your New Job

How to Fit In at Your New Job

Congratulations, you got the job! Now you need to devise a strategy so that you successfully fit in with your new company’s culture and work style.  The early days are a proving ground to show that you are genuinely pleased to have joined the firm and eager to become a valued team member.  How well…

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How to Secure a Marketing Job in China

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Today Career Hack is interviewing Linda of LindaLivinginChina.com Linda was keen on not having to start out as a teacher in China and successfully secured a paid marketing position in China at a western salary. Let’s see what we can learn from her experiences. Please give us a rundown of who you are and what…

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