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Startups are a high-paced environment for ambitious people with diverse skillsets. But just because you’re not they’re typical applicant, doesn’t mean you’re not cut out for it! There are roles for everyone. Source: HBO

You don’t need to have interned at a tech unicorn or get your MBA from Stanford to work at a startup. You just need to look outside the box.

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Just because you created it for your client doesn’t mean you own it. Work for hire is not something you should ignore if you’re a creative contractor! Source: Justin Oswald.

In the creative industry, IP is everything. Learn more about what work for hire is, how it looks in contracts, and how to leverage it!

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Understanding the commercial contracting basics of how you get paid is of paramount importance for entreprenuers. Source: Getty Images

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An overrated band getting into an overhyped asset class. Is this a fad or the future of music?

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Something tells me Sisqó is more of a Zoom kind-of-guy…

AT&T’s logo on a black background.

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From meme to multi-billion dollar cryptocurrency, Dogecoin is emblematic of the modern age of investing.

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Some observers argue Facebook’s content moderation policies are opaque and grant the company too much discretion in moderating internet speech. Others see it as a necessary tool to be used, when necessary, to prevent violence or the spread of misinformation.

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After reporting lower than expected net new paid subscriber numbers, Netflix has to re-calibrate its strategy for growth.

The stock market did not hide its disappointment after Netflix released its most recent Q1 earnings.

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Spotify’s Too Cool for Apple’s In-App Purchase Policies.

What Makes Apple Such a Tough Competitor?

Justin Oswald

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