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What it really means to be responsible for your own career

Guest post by James Wallace of extroverteddeveloper.com You are responsible for your own career. We’ve probably all heard that phrase before. You may have even seen some advice about what it means. I’ve found that most of that advice revolves around networking and visibility or self-advocacy. Instead, today I’m going to write about what this…

Top five small apartment survival tools

It’s no small feat to live your best life in a big city and a small apartment. Below are a few tools for your urban jungle survival kit, indoor edition. 1. Swap your TV for AR glasses I was so glad my husband did not subject me to She Hulk this fall. Instead, he lay…

Definitely walk before you crawl

I think it’s totally fine that my 8 month-old wants to walk, even though he can barely crawl. As a Millennial, I too expect a promotion every six months.

Has the metaverse missed its moment? Three recent misses explored

If you were looking at “metaverse” mentions alone in 2022 earnings calls, you might be fooled into thinking massive adoption is underway, a-la Facebook in 2007. Mentions of “metaverse” in earnings calls (Q1 2016-Q1 2022) And in the last three years, three concurrent forces emerged that could have catapulted the metaverse into the next ubiquitous…

The nudge report: A new marketing exploit being tested in retail

On a stroll through Soho, I noticed an unusual sale sign. It wasn’t your typical “40% off!” or “End of year sale!” promising deep discounts on already marked-up products. It was actually the opposite. Yes, it was price anchoring high, but in the most direct way possible: $75 and under. Not $75 and over. The…

May the ranked choice be with you, New York!

This June, New York will be the largest city in the U.S. to roll out a new* voting system that is regaining popularity: ranked choice voting. But what’s the big deal, you might ask. How is this better than our old system? We here at MBA in the City will explain it the best way…

(Don’t?) try this at home: DIY biotherapeutics are on the rise

Last May, a YouTube video with a fascinating lede caught my eye: a biology student claimed to have cured himself of lactose intolerance through DIY gene therapy. He’d literally grown a cure, popped it in some capsules, and swallowed. Just a few months later, Stanford scientists posted the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine sequence on Github. And…

Modern community: three levels being re-shaped by social distancing

Well before COVID-19 struck, the U.S. faced a loneliness epidemic: 61% of Americans reported feeling lonely prior to the pandemic. Compare this with a November 2020 study, where 80% of participants reported significant depressive symptoms. People have felt isolated because, well, they have been. Self-isolation and social distancing are our best prevention methods for mitigating…

The Index Card Summary of “Unapologetically Ambitious”

Shellye Archambeau is one of Silicon Valley’s first female African American CEOs. She shares her life’s story and every decision-making principle that has guided it in: “Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms.” Her book is rich with 39 chapters of life decisions and insights. Across it, three key…

Out with the old: How to make resolutions you’ll keep

We’ve all heard that the journey is more important than the destination. And the most important part of the journey is the next step. But how does this apply to New Year’s resolutions? Below is a simple guide to nixing the lofty end-goals and re-centering around continuous improvement. Your brain on resolutions Run a marathon.…

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