• It’s a scary and confusing time to be looking for a job.
  • We asked top career coaches for the books they recommend to all their clients who feel lost, stuck, or ready to start something brand-new.
  • Their recommendations, listed below, include business classics and contemporary guides to career changes.
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The pandemic recession has thrown a wrench in many people’s career plans.

In some industries, it’s all but impossible to find an employer that’s hiring. Other businesses are tightening their belts, so that petitioning your boss for a promotion or a raise seems laughable.

Wherever you find yourself, it helps to know you’re not alone — and to seek guidance from folks who’ve navigated similar challenges.

To that end, Business Insider asked some of the most innovative career coaches — who’ve worked with leaders at the likes of Amazon and Goldman Sachs on issues

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  • Many people are trying to start a side hustle during the pandemic, as rising unemployment and reduced hours are pushing them to look for creative, independent ways to make money.
  • But the desire to simply survive isn’t enough to make it as a professional side hustler, experts say.
  • Those who’ve successfully transitioned into working for themselves share with Business Insider the 10 books that helped them find success on the side. 
  • Whether it’s how to’s or a personal account of finding motivation, these books offer practical advice and actionable steps on transforming your passion project into a lucrative source of freedom. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Thanks to the coronavirus, unemployment is way up and so are new side hustles. Millions have been thrown out of work or seen their hours cut, and according to a host of surveys, many are responding by finding creative, independent ways to

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Just how much money do Phillies have coming off their books this offseason? originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Phillies have a substantial amount of money coming off of their books this offseason — more than $60 million with the expiring contracts of four players in Jake Arrieta, Didi Gregorius, David Robertson and J.T. Realmuto.

From a luxury tax perspective, those four expiring average annual salaries equal $60.5 million.

Jose Alvarez ($2.95M), Phil Gosselin ($1M) and Tommy Hunter ($850,000) reach free agency too, clearing up another $4.8 million.

That’s over $65 million that was applied to the Phillies’ 2020 luxury tax threshold that won’t be applied in 2021. That’s a ton of wiggle room for the Phillies to accomplish what needs to be accomplished this offseason by signing Realmuto, adding pitching and potentially bringing back Gregorius.

Beyond that $65 million, the Phillies can clear even more money if they

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One of the vastly underappreciated aspects of Covid-19 incarceration, perhaps as a product of not driving to work or to anywhere else, has been the ability to finally whack away at the pile of “must read” books sitting on the bed stand and scattered throughout the house. It’s a rare luxury and actually something that was totally impossible to do in any office in America. Sitting still at your desk and reading a book on any subject, business-related or not, while everyone else was rushing around or pecking furiously at their phones or PCs was tantamount to high treason. If you weren’t actually busy, you had to at least look busy.

The closest analogues today are the mindless idiots in the White House who were afraid to be seen wearing a mask by Trump or his virus enablers. Everyone was supposed to take one for the team, roll the dice

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  • Experts say that TikTok’s US tie-up with Oracle and Walmart looks unusual on the surface, but might have unexpected benefits.
  • The children of Oracle founder Larry Ellison are both film producers, giving a clue as to TikTok’s future direction in the US.
  • The Walmart connection also gives TikTok a route into commerce.
  • “You can take the top one percent of the talent and content that [TikTok] generates and turn them into films, TV, books, music, theme parks and plush toys,” one expert said.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The month-long psychodrama of TikTok’s future has had more twists than an average episode of “The Apprentice” and this weekend, seemed to settle on a typically Trumpian finale.

TikTok had earned a stay of execution – but was compelled to buddy up to enterprise giant Oracle to supply its cloud hosting services and retailer Walmart. The two would combined take

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  • Childrens’ spending habits in the UK have shifted to online games such as “Roblox” and “Fortnite” since lockdown began, away from sweets and books, a pocket money app has reported.
  • Kids are also saving 14% more money than they did in 2019 — that’s £104 ($135) a year, RoosterMoney.
  • Lego, Roblox, and Apple are the top three brands that children save up for, the study found.
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Online video games “Fortnite” and “Roblox” have overtaken sweets and books as the main target of kids’ pocket money spending in the UK, according to a pocket money app.

A study by RoosterMoney of 24,000 kids in the UK aged between four and 14 had Roblox, a virtual gaming platform, in top spot, followed by Epic Games’ “Fortnite,” a battle-royale video game.

Within these games, users can buy outfits and accessories to personalize virtual characters. 

Epic Games

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It’s cool to be an entrepreneur.

I mean, think about it  —  you have the potential to earn much more than you would at most jobs and you get to be your own boss.

There is no one looking over your shoulder, underestimating or undervaluing you, and there is absolutely no one telling you what to do every moment of every day.

Entrepreneurship is on the rise. As of 2015 there were 27 million Americans starting or running new businesses and that number is continuing to grow.


The question is :  How many of the 27 million Americans are actually turning a profit and how many are losing their life savings?

These stats worry me. I’ve been the guy losing everything because I was

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U.S. equity markets ended mixed as tech stocks continued to see profit-taking.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 10853.545198 -66.05 -0.60%
AMZN AMAZON.COM INC. 3,116.22 -58.89 -1.85%
FB FACEBOOK INC. 266.61 -1.48 -0.55%
GOOGL ALPHABET INC. 1,515.76 -10.29 -0.67%

Amazon Inc., Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. all declined, helping push the Nasdaq Composite down 0.57% on Friday and extending its weekly loss to 4.1%.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 27665.64 +131.06 +0.48%
CAT CATERPILLAR INC. 153.83 +3.97 +2.65%
KO COCA-COLA COMPANY 51.06 +1.06 +2.12%
AAPL APPLE INC. 112.00 -1.49 -1.31%
MSFT MICROSOFT CORP. 204.03 -1.34 -0.65%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a gain of 130 points, or 0.48%, led by Caterpillar Inc. and Coca-Cola Co., helping offset declines in Apple Inc. and Microsoft

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  • Reed Hastings is the cofounder and co-CEO of Netflix, which has seen extraordinary growth during the pandemic as individuals search for indoor entertainment.
  • The streaming company added nearly as many new subscribers in the first half of this year as it did in all of 2019.
  • Hastings spoke with Insider’s Global Editor-in-Chief Nich Carlson on the podcast Starting Up about his new book, how he runs Netflix, and the books that inspired him.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

 

While some associate Netflix cofounder Reed Hastings with ushering in a new era of video entertainment, others know him for building one of the world’s most innovative companies with unusual corporate policies. These strategies may be controversial, but they also seem to work; Netflix, founded in 1997, has reached a $227 billion market cap since going public in 2002.

On a recent episode of the podcast Starting Up, Hastings told

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As Adam Grant likes to say, “Leaders who don’t have time to read are leaders who don’t make time to learn.”

That’s why he periodically shares lists of upcoming books he thinks might make a real difference in how you think and act. (Here’s a link to his original post.)

Since I’ve also read advance copies of some of the books on this year’s list, let’s start with books I’ve also read and wholeheartedly recommend:

Margaret Heffernan (September 8)

While the past is often a great guide to the future, Heffernan shows how to go a step farther and prepare for the unexpected.

Sounds like a pretty timely read to me.

Guy Raz (September 15)

Based on Raz’s popular podcast, How I Built This is full of real-world lessons for building and growing a business.

And for making sure that business is built to last.

Annie Jean-Baptiste 

As the leader

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