In the aftermath of Dak Prescott’s bone-chilling injury and reaction on Sunday, many have asked me about his business decision to turn down a multi-year offer from the Cowboys to instead play on a one-year contract with no security beyond it. Here are some thoughts.

We do not know what the Cowboys were offering, but we do know from their contract history that they prefer long deals—the longer the better—with guarantees only in the low-risk early years of the deal. They have previously signed star players to contracts with lengths up to 10 years, which are essentially one- or two-year contracts with team options following that. Amid that landscape, the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes agreed to a 12-year deal, one that only secures $63 million over the next three years (Ryan Tannehill is making $91 million over the same time frame). Wanting both a better deal from the Cowboys and

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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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Entrepreneurship is on the rise, as new business applications are at their highest level in over a decade. While the country has lost over 10.7 million jobs since February, according to reports from CNN, new businesses launches are exploding. In the midst of uncertainty surrounding the economy and the pushme-pullyou stimulus package, American entrepreneurship is driving signs of recovery. For the week of October 3, applications for new businesses are up 40% vs. one year ago. If you’re frustrated with your career, or the lack of one, it might be time to stop looking for your next job. Why not create one instead? Is it time to launch your own business, and take matters into your own hands? Here’s how to know if entrepreneurship is your next career move:

  1. Where to Look
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Employee engagement and morale have taken a beating in the pandemic. As companies scramble to adapt to new remote workplace realities, leaders are stepping up their efforts to provide mentorship and career development opportunities, and for good reason.

According to a new study from online scheduling platform Doodle, 49 percent of employees don’t feel like they’re getting enough training, coaching, or mentoring to advance their careers. On top of that, 50 percent of employees said their careers have stalled or even regressed.

Now with the pandemic–and all the uncertainty and stress that it’s brought with it–feelings of self-doubt have grown stronger and become louder in employees’ minds.

For some employees, being recognized for doing a job well or for taking on leadership qualities (regardless of their title) can do wonders for their confidence and self-esteem. So, constant recognition and growth can help self-doubting employees regain their confidence, take more ownership,

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Over the years, I’ve noticed a few areas many actors don’t consider when it comes to progressing their careers. These are the same areas that I hadn’t even considered in the beginning—and they all relate to the business side of acting. 

Many understand the creative side of this career and press to pursue things that support it. Yet, when it comes to the more analytical things like having a business plan for your success, many put on their blinders. 

The following seven action items are secrets to my own success as a creative. Done one at a time, step-by-step, you’ll gain a greater sense of control over your destiny.

1. Budgets
Every business needs one. Not knowing if you’ll have enough to pay for those acting classes or whether you can afford to renew all those important database memberships can create stress that stifles your creativity. If

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The coronavirus pandemic will open more career opportunities for freelance work. Here’s how you can build a successful freelancing career, according to the CEO of Upwork, one of largest job platforms for gig workers.



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This week, we have details on Elon Musk’s management style, tips for getting hired at Google, innovators in the childcare industry, how to pitch a startup over Zoom, and more. 

Elon Musk’s management style is a case study in why micromanagers are a big risk for business — and especially talent retention



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Elon Musk’s approach to leadership has made him the third-richest man on earth, with a net

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Sergio Garcia earned $1.188 million for his 11th career PGA Tour victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship. That was enough to push him to ninth on the Tour’s all-time earnings list, past Matt Kuchar, with $51,726,497.

Here’s a look at the purse payout and FedExCup point distribution for Garcia and the rest of the field who made the cut in the Mississippi.

Finish  

Player  

FedEx  

Earnings ($)  

1

Sergio Garcia

500.00

1,188,000.00

2

Peter Malnati

300.00

719,400.00

3

J.T. Poston

190.00

455,400.00

T4

Keegan Bradley

122.50

297,000.00

T4

Henrik Norlander

122.50

297,000.00

T6

Cameron Davis

83.33

201,300.00

T6

Charley Hoffman

83.33

201,300.00

T6

Denny McCarthy

83.33

201,300.00

T6

Tyler McCumber

83.33

201,300.00

T6

Scott Stallings

83.33

201,300.00

T6

Kristoffer Ventura

83.33

201,300.00

T12

Wesley Bryan

58.00

131,010.00

T12

Stewart Cink

58.00

131,010.00

T12

MJ Daffue

131,010.00

T12

C.T. Pan

58.00

131,010.00

T12

Rory Sabbatini

58.00

131,010.00

T17

Corey Conners

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Jay Lipman and Doug of Ethic: Find aspirational characters and pay if forward.

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Ethic president Jay Lipman said his best career advice boils down to one crucial act: find mentors who will inspire you. That may not be someone you have worked with directly, but someone who strikes you as an “aspirational character.”

“People that you believe have led the path that you would like to live, and then try to understand how they achieve that — that may be a mentorship or relationship that you have with that individual, where you can ask them and get that relationship,” or they could be through books and admiring great leaders from afar and learning about their lives, he said.

Doug Scott, the chief executive of Ethic, said he’s tried to instill a culture of “paying it forward” at the company, where employees have a sense of helping others as they

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Mary Rozenman initially set out to be a doctor, after watching her sister deal with uncontrolled epilepsy throughout her childhood.

But she realized in college, that blood made her cringe. Instead, Rozenman got her doctorate in organic chemistry and chemical biology from Harvard University. 

Then as a 26-year-old working under David Liu, a gene-editing pioneer, something about drug development didn’t sit right with the young chemist. Among the thousands of new discoveries each year, just a small handful of them make it through the “funnel,” she said.

“I envisioned a funnel, where you have at the top of the funnel all of these amazing discoveries and innovations that sort of move through the system,” Rozenman told Business Insider. 

“And somehow only a small handful of them get filtered into medicines that actually make it out into the real world’s drug supply,” she said.

Rozenman needed to understand how that funnel

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The effort could earn Google some goodwill in the city at a time when lawmakers at the local and federal fronts have pushed for stronger antitrust enforcement against the company as well as fellow tech giants Amazon, Apple and Facebook.

Angela Pinsky, a senior government affairs manager for Google, said the MainStreet program fits within its Grow With Google campaign for small businesses.

“As an organization, we are trying to figure out how we can be most helpful to these small businesses that are quickly pivoting online,” Pinsky said.

The company is reaching out to city agencies, chambers of commerce and business improvement districts to find applicants, she said.

Google said it will pay the COOP graduates $20 per hour for the length of the program, which includes 30 hours of training on Shopify and Google products.

Shopify—an Ontario-based company with a market cap of more than $100 billion—is not

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