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5 Tips to Chase Your Dream While Working a Full-Time Job

TIME

I heard some pretty terrible advice the other day.

The advice came on a business podcast from a successful entrepreneur who had built a company to billion-dollar status. In this podcast, he told the audience that if you are going to be successful as an entrepreneur, you cannot have another job.

Nonsense!

Perhaps the goal of that blog post was to scare away the wimps and whiners, but the advice was terrible nonetheless. Very few companies that enjoy incredible success today were started by people who had no other commitments. Instead, they were built in basements and garages, and while the founder was employed at another company.

Related: Itching to Start a Business? Start With These 3 Steps to See If It’s Right for You.

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It’s time for people operations to join the data revolution

GUEST: The world is awash with data. From optimizing supply chains to understanding customer sentiment, from tracking the spread of contagious disease to predicting churn — data and algorithms have given us incredible leverage in business and in life. Although the field of business analytics was born in the 1950s, it was only in the…

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