Author: Rachael Amato

By Aron Solomon Allyson Felix arrived in Tokyo, a member of the United States Olympic Team, and spent her time there absolutely crushing it. While ending her fifth Olympic appearance as the most decorated track athlete in Olympic history should be no surprise to those who follow the sport, things looked significantly less red white and blue in 2019 for this amazing Olympic champion. Two years ago, coming off a remarkably complicated pregnancy that nearly killed her and her baby, Felix approached her main sponsor, Nike, to renegotiate her contract. As is often the case with athletic endorsements, Felix’s compensation…

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https://open.spotify.com/episode/0OUr1sYI0yjj4R72rADwp9?si=lhzmL9EZT42gl5zcL421WQ&dl_branch=1 Christopher McCann built his online home, letterpress.se, well over a decade ago, when this Stockholm-based American was working in the world of design and UX. On the podcast, we discuss meeting back when I was living in Stockholm, our shared obsession with great coffee, and Christopher’s amazing journey to becoming a Co-Active Coach.

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By Aron Solomon To say that Amy Cooper is a pathetic character, in the literary sense, would be right on. In what social media dubbed the ultimate Karen moment, after a deeply problematic meme, Cooper was charged for filing a false report a year ago after a 911 call to the NYPD to falsely complain that a birdwatcher was threatening her. While the charges were eventually dismissed, Cooper was quickly fired by her employer. Yet at the end of May, Cooper, formerly an investment portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton, filed a lawsuit against the company, asserting that its CEO, Jenny Johnson, and…

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By Aron Solomon The major players in crowdfunding include Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Crowdfunding is the process of raising money for your business or project (often referred to as a “side hustle”) from individuals, who are known as the crowd. Crowdfunding is an absolutely massive industry. The global crowdfunding market was calculated to be at $14.2 billion in 2019 and is determined to reach $28.8 billion by 2025. While there are multiple crowdfunding platforms, I did the research and chose Indiegogo as the crowdfunding platform that I wanted to use. As you read this, I have an active crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, so I’m able to…

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https://open.spotify.com/episode/0CqWq50YLJzfaPCvDdNQsy?si=N8ZiknPjRayUL2LXYGGaqw&dl_branch=1 Sandee Kastrul is the president and co-founder of i.c.stars. Founded in 1999, i.c.stars uses project-based learning and immersion teaching to provide an opportunity for change-driven, future leaders to develop skills in business and technology. One of the greatest leaders in the nation, and someone I have known for two decades, Sandee sat down with me to discuss how change in our communities can really happen and why you should care that it does.

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By Aron Solomon For the technology enthusiasts among us, last week’s Supreme Court decision in Van Buren v. United States is one we shouldn’t soon forget. In a 6-3 opinion written by Justice Barrett, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, remanding the case for further proceedings. Nathan van Buren was a former Georgia police officer who was convicted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). He was accused of taking money in exchange for looking up a license plate in a law enforcement database and was convicted by the district court for…

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