SUCCESS INSIDER: Upwork, jobs at Google, Elon Musk’s management style

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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, founder and chief engineer of SpaceX speaks at the 2020 Satellite Conference and Exhibition March 9, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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Elon Musk’s approach to leadership has made him the third-richest man on earth, with a net worth of $102 billion. But the Tesla CEO has long been criticized for a micromanaging leadership style that creates toxic company culture and ultimately hurts his business ventures.

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PITCH MASTER: The ultimate founder’s guide to convincing an investor to fund your startup over Zoom

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The Zoom pitch is on the rise and presents another challenge for entrepreneurs to get their point across to investors using only their screens. Russ Wilcox, an entrepreneur and partner at Pillar VC, gave seven tips for a winning pitch over Zoom, starting with a convincing bio.

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CHILDCARE INNOVATORS: 5 startups reviving the early education industry by addressing preschool shortages, taking learning virtual, and helping providers better run their businesses

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With limited childcare options and shortages, many working parents are struggling to strike a work-life balance during the pandemic. These five early childhood education companies are aiming to