Side Gigs, Learning from Mistakes and 4 Questions About B-School Financial Aid—Weekend Reads Posted February 5, 2016 by Tom Anderson
The Muse: The Not-So-Scary Way to Convince Your Boss to Say Yes to Your Side Gig Worried your side hustle will hurt your day job? You can cut down on the anxiety by taking these three steps: Let your employer know about your side gig as soon as possible, have a realistic plan about how to balance the full-time job with your passion project, and be honest about how much you can handle.
Inc.: General Assembly's Co-Founder on His Company's Biggest Expansion Mistake Brad Hargreaves, who co-founded the global education company General Assembly, discussed the challenges of running a startup at an entrepreneurial panel hosted by CommonBond Thursday. "One of the toughest parts of being an entrepreneur is deciding when to be opportunistic, and when to be strategic. If you're always strategic, you will miss opportunities. If you're always opportunistic, you will build a schizophrenic business," said Hargreaves, who also founded Common, a co-living company based in New York City.
U.S. News & World Report: 4 Questions to Ask About Business School Financial Aid Congratulations! You've been accepted to business school. Now comes the hard part. How are you going to pay for it? "This is one of the biggest financial obligations that anyone will have at this age," says Phil DeGisi, CommonBond's chief marketing officer and a graduate of Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business. "You can easily leave school having paid $200,000. So when you're talking about that sum of money, it's really important to know what that will mean coming out of school." This article outlines the questions to ask.