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Ambitious women shouldn’t be afraid of the word “bitch”term “ambitchous”

Dec 15, 2019 by William Lewis.

 I am saying to my frind for a big step-up she was facing at work and she suddenly said, “I know I need to do this. But I’m hesitating because I am scared people will call me a bitch.” .My reply was harsh: “They might call you a bitch. It doesn’t mean you are one. In fact, I know you’re not one. And you know you’re not one.” What is she, instead of that word? Ambitious. Assertive. Self-driven. Decisive. Brave. Those are not bitch qualities. They are the qualities of self-preservation. I absolutely admit that I’ve done this, too, many...

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We did it. Backwards. In heels. (Sorry, that’s six words)

Dec 15, 2019 by William Lewis.

I were hawking our wares (AKA PowerPoint plus wireframes) around London, and I'd inevitably be asked where we saw the business ending up. This could translate in two ways: 1) What’s your big, bold ambition, or 2) What’s the exit? Either way, the question boiled down to, How do I get my money back x a zillion? And I'd take a deep breath, cross my fingers, and bang on about 'Vice but female focused'. I'd throw in mobile, global, innovative, market-leading, constructive-not-disruptive, blah... To any sane person that makes me sound like a complete wanker. But one of the main...

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Life at a start-up: terrible-desk edition

Dec 15, 2019 by William Lewis.

In the first in a series of behind-the-scenes blogs, we're taking a minute to talk about life at The Pool: day-to-day stuff along with the more business side of things. We want to give a more detailed look at who's in The Pool, how they ended up there and why it works the way it does. Today we’re featuring editor-in-chief Sam Baker, social media manager Caroline O’Donoghue (hello, hi) and fashion and beauty editor Frankie Graddon. There’s nothing quite as revealing as someone’s workspace. You could be someone’s best friend, have gone on holidays with them, spent 127 hours with...

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Money talks. But, between friends, it also divides

Dec 15, 2019 by William Lewis.

Everyone knows that feeling of being in a large group when the bill comes. Do you split it equally, even though you know some people deliberately just ordered the side salad and tap water, or do you pull out the calculator and try to work out what each person owes? If you’re one of the higher earners in your friendship group, then chances are you won’t mind splitting it and subsidising the black miso cod. But if you’re one of the lower earners, then paying double for your side of chips is no easy ask. Especially when no one bothers...

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How to spot a scam collection

Dec 15, 2019 by William Lewis.

MONEY“I WAS SCAMMED OUT OF £36,000 – THROUGH A TEXT” Think you’d never fall victim to a text scam? That’s exactly what mum-of-two Sally* thought, until it happened to her. As told to Louisa Pritchard 5MIN MONEY“YOU MIGHT THINK YOU’RE TECH-SAVVY BUT EVERYONE CAN FALL FOR AN ONLINE SCAM” Fraudsters can scam you out of money, whoever you are and at any time - as Zoë Beaty and her mum, Denise, discovered when fraud expert Katy Worobec watched over them for the day 5MIN MONEY“WHAT STRUCK ME WAS HOW SLICK AND PROFESSIONAL MY FRAUDSTERS WERE” Heather* unwittingly handed over her...