Want a job? Ramit Sethi says not to do this. Plus, career advice from Mark Cuban, Sheryl Sandberg, Suzy Welch and Mika Brzezinski

Ramit Sethi: Doing this won’t get you a jobRamit Sethi Jemal Countess | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty ImagesNo responses to the resumes you send out? Sheryl Sandberg: Speak upSheryl Sandberg David A. Grogan | CNBCDon’t wait to become a leader, Sheryl Sandberg tells young women just starting out in the work world. “You can make a difference from your first day in the office,” said Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.” “Don’t stress about your f


Ramit Sethi: Doing this won’t get you a jobRamit Sethi Jemal Countess | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty ImagesNo responses to the resumes you send out? Sheryl Sandberg: Speak upSheryl Sandberg David A. Grogan | CNBCDon’t wait to become a leader, Sheryl Sandberg tells young women just starting out in the work world. “You can make a difference from your first day in the office,” said Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.” “Don’t stress about your f
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Want a job? Ramit Sethi says not to do this. Plus, career advice from Mark Cuban, Sheryl Sandberg, Suzy Welch and Mika Brzezinski

Career advice is like shoes. You’ve got to try it on and walk around in it to see if it fits. Dress for the job you want … Know everyone’s name … Ask questions when you don’t know something … There’s plenty of trite advice floating around. But what’s really going to help you? For some insight, look to those who have achieved something substantial. Sometimes the advice is surprising. It may even sound counterintuitive. “Don’t make waves” might seem like commonsense when it comes to nailing your job, but it may also work against you. Some advice may seem like it’ll make you uncomfortable. Try it on anyway. It might feel better than you think. Here’s how to build great workplace relationships, job hunt and keep your sanity while you navigate a new professional landscape.

Ramit Sethi: Doing this won’t get you a job

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No responses to the resumes you send out? “You need to change your approach,” said Ramit Sethi, personal finance coach and author of “I Will Teach You To Be Rich.” The best jobs are not found by sending resumes to what Sethi calls the “black hole of doom,” but through networking and relationships. And make sure to zero in with surgical precision on your desired job title and company. “You should be able to say, ‘I want to be a marketing manager at a B2B company in the Bay Area, with this many employees,'” Sethi said. A handful of companies will fit those parameters. Sethi advises hunting them down, either by finding connections on LinkedIn or building them. “Take people out for coffee before you send a resume,” he said. “That’s how your resume gets to the top of the pile.”

Sheryl Sandberg: Speak up

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Don’t wait to become a leader, Sheryl Sandberg tells young women just starting out in the work world. “You can make a difference from your first day in the office,” said Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.” “Sit at the table; let your voice be heard.” From an early age, Sandberg said, many women are discouraged from leading. In the classroom, girls are called on less and interrupted more. If you’re afraid to speak up, feel the fear — and speak up anyway. You were hired for a reason, and the world needs your ideas.

Mark Cuban: Keep calm and carry on

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The advice from billionaire Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and star of business reality TV show “Shark Tank ” — airing weeknights at 7:00 p.m. on CNBC — is not to get flustered. “Don’t stress about your first job,” Cuban said. The first few jobs you have are a time to finally get paid to learn, rather than vice versa, he said. According to Cuban, you want to be able to get three things from an early-career job: money (naturally); an enjoyable, fun company culture; and a little self-knowledge.

Suzy Welch: Make your boss love you

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Mika Brzezinski: Develop your voice


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Stock futures little changed as Wall Street awaits Fed’s Powell remarks

U.S. stock index futures were little changed Tuesday morning as investors awaited commentary from the top Federal Reserve official. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures slipped 23 points, indicating a marginal gain at the open. Futures on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 also traded slightly lower. Fed Chair Jerome Powell is scheduled to speak at the Council on Foreign Relations at 1 p.m. Powell is expected to discuss the Fed’s outlook on the economy and monetary policy.


U.S. stock index futures were little changed Tuesday morning as investors awaited commentary from the top Federal Reserve official. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures slipped 23 points, indicating a marginal gain at the open. Futures on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 also traded slightly lower. Fed Chair Jerome Powell is scheduled to speak at the Council on Foreign Relations at 1 p.m. Powell is expected to discuss the Fed’s outlook on the economy and monetary policy.
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Stock futures little changed as Wall Street awaits Fed's Powell remarks

U.S. stock index futures were little changed Tuesday morning as investors awaited commentary from the top Federal Reserve official.

At around 7:10 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures slipped 23 points, indicating a marginal gain at the open. Futures on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 also traded slightly lower.

Fed Chair Jerome Powell is scheduled to speak at the Council on Foreign Relations at 1 p.m. ET. Powell is expected to discuss the Fed’s outlook on the economy and monetary policy.


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10-year Treasury yield dips back under 2% ahead of Powell speech

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell below 2% in overnight trading Tuesday as investors looked ahead to a speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to price, was lower at around 2.009%, up from lows under 2% hit around 2 a.m. The yield on the 3-month Treasury bill rose slightly to 2.128%, while the 2-year Treasury returned 1.738%. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will speak at the Council on Foreign


The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell below 2% in overnight trading Tuesday as investors looked ahead to a speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to price, was lower at around 2.009%, up from lows under 2% hit around 2 a.m. The yield on the 3-month Treasury bill rose slightly to 2.128%, while the 2-year Treasury returned 1.738%. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will speak at the Council on Foreign
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10-year Treasury yield dips back under 2% ahead of Powell speech

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell below 2% in overnight trading Tuesday as investors looked ahead to a speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

At 7:39 a.m. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to price, was lower at around 2.009%, up from lows under 2% hit around 2 a.m. ET. The yield on the 3-month Treasury bill rose slightly to 2.128%, while the 2-year Treasury returned 1.738%.

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will speak at the Council on Foreign Relations, starting at 1 p.m. ET. New York Fed President John Williams will also speak at 8:45 a.m. ET.

While economists including Bank of America’s Ethan Harris told CNBC that Powell’s speech is likely to be more about big-picture assessment and the central bank’s challenges, many will be waiting to see if the Fed chief will field questions about political influence.

He may also comment on the upcoming G-20 meeting in Osaka, Japan, where the U.S. and China are set to discuss trade deal terms. Others will watch to see if Powell gives any indication as to whether he believes the central bank should cut interest rates in July.

Traders are monitoring tensions between Iran and the U.S., after the latter announced sanctions against Tehran. At the same time, there’s also some focus on trade talks between China and Washington ahead of a G-20 meeting later this week, where both President Trump and President Xi are due to meet.

On the data front, there will be new home sales and consumer confidence figures out at 10 a.m. ET. Meanwhile, the Treasury is due to auction $40 billion in 2-year notes.


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Trump says deal with China is still possible, but tariffs are an ‘excellent’ alternative

Trump says he has an ‘excellent alternative’ to a China trade deal 6 Hours Ago | 00:54President Donald Trump said Thursday that tariffs are an “excellent” alternative to a trade deal with China, hours before Chinese officials were set to meet U.S. trade negotiators later in Washington. He had set a midnight deadline to slap additional tariffs on China, though he has suggested that his administration might reverse its decision depending on progress in the negotiations. We never took in 10 cents f


Trump says he has an ‘excellent alternative’ to a China trade deal 6 Hours Ago | 00:54President Donald Trump said Thursday that tariffs are an “excellent” alternative to a trade deal with China, hours before Chinese officials were set to meet U.S. trade negotiators later in Washington. He had set a midnight deadline to slap additional tariffs on China, though he has suggested that his administration might reverse its decision depending on progress in the negotiations. We never took in 10 cents f
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Trump says he has an ‘excellent alternative’ to a China trade deal 6 Hours Ago | 00:54

President Donald Trump said Thursday that tariffs are an “excellent” alternative to a trade deal with China, hours before Chinese officials were set to meet U.S. trade negotiators later in Washington.

Negotiators for the U.S. and China will meet at 5 p.m. ET, Trump said. He had set a midnight deadline to slap additional tariffs on China, though he has suggested that his administration might reverse its decision depending on progress in the negotiations.

“They’ll see what they can do,” Trump said at a White House event Thursday afternoon. “But our alternative is an excellent one.”

“It’s an alternative I’ve spoken about for years. We’ll take in well over a hundred billion dollars a year. We never took in 10 cents from China,” Trump said, referring to additional tariffs he promised to impose. “And I think it’ll be a very strong day, frankly. But we’ll see.”

Fact-checkers have said Trump’s claim that tariffs on China will yield $100 billion annually — a claim he had tweeted a day earlier — is inaccurate.

Trump added: “It was their idea to come back.”

But Trump struck a more optimistic tone when asked if he would speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping.”Well, he just wrote me a beautiful letter, I just received it, and I’ll probably speak to him by phone,” Trump said.

The president said Xi’s letter expressed a desire to come to an agreement. “Let’s work together, let’s get something done,” Trump said, describing the letter.

After Trump’s comments at the White House, stock indexes recovered from ground lost stemming from worries stirred up by his comment Wednesday night that China “broke the deal.” Before Trump’s remarks Thursday afternoon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had fallen more than 400 points.


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Wolters Kluwer accounting giant hit by malware, causing ‘quiet panic’

After the attack, Wolters Kluwer to many of its systems offline, including “communications systems,” to prevent the malware from spreading further. The accountant said he was still unable to access documents stored in Wolters Kluwer cloud servers as of 2:20 p.m. On Wednesday afternoon, Wolters Kluwer provided the accountant’s firm with a back-up customer service number. A cybersecurity professional at one Big Four accounting firm said she had received reassurances from Wolters Kluwer that accoun


After the attack, Wolters Kluwer to many of its systems offline, including “communications systems,” to prevent the malware from spreading further. The accountant said he was still unable to access documents stored in Wolters Kluwer cloud servers as of 2:20 p.m. On Wednesday afternoon, Wolters Kluwer provided the accountant’s firm with a back-up customer service number. A cybersecurity professional at one Big Four accounting firm said she had received reassurances from Wolters Kluwer that accoun
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Wolters Kluwer accounting giant hit by malware, causing 'quiet panic'

The attack started around 8am Eastern Time on Monday. Queen said she could not yet release information on the specific type of attack against the company. But the incident is reminiscent of the NotPetya ransomware attacks of 2017, which spread quickly throughout firms, knocking out services including voice and email, and rendering huge databases of documents inaccessible.

After the attack, Wolters Kluwer to many of its systems offline, including “communications systems,” to prevent the malware from spreading further. This made it difficult for accountants and IT staff to reach the company for information about the incident.

“It really gave us the opportunity to investigate the problem safely,” Queen explained. “It takes time to gather information, and we are informing our customers and employees about the situation, updating them as best we can.”

One accountant in the Southeast said his investment firm uses to store client tax returns, working papers and other important information. He asked to speak to CNBC on background because he is not authorized by his employer to speak to media.

The accountant said he was still unable to access documents stored in Wolters Kluwer cloud servers as of 2:20 p.m. ET Wednesday, and that his firm was unable to get much information from the company because of the downed communications channels, including customer service numbers he said his firm typically uses.

“Since Tuesday, it was the same thing, no new information,” he said.

On Wednesday afternoon, Wolters Kluwer provided the accountant’s firm with a back-up customer service number. When called, the new technical support number yielded a message saying “we do not have a specific timeline for when we expect to have service fully restored.”

A cybersecurity professional at one Big Four accounting firm said she had received reassurances from Wolters Kluwer that account information had not been accessed. But she also said her firm took additional precautions to “limit any possible exposure” to the malware attack through the accounting giant’s technology connections to the software company.

“We’re, of course, watching it closely and having our own people look at the problem,” she said. The cybersecurity professional asked to remain anonymous because she is not authorized to speak to media.

The accountant from the Midwest-based accounting firm said that data loss was his “primary concern.” But he said he’d only received one call from a client asking about data.

“I’d characterize it as a bit of a ‘quiet panic’ right now in the corporate accounting world, without a lot of information,” he said.

For the clients who need to file by May 15, the accountant said he is coming up with a back-up plan: “Do it by hand.”


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New Zealand should always ‘speak its mind’ to China, former prime minister says

New Zealand’s relationship with China had become “too transactional” in recent years, but it needs to be able to raise concerns with Asia’s superpower, according to former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark. “But you never want to limit your freedom as a country to be able to raise issues that are on your mind.” Clark emphasized the need for New Zealand to keep its foreign policy position — which she described as “very much of a small country with its own values that will speak its mind when


New Zealand’s relationship with China had become “too transactional” in recent years, but it needs to be able to raise concerns with Asia’s superpower, according to former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark. “But you never want to limit your freedom as a country to be able to raise issues that are on your mind.” Clark emphasized the need for New Zealand to keep its foreign policy position — which she described as “very much of a small country with its own values that will speak its mind when
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New Zealand should always 'speak its mind' to China, former prime minister says

New Zealand’s relationship with China had become “too transactional” in recent years, but it needs to be able to raise concerns with Asia’s superpower, according to former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark.

Speaking to CNBC at the Asian Development Bank’s annual meeting in Fiji, Clark was reflecting on how New Zealand-China relations had become strained after Chinese tech giant Huawei was temporarily banned from participating in the country’s rollout of 5G — a new generation of mobile network that’s set to bring about a variety of tech innovations.

“Before the government of (current Prime Minister) Jacinda Ardern, the relationship had probably become rather too transactional, very focused on material benefit,” Clark said in a Friday interview with CNBC at the Asian Development Bank’s annual meeting in Fiji.

During her tenure leading the country, from 1999 to 2008, she said she was able to broach tough subjects with Beijing when visiting the country — her administration “always kept the space where we could raise issues of concern.”

“A small Western democracy has to be able to raise those issues, and of course the Chinese will respond, and there will be a robust response,” she told CNBC. “But you never want to limit your freedom as a country to be able to raise issues that are on your mind.”

Clark emphasized the need for New Zealand to keep its foreign policy position — which she described as “very much of a small country with its own values that will speak its mind when it needs to” — in the “China relationship story.”

“When (New Zealand) speaks, no one thinks: ‘Who are they speaking for?’ No. New Zealand speaks for itself,” Clark said.


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Watch Apple CEO Tim Cook speak at the TIME 100 Summit

Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking at the TIME 100 Summit around 10:20 a.m. He’s expected to discuss innovation and leadership with former TIME Editor Nancy Gibbs. His appearance comes a week after Apple settled in court with chipmaker Qualcomm. The ending of the lengthy legal battle may allow Apple to move forward with iPhones equipped with 5G modems, which TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said could happen in 2020. Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube.


Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking at the TIME 100 Summit around 10:20 a.m. He’s expected to discuss innovation and leadership with former TIME Editor Nancy Gibbs. His appearance comes a week after Apple settled in court with chipmaker Qualcomm. The ending of the lengthy legal battle may allow Apple to move forward with iPhones equipped with 5G modems, which TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said could happen in 2020. Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube.
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Watch Apple CEO Tim Cook speak at the TIME 100 Summit

Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking at the TIME 100 Summit around 10:20 a.m. ET on Tuesday in New York City.

He’s expected to discuss innovation and leadership with former TIME Editor Nancy Gibbs. His appearance comes a week after Apple settled in court with chipmaker Qualcomm. The ending of the lengthy legal battle may allow Apple to move forward with iPhones equipped with 5G modems, which TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said could happen in 2020.

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Suddenly, every major tech company is building an Apple AirPods competitor

Microsoft is building its own set of in-ear headphones to compete with AirPods, according to Thurrott, a website that follows Microsoft closely. The move adds to the growing list of major tech companies seeking to capitalize on the massive popularity of AirPods. Microsoft announced its Surface Headphones last year, and they let consumers speak to its digital voice assistant, Cortana, much the same way AirPods owners can speak to Siri. In recent years, Microsoft has bolstered its portfolio of pro


Microsoft is building its own set of in-ear headphones to compete with AirPods, according to Thurrott, a website that follows Microsoft closely. The move adds to the growing list of major tech companies seeking to capitalize on the massive popularity of AirPods. Microsoft announced its Surface Headphones last year, and they let consumers speak to its digital voice assistant, Cortana, much the same way AirPods owners can speak to Siri. In recent years, Microsoft has bolstered its portfolio of pro
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Suddenly, every major tech company is building an Apple AirPods competitor

Microsoft is building its own set of in-ear headphones to compete with AirPods, according to Thurrott, a website that follows Microsoft closely. The move adds to the growing list of major tech companies seeking to capitalize on the massive popularity of AirPods.

The product is currently code named Morrison, according to the site. Microsoft announced its Surface Headphones last year, and they let consumers speak to its digital voice assistant, Cortana, much the same way AirPods owners can speak to Siri. Thurrott speculated that they are named for the late rocker Jim Morrison of the Doors

This would mark Microsoft’s second attempt at headphones and would further position the company as a hardware player. In recent years, Microsoft has bolstered its portfolio of products to align more against Apple’s, with its Surface Laptop, Surface Pro and Surface Studio desktop.

Apple’s AirPods have exploded in popularity, and it appears that other manufacturers want a piece of the market, especially among people who might not own Apple products.

The Thurrott report follows another from Bloomberg earlier this month, which said Amazon is planning to launch a pair of buds that are similar to AirPods, and that they would let people speak to its Alexa voice assistant. Samsung recently released its take on the product with the Galaxy Buds.

Thurrott didn’t provide details on Morrison and whether or not they’ll come with a charging case like AirPods.

Microsoft was not immediately available to comment.


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Microsoft is building its own set of in-ear headphones to compete with AirPods, according to Thurrott, a website that follows Microsoft closely. The move adds to the growing list of major tech companies seeking to capitalize on the massive popularity of AirPods. Microsoft announced its Surface Headphones last year, and they let consumers speak to its digital voice assistant, Cortana, much the same way AirPods owners can speak to Siri. In recent years, Microsoft has bolstered its portfolio of pro


Microsoft is building its own set of in-ear headphones to compete with AirPods, according to Thurrott, a website that follows Microsoft closely. The move adds to the growing list of major tech companies seeking to capitalize on the massive popularity of AirPods. Microsoft announced its Surface Headphones last year, and they let consumers speak to its digital voice assistant, Cortana, much the same way AirPods owners can speak to Siri. In recent years, Microsoft has bolstered its portfolio of pro
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Suddenly, every major tech company is building an Apple AirPods competitor

Microsoft is building its own set of in-ear headphones to compete with AirPods, according to Thurrott, a website that follows Microsoft closely. The move adds to the growing list of major tech companies seeking to capitalize on the massive popularity of AirPods.

The product is currently code named Morrison, according to the site. Microsoft announced its Surface Headphones last year, and they let consumers speak to its digital voice assistant, Cortana, much the same way AirPods owners can speak to Siri. Thurrott speculated that they are named for the late rocker Jim Morrison of the Doors

This would mark Microsoft’s second attempt at headphones and would further position the company as a hardware player. In recent years, Microsoft has bolstered its portfolio of products to align more against Apple’s, with its Surface Laptop, Surface Pro and Surface Studio desktop.

Apple’s AirPods have exploded in popularity, and it appears that other manufacturers want a piece of the market, especially among people who might not own Apple products.

The Thurrott report follows another from Bloomberg earlier this month, which said Amazon is planning to launch a pair of buds that are similar to AirPods, and that they would let people speak to its Alexa voice assistant. Samsung recently released its take on the product with the Galaxy Buds.

Thurrott didn’t provide details on Morrison and whether or not they’ll come with a charging case like AirPods.

Microsoft was not immediately available to comment.


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If you are a ‘Game of Thrones’ fan, this app will teach you how to speak in High Valyrian

While only one character can speak native High Valyrian on “Game of Thrones,” viewers nationwide are picking up a few words and phrases from an unlikely source: Duolingo, the free language-learning app. High Valyrian isn’t the only fictional language Duolingo has to offer. That’s not the case when it comes to High Valyrian, where Peterson is a contributor and develops the courses for free. The origins of High Valyrian come from the book that inspired the show, written by George R.R. While users


While only one character can speak native High Valyrian on “Game of Thrones,” viewers nationwide are picking up a few words and phrases from an unlikely source: Duolingo, the free language-learning app. High Valyrian isn’t the only fictional language Duolingo has to offer. That’s not the case when it comes to High Valyrian, where Peterson is a contributor and develops the courses for free. The origins of High Valyrian come from the book that inspired the show, written by George R.R. While users
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If you are a 'Game of Thrones' fan, this app will teach you how to speak in High Valyrian

“Skorverdon zaldrīzoti Daenerys ēza?”

Translation: How many dragons does Daenerys have? It’s not a ridiculous question if you’re a fan of the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones,” which returns for its eighth and final season on Sunday. The language? It’s called High Valyrian, the tongue of the ruined Valyrian Freehold empire, and it’s one of four languages created by linguist David J. Peterson spoken on the show.

While only one character can speak native High Valyrian on “Game of Thrones,” viewers nationwide are picking up a few words and phrases from an unlikely source: Duolingo, the free language-learning app.

Duolingo first offered lessons in High Valyrian in 2017 and, since then, 1.2 million people have started the course. In the last two weeks leading up to the premier of the final season, Duolingo has seen a near 65% increase in people taking the course, said Sam Dalsimer, a spokesman for Duolingo.

High Valyrian isn’t the only fictional language Duolingo has to offer. Star Trek fans can find Klingon, a language constructed by Marc Okrand and centered around spacecraft, warfare and weaponry.

To offer languages on Duolingo, the company usually relies on hundreds of volunteers and employees to develop course material and monitor users’ experiences. That’s not the case when it comes to High Valyrian, where Peterson is a contributor and develops the courses for free.

“We teach over 30 languages and most have thousands of people who speak them and are capable of helping us teach them.” Dalsimer said. “There’s only one person on planet Earth who knows the language, and that’s David Peterson.”

The origins of High Valyrian come from the book that inspired the show, written by George R.R. Martin. Peterson won a contest to develop the more common language used on “Game of Thrones” called Dothraki but was asked to build High Valyrian later in the series. His goal was to create a classic language that could give birth to many others, similar to Romance languages, and Peterson noted it had to fit with the names Martin created for the book, such as Daenerys, Viserys and Rhaella.

There are now 824 words of High Valyrian that users can learn on Duolingo, and that number continues to grow. Peterson said there are now 2,000 words in the full version of the language he maintains.

“With every single language I create I keep working on it for the rest of my life or until I’m not happy with it,” said Peterson, who has created more than 50 languages. “It will basically just be another one of my languages, it’s not like it’s going to get any special treatment.”

When Peterson first encountered Duolingo, he felt it could revolutionize the way people learned languages. It had a great interface, it was free and, as a linguist, it’s the dream for people like him to create languages people would have access to, although he didn’t foresee how popular High Valyrian would become.

Today, High Valyrian has 822,000 active learners, or those who have used the course in the last 12 months. That’s more than Czech, Norwegian, Vietnamese and Hungarian.

“I imagined it would attract casual interest, but I never imagined there would be that many people who would actually be interested in taking the course,” Peterson said.

There is one statistic Peterson is particularly proud of: 44% of users who came to Duolingo to learn High Valyrian went on to practice other languages. While users may not perfect High Valyrian, Peterson sees the language as a “gateway drug” to learners discovering other cultures.

“As we become more economically focused, people view language as a tool as opposed to an art piece in and of itself or cultural history,” Peterson said.

More than 40% of the world speaks one of eight languages, although there are more than 7,000 worldwide. UNESCO, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has labeled 2,680 languages in danger as it celebrates the International Year of Indigenous Languages, designed to raise awareness to disappearing languages.

“It’s nice that the UN is putting this emphasis on indigenous languages because people need to start addressing this issue,” Peterson said. “We’re losing them and we’re losing them quickly, and once they’re lost, they’re lost.”

Duolingo has worked with communities and volunteers like Peterson to develop courses in endangered languages, such as offering lessons in Hawaiian, Irish and Navajo, Dalsimer said.

“Those courses are driven entirely by volunteer contributors and for them it’s more about a desire to preserve their language and their culture because they see it as being endangered, and it is,” Dalsimer said. “Languages die every year and Duolingo can help them preserve it.”

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“I remember thinking that if David Peterson ever taught the ‘Game of Thrones’ language I would definitely check it out,” said Andrew Feinberg, a volunteer for Duolingo who has used the app since its beta version nearly seven years ago.

Except when Duolingo announced it would offer High Valyrian courses, Feinberg thought it was a joke. He helped Duolingo develop its Norwegian and Japanese platforms, and he’s witnessed the company’s pranks in the past, like when it offered pirate and zombie languages.

But Feinberg noticed the only contributor to the course was Peterson. That’s when he realized it wasn’t a joke.

Peterson, dubbed by the Los Angeles Times as “Hollywood’s go-to language guy” has created languages for many film and television projects, including the movies “Thor: The Dark World” and “Doctor Strange.”

“I had sort of stalked him on YouTube and watched all those videos on how he created those languages,” Feinberg said. “I was really excited for it. I knew that he was a serious linguist who had complimented Duolingo before.”

Now Feinberg manages learning groups on Facebook for Japanese, Chinese, Norwegian and, a day after its introduction, High Valyrian, which has amassed over 200 members learning alongside Peterson himself, who encourages people to use and develop the language in conversation with each other even if that means moving beyond what he imagined.

“It’s always a little different since I did create High Valyrian and, in a sense, there is an arbiter to determine what is right and what is wrong,” Peterson said. “But as long as I’m here I feel like not only do I want to, but I should be there to try to help people out.”


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-04-14  Authors: noah higgins-dunn, source, george kavallines
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