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I just finished Jason Calacanis’ new book: Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups. It’s a quick read, fun and informative. The primary audience is those interested in becoming an angel investor, but I also recommend it to entrepreneurs looking to raise money from angels. The book gives an insider’s view of what angels (should) go through when considering, evaluating, and managing their startup investments. In Chapter 26, Jason mentions the relevance
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Starting a company is not easy. While it is by no means the hardest thing you can do, it is time consuming at a minimum. Before you make the jump to entrepreneurship, I highly recommend getting your significant other on board — if you don’t have a significant other, hurry and start the company before you have one!
Below are 11 ways you can approach the topic of starting a company with your loved one. I assuming that you’ve already made up yo
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While I commend the sentiment behind the post, Why we don’t negotiate offers, ultimately it is misguided. A common quandary for anyone hiring is how much you negotiate with a candidate versus sticking to your guns and not budging on your offer. The main issue is that salaries inside of most companies are not a simple calculation. Emp
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My wife and I have been reading to my 10-year-old daughter every night before bed since she was an infant. I say “my wife and I” when I really mean “my wife 90% of the time.” With our most recent addition to the family (now a 2-year-old boy), my wife doesn’t get to read to my daughter as much. That means I’ve gotten the opportunity to do it more. Her old pops likes to freshen things
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This is the setup most managers have experienced at some point. An employee wants to take you into an office to drop the bomb that she is giving notice. You get two weeks, but it will take at least two months to replace her, not to mention the onboarding and ramp up time for the replacement.
Sometimes you c
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Imagine if you saw your boss once every 2–3 months. And instead of a single boss, you had two, three, or four bosses. And every time you got together with your bosses, you held a formal status meeting where you reviewed all aspects of your job and how you were doing. Now imagine your bosses had given you a significant amount of money and their compensation would
I hate to be one of those people that gets all negative when a new feature comes out, but I’m not a fan of the new clapping system Medium has created.
It makes a simple system complicated.
Was the recommend system really not working? I understand the point of wanting to quantify the intensity readers like a particular article. I get that. But the main metric should be the number of people that liked a piece with intensity of the like being a secondary thing since it is so s
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Not sure if you’ve heard, but artificial intelligence is kind of a big thing. There is an endless stream of prognosticators (like this guy) droning on about how AI and machine learning is going to revolutionize every industry and all the jobs are going away.
If you are an entrepreneur trying to raise money, you’ll benefit from riding this wave while it lasts. My friends
Two questions: Why would the Financial Times publish this kind of clickbait trash?Why would Medium make this waste of space a “members only” article?
There has been so much discourse lately about the AI sensationalism coming from the press, I’m surprised we still see this kind of article.
The title of this article is patently false and even if it wasn’t, there is no substance to back up its claims.
Very disappointed in FT and Medium!
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An unpaid senior team? Starting a company is already hard enough, and now I’m suggesting your senior team should be unpaid? How can you possibly convince senior people to work for you for no salary?
It’s easier than you think. If you haven’t started a company before, you may not have the experience to cover a