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What kind of apps catch the attention of Silicon Valley investors?

Early Snapchat investor Jeremy Liew lays out his criteria.<p>Creating a well-used consumer app is hard. Not only do people download fewer apps than they used to, but big companies like Facebook and Google dominate the world of consumer apps. Also, oncean app looks like it might bring competition, …

Apps

Job interview? Beat the Millennial stereotype

<i>How would a non Millennial explain our current Catch-22? We can't get a job because we don't have enough job experience but we don't have enough job experience to get a job! -- Bobby Irven, Facebook</i><p>Bobby, it's something every generation has complained about, but Millennials have an extra …

Employment

How To Write A Stellar LinkedIn Summary

Several years ago, I posted an article on the three steps to writing the perfect LinkedIn summary. A lot has changed since then. LinkedIn has made many updates and revisions, and they recently launched an entirely new interface. In addition, the world of work has evolved even more into a place …

Creative Writing

Cross-border payment startup InstaRem eyes IPO in 2020 after closing $13M Series B

Cross-border payment startup InstaRem has raised $13 million in new financing as it looks to expand its business, which is rooted in Asia, into Europe and North America ahead of an eventual public listing as soon as 2020.<p>The Singapore-based startup said the raise was led by China’s GSR Ventures, an …

Startups

How to Get Thoughtful Feedback During 360 Reviews

Looking for more questions to use when you ask employees to provide feedback about a coworker in a 360 review? In an earlier article, we shared 360 …

Employee Engagement

4 Signs That You Qualify As a Highly Sensitive Person

Time to make your sensitivity your greatest strength.<p>Running a business is hard work. Besides the long hours and never-ending demands, there are more subtle challenges like dealing with rejection and criticism on a daily basis. The inherent uncertainty of entrepreneurship can also take a toll.<p>These …

Psychology

Myers-Briggs Just Discovered There Is a Personality Type for Entrepreneurs

This could be really helpful.<p>I get myself into trouble a lot.<p>My entrepreneurial mindset is a buzz-kill at parties. I keep talking about how to streamline the buffet line or attract new partygoers. My mind is a constant swirl of ideas, and it can be a challenge to communicate those ideas to people …

Entrepreneurship

What Your Myers- Briggs Personality Type Means For Your Career

I’ve recently become fascinated with Myers-Briggs personality types and how much insight these distinctions in personalities can reveal. Not only can knowing your own personality type help you understand your own behaviors and how you interact with others, it can provide you with a lot of insight …

Psychology

5 Secrets Revealed: How This Startup Crushed Their Crowdfunding Goal (In Less Than 24 Hours)

Raising capital for your startup is hard enough when you have an idea the world has never seen before. It’s 1,000 times harder when you’re trying to improve on something everyone already knows. But that’s exactly what German-based Stilform is doing. Its product, the sleek, minimalist KOSMOS pen, is …

Crowd Funding

How to Buy Your First Cryptocurrency Coins (Ethereum, Bitcoin, Litecoin, and NEO)

Here's a basic guide and recommendations for where to safely buy digital currencies like Ethereum.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This column has been updated to disclose the writer's advocacy of blockchain technology--the underpinning of all cryptocurrencies--and a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warning about</i> …

Cryptocurrency

Why Every Leader Should Try Jeff Bezos's Infamous 'Question Mark Method'

Here's how to leverage a great story about Amazon for your own benefit.<p>In his book <i>The Everything Store</i>, author Brad Stone recounts the reaction Jeff Bezos sometimes has when a customer emails him at jeff@amazon.com to complain. Namely, he forwards the message to his leadership team "with a …

Customer Service