Isaiah Levinson

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Bad Notes on Venture Capital

<b>This week. On the phone …</b><p>Me: So, you raised venture capital?<br>Him: Yeah. We raised a seed round. About $1 million.<br>Me: At what price?<br>Him: It wasn’t …

5 Ways To Get A Promotion

Job security is something everyone longs for, and typically we view moving up in the organization as a sign that our jobs are indeed secure. Increased wealth and opportunity are also things we long for, and a promotion at work can help to achieve that. But receiving a promotion doesn’t always come …

Is Social Impact Investing The Next Venture Capital?

In late August, mobile security company Lookout raised $150 million in venture capital, taking advantage of the surging demand for cybersecurity products that had already attracted nearly $900 million in VC funding in the first half of the year.<p>Why can’t we address social needs with similar …

Hedge funds face growing unease over fees

The “two and 20” fee structure that has richly rewarded hedge fund managers over the years is under fresh attack from investment …

Investing

7 Ways to Become a Better Leader

Do the following 7 things regularly to develop yourself as a leader and earn the respect of your employees, followers, and mentees.<p>Becoming a great leader doesn't have to be a soul-searching journey, nor is it dependent on your natural charisma. Instead, through a series of relatively simple …

Employment

Watch John Oliver explain why we need feminism, in one sentence about Miss America

Beauty pageants are mostly about female objectification, and Miss America is no exception. John Oliver’s <i>Last Week Tonight</i> reminded viewers that the show started by evaluating contestants based on a body breakdown:<p>“5 points for the construction of the head, 5 points for the limbs, 3 points for the …

Miss America

5 Employees You Should Give a Raise to Immediately

You need to keep the great talent you have, and the best way to do that is by offering regular raises.<p>Paying out more funds can be tough for anyone--especially if you're an entrepreneur or owner of a small-business or startup making your way post-Recession. However, you have to remember that you're …

Employment

7 Great Stocks for the Next 15 Years

When you purchase a stock, you should think of yourself as a partner in the business forever—or until you need the cash. But forever, or even 30 …

U.S. stocks fall as China weighs on markets

NEW YORK — Worries about growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks.<p>Investors are nervous about China following soft economic data that suggests the world's second-largest economy is slowing down.<p>Energy stocks had some of the …

How To Take Control Of Your Reputation At Work

The most important career capital you have isn’t your technical skills or academic pedigree. It’s not your high-flying title. It’s not even your relationships… It’s your reputation. In every job, people will wonder if you have what it takes to get things done and if you can deal with a wide range …

Elon Musk Just Got $2.6 Billion To Build His Amazing 'Space Taxi' — Here's How It Works

This week, NASA announced that Elon Musk's SpaceX will receive a $2.6 billion contract to develop the manned iteration of its Dragon capsule, the first version of which is already being used to resupply the International Space Station.<p>(Boeing received a contract to develop its own manned space …

The Secret Art of the Follow-up Email

Use these tricks to immediately double your email response rate.<p>For years I'd been doing something that just came naturally to me when sending (or responding to) sales or pitch emails. That thing was sending a follow-up email. And I recently realized that more than 75 percent of the 2,000 deals …

Productivity

29 Expert Marketers You Should Follow on LinkedIn and Twitter

Want to stay up on the latest and greatest marketing tactics? These are the people you should be following.<p>Marketing is a complex, constantly evolving industry, and it's very hard to keep up with it as a business owner--and harder still to establish yourself as a reputable marketer in 2014.<p>This …

Marketing

5 Cities With High Salaries, Low Costs of Living

Here’s a common myth: If you live in a city that has typically high wages, you’ll probably have a fair amount of expendable savings. Actually, even …

What 21 Extremely Successful People Were Doing At Age 25

Others are driven enough to reinvent themselves, changing careers and industries, and continuously push until they find the thing that works.<p>Billionaire Mark Cuban, for example, faced hardship when he first started, writing in "How To Win At The Sport Of Business" that "when I got to Dallas, I was …

Success

How To Become A Stock Market Millionaire

So you want to know how to become a stock market millionaire? It’s much easier than you think. Let me rephrase that – it takes a lot less work to …

Jesse Livermore's 21 Trading Rules

Back in the early part of the 20th century, Livermore made and lost millions shorting the market.<p>"Reminiscences of a Stock Operator" by Edwin Lefevre, a fictionalized account of Livermore's path from small-time bucketeer to big-time stock trader, is one of the most widely-read and revered books on …

Carrick on money: Seven money mistakes to avoid in your 20s

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>Seven money mistakes to avoid in your 20s</b><br>A good list that includes studying the wrong thing and being too shy to negotiate your salary.<p><b>How far will you go to save</b> …

Surf’s up on Nicaraguan hostel dream

When Karl Pineault and his partners, Laurent Champagne and Vincent Villemure Duchesneau, say their business plan is to catch the next wave, that's literally what they mean.<p>The three entrepreneurs studied together, they've resided together and now they're living their dream together. In a few weeks, …

Rob Carrick’s top Canadian dividend growth stocks

Follow dividend growth if you want a short-cut to the best of blue-chip Canada.<p>Strong dividend growth often comes right alongside strong share price growth over the long term. Where there's consistent dividend growth, there's often a well-run, profitable business. Net result: Outsize total returns, …

Master of management degree gains traction

<i>The Globe's biweekly business-school news roundup.</i><p>The master of management program, a familiar offering in Europe, is catching on in Canada.<p>Unlike the MBA, which requires several years of work experience, the master of management caters to those from non-business academic backgrounds and no job …