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Lessons from Shippo’s Series A

Closing a Series A is notoriously hard — so much so that it has been coined the “Series A Crunch.” It’s estimated that only about 25 percent of startups that raise a seed round go on to close an A round.<p>Shippo, a multi-carrier shipping API, is one startup that made it through. Last month, the …

Should You Chat Informally Before an Interview?

Job interviews typically begin with a set of seemingly innocuous questions unrelated to the job: <i>How is your day going? Got any plans for the weekend? How was traffic on your way in?</i><p>It is commonly assumed that job candidates and interviewers both prefer to start with these types of questions rather …

We Hire the Best, Just Like Everyone Else

One of the most common pieces of advice you'll get as a startup is this:<p><b>Only hire the best.</b> The quality of the people that work at your company will …

How Much Protein You Need for Exercise

Are you confused about how much protein you need? Many athletes and exercisers think they should increase their protein intake to help them lose …

How to Boost E-commerce Conversions | SEJ

So much of marketing (SEO, PPC, social media, content marketing, and the rest) is about getting visitors to your site.<p>But when it comes down to it, …

eCommerce

10 Best documentaries every aspiring entrepreneur should watch

Share40<p>Tweet<p>Share61<p>+16<p>Shares 107<p>As an entrepreneur, you’re no doubt in constant search of new ways to grow your business. But who wants to slog …

Entrepreneurship

I built an online business that earns up to $24,000 a month — here's the best advice I can give you

Being an entrepreneur, particularly being an Internet entrepreneur, is hot right now. Everyone fantasizes about quitting the 9-5. But what does it really take to start your own business?<p>I've done it, and here's the best advice I can give you:

Online Life

Fartlek Treadmill Training

Fartlek, which means "speed play" in Swedish, is an unstructured form of physical training in which you literally play with the speed and intensity …

This Is What Makes a Great Employee

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

13 online courses that could help you get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people appreciate the power of learning long after college or any formal education is over.<p>Today, it's easier than ever to continue your education with the chance to take online courses from some of the best universities in the world.<p>We've picked out some of the best …

Success

5 Ways To Build A High-Performance Team

Have you ever been part of a great team at work? A team where you loved to come to work every morning, a team that charged you up with energy, and a team that encouraged you to accomplish goals you thought were impossible. On this team you felt a great sense of belonging and believed that others …

Leadership

8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to Be More Productive

When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie?<p>When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, …

Everything You Need to Build Your Own Bodyweight Workout

An effective bodyweight training program can whip you into shape and even pack on muscle, but “effective” doesn’t look the same for everyone. Some …

A 20-Minute Daily Exercise Plan for People Too Busy to Work Out

You lead busy a life, and finding time to stay healthy is tough. Fortunately, all you need is 20 minutes of exercise per day to get fit. If you don't …

This 30-Day Challenge Will Change Your Mind About the Treadmill

<i>This article was originally published on December 7, 2015.</i><p>Let us just start by saying: Non-runners, don’t click away! This challenge is for you, just …

7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

Build Your Chest and Back with Just One Dumbbell

This simple workout takes only 20 minutes, but it yields big results<p>This upper-body workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour is incredibly simple and ridiculously effective.<p>All you need is one dumbbell and 20 minutes.<p>You’ll perform 10 reps of the single-arm chest press every minute on …

11 startups with more innovative perks than pingpong tables and beer kegs

That's why the folks over at Luminary Labs put together a presentation of tech-based startups pushing the envelope.<p>We selected the most compelling perks companies are giving employees.<p><i>You can read the rest of Luminary Labs' "Human Company Playbook" and see why its founder thinks that "high-growth</i> …

Startups

Top 10 Algorithm books Every Programmer Should Read

Algorithms are language agnostic and any programmer worth their salt should be able to convert them to their language of choice. Unfortunately, I …

Intimidation factor zero: A coding curriculum for beginners and their teachers - The AI Blog

Microsoft has released a new computer science curriculum designed for teens who may not have expressed much interest in computer programming – and …

Why Introverts Make Great Entrepreneurs

Conventional wisdom says you need to be an extrovert to start a successful business. That’s wrong for all sorts of reasons.<p>Imagine a typical entrepreneur.<p>A quiet, reserved introvert is probably not what first came to mind. Aren’t entrepreneurs supposed to be gregarious and commanding—verbally adept …

Entrepreneurship

Can Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Save the Music Industry? | WIRED

Jimmy Iovine has a line he likes to use. Actually he has a lot of them. Today, Iovine runs Apple Music, the latest stop in a career that has taken …

How To Obliterate A Multi-Million-Dollar Fundraising Process During Due Diligence

David Frankel Contributor<p>David Frankel is a managing partner at Founder Collective.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>You earn a million dollars a year and can’t get funded?<br>• Dear auto entrepreneurs, please think outside the gearbox<p>As soon as you capture the attention of a VC, they’re going to start …

3 Ways to Build Lean Muscle With Bodyweight Exercise

<b>Over the last several years, the popularity of bodyweight training has exploded. The American College of Sports Medicine ranked it as the number one</b> …

101 Tips for Your Best Run Ever

On National Running Day, here are the greatest training tips of all time—for beginners, veterans, marathoners, and everyone in between<p>“Stop fighting it!”<p>That’s what a fellow marathoner yelled at me years ago in the middle of a very windy out-and-back marathon.<p>“Don’t fight the wind, man,” he said. …

The 3 principles 'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary used to build his investment company came from his mother

In his book "Cold Hard Truth on Men, Women & Money," he explains the "core principles on which [he] built O'Leary Funds":<p>Where did he get that criteria? From his mom.<p>O'Leary writes that his mother "hammered this home to me every payday," after years of investing according to those three points.<p>When …

Investing

How To Leave At 5:00 Tonight, Without Feeling Guilty

Would you like to leave the office at 5:00 p.m. today to make it home for dinner? Would you like to do it without feeling guilty?<p>Early in my career I was constantly overworked and overwhelmed. As the founder and president of a fast growing startup, I worked long days, slept too little, and …