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9 simple ways to start a conversation with strangers at awkward networking events

Networking events could be tough for people not used to talking to strangers.<p>But often a simple question could get a conversation going and make those events worth the time.<p>Amanda Zantal-Wiener at HubSpot, a marketing software company worth $2 billion, has come up with a bunch of icebreakers anyone …

Thomson Reuters

11 reasons we didn’t invest in your company

Like most VCs, we often review dozens of deals each week. We have developed a funnel that enables us to quickly eliminate those that do not fit our general investment criteria (e.g. industry, stage, model).<p>The deals that survive this initial culling process are subjected to much greater scrutiny …

Career Advice No One Tells You

Most people have "okay" jobs.<p>We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day.<p>There's nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level.<p>They're the people who land executive level …

The Rise And Fall Of America's Unicorns

It is no secret that the number of private companies with valuations in excess of one billion dollars has skyrocketed since the start of 2014. As shown in CBInsight’s chart below, the number of such “unicorns” created during the first half of 2014 was roughly equivalent to the number created during …

Venture Capital

How to find more time to learn something new

Time is the most valuable commodity we have.<p>Unlike money, every minute that goes by is another we can never get back.<p>We have to maximize the time we have each day to focus on what will improve the quality of our lives, like learning a new skill.<p>Whether it’s improving your writing skills, learning a …

Time Management

20 creative ways of using Evernote

So much to do, so little time.<p>I imagine many marketers might feel this way, what with all the wonderful hats we all get to wear. One of my favorite fixes for helping stay organized isEvernote.<p>There are so many ways to use the app and since we talk a lot about productivity here on the Buffer blog, I …

Productivity

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

These talks will inspire you to think differently about yourself and others.<p>Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful …

Emotional Intelligence

A prominent VC firm just released a great cheat sheet to help you see through startup hype

Last night, the firm, which was cofounded by Netscape inventor Marc Andreessen and has invested in big names like Airbnb, Buzzfeed, Facebook, and Twitter, put up an excellent list of 16 metrics that every startup — and would-be startup investor — should understand.<p>For instance:<p>Have you ever been …

Marc Andreessen

These programming skills will earn you the most money

<i>This post has been corrected</i><p>If you want to provoke an argument among computer programmers, ask them to pick their favorite coding language or framework. But even more contentious in an environment where engineers literally have agents, is which is the most lucrative.<p>Quora threads on the subject …

Programming
Time Management
Motivation

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

Paul Graham, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh, and other business leaders share the questions you should be asking if you want to improve your company.<p>There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would …

Leadership