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Why I turned down $500K, pissed off my investors, and shut down my startup

I just did what no startup founder is ever supposed to do.<p>I gave up.<p>It wasn’t even one of those glorious “fail fast and fail forward” learning experiences. After seven months of hard work and two weeks before we were to start fundraising, we had a good team, glowing praise from beta users, and over …

Startups

Is Higher Education Headed Toward Disaster?

I will be honest. I'm surprised nobody has shouted this already.<p>The latest news about higher education is dire. We might be headed for disaster. The "discount rate" has reached record levels for many institutions.<p>The cost of attending college has reached a ceiling. Tuition probably has pushed past …

5 Things All Successful Entrepreneurs Do (and 3 They Never Do)

How many of these traits do you have? And how many should you shed?<p>We all look for an edge in our business building and examining the past behaviors of other successful entrepreneurs is a great way to set your own do's & don'ts. Sure you can read about Mark Cuban or Richard Branson. But, you need …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

CGC Coaching Call Times Changed to 7am Pacific Time

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 20:39:32 +0000Steve PavlinaEmotionshttps://www.stevepavlina.com/?p=14467<p>A common mistake for personal growth newbies is to wrap …

Personal Development for Smart People

Conscious Growth<p>What does it mean to grow as a conscious human being?<p><i>Conscious growth</i> means aligning yourself with certain core principles which …

Self-improvement

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

For more than a decade, I’ve been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity—regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live …

Nutrition

How to Exponentially Improve Your Performance

But thanks to the (newly discovered) plasticity of our brains, we can raise that bar higher than ever—and consistently reach it. How? By pushing …

10 of the Best Interview Questions Ever

When it comes to interviewing, if you want real answers you have to ask the right questions — the more unexpected, the better. Ten leading tech …

Employment

Grade Your Sales Team with this Tool

Q1 and Q2 are in the books. How did your team do? If you're like most companies, you know a) your team's actual vs. goal and b) the number of reps …

Books

Breaking Down Your Competitor's Pricing Model

Breaking down your competitor’s pricing model can offer valuable insights when it comes to changing your own pricing strategy. The best part? It’s …

Stack Overflow

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Zero waste, lower transport costs and recyclable materials – is 3D-printing the future of housebuilding? Dutch architects are putting the process to the test for the first time in Amsterdam<p>Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon …

Startup Growth Isn't Rocket Science: What Is an Economic Model

You don’t have to be an experienced CFO to understand and improve your company’s economic performance. In fact, with this high-level guide you can …

Economics

Unfrozen Caveman Pundit Debates Climate Change

Climate change has a strange way of making people say ridiculous things. There’s the crowd that hoots “Where’s your global warming now?” every time …

Why Open Source Is Disappearing From Open Source Companies

Venture capitalist and erstwhile open source entrepreneur Peter Levine thinks it’s dumb to try to emulate Red Hat.<p>In a TechCrunch post, Levine insists it’s almost certain we won’t “see another Red Hat” as “the odds are long and the path is littered with the corpses of companies that have tried the …

Four Reasons to Believe in a Second American Century

Despite evidence to the contrary, Americans like to think our nation is about to be eclipsed. When I was a boy, people worried the Soviet Union would bury us. (How’d that work out?) Early in my career, a lot of commentators were sure Japan was on its way to becoming number one. Now it’s China’s …

An Anthropologist Walks into a Bar…

In 2006 a major European brewing company we’ll call BeerCo was faced with falling bar and pub sales and, despite muscular market research and competitive analysis, couldn’t figure out why. Customers liked its core product, a standard lager, and store sales were up. But something wasn’t clicking in …

4 Tips for Better Value-Added Sales Calls

Are your sales calls truly worth your customer’s precious time? Sales trainer Dave Kahle shares four tips for making sure your calls are net-gains …

Customers

How to Identify and Overcome Leadership Blind Spots

Wondering why your team is struggling? It may be time to look in the mirror. Leadership advisor Mike Myatt explains how a gulf between what the boss …

Leadership

How to Set SMART Goals for 2014

What are SMART goals and why is setting them so important for growing companies? With this easy-to-follow process you’ll keep your business focused …

Management

How Walmart's Low Wages Cost All Americans, Not Just Its Workers

<b>Bloomberg View:</b> Yesterday, we looked at the benefit to McDonald's of having its workers subsidized by state and federal aid. Today, its Wal-Mart’s turn. Recall our discussion last month on the related subject of "How McDonald's and Wal-Mart Became Welfare Queens." We learned that employees of these …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

3 Books Every Marketer Should Read

Yesterday was Black Friday. In a couple days, Cyber Monday will be here. Sure, this is the time to buy stuff like plasma TVs and iPads.<p>But if you’re …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Seth's Blog

"I thought you knew what you were doing..."<p>One of the principles of being on the bus, in the class or in your seat is that you are along for the …