David Li

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This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence

Tesla, the electric-automobile manufacturer led by famed CEO Elon Musk, has struggled mightily with safety over the past few years. California …

This is the No. 1 trait of great leaders, says a Wharton professor who's studied thousands of executives

The less you care about your own success, the more successful you will be.<p>That's according to Adam Grant, organizational psychologist, top-rated …

Good Leaders Are Good Learners

Although organizations spend more than $24 billion annually on leadership development, many leaders who have attended leadership programs struggle to implement what they’ve learned. It’s not because the programs are bad but because leadership is best learned from experience.<p>Still, simply being an …

How Your Phone Number Became the Only Username That Matters

Before it was the world's most popular messaging app, WhatsApp wasn't even a messaging app. Founder Jan Koum simply thought it would be neat to open …

I've held 1,000 interviews, and I've found only 4 questions truly matter

Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's hard to hire your 50th employee, and it's still hard to hire your 500th employee.<p>If you're just starting your company, you may as well get over the fact that you'll likely lose sleep over …

Employment

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Insights from Google's new study could forever change how teams are assembled.<p>Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, …

Meet The Startups That Bring Artificial Intelligence To Log Management And Analysis

Artificial Intelligence is set to disrupt every industry vertical. While scenarios like self-driving cars and cancer diagnosis instantly get our attention, more common areas such as IT operations and DevOps are also impacted by AI.<p>One of the core aspects of DevOps is monitoring and logging. It is …

Artificial Intelligence

Why a Baby’s Connection With a Parent Matters

In pediatrics, attachment is the emotional connection that develops between a young child and a parent or other caregiver.<p>Attachment theory was developed in the mid-20th century by a British psychiatrist, John Bowlby, whose own upper-class British upbringing included the loss of a beloved nanny, …

The law firm Cooley is updating its packet of startup tips and financing documents

The law firm Cooley is putting out a new package of seed investment documents for public viewing on its “GO” microsite, the firm said today.<p>It’s a way for entrepreneurs and early-stage investors and business owners to access what the firm considers to be best practices for early-stage investment …

How Fatherly turned a tiny website into a budding business that reaches 300 million people

Launched in 2015, its website didn't even meet comScore's minimum audience tracking threshold this time last year. As of May 2017, Fatherly.com had reached 391,000 unique visitors.<p>That's not nothing, but it's rather measly in the digital publisher world where sites grumble about needing 10 million …

Beauty and the Beast

This Startup Is Disrupting The Construction Industry With 3D-Printing Robots

Starting as a niche technology, 3D printing has been around for a long time. And talk of how this technology could transform the construction industry, largely theoretical, has long circulated, too. But now, thanks to Silicon Valley-based entrepreneurs Chris Kelsey and Fernando De los Rios, we can …

Construction Industry

Internet Trends 2017 Report

Kleiner Perkins general partner Mary Meeker launched the 22nd edition of the Internet Trends Report at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on May 31, 2017. Dating back to 1995, when Mary was still an equity analyst at Morgan Stanley, the annual report compiles and analyzes data …

The Best Way to Barbecue, According to Science

Step away from the lighter fluid.<p>Unless you’re master barbecuer Ron Swanson himself, your grill game could probably use a little work — and fast, …

Here’s how likely your startup is to get acquired at any stage

Let’s say you randomly selected 1,000 seed-stage startups based in the United States. How many of those would go on to raise a Series A? Of companies that go on to raise a Series A, how many would go on to raise a Series B? You could keep this process going until only a few companies remain.<p>But …

These Jaw-Dropping Facts Will Change Your Mind About the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things isn't a fad. Here's why.<p>The Internet of Things (or IoT) is a tech buzzword that many people have heard of but still don't …

Internet of Things

'When I Was Your Age' And Other Pitfalls Of Talking To Teens About Stress

It's difficult to have a teenager's mind. The brain develops rapidly during the adolescent years, which partially explains why teens experience anger, sadness and frustration so intensely.<p>During these tumultuous years, hormones surge, bodies change and adolescents must face a number of social and …

12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Leader

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.<p>Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a convenient way to stay on top of all kinds of topics. As a result, the field is becoming steadily more crowded--a recent check of iTunes showed more than 100 podcasts with the word <i>leadership</i> in …

Blame bad applicant tracking for the soft skills shortage at your company

One of my favorite metaphors is the guy who stumbles out of the bar late at night and can’t find his car keys. Although the keys are probably somewhere back in the bar, he doesn’t look back there, nor does he look around his car: too dark in both those places. Instead, he looks under the street …

Want to Be an Exceptional Leader? Science Says Think This Way (Because Most Bosses Don't)

To develop high performers, praising effort achieves way more than praising results.<p>Praise can be incredibly motivating. Praise can be extremely encouraging. Praise can be hugely inspiring.<p>If you do it the right way. Take the wrong approach, and praising an employee can actually have the opposite …

After $14.6M Raise In 2016, A New Corporate Travel Rewards Program Arrives On The Scene

TripActions announced their public launch this week with 70 customers (including SurveyMonkey, eHarmony, Netskope, and Tipalti) onboard to save 30% …

The smart bots are coming and this one is brilliant

Because the new model for interaction is conversation, bots can easily be launched from open protocols like SMS or email. I don’t need to find Amy in the app store, make space for it on my smartphone homescreen, or create a username and password. I give it access to my Google account, CC it on my …

10 Tools to Make Your Startup Team More Productive

With many open source projects and tools available for startupsThe post 10 Tools to Make Your Startup Team More Productive appeared first on iamwire.

From Social Networks To Market Networks

Most people didn’t notice last month when a 35-person company in San Francisco called HoneyBook announced a $22 million Series B*.<p>What was unusual about the deal is that nearly all the best-known Silicon Valley VCs competed for it. That’s because HoneyBook is a prime example of an important new …

Founderkit taps founders to suggest the best tools to get a company off the ground

While running Yardsale, a previous Y Combinator startup based around essentially making it easy to sell your old stuff, Ryan Mickle had the benefit of talking to alumni and colleagues to figure out what to use to build it. But one of the basic services he used to run it ended up costing more in the …

The mobile app gold rush may be over

Ten years ago, Apple announced the iPhone, which soon gave birth to the App Store and the resulting broader app ecosystem. That industry has now matured, having reached critical mass, according to a new report from Flurry out this morning. While there’s still some growth to be seen — app usage is …

If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, You’re More Likely to Be Happy at Work

“People don’t quit bad jobs, they quit bad bosses,” according to an old saw. Our research suggests there’s truth behind this saying: bosses matter far more for employee job satisfaction than any other factor we measured. But what makes someone a great boss?<p>Studies of leaders often focus on their …

Dear elizy: How much should I pay myself at my startup?

<b>Dear</b> <b>elizy</b>: What’s reasonable for a founder salary? For example: I’ve got 13 years of professional experience, an MBA and I have run several of my own …

Venture Capital

10 strategies to avoid raising a spoiled brat

When your kids talk back, forget to use their manners, refuse to listen, don’t pitch in, act out and act disrespectful— it takes the joy right out of parenting.<p>Not only are their unsavory behaviors frustrating in the moment, but as they continue, you probably worry about your ability to raise a …

65% Of Connected Device Owners Open To IoT Advertising

Brands and marketers may want to take a tip as to why people own smart or Internet-connected devices.<p>The operative word here is <i>useful.</i><p>While the …

Internet of Things