Johannon Olson

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Later Stage Advice for Startups

Sam Altman, YC President, on what successful startups face 12-24 months in.<i>For weekly recaps of The Macro, sign up here.</i>I want to discuss a few …

Business Development

Eli Horowitz Wants To Teach You How To Read

McSweeney’s was one of the most significant indie publishing houses of the last 20 years — and Eli Horowitz was a central force behind it. Armed with an app-based novel that aspires to be the most bonkers book ever written, can he change that world again?<p><b>It’s an exquisite</b> Indian-summer day in the …

Books

Check These 14 Boxes and You Have the Complete Pitch Deck

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I see a lot of pitch decks in my work as an advisor to an IOT fund. Some are very good and some are truly horrible. For entrepreneurs, presenting a pitch deck to investors is just part of the grind of early business: you have to do it, …

These are 8 things Google looks for in a manager

The experiment didn't go down well and in the end failed. After only a few months, the engineering manager role was restored. It turns out that far from creating an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy, a good manager is actually key to a happy and productive team. Google's latest research, which they …

World Economic Forum

Rain is sizzling bacon, cars are lions roaring: the art of sound in movies

Skip Lievsay, an unassuming-looking guy in his mid-60s with highly trained ears, stood before the stacks of speakers and giant movie screen in his office, fussing quietly. Lievsay is one of the preeminent sound designers working in film today, and whatever he does – whether it’s fussing or making …

Battlestar Galactica

Inside the Shop of the Last Great American Watchmaker

The greatest timepieces in the world come from Switzerland. And Amish country.<p>On the corner of a nondescript block in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a bank, or what used to be a bank. Now it is the home of Roland G. Murphy Watch Company, the country's only truly independent elite watchmaker. …

Watches

2016 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG

The ultimate automotive anachronism—and provocation.<p>Fun fact: Geländewagen is German for off-road vehicle. The vehicle is also known as the "G-wagen" or simply the "G." Only M-B marketing types refer to it as "the G-class.”<p>Conceived in the early 1970s, jointly developed with Austrian truck maker …

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

Project Management

How to Uncover Your Creative Talent by Using the "Equal Odds Rule"

Paul Erdos was a strange man. He lived out of two suitcases, never learned how to cook his own meals, worked up to 19 hours per day, took …

Ariel Nomad

The same guys behind the spectacular Ariel Atom high-performance supercar, have introduced, the outrageously fun-looking, Nomad. The two-seat rugged …

Remote Controls

How to Better Retain Information from Books, Articles, and More

Although we can learn a lot of great information from books, articles, interviews, and conversations, we naturally forget a lot of it. Create a …

Meet the Amateur Street Photographer Taking China by Storm

Street View<br>Tao Liu<p>1 of 15<p>Early in October, in the third-tier Chinese city of Hefei in the province of Anhui, the young street photographer Tao Liu …

Street Photography

Get Better at Getting Better: The Kaizen Productivity Philosophy

Most productivity methods give you tools to tackle specific projects or to-dos in an organized way. Kaizen, which translates roughly to "good …

Beer In Ads #1404: The Height Of Hospitality

Sunday’s ad is for Pabst Blue Ribbon, from 1911. I love the outfit on the server, that must be some posh establishment he works for. I love that …

Hospitality

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3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

The 7 Best Secret Product Hunt Lists

Product Hunt has been getting a lot of press lately. Most of it for good reason. It’s a quick way to see what the movers and shakers of the tech world are checking out everyday. But behind the daily up-voting of products, the team is experimenting with fun sub-categories.<p>They’re like hidden …

15 Things Overachievers Do

Superachievers do things differently than the rest of us. They don't always have everything in common, but they have some underlying traits that they share. Below are a few characteristics that they are prone to have in common:<p><b>1. They use lists.</b> High achievers organize their thinking with lists, …

Why I homeschool

I started writing this blog to figure out if I should homeschool or not. It took me only about a month of blogging to realize that there is …

Remember the 7 Cs to Communicate More Effectively

Your day is most likely filled with constant communication. Weblog Mind Tools offers a communication checklist to help ensure that your emails, phone …

Unbelievably Realistic Objects Carved Entirely out of Wood

You might have trouble believing it at a first glance, but these sculptures by Arizona-based artist Tom Eckert are made entirely out of wood! Tom …

Guy Creates A Nerdy Set Of Alphabet Blocks For His Newborn Son

Creative daddy Jonathan M. Guberman came up with a modern twist on the tradition of creating a toy or bed for your newborn child – he created an …

Self-taught Japanese Sculptor Turns Old Skateboards Into Beautiful Sculptures

Japanese skateboarder and self-taught sculptor Haroshi has creatively combined his two passions by creating striking and stylish pop-culture images …

Metal Cats: Hardcore Metal Musicians Pose With Their Cats

Musicians and fans of the metal music community often get a bad rap because of their dark, gruff and tattooed looks. The adorable set of photos …

This Guy Turned A Pack Of Colored Pencils Into A Beautiful Ring

Peter Brown, a weekend woodworker from California, created a small and simple but playful creation that has found him more popularity than he can …

How to Have a Meeting That Isn't a Complete Waste of Time

A badly managed meeting can suck away time, energy and money without being productive for anyone. But it is avoidable: Here's what you should and …

Interview with Ben Johnston

Ben Johnston is a designer/typographer that got our attention recently for being on the highlight with some pretty well crafted projects mixing …

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