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How We Turned A Fun Idea Into A 6 Figure Business In Just 1 Year

by <b>Maxwell Finn</b> on September <b>14, 2016</b><p><b>UPDATE: This post has gone viral so we want to give every reader 15% off their first order as a special thank you!</b> …

Amazon is testing out a 30-hour workweek

Instead of the normal 40-hour week (or, more recently, the 50-, 60-, or 70-hour week), the world's second-largest retailer will let roughly a dozen "part-time" employees cut back to just 30 hours at 75% the typical salary, but still retain all their benefits.<p>"A lot of companies have talked about …

Satya Nadella on a Middle-Aged Microsoft

Satya Nadella Talks Microsoft at Middle Age<p>The chief says he wants to turn a PC-centric company into one focused on the promise of cloud …

This $2.8 billion startup gets all of its daily meetings done in 10 minutes

I arrived just in time for breakfast: Like I found out on my previous visit, Pivotal brings in a catered breakfast every single day as an incentive to make sure all employees are around for a daily all-hands meeting, attended by everybody in every department, at precisely 9:06am.<p>(Breakfast today …

Why Utah Is Poised to Be America’s Next Tech and Creative Hub

It's one of the fastest-growing tech hubs in the country, with record amounts of venture capital flowing in, and is home to at least a half-dozen …

A recent Goldman Sachs junior banker launched a podcast to explain everything you need to know about Wall Street

If you've ever heard terms like "IPO" or "DCF" tossed around without a clue as to what they mean — or speculated about 100-hour workweek horror stories and whether they could possibly be true, listen up.<p>Alan Li, a former Goldman Sachs junior banker who just wrapped up his two-year analyst program, …

30-Year-Old Who Sold His Startup For $170 Million Just Wrote 1,284 Slides On How To Win Life

Self-improvement

Anatomy of a unicorn: Why tech start-ups are staying private

Up-and-coming technology companies are no longer racing to list their shares on public markets. A massive increase in late-stage venture capital has …

Venture Capital

Flipboard’s Mike McCue on the last startup he’ll ever do

Inside a renovated building in Palo Alto, Calif. is a wall adorned with photographs from some of the major figures and breakthroughs of history. From David Bowie to the death-defying leap by Felix Baumgartner to the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, this installation is designed to …

Advertising

Tell Your Whole Story in an Interview

I start job interviews with the same question every time: “Tell me about your path leading up to today. Why is this role the right fit for you now?”<p>What happens next is predictable:<p>“My first job out of college was at an international aid organization…”<p>“I worked for a number of years in publishing …

How the Music Industry Could Use Streaming to Reinvent Itself

The music industry is being inexorably drawn to a new business model centered on streaming subscription services, 15 years after music swapping …

Wharton School

Where Will You Be in Five Years?

Most people have been asked that perennial, and somewhat annoying, question: “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Of course it is asked most often in a job interview, but it may also come up in a conversation at a networking event or a cocktail party. Knowing and communicating your career …

How Old Are Silicon Valley’s Top Founders? Here’s the Data

Last week, The New Republic published a lengthy exploration of ageism in Silicon Valley, the idea that venture capitalists discriminate against older entrepreneurs and that start-ups discriminate against older job applicants. The central evidence was largely anecdotal: several well-worn quotes by …