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Bulletproof Coffee, The New Power Drink Of Silicon Valley

Move over, green juice. Startup execs, Hollywood A-listers, and regular joes are now swearing by butter-infused Bulletproof coffee.<p>Cloud computing pioneer Dave Asprey took a trip to Tibet in 2004 to learn how to meditate. But it was the yak-butter tea he tried there that ended up transforming his …

Coffee

Why We Need Sleep — And How To Get Enough Of It

There's Marissa Mayer admitting to 130-hour workweeks at Google, pulling at least one all-nighter a week and sleeping under her desk when she had to.<p>There's Twitter and Square cofounder Jack Dorsey who worked 16-20-hour days in 2009, 8-10 hours a day at each company, shrugging it off with a "I …

Sleep

Here’s a look inside a typical VC’s pipeline (a must-read for entrepreneurs)

When I meet with entrepreneurs, I am often asked about the VC “pipeline.”<p>How many deals do we see? How many meetings? How often do we conduct due diligence? How many of those companies do we invest in?<p>I thought it would be helpful to provide visibility about the VC pipeline, while also outlining …

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Résumés

The Amazing History Of The To-Do List–And How To Make One That Actually Works

Put down that pen and paper and read this first. Bonus: the real to-do lists of Ben Franklin and Johnny Cash.<p>When I was a kid, I read a book called <i>The Listmaker</i>. It’s about a young girl who uses lists to organize and make sense of her life. At the time I didn’t read any more into it besides the …

Time Management

10 Investing Tricks That Will Help You Outperform Most Investors

PHILADELPHIA — For all the books, articles and TV shows devoted to investing, it seems to be a difficult body of knowledge to master.<p>But what if the best investing advice is actually the simplest?<p>That’s the bet being made by a group of rabid do-it-yourself investors called the Bogleheads who are …

NBA Game Time Updated for 2013-2014 Season with Visual Redesign, Additional Content

The NBA has updated its Game Time app for the 2013-2014 NBA season with a visual redesign that now includes easy access to game summary videos, live streaming of post-game press conferences, and access to team stats along with full league rosters. Users can also unlock premium features with an …

QR code startup Scan raises $7M via AngelList without even trying

Garret Gee scored $7 million for his startup Scan without even breaking a sweat.<p>“An investor called me from London after seeing my profile on AngelList,” Gee said to VentureBeat. “After a 20 minute phone call he was offering me a trip to London to finalize a $5 million investment.”<p>Scan’s technology …

From Subject Line To Signature: How To Do Work E-Mail Right

Our inboxes at work are flooded with poorly written, unprofessional, ineffective e-mails—and as much as we detest them, most of us are guilty of sending just as many flawed messages as we receive.<p>“This is a much larger problem in the business world than the average business leader may recognize, …

5 Videos You Must Watch Before Starting a Business | Inc.com

As any seasoned entrepreneur can tell you, starting a business is not always easy. From leadership to fundraising to recruiting, there are plenty of potholes in which you can get stuck as a fledgling founder.<p>Luckily, you can learn from the experiences of successful entrepreneurs who were once in …

Entrepreneurship

7 Ways Your LinkedIn Profile And Resume Should Differ

Sounds pretty much like a résumé, right?<p>Not so much.<p>LinkedIn is evolving and if you are a savvy job hunter, you will seize the opportunity to utilize its new features to your advantage.<p>When looking for a new job, you might be tempted to choose the "easy" way of simply cutting one section of a …

Employment

Your Finances: Why Cost of Living Matters

<i>This article is part of the MH4C Writers Challenge. I’d like to see which articles you like the most. If you like an article, please take a moment to</i> …

The 5 Best Foods For Speeding Up Your Metabolism

"Metabolism is the process of transforming food into energy for the body," says Heather Bauer, R.D., C.D.N., and founder of Bestowed, a subscription service that introduces consumers to healthy foods. "It's directly related to weight gain and weight loss and therefore to overall health."<p>Some people …

Nutrition

Eight Keys to Financial Security

Pay yourself first. Protect your loved ones. Borrow sparingly. And don't go for the home run.<p><i>Author's note: Over many years of publishing</i> Kiplinger's</i> …

Personal Finance

The Mobile Shopping Life Cycle

Mobile is turning “path to purchase” on its head. One of the most time-honored marketing concepts, that notion that a customer takes a predictable journey toward a sales transaction (in its earliest definition, starting with <i>attention</i> to a product, then moving to <i>interest</i> in it, then <i>desire</i> for it, …

5 Negotiation Tips From Steve Jobs | Inc.com

A series of emails about ebook prices between Apple and HarperCollins, including ones written by Steve Jobs, were recently released as part of the Department of Justice price-fixing suit against Apple and a number of major publishers. As the site Quartz pointed out, these offer some great insight …

Harper Collins

The No. 1 Way to Kill Productivity | Inc.com

Here's my nightmare scenario: I pull out my phone to call up my calendar for the next day, only to find that the entire day--we're talking 8 a.m. to 6p.m. (or later)--is booked solid with meetings. What happened to, um, actual work?<p>It's safe to say most people are addicted to meetings. It doesn't …

Time Management

Networking Clubs

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Interviewing But Not Getting The Job? Maybe You Aren't Doing The Right Prep Work

One day I was conducting interviews for an open position in my department. During an interview it became very obvious that a candidate hadn’t even bothered to read the entire job description that was posted online. What that told me is that the candidate wasn’t very interested in the position. It …

Startup drugs

Startups can be a vice grip of stress. At first you don’t have money, and so when you finally do, it’s feels like a victory. You are funded at last. …