Roxanne Ang

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Yes, You Can Raise Money if You're Not in Silicon Valley

Staying local means being flexible and accessible, advises Mark Suster.<p>I travel the country a lot. And I am often approached by entrepreneurs in cities which don’t have a vibrant VC community. They often ask whether they have to move to SF, NY or LA to get financed.<p>I have the same response always, …

Venture Capital
Employment

The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers</i>.”<p>—Voltaire<p>Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?<p>A masterful leader will sit Yoda-like in a meeting, listening intently to the dialogue and then, with Zen Master timing, ask a question that will change the tenor, the focus and the …

Shortcut to Sustainability: Talk About Values

Want a sustainable business? Start telling employees what you value, says Rebecca Henderson.<p>Becoming a sustainable business isn't easy, but you have to take the risk, said Rebecca Henderson, co-director of the business and environment initiative at Harvard Business School, during the World …

Sustainability

Dear Business Owner: Tweet or Die

When customers took to social media, calling a start-up's product ugly, the company went with it--inadvertently fueling a meteoric ascent.<p>Twitter and LinkedIn "are the two greatest management tools that have come along since the invention of e-mail," declared Gregory Shove, the founder and CEO of …

Startups

How Social Media Turns Leadership Facilitation On Its Head

<i>“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand.” –</i> <i>Native American saying</i><p>When friend and collaborator Tom Lowery talked to me several weeks ago about the growing impact of professional facilitation, he had my attention. But when we talked about what social …

Airbnb’s Parisian guests want to live like locals, with 70% staying outside typical hotel districts - http://tcrn.ch/1bxbtKt

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

How-To: Homemade Strawberry Fruit Rollup

Relive your fruit snack-filled childhood with this handy tutorial from fifteen spatulas, which shows you how to make homemade strawberry fruit rollups from just three ingredients.<p>[via frickyeah1990s]<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Dried Fruit Rolls<br>• MAKE | Recipe: Make Homemade Fruit Leather<br>• MAKE | How-To: Dry …

Recipes

Articles about pinterest board day landscape architecture and outdoors on Dwell.com - Dwell

Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, makes the case that historical preservationists are...<p>A recent NASA study found that houseplants can remove up to 87 percent of air toxins within 24 hours, while other studies have...<p>A refreshing change to commercial …

Architecture

The world's 20 most expensive cities (budget travellers beware)

Jack Kerouac

Steve Howard, Ikea's chief sustainability officer, discussed how the $37 billion (sales) retailer with 340 stores is throwing its weight into making mass consumption green at TEDGlobal. One method will be doubling the amount of sustainable material in its supply chain by 2020. http://bit.ly/11HK1YV

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Take a hike

BEIJING’S beleaguered cab drivers have been complaining for years about the relentless growth of their operating costs, and the city government’s …