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You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

Wary Of The “Next Warby”

Micah Rosenbloom Contributor<p>Micah Rosenbloom is a venture partner at Founder Collective.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Startups need to respect the laws of retail physics<br>• Is VC The Right Money For Fintech?<p>Warby Parker is astonishingly successful, whether you judge it by the rave reviews of …

Venture Capital

Why Massive Valuations May Spell Trouble for All Tech Companies

A new report by venture capital researcher CB Insights suggests tech companies may not be able to exit, given their huge valuations.<p>Pinterest, Snapchat, Uber. These Silicon Valley tech companies have collectively raked in billions of dollars of investor cash and recorded jaw-dropping valuations in …

Venture Capital

How LinkedIn taught itself to hire the best people

Back in 2009, few engineers wanted to work for LinkedIn. It was a relative minnow as big Silicon Valley firms go, and not a particularly sexy one either. Compared to the glamorous lifestyle on offer at Google (free food! 20% time!) or Facebook (moving fast! breaking things!), LinkedIn seemed staid. …


How Wayfair Sells Nearly $1 Billion Worth Of Sofas, Patio Chairs And Cat Playgrounds

Wayfair is an e-commerce site selling home furnishings. But with 1,600 employees, its physical presence is rapidly outgrowing its space in an obelisklike skyscraper in Boston’s Back Bay–which happens to be a former hub of the Christian Science church. Long gone are the white shag carpets, wood …

Messaging Is A Winner-Take-Some Market

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Anamitra Banerji is a partner at Foundation Capital where he focuses on investing in startups in the consumer and marketing technology sectors, including Kik, where he is an investor and sits on the board. He was the 30th employee and first product manager at Twitter, where he helped</i> …