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10 Smart Habits to Steal From Millennials | Inc.com

It's time to stop whining about Millennials.<p>My company has grown a lot since 2014, and we've hired a lot more people. As we've done so, the average age has gone down. I'm a Gen-Xer; so are the CEO, COO, and a few other key people. But I think a majority of us now are Millennials.<p>After working in a …

Selling

VC Firm Social Capital Opens Up Its 'Magic 8-Ball' Growth And Data Tools For Any Startup To Use

When meal delivery service Sprig took on venture firm Social Capital as a new investor in the spring of 2015, the startup knew it was growing fast, but couldn’t always pinpoint why. Its marketing team consisted of one intern. While Sprig knew there was was a so-called “magic moment” when customers …

Startups

Tech startups will never leave Silicon Valley — here's why

And it's true, in some ways. It would be better, for example, for the tech startups of Silicon Valley to decamp for Silicon Hills or Silicon Lakes or Silicon Upstate or what have you. There's no fundamental reason why a tech startup must be headquartered in the Bay Area, the way a mining operation …

Silicon Valley

The 50 coolest new businesses in America

Dozens of cool, innovative businesses pop up across the US every day, bringing new technologies, entertainment options, and services to their local communities.<p>Throughout the year, we've highlighted several of these small, independent businesses that have opened over the past five years or so in …

The 53 startups that will be huge in 2016, according to venture capitalists

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch them, guide them, hear their pitches, and fund them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which of their young or growth-stage startups did they think were going to boom in 2016.<p>We also asked them which startups …

How to get rich in tech, guaranteed.

Today’s NYT article on how employees sometimes lose out is a great read. Employees who like that, might also like Hunter’s article from last week on …

Startups

JavaScript Arrays, pass-by-value, and thinking about memory

The first programming language I learned was C++ and in learning it I learned about pass-by-value and pass-by-reference; C++ uses pass-by-value by …

How To Run Your Company Based On Metrics

I review a lot of board decks with a beautifully hand-crafted page with metrics for the company. That makes me nervous.<p>I prefer to see a screenshot of an internal dashboard, not something created for the board, and I prefer to see that same dashboard in the same format at every meeting. The reason …

I gave my students iPads — then wished I could take them back

I placed an iPad into the outstretched hands of each of my third-grade students, and a reverent, tech-induced hush descended on our classroom. We were circled together on our gathering rug, just finished with a conversation about “digital citizenship” and “online safety” and “our school district …

Teaching

A top VC firm just put together a stunning presentation on the state of startups

A top NYC VC firm, First Round Capital, decided to poll more than 500 founders what it's like and, in an industry first, release data on the state of the startup industry, which they've let us republish in full here.<p>Here's how startups are feeling about everything from raising money (pessimistic) …

Confessions of not joining a startup

Is it really that hard to get a job in an established companies? Why do people join startup these days and which one should be your first choice?<p>I …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Software Developers’ Growing Elitism Problem

Cahlan Sharp Contributor<p>Cahlan Sharp is the founder of tech academy DevMountain.<p>TechCrunch recently posted a guest post from the CEO of a software company attempting to discredit coding academies. I won’t spend time addressing all the issues in the post (you can read a more in-depth rebuttal or …

How Finance Fits Into Your Startup

Michaela Lehr Contributor<p>Michaela Lehr is the manager of financial planning and analysis at Oscar Insurance.<p>Culture, culture, culture. Every tech CEO and founder, fiddling in their proverbial garage, dreams of building a company founded on principles partially informed by childhood readings of …

This is how much money you can REALLY make working at a startup

Coding school One Month has a tool called JobSignal that analyzes this job market to figure out which skills pay the best.<p>Working at a startup comes with the promise of striking it rich one day from stock options. But until then, employees still need to be paid. It turns out, some of them are paid …

15 Metrics Every Software Product Manager Should Know

The world of product management is rapidly changing. It is more data-driven than ever before. There is no doubt that data is impacting most jobs. But this is amplified for product managers, especially if they work for an emerging software company. Being a PM at an early-stage company has never been …

Marc Andreessen has sold nearly 75% of his Facebook stock in two weeks

Andreessen's spree started on October 30 and has continued via a prearranged trading plan, amounting to a grand total of 1.5 million shares valued around $160 million.<p>That's more than 73% of Andreessen's ownership of the company, Wagner calculates.<p>Andreessen, a Facebook board member since 2008, …

5 Mistakes SaaS Startups Often Make with Pricing

The purpose of a price is to tax usage of a product. That’s how companies generate revenue. Discovering how to tax a product properly is a perpetual …

Credit Cards

Flux: A New Approach to System Intuition

First level of Flux<br>On the Traffic and Chaos Teams at Netflix, our mission requires that we have a holistic understanding of our complex microservice …

Demonstration

11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

Resources for Complete Beginner Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Fresh off the starting blocks, many entrepreneurs find themselves bewildered by the complexity of starting a new business.<p>Unless you're being handheld, mentored, or otherwise coddled on your entrepreneurial journey, you're going to face some serious challenges. One the biggest challenges is the …

Entrepreneurship

57 Ways to Motivate Your Inner Entrepreneur | Inc.com

• Accept your limitations but strive to overcome them.<br>• Avoid negative people who drain your emotional energy.<br>• Be surprised and amused by the unexpected and unusual.<br>• Become more creative by relaxing more often.<br>• Believe in yourself rather than the power of luck or fate.<br>• Breathe more deeply whenever you feel …

Motivation

6 Things You Should Do Every Sunday | Inc.com

When you think about your perfect Sunday, it could involve sleeping in, going out for brunch, and then binge watching Netflix. Unfortunately, most entrepreneurs can't enjoy that luxury. Either we're tied down to a completing a deadline or we simply just can't sit there and not be productive. The …

Productivity

How to Be a Good Programmer

There is more than one type of programmer. When I left grad school, I was a SAS programmer. Since then, I've learned other languages and don't really use SAS anymore. You could refer to me as a Python, HTML, CSS and JavaScript programmer. Basically, I'm a statistician who can do some website …

This 13-year-old founder will probably be your boss soon

Soroush Ghodsi is 13-years-old. It shouldn’t matter. It doesn’t really matter. And yet…<p>I first encountered Soroush when I emailed him about an experimental anonymous Twitter bot called Whispererly, not realising that it was a side-project from such a young entrepreneur.<p>“75% of European digital …

Startups

How Great Leaders Build Loyalty | Inc.com

When I was 22 years old, my grandfather taught me one of the most important lessons I've learned about leadership. We had just grown our company to 6 people, and I remember I was scared out of my mind about how I was going to get my teammates to believe in me. I felt like I had no idea what I was …

Business Strategy

Facebook has given birth to a bunch of startups who want to change how businesses use tech

One area it doesn't talk about: the $3.5 trillion enterprise tech market. That's how much money businesses spend on tech every year to run their companies and help employees do their jobs.<p>Although Facebook did recently introduce an experiemental Facebook At Work service which lets teams use …

Build a killer home media center with a $35 Raspberry Pi

If you’ve got a lot of movies saved on your computer, or you like to stream from Netflix or Amazon Prime, you probably know that watching on a full …