Spencer Rascoff

The 4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss reveals what he's learned after a difficult year of introspection, and how he built a passionate fanbase of millions

• <b>Tim Ferriss first found fame in 2007 with the massive bestseller "The 4-Hour Workweek."</b>• <b><br>His interview podcast, "The Tim Ferriss Show," has been downloaded nearly 200 million times.</b>• <b><br>His newest book, "Tribe of Mentors," is a collection of advice he gathered from some of the world's most successful</b> …

Success

Sick of your boss? Here's where you can complain anonymous to their superiors

Quantified complaint data will "command attention" from higher ups.<p>New software developed and backed by the tech world's elite will soon let …

What exactly are the Fairfax papers worth after the Domain split?

As Domain group shares begin trading on the ASX, questions about the real value of Fairfax media holdings are coming to light. The post What exactly …

Having Time To Grieve Shouldn't Be A Luxury

Bereavement leave needs to be more than three days off.<p>Lori McCoy was a supervisor overseeing 911 dispatchers in San Mateo County, California, back in 1991 when she got the diagnosis that her 6-week-old son Joshua had spinal muscular atrophy, a progressive neurodegenerative disease similar to …

Healthy Living

Australians up Zillow stake with data on every home in America

by Matthew Cranston<p>Australia-based investors have increased their shareholding in US-based real estate platform Zillow to 40 per cent from 30 per …

Real Estate

App would let workers report sexual harassment anonymously

A handful of Silicon Valley executives hope they have come up with a powerful weapon to fight sexual harassment.<p>The group, including former Google …

Business

Watch every panel from Startup Battlefield Australia 2017

On November 16, TechCrunch and Elevacao hosted Startup Battlefield Australia in Sydney. The Startup Battlefield pitch-off competition featured startups from all over Australia and New Zealand. Top-notch investors and founders served as judges to pick the winners in each category, as well as an …

Startups

Employees Can Report Sexual Harassment on New Site Backed by Tinder, Google

More and more people in the worlds of entertainment, politics and media have been embroiled in sexual harassment scandals. From Roy Moore and Harvey …

Feminism

20th Century Fox VP Exits To Launch Startup Battling Sexual Harassment | Deadline

In the aftermath of the avalanche of sexual harassment allegations coming out of Hollywood, it was announced that 20th Century Fox Vice President …

Entertainment Industry

How Zillow Made It Through the Housing Crisis

Zillow was just a two-year-old startup when its industry came tumbling down around it.<p>Launched in 2006, the company initially served as a tool to …

Tech Industry

Tech Moves: Spin bike-share service hires Seattle transportation official; F5 CMO stepping down; and more

<b>Kyle Rowe</b> is very into bikes. He spent the past four years in the Seattle Department of Transportation working on various biking initiatives, …

Science

Zillow Group Inc. (ZG) Q3 2017 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

ZG earnings call for the period ending September 30, 2017.<p><b>Zillow Group Inc.</b> (NASDAQ:ZG)<br>Q3 2017 Earnings Conference Call<br>Nov. 7, 2017, <i>5:00 p.m. …

Real Estate

ZILLOW: America's red-hot housing market is a bit of a problem

• <b>The rise in US house prices since the recession has created a market favorable for sellers.</b>• <b><br>Although the recovery has also been good to buyers, they're faced with fewer non-luxury choices in major cities.</b>• <b><br>Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff said Tuesday that this difference is "a bit of a headwind" for the</b> …

Real Estate

4 Steps to Formalize Good Culture As Your Company Grows

Creating a company's culture is ongoing. Here's how Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow Group does it.

Business

Zillow Group on track for first $1B year, reporting record $281.8M in revenue and all-time traffic high of 187M unique visitors

Zillow Group reported record revenue and profits in the third quarter as the real estate company remains on track for its first year of $1 billion in …

Science

There are so few homes for sale that people are placing a dozen bids before one pans out — Zillow's CEO reveals the 4 best tricks winners use to set their offers apart

• <b>There are 12% fewer homes for sale today than there were a year ago.</b>• <b><br>Buyers typically search for months and sometimes make multiple offers on different homes before one gets accepted.</b>• <b><br>Zillow's CEO, Spencer Rascoff, shared four tips for winning a bidding war, from choosing a reputable agent to writing</b> …

Real Estate

If you want to wind up successful and happy, look at your boss and ask one question — and it has nothing to do with title or salary

• <b>Zillow's CEO, Spencer Rascoff, says he's always looked for a colleague 10 years his senior who embodies the work-life balance he aspires to.</b>• <b><br>Rascoff advises young professionals to think about whether they want their role model's entire life — not just their compensation.</b>• <b><br>If you realize you're on a</b> …

Careers

Zillow and Hotwire founder Spencer Rascoff led his startups through major crises to massive profits

Spencer Rascoff knows a lot about running a company during a crisis.<p>He’s the CEO of Zillow, which he ran through the housing crash. That was after he ran Hotwire, which survived the dot com crash only to learn it sold plane tickets to the 9/11 hijackers.<p>"There's the shadow of this weird connection …

Startups

People nearly crashed Zillow's site on launch day thanks to a genius product feature — now it's a $7 billion company

• <b>Real-estate website Zillow launched in February 2006.</b>• <b><br>The day it launched, the Zestimate feature — which allows you to see a price estimate for a specific home — drew about 1 million people to the site.</b>• <b><br>Today, Zillow is worth $7 billion and has a contest going to see who can best improve the</b> …

Business

If you want to wind up successful and happy, look at your boss and ask one question

It's easy to look at somebody powerful and say to yourself, I want that life. I want to be COO of a tech company and make millions of dollars a year …

Careers

A crucial line in Trump's new tax plan will make it a lot harder to buy a $1 million home

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts<p><b>President Donald Trump and the House GOP unveiled a massive tax-reform bill on Thursday.</b>• <b><br>It proposes a new limit — $500,000 from</b> …

Real Estate

A man who sold his company for $700 million in all cash in his 20s reveals a disappointing truth all startup founders need to hear

• <b>Spencer Rascoff is the CEO of the real-estate website Zillow and a founder of the travel website Hotwire.</b>• <b><br>In 2003, Expedia bought Hotwire for nearly $700 million, all cash.</b>• <b><br>But the sale came right after a down round of financing, which wiped out a lot of employees' equity.</b><p>In 2003, Expedia bought the …

Business

A man who sold his company for $912 million cash in his 20s reveals a sad truth all startup founders need to hear

Carsten Koall/Stringer/Getty ImagesIt’s not always a grand exit.<p><b>Spencer Rascoff is the CEO of real-estate website Zillow and the co-founder of travel</b> …

Startups

Why the housing market got no Trump bump

Investor confidence soared following the 2016 election of Donald J. Trump, sending the U.S. stock market on a tear that would last a full year.<p>It …

Business

Millennials aren't buying starter homes -- they're splurging on million-dollar places instead

Artazum/ShutterstockIt’s a seller’s market.<p><b>Zillow‘s CEO, Spencer Rascoff, says millennials are interested in buying homes but are waiting longer to</b> …

Real Estate

Millennials aren't buying starter homes — they're splurging on million-dollar places instead

• <b>Zillow's CEO, Spencer Rascoff, says millennials are interested in buying homes but are waiting longer to do so.</b>• <b><br>Millennials aren't buying "starter homes" — they're typically spending more on their first homes.</b>• <b><br>"Many people are basically skipping starter homes," Rascoff says. "They're renting until</b> …

Real Estate

Republicans Release Tax Plan and Other Small Business News Today | Spark IQ

Here are six small business news stories today that just might help you run your small business a little bit better.<p><b>Republicans Release Tax Plan</b> …

Small Business

Everyone should have a 'career mirror' to be successful — here's what that is

Laura D'Alessandro/Flickr<p><b>Spencer Rascoff is the CEO of Zillow, a real-estate website and app.</b>• <b><br>Rascoff says his wife always realizes he's unhappy at</b> …

Careers

The best person to help with your career isn't a coworker or boss, says the CEO of a $7 billion company

• <b>Spencer Rascoff is the CEO of Zillow, a real-estate website and app that's now worth $7 billion.</b>• <b><br>Rascoff says his wife always realizes he's unhappy at work before he does, and that helps him make his next career decision.</b>• <b><br>He calls his wife his "career mirror," and says everyone should have one if</b> …

Careers

Zillow's CEO asks himself one question about every employee — and it helps him decide whether to fire them

• <b>Spencer Rascoff is the CEO of real-estate website and app Zillow.</b>• <b><br>He constantly asks himself the same question about every employee: "Is that the right person for the next two years in the role?"</b>• <b><br>If the answer is "no," he either changes the person's perspective — or changes the person.</b><p>At Zillow, no …

Employment