Sun.Feb 12, 2017

10 Personality Types That Shouldn’t Be Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

People who get stressed managing their own lives don’t make good entrepreneurs. Small businesses require multi-tasking, work prioritization, and decision-making, with no assistants or help from specialists. That’s why Fortune 500 executives usually don’t survive as startup CEOs.

What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

Both Sides of the Table

BuzzFeed. It conjures up a range of emotions anytime I’ve privately expressed my opinion to thought leaders in our industry that I believe it is one of the most innovative companies in digital media.

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The Power Of A Digital Sabbath

Feld Thoughts

I’m doing a little better than I was on Friday morning when I wrote the post Generosity Burnout. Just writing the post put me in an appropriate frame of mind to reflect on things on Saturday. I took a digital sabbath , something I’ve been doing on 90% of the Saturdays since I first tried it in March, 2013 in the middle of a deep depressive episode. I’m not religious but I know many successful people who take a full day off once a week.

29 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why They Love Their Business


Share Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Waking up each morning knowing you are getting to do exactly what you love is more than most people could ever say about any job they have had.

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What’s FinTech, And What Does It Mean For Your Business?


by Andriy Skoropad, co-founder & CEO at Perfectial. You know PayPal, have heard of Bitcoin and, probably, even stumbled upon the term FinTech a few times. But have you a clear understanding of what exactly does this word stand for?

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The H-1B Visa Pivot: A major opportunity for Indian outsourcing

deal architect

Michio Kaku, the renowned theoretical physicist, has called the H-1B the “genius visa” for US employers. That was certainly the goal with the usage designed for “specialty occupations”. In reality, many of the visas have been used for tactical. Globalization and Technology Offshoring Negotiations/Best Practices

Nike, Unlike Under Armour, Decides To Take A Firm Political Stance

Inc Startups

Nike aligns itself with some of its biggest stars. Good for business


Spredfast Lays Off 47 Employees and Closes its Wisconsin Office


In a reorganization and move to cut costs, Spredfast recently notified the state of Wisconsin of its plans to close its Madison office and layoff 47 employees. Austin-based Spredfast, a social media marketing firm, let go 21 employees last week and offered the others the opportunity to stay on until the office shuts down completely […] The post Spredfast Lays Off 47 Employees and Closes its Wisconsin Office appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

5 Signs Your Employees are Unhappy and How to Fix it

Inc Startups

Happy employees are productive employees. Company culture is a big part of your job

5 more inspiring reads for aspiring entrepreneurs: top tech CEOs tip top books

The Next Web

The best books you’ll read are typically recommended by people you like or admire. Which is why we’re partnering up with to do a monthly roundup of short book recommendations from the apex of the tech world.

Three Hacks to be a Better Parent

Inc Startups

Wish you could be a better parent but not sure where to start? Here are three tips that can instantly improve your role as mom or dad


Saudi Aramaco IPO Before Saudi Arabia Goes Bankrupt


If you were to take Saudi Arabia's religious issues into effect their credit rating should hover on near default. IPO: Saudi Aramco is valued at $2 trillion. Estimates in 2015 penned the valuation at $10 trillion. Whatever it may be 5% of the group is being listed and the value for that is seen at $100 billion. Saudi Arabia is scheduled to go bankruptcy in about 5 years. The money will help. This is developing.

How Airports Have Found A Brand-New Heartless Trick To Nickel-And-Dime Families

Inc Startups

Well, they watch airlines doing it. Why can't airports join in the fun


State of Georgia Marijuana Revenue & Taxes


Here are some back of the napkin numbers on marijuana revenue. State of Georgia Marijuana Numbers Georgia Population Using at 15% Average $$ spent per year on MM Revenue & Tax 1,500,000 $1,500.00 $2,250,000,000.00 $125.00 Per Month Tax at 20% = $112,5M See Numbers (Published on Google Sheets

Today, Everybody Can Access The World's Most Powerful Technologies -- And That May be a Problem

Inc Startups

We need to be careful before boldly charging forward

GOP’s Voter Suppression Playbook for 2017 Is Real and Treasonous

Hunter Walker

An admission: as an upper-class white male in an unflinchingly Blue state, I was previously naive about the extent to which voter disenfranchisement had already impacted our country over the past decade. But the 2016 Presidential elections, along with a set of court cases in the aftermath of 2013’s Voter Rights Act changes, convinced me the GOP is accelerating their attempts to limit opposition voting.

6 Shocking Tools Every Customer Service Rep Needs From Your Company In Order to Give Great Service

Inc Startups

6 Shocking Tools Every Customer Service Rep Needs From Your Company In Order to Give Great Service

Raising Investment in China – Is it hard?

Startup Noodle

I’ve been working recently to publish my knowledge and experience about raising funds in China from Chinese investors. It’s going to be a book called: “Raise Your Funds in China” (tentative).

How I Blew a Guy's Mind and Created a Super Fan on Twitter

Inc Startups

Creating brand advocates on Twitter may not be as hard as we think


11 Fundraising Secrets from 1600 Startups - my SaaStr talk


Photo credit: SaaStr Last week, I had a great time at SaaStr, a conference dedicated to all things SaaS. Thanks to Jason Lemkin for inviting me to speak on fundraising there.

The Right IDEA: How to Practice IDEA Communication and Keep Your Audience Engaged

Inc Startups

You can't completely avoid all aspects of promotion in content, but you can create guidelines around the ways you communicate and the content you distribute to make sure you're providing value

SBI investigating incident where NC trooper fatally shot driver after confrontation

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

DURHAM — A North Carolina Highway Patrolman shot a 31-year-old man to death Sunday during an "armed confrontation" when he fled following a traffic stop, authorities said

3 Questions that will Improve Your LinkedIn Network

Inc Startups

Make your LinkedIn Request an Offer they Can't Refuse

1 dead after shooting at NC nightclub

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

SELMA — Authorities are investigating a shooting death at a nightclub in Selma


4 arrested in SC after NC robbery, high-speed chase, crash

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Law officers say after a high-speed chase and highway gunfire they're holding three men who pulled off multiple armed robberies in South Carolina and North Carolina

North Carolina trooper shoots driver after confrontation

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

DURHAM — Authorities say a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper shot a driver to death during an "armed confrontation" when he fled following a traffic stop

Charlotte mom's story helps other parents of transgender children

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHARLOTTE — During the long debate over transgender rights and House Bill 2, many supporters of the law suggested that being transgender is a choice and that some transgender individuals are simply experimenting with their gender identity, choosing to dress

Convicted church shooter Dylann Roof wants new federal trial

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

COLUMBIA, S.C. Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof has asked for a new federal trial, saying prosecutors didn't have jurisdiction to bring their case against him


Worker killed in Henderson County construction accident

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

ETOWAH — Authorities say a worker has died in a construction accident in Henderson County


Wilson man charged in death of his 4-month-old son

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

WILSON — A 30-year-old Wilson man has been charged in the death of his 4-month-old son


Authorities ID person killed in SUV, school bus collision in Catawba County

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

HICKORY — Officials have identified a woman killed in a crash between an SUV and a school bus in Catawba County


Bergdahl hearing expected to focus on criticism from Trump

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — Lawyers for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will try to convince a judge that he cannot get a fair trial on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy because of highly charged statements made by President