Seven dirty, gritty, real startup lessons that cost me $2 million By Pablo Fuentes On July 31, 2013 As CEO and founder of a company that makes an app that helps people apply to jobs from their mobile phones, I am happy to report that we’ve sucked a lot since launching in 2009. We’ve pivoted four times, a fact the press won’t let me forget. I’ll spare you the details, but it involved multiple layoffs, a founder split, brief homelessness, extended brokenness, multiple bridge rounds, a broken engagement, and other personal and professional obstacles. Along the way, we iterated our way to product-market fit, have solid growth in both users and engagement, and recently raised more funding. But getting here has been brutal. 7 Instant Ways to Boost Your Energy fMotivation aProductivity hHealth cSelf Improvement
Native American Wisdom, Sayings, Quotes, Philosophy A collection of sayings, quotes and words of wisdom reflecting the beliefs and philosophy of the Native Americans. Also offered are a selection of Native American books and Native American music which can be purchased through Amazon. This section also provides articles and links that provide information dealing with the issues of prejudice and shameful displacement that are still faced by the Native Americans to this day. Native American Wisdom & Quotes : - Native American Wisdom Quotes - Native American Code Of Ethics - The Indian Ten Commandments - Seven Philosophies For A Native American Man - The 23rd Psalm, Native American Version - The Invitation - The Little White Lie - It's Time To Wake Up! War Or Peace - Two Wolves - A Cherokee Parable
Tips on Funding a Small Business Identifying a gap in the market with a good idea can be the start of a great new business – but it’s not going to guarantee success without funding. In this edition of ‘tips from the experts’ we’ve gathered great advice from three experts in the field on how to fund a small business. Alison Bradley, Managing Director at Central Finance 1) Demonstrate Commitment to the Business When borrowing money to expand or start a business, be sure to demonstrate your commitment to the business.
Differentiate Between Goals and Resolutions to Aid in Personal Achievement Many popular new year resolutions such as "lose 25 lbs" or "run a marathon" are actually goals, not resolutions. If there is a specific achievement it's a goal, but permanent changes to your life are resolutions since you keep doing them every day and not just until a specific achievement is reached. Psychology weblog The Happiness Project points out that goals are great for happiness but can easily cause discouragement if you don't hit your goal on time. What if it takes longer than you expected?
Zero-knowledge proof In cryptography, a zero-knowledge proof or zero-knowledge protocol is a method by which one party (the prover) can prove to another party (the verifier) that a given statement is true, without conveying any additional information apart from the fact that the statement is indeed true. For cases where the ability to prove the statement requires some secret information on the part of the prover, the definition implies that the verifier will not be able to prove the statement to anyone else. Notice that the notion only applies if the statement being proven is the fact that the prover has such knowledge (otherwise, the statement would not be proved in zero-knowledge, since at the end of the protocol the verifier would gain the additional information that the prover has knowledge of the required secret information). Abstract example Peggy randomly takes either path A or B, while Victor waits outside
Apologize- Even if You're Right - PEOPLE TOOLSPEOPLE TOOLS This article was written on April 22, 2014 by Alan C. Fox We all know that apologizing can be one of the most difficult, yet helpful things we can do in our relationships with friends, loved ones, and colleagues. Take these two contrasting perspectives as an example of the paradoxical nature of the simple art of apology: “Faultless to a fault.” Cash Flow & Money Management TED Talks Money management can make or break a business and significantly influence individual financial security. In this series of TED Talks, leaders in entrepreneurship and business management speak about the importance of focusing on the future when thinking about money. Change the way you think about money – Preet Banerjee “How we look at debt has changed over time”, says Preet Banerjee. In this TED Talk, the former stockbroker and host of television series ‘Million Dollar Neighborhood’ talks about why people need to go back to avoiding taking credit for assets that depreciate in value over time. “We need to start hating debt again,” he says.
"Cannabis Chassidis" Book Party with Yoseph Leib ibn Mardachya, New York City, Sept. 12, 2012 "Cannabis Chassidis: The Ancient and Emerging Torah of Drugs" Book Presentation with author Yoseph Leib ibn Mardachya 7PM, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 Bluestockings Bookstore 172 Allen Street New York City, NY Is marijuana kosher? The Seven Sins of Deadly Meetings Naomi Chavez, an internal consultant for Cisco Systems, one of Silicon Valley's leading network-equipment manufacturers, is frustrated: "We have the most ineffective meetings of any company I've ever seen." Kevin Eassa, vice president of operations for the disk division of Conner Peripherals, another Silicon Valley giant, is realistically resigned: "We realize our meetings are unproductive. A consulting firm is trying to help us, and we think they've hit the mark. But we've got a long way to go." Richard Collard, senior manager of network operations at Federal Express, is simply exasperated: "We just seem to meet and meet and meet and we never seem to do anything." Meetings are the most universal — and universally despised — part of business life.