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MBS Dashboard - Pricing, Charts and Commentary There's not a lot of "updating" or commentary to be done when bond markets are behaving as expected. With that in mind, markets continue to trade as expected following this morning's initial move. Also to be expected is a general lack of big moves the day before NFP. Essentially, our best chance for a big move would have been a crazy ECB Announcement this morning, followed by crazy strong economic data, subsequently causing snowball selling in Treasuries and major spillover into MBS. Without that "stuff" in play, there's not much left to do apart from simply meandering noncommittally back into the previous range and waiting for NFP. Investor Nomenclature and the Venture Spiral The press loves the term Super Angels. They use it at almost every opportunity they get and sometimes even when they don’t have the right opportunity for it. In my view the terminology being used for early stage investors by the press and the media is not as clear as it should be. I’ve talked about this on several occasions when I’ve been at conference and on panels, but I figured it would make sense to do a post explaining my taxonomy of the early-stage investing world. Friends and Family: Or sometimes referred to as the 3Fs for Friends, Family and Fools.

businessinsider Whether I plan to or not, everywhere I go I seem to get tangled in some kind of menswear debate. Sometimes it’s philosophical discussions about forms of representation and cultural shifts in gender identities. Other times it’s more technical conversations about design, manufacturing, and investment potential. For example, the other day I was meeting with some studio executives out here in LA, and we were discussing suits. More specifically, the often shocking price difference from one garment to the next, and the corresponding justifications for raw materials, labor, distribution, etc. Long story short, I’m sitting at a conference table with two men and two women. Open Collaboration - The Next Economic Paradigm I’ve dedicated a lot of research over the last few years to understanding the deep trends that will define the next economy. As I’ve written elsewhere, the global economy goes through a creative-destructive cycle every 50 years. And now we’re in the midst of a collapsing paradigm that is soon to be replaced by something new.

s Top 25 Most Difficult Companies To Interview (2013) Interviewing at any company isn’t easy, but at some companies, the interview process is even tougher. To make things even more difficult, the average length of the entire interview process is increasing, from an average of 12 days in 2010 to an average of 23 days thus far in 2013, according to job candidate feedback shared on Glassdoor. Glassdoor’s third annual report of the Top 25 Most Difficult Companies to Interview (2013)* uncovers which companies have the toughest interview process, according to job candidates over the past year, along with average interview duration, average interview experience (positive vs. negative), and overall employee satisfaction ratings to shed light into the question: Does a tough interview correlate to higher employee satisfaction? This year, consulting firm McKinsey & Company takes the top spot for the third year in a row with its 3.9 interview difficulty rating.

Jing Daily: The Business of Luxury and Culture in China Bitcoin luxury e-tailer BitPremier has its sights on the China market. (BitPremier) While China’s flourishing Bitcoin market has attracted intense speculation and economic optimism, the digital currency’s anonymous nature and unregulated status make it poised to significantly affect online business in the mainland. Bitcoin is a web-based digital currency that has recently been enjoying immense popularity throughout the world. With no physical presence—transactions are made through its shared and completely digital client—the identities of its users are easily rendered anonymous. There are two ways to obtain Bitcoins: the first is simply to buy them at one of many exchange websites, while the other is to generate new Bitcoins via the complicated and expensive process of “mining”, which involves using high-powered computers to crack dense mathematical formulas that add new Bitcoins into circulation and simultaneously protect the system from hackers.

George Media announces media partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce - George Media announces media partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce - George Media TORONTO, April 13 /CNW/ - George Media today announced it has formed an official media partnership between its cornerstone digital B2B publication website, The Canadian Business Journal (CBJ), and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. As the Chamber's national media partner, The Canadian Business Journal will offer unparalleled exposure to the magazine's national audience by providing editorial space, web advertising, and continued onsite coverage of Canadian Chamber events. The Chamber will continue to promote its initiatives and events through CBJ on an ongoing basis. "This is a natural partnership and a step in the right direction for both the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and The Canadian Business Journal, and we are pleased to be partnering with an organization that has such a solid foundation and vital role in Canadian business," said Michael Alexander-Jones, President of George Media.