“I heard this message but thought, I’m young and still have time.”
“The most important advice I would still give — and it may seem crazy because I did lose this job I really loved — you have to be an authentic person.”
The $9.99 monthly service offers access to more than 600,000 books and thousands of audiobooks.
Because its editors are mostly male, an open-source map that provides data to companies like Foursquare and Craigslist may contain more strip clubs than day care centers.
The founder of travel startup Peek shares how she stays open to inspiration, wherever it finds her.
"This new branding changes the whole identity and expression of the company." - CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky
Could you walk away from a job that paid more than half a million a year? That’s what Kathryn Cicoletti did when she created MakinSense Babe, a video-driven site that translates financial news and investment advice into language that everyone can understand. Described by Forbes as “The Daily Show, but swap out Jon Stewart for an attractive blonde using clever analogies and wry wit to simplify financial topics,” Cicoletti’s videos skewer the mainstream financial industry, while making savvy investors of her subscribers.
"I spent a lot of time looking at the landscape to see what is out there and what other people were doing. I wanted to be sure that I was coming at finance and money topics from a different angle. I love the idea of taking things that are generally boring—sorry, finance is really boring, let’s be honest—and making them entertaining.”
These American cities defy the gender wage gap, but is it enough?
Comcast rep: “I’m trying to help you.” Customer Ryan Block: “You can help us by disconnecting our service.” Uh-huh.
The other day, tech guy Ryan Block called Comcast, the largest cable provider in the U.S., with a reasonable request to cancel his service—something plenty of people do every day.
What he got instead was a nightmare of a phone call from a Comcast service rep who, instead of simply disconnecting his service and telling him to have a nice day, stubbornly insisted on asking the same myopic questions, over and over again for at least 18 minutes straight.
“If we had been in the industry before, it might have changed how we started. We focused on what readers want, which we later learned is totally unusual.”
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