It’s hard to argue with Andreessen’s observation that we need better schools and public transit. But like any venture capitalist trained to identify heroic entrepreneurs, he sees solutions through the lens of Elon Musk–like supermen. His essay portrays transformational innovation as strictly a matter of personal resolve. (Andreessen Horowitz did not respond to a request for comment.) The reality, of course, is far more complex. Of late, we have failed to “build” not for lack of will, but because our society—and particularly our public and private financial markets—do not value building. … [Read more...] about If entrepreneurs and VCs want to build, we first need to rebuild financial markets
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That means you need to help yourself be a person who leadership thinks about when assigning new projects. It turns out that you don’t have to do anything devious to be top-of-mind for the leaders. In fact, the most effective thing you can do is to ask for some more responsibility. In general, leaders of organizations are busy, and so they may not be able to evaluate all the likely candidates for a job that needs to get done. When you volunteer to take on something new, you’re putting yourself into the pool of people who will get considered. That’s a great start. … [Read more...] about What to do when you’re stuck in a career rut
Detroit has long been known as the Motor City. But thanks to its low cost of living and burgeoning tech scene, it may soon be known as Motherboard City. At least according to the researchers at Coding Dojo. They just ranked Detroit as No. 1 among the best cities to live and work in tech that may supplant the pricey locus of Silicon Valley. … [Read more...] about These 10 cities are the most affordable places to live if you work in tech
The term ‘financial independence’ simply means that you have sufficient savings to live your life as you please. To some, it simply means retirement from work at the age of 58 and spending time with their families. For a few others, it is about pursuing their passions, without having to worry about the money. So, it can be time spent with NGOs or chasing a hobby, or even converting a hobby to a profession. Still others may want to continue working, but on their own terms. … [Read more...] about How much money do you really need to be financially independent?
An investment from Kirin or other investors would help Bira which has made losses in recent years and been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, just like the rest of the beer industry. It has said it aims eventually to list on the stock market. … [Read more...] about Indian craft brewer Bira in talks with foreign beer makers over possible stake sale