I was sitting on the stoop outside my office in tears. My company was six months from running out of money. Our future hinged on us raising more capital through Series A financing. To say that I had a lot of feelings would be a vast understatement. When I confided in my cofounder, his response was radical: be completely vulnerable. Share every feeling, every fear, every ounce of my being with the whole company. Initially, I thought he was nuts, but I did it anyway. It ended up being one of the most positive and productive conversations the team ever had. And to top if off, not a single person left the organization over the following, painful months. I knew that when leaders routinely put on happy faces or stuff down challenges, everyone follows suit and problems fester. Soon, there’s an erosion of trust. Not only is trust important for company morale, but it can positively impact the bottom line. High-trust companies frequently outperform the S&P 500. Vulnerability is … [Read more...] about How I learned to be vulnerable (and became a better leader)
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: Could ‘Down Round’ I.P.O.s Hit the Tech Unicorns? Advertisement DealBook Supported by April 8, 2019 Good Monday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) Pinterest’s modest I.P.O. valuation should worry other unicorns The digital pin board company disclosed today that its I.P.O. would value it at less than its last private fund-raising round. That’s a big warning sign for other tech companies that are poised to go public this year. The high range of Pinterest’s I.P.O. would value it at $11.3 billion, below the $12 billion attained from private investors two years ago. In Silicon Valley speak, that’s a “down round” — something companies generally hope to avoid because it undermines confidence. Coupled with early … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Could ‘Down Round’ I.P.O.s Hit the Tech Unicorns?
As someone who has dated the same person for the past eight years, I can safely say that open communication has been the top factor in keeping the relationship strong. Communication is also the theme of “Eight Dates,” a new book from psychologists John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman. The book outlines eight topics they believe all long-term couples should have candid conversations about. My boyfriend Mike and I went on the eight dates the Gottmans organised around these topics, which included trust, sex, and money. Even though we didn’t see eye-to-eye on every topic, I felt more connected to Mike after each date. As a person who has been with the same person for the past eight years, I feel like I have a decent amount of relationship experience. With that experience, I’ve learned the importance of open and honest communication, which I truly believe has kept my relationship strong. So when a copy of “Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a … [Read more...] about I went on 8 therapist-designed dates with my boyfriend and we had the best conversations of our relationship
Paulie Malignaggi has challenged Conor McGregor to a “winner-takes-all” boxing fight. The two rivals have a checkered history that goes back years, and Malignaggi says he would “hospitalize” and bankrupt the UFC star should they ever fight for real. McGregor cannot negotiate with anyone until he learns whether he faces punishment for his alleged involvement in the post-fight brawls that marred UFC 229. A hearing is due on January 29, but if McGregor is permitted to fight in Las Vegas again this year, then Malignaggi may well find himself on the shortlist of potential opponents. Paulie Malignaggi has warned Conor McGregor that he would “hospitalize” and bankrupt him should they ever fight for real in a boxing ring. The two rivals have a checkered history that goes back years. McGregor recruited Malignaggi, an accomplished former world-level boxer, into his training camp in preparation for his crossover fight with Floyd Mayweather in 2017. … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor’s old sparring partner just threatened to hospitalize and bankrupt him if they ever fight for real in a boxing ring
Opinion Tim Krul celebrates with the visiting Norwich City supporters following Championship victory over Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. Pictures: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Paul Chesterton What a way for Norwich City to see in a Championship Christmas – Michael Bailey offers a seasonal super six things learned from victory at a sodden Blackburn Rovers. 1 – They may run out of room So this first point was actually defined by Sunday – and it won’t take long to guess why.Every team top of the Championship at Christmas since 2005 has been automatically promoted – which is a trend Leeds are now tasked with sustaining. Fair play; that comeback at Villa Park should fuel them for a while. But the essence of the point isn’t a matter of position – rather perception.City’s latest last-gasp win was regarded widely outside Norfolk as a sign of fortune. Jammy Norwich and all that. In other quarters, Norwich leading the way on Saturday … [Read more...] about Michael Bailey: Devoid of quality, Big Ben, no Norwich advantage and the yellow wall – Six things learned from City’s Blackburn triumph