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In a downturn, the wise Founder will know the first action needed is a pivot of the mind. The CEO’s psychology is the greatest point of leverage in a company’s success or failure. Leading my own VC-backed tech startups successfully through the 2000 and 2008 downturns, I’ve noted how great Founders shift their mindsets and psychology during […]

Daily schedule for students age 2 to 18. Weekly math learning plans for grade three through Algebra 2. Parents Parent quick start guideSet up your child on Khan Academy in 15 mins or less.Learn more Getting started webinarSee a demo of Khan Academy and Khan Academy Kids.Watch now Parent FAQ on remote learningSupport your child’s learning during school closures.Learn more […]

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we recognize that many schools are moving to a virtual learning option. Your health and safety, along with the safety of your educators and families, are the most important things during these difficult times. Learning can continue outside of the classroom walls, and we want to make sure students […]

Maybe you've already experienced working from home. 43% of Americans say they spend the occasional day 'WFH'. However only 5.2% of you do it full time, and as anyone in that position will tell you, it's a whole different ball game. It ain't easy — remote isn't an excuse to slack offWriting > Talking — good communication etiquette to adoptMaking friends — what […]

The CommonLit team is here to help schools that are coping with closures related to COVID-19. In this blog post, we highlight strategies for using CommonLit digitally with students. CommonLit is 100% free for teachers, students, and parents. CommonLit is a nonprofit education technology organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, especially students in Title […]

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Say hello to the decentralized economy -- the blockchain is about to change everything. In this lucid explainer of the complex (and confusing) technology, Bettina Warburg describes how the blockchain will eliminate the need for centralized institutions like banks or governments to facilitate trade, evolving age-old models of commerce and finance into something far more […]
Covid-19 sickens people around the globe, scientists are rushing to find drugs that could help patients recover sooner. The never-before-seen pathogen can cause severe respiratory symptoms, including difficulty breathing and chest pain. To aid in the search, scientists have enlisted the world’s most powerful supercomputer, the IBM-built Summit. Occupying the floor space of two tennis courts […]
The Philippines has a rapidly emerging economy with a population of over 100 million. However, two-thirds of the population remains unbanked. 70 million Filipinos have severely limited access to both the domestic and global financial ecosystems. This poses a significant problem when up to 10% of the Philippines’ GDP is made up of international remittances […]
TaskRabbit invented the gig-economy in 2008 with a marketplace that matches freelance labor with local demand for everyday tasks. Stacy Brown-Philpot became CEO of TaskRabbit In 2016 and led the successful acquisition of TaskRabbit by the IKEA Group. During her tenure, TaskRabbit has expanded its presence into 45 markets across the United States, the United […]
As we readjust to the impacts of the coronavirus, I’ve been asking myself: what is a basic useful model for estimating the growth impact to a software company? Of course, every business should develop a more conservative model, focused primarily on cash management to provide a longer runway. I expect the venture market to slow […]
COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our lives in a very short time, including the way we parent. With schools and businesses shut down and physical distancing measures in place, many parents are staying home to care for their children and work at the same time. Some parents are also homeschooling their children. Staying at home, […]
There are thousands of ebooks and audiobooks, hand-selected by your library, available for reading. Explore the collection through catalog guides, subjects, featured titles, and curated lists. It's a delight to discover new books through Libby. Trusted by millions of library patrons across North America and around the world. Read across devices All your loans, notes, […]
Wendover Brown runs a boutique business in San Francisco selling hand-sewn face masks. Her patterned products are called Vogmasks (pronounced “vogue masks”). They are meant to look more like clothing than medical devices—cosmetically palatable respirators for people trying to avoid air pollution or allergens. Most months, Brown says, she sells a few thousand. Last week […]
As Founders ourselves, we started 10 venture-backed companies that exited for over $10 Billion. During that time as Founders and now as VCs, we’ve seen 16 counterintuitive lessons in pitching VCs that increase your odds of success. Today we’re sharing them for the benefit of the entire founder community. Create your Company Brief - www.thecompanybrief.com […]
In normal times, when the air does not hang heavy with a near-apocalyptic level of dread, waking up with a little tickle in the back of your throat is often resolved with a cup of tea and a cough drop. But these are not normal times — and even the most unflappable are susceptible to […]
the startup space, building great relationships is nearly as important as creating smart new products. And as many would tell you, forging a strong bond with your investor is the most important of them all. While I may not subscribe to the entire premise of that notion, One can’t deny that investors are indeed quite […]
This tutorial walks you through, step-by-step, how to draw ROC curves and calculate AUC in R. We start with basic ROC graph, learn how to extract thresholds for decision making, calculate AUC and partial AUC and how to layer multiple ROC curves on the same graph. You can get a copy of the code from […]
S&P Global Ratings continues to assess the economic and credit effects of the coronavirus pandemic around the world. Click below for our research and insights across regions and industries. Coronavirus Impact - Key Takeaways From Our Articles S&P Global Ratings is launching a series of weekly webcasts. Every Friday, we will provide the market with […]
As Founders ourselves, we started 10 venture-backed companies that exited for over $10 Billion. During that time as Founders and now as VCs, we’ve seen 16 counterintuitive lessons in pitching VCs that increase your odds of success. Today we’re sharing them for the benefit of the entire founder community. Create your Company Brief - www.thecompanybrief.com […]
CASEL understands how important it is to attend to the social and emotional needs that arise during times like these. SEL offers a powerful means to explore and express our emotions, build relationships, and support each other – children and adults alike. The resources are designed to support educators, parents, and anyone who works with […]
The art of entrepreneurship and the science of Customer Development is not just getting out of the building and listening to prospective customers. It’s understanding who to listen to and why. Five Cups of Coffee I got a call from Satish, one of my ex-students, last week. He got my attention when he said, “Following your customer development […]
Support the channel by getting The Lean Startup by Eric Ries here: https://amzn.to/2IM6JLp Lean Startup is an approach that every aspiring entrepreneur should know about. In this video, I’ll present the 5 best takeaways (in my opinion) from the book that happens to have the same name – The Lean Startup, by Eric Ries. How […]
In nuclear physics, the minimum amount of fissile material needed to create a self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is known as critical mass. The idea is that, in complex systems, moving beyond a threshold can suddenly unleash powerful, self-sustaining change. From my own experience of founding and investing in companies, this was an irrefutable law that I applied to startups, too. […]
MetaMask's Dan Finlay gives a basic technical overview of how Ethereum and blockchains work at the opening talks of the IPFS Ethererum Hackathon, Seattle 2017. Slides online here: https://github.com/MetaMask/IPFS-Ethereum-Hackathon/tree/master/slides/01_DanFinlay_intro_to_ethereum_blockchains
Richie Etwaru, discusses the opportunity and implications of blockchain as a paradigm to slow/chose the expanding trust gap in commerce. He unpacks blockchain to a level of simplicity to be consumed by those that are just starting to understand and explore the paradigm. He lays out a current state of commerce, suggesting that every company […]

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