Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace
Posted at 16:57h, 25 Aug 2015 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, Amazon has certainly come under fire lately, thanks in no small part to the New York Times piece describing the brutal workplace and environment the company seems to have fostered (Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions.) Stories have come out on both sides of the issue (An Amazonian's response to "Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace"; Dear Jeff Bezos: My husband needed therapy after working for Amazon). What we find interesting is the timin...
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Remarks to the Commonwealth Club
Posted at 16:55h, 18 Aug 2015 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, Apologies if your’e receiving this twice this week. Mailchimp seems to have had a glitch and we’ve heard from a number of you that you hadn’t received the newsletter today. Said Michael Crichton back in September of 2005 in his remarks to the Commonwealth Club, “I have been asked to talk about […]
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Funding To Food Tech Startups Reaches New Peak
Posted at 16:54h, 11 Aug 2015 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, We took a food handling safety class – as is required by law in New York, in order to work in the food business, and we are preparing to launch Sweet Freedom (coming soon). While the class was both informative and enlightening, in light of the bigger picture – what’s happening with […]
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500 Startups
Posted at 11:17h, 04 Aug 2015 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, Ok, it’s not, but anyone who knows Dave McClure (500 Startups) and/or has heard him speak, knows that he will invoke the ‘f’’ word at least a dozen times into any given three minutes of conversation. His TV show, Bazillion Dollar Club, (with Brady Forrest, who runs the Highway 1 hardware accelerator) premieres on Scyfy next month, and here’s a preview. Dave is nothing if not strongly opinionated, and he recently posted a series of tweets aimed at startup investors. While we rarely do this, they were too good for us not to share, and founders, there are takeaways here for you, too: 1/ Dear Startup Investors: STOP PARTICIPATING IN BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITIONS. You are propping up a HORRIBLE practice in the industry. 2/ sim...
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