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Wall Street Should Fear 28-Year-Old Alexa Von Tobel

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When LearnVest launched two years ago, it was a site that promised to teach women important financial information. It was a fine idea, but when LearnVest raised $19 million last year, you had to wonder what investors were thinking. LearnVest's traffic and revenue didn't seem high enough to justify its...
Wall Street Should Fear 28-Year-Old Alexa Von Tobel

Alison Berkley Just Joined The Male-Dominated Venture Capital World

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As long as Sheryl Sandberg has sparked a discussion about the lack of women leaders in the workplace, let's look at the VC world. It doesn't take long to see that it is very, very male. And when it comes to VC firms that invest heavily in enterprise tech, it's...
Alison Berkley Just Joined The Male-Dominated Venture Capital World

An Exclusive Interview With Zynga CEO Mark Pincus

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The Chairman and CEO of Zynga, Mark Pincus, rarely grants interviews. After months of trying, GamesIndustry International was finally able to sit down with Pincus for an extended interview; one of the longest he's ever given in fact. What followed is a wide-ranging discussion about Zynga and games, and where...
An Exclusive Interview With Zynga CEO Mark Pincus

How two businesswomen convinced the world to Rent the Runway

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Any woman can now become a high-end fashionista at an affordable price, thanks to a breakthrough business called Rent the Runway. Co-founder and president Jennifer Fleiss shares how the concept came about and how it grew into the fashion gold mine it is today. I had always known that I...
How two businesswomen convinced the world to Rent the Runway
How to get more positive reviews for your businesses (the honest way)

Birchbox expands to Europe with acquisition of Paris-based clone JolieBox

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Beauty e-commerce startup Birchbox is crossing the pond with the acquisition of JolieBox, a Paris-based company offering similar services. In the past year, JolieBox, essentially a Birchbox clone, has itself acquired Spain’s Glamourum and the UK’s Boudoir Prive, so in addition to adding an office in Paris, New York-based Birchbox...
Birchbox expands to Europe with acquisition of Paris-based clone JolieBox

The battle of the book reviews | Lionel Shriver

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Professional critics are no more reliable than Amazon ratings, a study shows. So do we really need them?Is the professional book reviewer an anachronism? In a recent Harvard Business School study of nonfiction reviews, assessments in mainstream media outlets like this one and amateur ratings on Amazon largely converged. Assuming...
The battle of the book reviews | Lionel Shriver
From Amazon's cloud guy: 6 hiring tips for startups
Advice So Good You Didn’t Know You Needed It
And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 Is... Enigma!

The hard truth: Report says 75% of VC-backed startups fail

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Embrace failure (Wikipedia photo) Over the years, I’ve covered hundreds of startup closures, from high-profile flameouts like HomeGrocer.com to smaller lesser known upstarts that never really got off the ground. Now, according to research from Harvard Business School lecturer Shikhar Ghosh, there appear to be a lot more failures going...
The hard truth: Report says 75% of VC-backed startups fail

Harvard Researcher Uses Social Media To Predict Stock Market Volume

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Social media sentiment can predict flutuations in stock market volume as much as six to seven days ahead of time, according to a Harvard Business School doctoral candidate who has been studying the impact social media has on equities. That could become a valuable tool for hedge funds and investment...
Harvard Researcher Uses Social Media To Predict Stock Market Volume

Startup News: Motivational Social Networks Edition

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(flickr.com/seanvenn) Steps to success Moteevate, formerly known as Fitango and self described as “the motivational social network,” went live last week. The site makes achieving your goals sound really easy by breaking them down into three steps: choosing from over 600 action plans (or making up your own), inviting your...
Startup News: Motivational Social Networks Edition

HARVARD PROFESSOR: Why JCPenney And Facebook Will Never Be Like Apple

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One of the biggest threats to companies like JCPenney and Facebook is that they're too focused on short-termism, says Cynthia Montgomery, a strategy professor at Harvard Business School. In her new book, The Strategist: Be The Leader Your Business Needs, Montgomery talks about how most leaders have been delegating "strategizing" — either...
HARVARD PROFESSOR: Why JCPenney And Facebook Will Never Be Like Apple

Facebook’s Mobile Future Rests On Today’s Feature Phone Users

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Editor’s Note: The following guest post by Thomas Clayton, the Chief Executive Officer of voice blogging startup Bubble Motion. Prior to Bubble Motion, Clayton was GM of the Worldwide Telecom Business at BEA Systems, an infrastructure software company acquired by Oracle for $8.5B USD. Clayton holds a BA from Harvard Business School and a BS...
Facebook’s Mobile Future Rests On Today’s Feature Phone Users

A Key YouTube Exec Has Moved To Google Fiber (GOOG)

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Margaret Healy, who oversaw strategic partnerships at Google's YouTube, is moving to work on an ambitious new project at the company: Google Fiber. Google Fiber is a service that offers extremely high-speed Internet to homes. Right now it's in Kansas City, but there's every indication that Google plans to offer...
A Key YouTube Exec Has Moved To Google Fiber (GOOG)

Where the F was F8?

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Last September, Mark Zuckerberg and former Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg stood on a stage at Facebook’s F8 Web developer’s conference in San Francisco while an audience of hundreds hung on every word. The comedian perfectly impersonated Zuck, then strode offstage to the lyrics, “All I do...
Where the F was F8?
This TechCrunch Disrupt Winner Could Be The Future Of Search

Amazon v newspaper: which is the more valuable review?

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Academics have charted reviews on social media sites and broadsheet books desks, and ranked their impact on novel sales. The results make for interesting readingLast week's paper from the Harvard Business School asking "What makes a critic tick?" put me in mind of teachers and bombs. Literary critics can be...
Amazon v newspaper: which is the more valuable review?
Iraq Veterans Launch RallyPoint: A LinkedIn For The Military (And Life After)
Peter Thiel Makes His First Brazilian Investment With Affordable Furniture Startup Oppa

The story behind "Inside Facebook"

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Miguel Helft and Jessi Hempel's exclusive look into the inner workings of the social network is full of new revelations. FORTUNE -- In eight years, the social network Mark Zuckerberg began coding in his Harvard dorm room has become a cyber institution with some 843 million users. Now, as Facebook readies...
The story behind "Inside Facebook"

Make Sure You're Not De-Motivating Your Team [Career]

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It should come as no surprise that money is a pretty powerful motivator for workers, but an article by researchers at Harvard Business School says it takes more than cash to keep employees happy and productive.Photo by crschmidt. The article suggests that managers spend too much time trying to figure...
Make Sure You're Not De-Motivating Your Team [Career]

This Simple 'Power Pose' Can Change Your Life And Career

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Everyone talks about the importance of "body language," but few people understand how much of an impact it actually has--not just in the way others perceive us, but in terms of how we actually perform. Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy gave a great presentation at TED last summer about...
This Simple 'Power Pose' Can Change Your Life And Career

Real Stories of Startup Failure: A Database of What Not to Do

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There's a school of thought that says entrepreneurs learn best from their own mistakes. That they must fail - and fail and fail - before they succeed. Noam Wasserman comes from a different school of thought (Harvard Business School), and he suggests that entrepreneurs instead learn from the mistakes...
Real Stories of Startup Failure: A Database of What Not to Do
Well, I for one like the Bravo "Silicon Valley" show

Back To School

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I've always loved Rodney Dangerfield's Back To School. I laugh out loud just thinking about that film. This week I'm doing my own version of Back To School. Monday night I did my annual talk with InSITE, the Columbia/NYU joint program that puts graduate students (mostly law school and business...
Back To School

Facebook COO: 'We're Public Now. So Can You Click On An Ad Or Two?' (FB)

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Sheryl Sandberg spoke at the "Class Day" of Harvard Business School yesterday. (Class day is the event that leads up to its commencement day.) We're trying to get a full transcript now, but David Whitford at CNNMoney has some notes from the speech. There are two great lines that stand...
Facebook COO: 'We're Public Now. So Can You Click On An Ad Or Two?' (FB)

Targeting Families, Sidebark's Private Photo & Video Sharing App Debuts With Automatic List-Making Feature

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Want more proof that the private, mobile social networking space is exploding? Today, there comes yet another entrant into the game: an iOS and web application called Sidebark, which targets families and friends interested in sharing photos and videos privately via mobile. Because there are so many of these apps,...
Targeting Families, Sidebark's Private Photo & Video Sharing App Debuts With Automatic List-Making Feature

Meet Stitch Fix, the Personal Shopping Service That Mixes Data With a Human Touch

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If a service that mails recommended clothing and accessories to women isn’t up your alley, think about it this way: Stitch Fix is squarely at the intersection of both online and offline (so hot right now) and human and algorithm (even hotter). For $20, San Francisco-based Stitch Fix sends its...
Meet Stitch Fix, the Personal Shopping Service That Mixes Data With a Human Touch
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