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Thinkruptor Book Review: Exploring ‘The Myth of the Nice Girl’

To any woman working in a business environment, reading Fran Hauser’s new book The Myth of the Nice Girl will be a deeply personal experience. It can’t not be. Though Hauser is not the average woman in business, she tells a story that every woman is intimately familiar with. In this, her debut book, she writes about what we all know, seldom tell anyone, and have only recently started speaking out openly about.

Blockchain 101 – Crypto Decrypted by Melrose PR

 

For more about blockchain technology from Melrose PR experts, download the latest issue of Thinkruptor Magazine.

by Kelley Weaver, CEO of Melrose PR

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Good email habits make founders more approachable (and better at networking)

One of the downfalls of having a successful career is that we begin to lose touch with current events and popular culture.

We may become exceptionally knowledgeable in a certain field but, in focusing on one area and with what is usually a chock full 12-hour schedule ahead of us every day, we increasingly risk missing out on whatever is evolving in our industry and the world. It’s the curse of the absent-minded professor – the most respected experts in any field tend to be entirely oblivious to most other things happening around them. (more…)

4 Non-US cloud startups to keep an eye on in 2018

The vast majority of startups and established cloud companies that received any significant funding over the last year are, unsurprisingly, based in the US. As expected, Silicon Valley cloud startups are getting the bulk of the attention and cash, although there are a few startups making waves half a world away from California. (more…)

Basic design language that every entrepreneur should know

We’re going to make a bold claim – design and branding have never been more important than in the age of the internet. Understanding design basics and best practices when starting or running a business, in today’s day and age, is just as important as understanding business models or overhead and accounting. (more…)

Why seasoned investors invest in what they know best

For years, there have been rumors that big business leaders like Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett “don’t like tech.” While we’ve seen industry giants like Apple, Microsoft, and Google grow magnificently and seize markets in the past two decades, some financial leaders have remained under the radar, at least in terms of investing in technology. (more…)

Is Airbnb ready for an IPO?

In late January, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky took to Twitter to announce that the company would “be sharing the biggest changes” to its platform in 10 years and would embrace what he’s calling an “infinite time horizon.” One of the largest tech unicorns to date seems to be preparing for what could be the biggest IPO of 2018. (more…)

What the world’s top 10 self-made billionaires have in common

As it turns out – a lot. Not that there’s a set recipe for landing on any list among the top 10 entrepreneurs of our time, but surely there must be some common traits and takeaways from their individual success stories.

There’s a new breed of self-made billionaire climbing Forbes’ renowned success lists lately and we wondered what, if any, their secret to success was.  (more…)