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USV Manager Bootcamp1


Our USV Portfolio Network Team built a new offering last year called the USV Manager Bootcamp. The idea is to offer management training classes to our portfolio companies that are too small to be able to offer those classes themselves. Last week was the sixth bootcamp and the self reported results are pretty impressive: As I tweeted out last week, this is something other VC firms can do as well. It’s a perfect example of something that works for a portfolio of companies. something VC firms can do for their portfolio companies is to provide training programs that the smaller companies can’t justify on their own https://t.co/Je0WfKosVg — Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) January 25, 2018 If you want to learn more about how this works, our Portfolio Network Team wrote a blog post about it last week. http://avc.com/2018/01/usv-manager-bootcamp/

USV Manager Bootcamp1


Our USV Portfolio Network Team built a new offering last year called the USV Manager Bootcamp. The idea is to offer management training classes to our portfolio companies that are too small to be able to offer those classes themselves. Last week was the sixth bootcamp and the self reported results are pretty impressive: As I tweeted out last week, this is something other VC firms can do as well. It’s a perfect example of something that works for a portfolio of companies. something VC firms can do for their portfolio companies is to provide training programs that the smaller companies can’t justify on their own https://t.co/Je0WfKosVg — Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) January 25, 2018 If you want to learn more about how this works, our Portfolio Network Team wrote a blog post about it last week. http://avc.com/2018/01/usv-manager-bootcamp/

Real desperation and faked calm


I’ve been speaking to a few folks who are in the process of interviewing for jobs. Interviewing is one of the purest forms of selling – instead of selling a product, we sell our own skills and capabilities. It can be high pressure and typically has long ranging consequences. Desperation and worry are natural accompaniments in this process. My learning – so much of successful interviewing and selling is substituting real desperation and worry with (often) faked calm. Of course, this isn’t just limited to interviewing. It applies to every juncture at which we try to make an important sale – when we get started on a new job, when we make an important presentation, etc. So, if you are at one of these junctures and are finding yourself worried, do know it is expected. Every bit of practice and mental preparation we invest in is really all about making this replacement of desperation with calm seem more natural.   Share this: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Like this: Like Loading... Related https://alearningaday.com/2018/01/15/real-desperation-and-faked-calm/

Evidence of wisdom


The best evidence of wisdom is the ability to discern what will matter in the long run from all the noise in the current moment. Like all other abilities, this one takes conscious effort. And, like most abilities that are hard to acquire, the juice is well worth the squeeze. Share this: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Like this: Like Loading... Related https://alearningaday.com/2018/01/14/evidence-of-wisdom/

Plastic Straw Crime Spree


Source: http://themusingsofthebigredcar.com/plastic-straw-crime-spree/ Big Red Car here to inform y’all about a new threat to civilization – the profileration of the deadly plastic straw. To be specific, the unsolicited offering of a plastic straw by a waiter. You will recognize this as a crime against humanity of the first order, no? California is way out in front on this issue currently considering a ban on unsolicited plastic straws. The California bill is #AB 1884 Straws Upon Request which would make it unlawful for a waiter to provide a plastic straw without a request from a customer. Violators of the Retail Food Section of the California Health and Safety Code would be guilty of a misdemeanor which is “punishable by a fine of not less than $25 or more than $1,000, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 6 months, or by both.” [California legislators ensure the Big Red Car they will clean this up and they won’t “criminalize” unsolicited plastic straws, but we’ve heard that before, haven’t we?] Before we dismiss this out of hand as being more California lunacy, let’s focus on the fact that plastic lasts forever and is, typically, not recycled. There are reported to be 500,000,000 plastic straws used and thrown away per day which is more than 180,000,000,000 plastic straws per year. As a category, only 33% of US plastic is recycled annually. So, there you have it, a step forward in the reduction of the plastic straw crime spree. Me? I am all in on #boycottplasticstraws But, hey, what the Hell do I know anyway? I’m just a Big Red Car and I never use a straw. I like the feel of the ice cubes against my radiator when I drink.  Source: http://themusingsofthebigredcar.com/plastic-straw-crime-spree/