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How to be the best wingman for you startup

by Young Entrepreneur Council YEC Finding the right cofounder

W hat is the most important quality you should you look for in a startup co-founder and why?

Alignment of Values

"Everything changes except character. Product ideas, market dynamics and even founder competencies morph over time. Character (what someone deeply values) changes at a comparatively infinitesimal pace. Diversity of gender, age and training can lead to higher team performance. In  ...

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Distracted at work? Here are 10 reasons why

by Alex Dalenberg

Having trouble finishing out the week before a long weekend? Join the club. Alas, an average day can be just as distracting, as this infographic via Weekdone so painfully illustrates. Some of the culprits are familiar (such as wasted meetings, which we've written about before), others are less obvious, like an office that's too hot or too cold. (h/t Business Insider).  ...

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Amazon's Twitch deal proves value of user-generated video


W hen Google Inc. snapped up YouTube in 2006, skeptics called the $1.65 billion all-stock price tag crazy, and wondered whether the search giant was flushing money down the toilet.

Somehow, the criticism was more muted this week when Amazon announced it would snap up Twitch, a website where users watch steaming videos of others playing videos games, for $1.1 billion.

"Eight years ago, people  ...

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When Dear Kate was called 'controversial,' its founder struck back — with a revealing selfie

by Mary Johnson JulieSygielbyPinsiLei[1]

L ast Thursday, Julie Sygiel launched the latest collection for her underwear company, Dear Kate.

It was a pretty normal day, Sygiel told me. Dear Kate launches a new collection at least once every other month, and the big reveal for the Ada Collection — named for Ada Lovelace, thought to be the world’s first computer programmer — looked to be nothing out of the ordinary.

Then came Friday.


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Uplinks: Patton Oswalt's Twitter vacation, idiot crowdfunding and your brain on coffee

by Alex Dalenberg Patton Oswalt

H ighlight of the day: an infinite loop of former Microsoft CEO and newly-minted L.A. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer screaming "HARRDCORE!!!" No tech CEO will ever top Ballmer when it comes to decibels.

Here are nine other hardcore (or at least intriguing) links that caught our attention on Thursday, August 28. Imagine Ballmer yelling the bolded parts.

Digital media has become a race to the bottom.  ...

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Abercrombie & Fitch dropping its logo from T-shirts and sweats

by Dan Eaton

I f you like shirts and sweats that say Abercrombie or Hollister, best stock up now.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has been downsizing its selection of apparel featuring its brand logos in favor of more stylish non-logo clothing for months. It’s both an acknowledgement that its once ubiquitous logo-wear is no longer what shoppers want and that it needs to better compete with the more fashionable,  ...

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WATCH: Steve Ballmer is hardcore. Harrrrdcore. Plus, Sarah Palin gets iced

by Alex Dalenberg

If you're feeling less than hardcore, maybe boot up this infinite loop of former Microsoft CEO (and current L.A. Clippers owner) Steve Ballmer exhorting you to get better everyday. We made this loop of the meme-worthy Ballmer pumping up fans at a Clippers rally using Coub, a Russian startup that just opened offices in the U.S. Founder Anton Gladkoborodov described Coub to us as GIFs with sound  ...

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