Stop giving away company shares like candy on Halloween.

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Besides picking a company name, distributing shares is commonly an early task that most teams must do. It’s a tricky conversation that many first-time entrepreneurs tend to avoid, or worse, just split equally (continue reading to learn why). The conversation is especially uncomfortable because the project hasn’t started yet, and…


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Learning to code is easy, especially if you use the right resources.

It’s a problem that many aspiring entrepreneurs struggle with: they have an idea, and they have a plan, but they can’t figure out how to turn that idea into an MVP. Almost every other day on the /r/Startups, I see someone asking the community how to build an MVP without…


Joining an early-stage company is risky, but you can de-risk your decision.

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Joining an early-stage startup comes with many tradeoffs. In a team of just three to five other employees, the company can feel more like an interest club at times. On the one hand, you get much more autonomy, your work is likely to have more impact, and you enjoy the…


The Oculus Quest 2 (Source: The Official Oculus Website)

Tuesday, October 13th, marked a big event for many Apple fans around the world. At the same time, it marked a pretty fun event for me: the Oculus Quest 2 arrived at my doorstep, and I was ready to take my first dive into the deep end of virtual reality…


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Bills are intimidating. Startup bills can be more frightening than personal ones. SaaS services can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars a year; other fees, such as getting much-needed consultations with lawyers, can pile on fees quickly, too.

The finances and purchase decisions can become intimidating, especially since most founders…


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I remember, years ago, walking through the San Antonio office of one of the world’s largest oil companies. I was staring at an ocean of cubicles. Many of them stretched from floor to ceiling. A few of them stopped at hip height. …


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Fundraising is tough. It’s a full-time job in itself and requires months of work. The entire process typically takes four to six months, and it all starts with the pitch deck. Throughout the process, you’ll be speaking to many different people and gaining new perspectives about the business. To get…


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Anchoring happens all the time. Learn to recognize it and use it to your advantage.

If you don’t know what anchoring is, I have a fun survey for you. Please only take the quiz if you don’t know what anchoring is, and only before reading the article.

Think about a chore on your to-do list but just haven’t had time to complete. Now, imagine…


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COVID has pushed many US hospitals to the brink of financial collapse

It’s no secret that healthcare treatment in the United States is expensive. Drugs are costly — a Kaiser Family Fund survey published in 2019 reported that 79% of Americans considered the cost of prescription drugs to be unreasonable (the average prescription price for a single pill of a specialty drug…


The Surface Book 3 represents the bright future of Microsoft

Disclaimer 1: I own some shares in Microsoft and Apple. Also, this is not financial advice.

Disclaimer 2: Apple reports all of its Mac sales in one category on its Annual Reports, labeled as Mac. It includes desktop sales. …

Kenny L.

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