Read a book a day with “Four Minute Books”

About a month ago while browsing through Quora, I chanced upon a question asking What are the Best Book Summary Websites.  In one of the responses was Niklas Göke‘s answer: Four Minute Books. Four Minute Books is Niklas’ passion project for 2016 where he reads a book and writes a summary everyday for a year…

12 Awesome Seth Godin Quotes that Inspire

Many people think I’m fearless but most of the time I’m petrified.  Scared of sounding stupid, of criticism, of failure. Like publishing the first article I wrote on Medium. Or fundraising to build schools with Pencils of Promise. And for most part, I believe that’s endemic in our culture.  It’s safe to play it safe.  Conform to what society defines as…

No Time to Read? Watch Videos Instead!

Most Entrepreneurs Read Voraciously Warren Buffett says he spends about 70% of his time reading. Tim Ferriss says he does not know any entrepreneur that does not read. On the other extreme, Maria Popova, reveals that she reads a whopping 15 books a week, saves between 10-100 snippets of text and quotes and writes three long blog posts a day!…

Hacking Lifehacker’s “How I Work” Series – FREE DOWNLOAD!

A Searchable Index of Lifehacker.com’s “How I Work” and “Behind the App” Interviews with Shared Count data I’ve always been a big fan of Lifehacker’s “How I Work” series, especially the earlier ones. But one thing that has been on my wish list is a searchable index of all the “How I Work” interviews as I have…

Over $750K of Founder Freebies and Deals Discovered!

Over $750K of Founder Freebies and Deals Discovered! BUT which are deals and which are duds? I recently discovered two sites that offers freebies, deals and discounts to founders and startups. FS6.com and FoundersKit.co FS6.com is a UK based portal for founders and startups where founders can apply to accelerators, pitch investment funds, post/apply for jobs,…

A Useful List of Keyboard Shortcuts

Using keyboard shortcuts can 10X your productivity! Here are links to the must know keyboard shortcuts for the most popular apps!  Like the link? Hold CTRL or CMD and drag it to your bookmark bar to add it! (Remove unnecessary words to save space and add more to your bookmark bar!) Chrome Shortcut Keys Google Doc Google…

More Productivity Tips (this time from 33 Experts)

My Top 33 “How I Work” Interviews While I love the Lifehacker series, there isn’t a single indexable place where you can find all the “How I Work” interviews.  Just think about it… the interview series has been going on since end 2012 and they interview someone every single week. That’s over 150 interview! Lucky for…

MixMax – Turbo Charge your Email Productivity

Turbo Charge your Email Productivity For those who use Gmail or Google Apps for Work, you’re in for a treat.  Mixmax will not only beautify your Gmail, it will turbo charge your email productivity, bringing enterprise functionality and time-saving automation features straight to your Inbox: Track email open and click rates UNLIMITED,  FREE, FOREVER Track open rates by…

How to Stalk a Venture Capitalist

 How to Stalk a Venture Capitalist You’re a startup with a killer idea and are looking for a venture capitalist to pitch to. Or perhaps you’re a senior at college, about to graduate, and have an interview lined up with a top tier PE/VC fund, investment bank, consulting firm. Problem is, you know absolutely nothing about the…

8 Unexpected Lessons I Learnt about Fundraising

8 Unexpected Lessons I Learnt about Fundraising Some of you may know that I have been fundraising to build a school in Laos with Pencils of Promise (apologies to those I have been hassling over the last few weeks), but it’s done!  Between 8-Oct-15 to 26-Nov-15, US$25,050 was raised from 80 super generous friends in 46…

VCs vs Entrepreneurs, which cohort tend to earn more? | SaaStr

By: Jason M. Lemkin The “average” VC probably makes a $500k salary (some less, some far more). VCs don’t earn much carry – (this surprised me a little, as the bulk of PE investors’ compensation is carry) Answer: A top founder can make a lot more than even the best of VCs A pretty good VC…