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Bio Bill Gates - https://www.gatesnotes.com/BioNFTs and crypto don't get Bill Gates's approval.

The tech billionaire dismissed digital assets — particularly NFTs — as "100% based on greater fool theory" while speaking at a climate conference hosted by TechCrunch on Tuesday. In essence: the assets will only go up in price so long as enough investors are willing to pay more for them, making the assets void of any real value when investors aren't present.

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Question mark gd16f8d084 640 pngAs entrepreneurs, I think most of us have figured out that building a successful business requires some sacrifice. In fact, I'd say that anything you want to be successful at — whether it's mastering a sport, learning a new skill, getting in shape or having an awesome relationship — requires some kind of sacrifice. The key is to make sure that you're not making dumb sacrifices for your success, but smart ones.

Running just about any business, especially in the beginning, demands a lot of time and energy. It involves taking some risk and, for most of us, a heck of a lot of personal and professional growth. You quickly learn that you have to give up something to give your business what it demands from you if you want to succeed. And that's where the sacrifice comes in.

 

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Diversity of origami crafts 2021 12 09 01 54 28 utcEighty percent of Fortune 500 companies explain their interest in diversity by making some form of a business case: justifying diversity in the workplace on the grounds that it benefits companies’ bottom line. And yet, in a recent study, the authors found that this approach actually makes underrepresented job candidates a lot less interested in working with an organization. This is because rhetoric that makes the business case for diversity sends a subtle yet impactful signal that organizations view employees from underrepresented groups as a means to an end, ultimately undermining DEI efforts before employers have even had the chance to interact with potential employees.

 

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Time is money 2021 08 26 22 59 00 utcOver 80% of hedge fund start-ups say securing allocator capital is the biggest barrier they face, as new Hedgeweek research unearths a nervousness about the current capital raising environment.

In a global survey of hedge fund managers of all sizes, 64% of respondents said attracting investor flows is the single biggest challenge that emerging and start-up managers face. But among emerging managers themselves – defined as those with AuM under $250 million and track records of under five years – that number was even higher, at 82%, suggesting capital-raising for start-ups is a bigger barrier than the rest of the industry realises.

 

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Starting up 2021 09 24 03 35 56 utcThere’s no way around it: We’re in a bear market, and layoffs are hitting startups across sectors. Even though many investors are sitting on freshly raised funds, VC purse strings have tightened.

At Canvas, we take an optimistic but measured view that capital will continue funneling to startups and founding teams that have what it takes to enter, then lead in the market that power the global economy like marketplaces, fintech, and healthcare.

 

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autm logoSAN DIEGO — (June 14, 2022) — The licensing of university and nonprofit research has made a significant contribution to US gross domestic product (GDP), industrial gross output, and jobs over the last 25 years and underscores the importance of basic and applied research to the US economy, as well as the demand for public-private partnerships. The findings are based on an independent study released today and commissioned by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and AUTM, a global nonprofit that works to advance ideas from research institutions into the marketplace.

 

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A7244372 5dfe 49bc bb51 8ddf05fdfc13In my years of mentoring entrepreneurs, a problem I have seen too often is low self-esteem, and over-compensating through arrogance and ego. These entrepreneurs find it hard to respect customers or team members, and their ventures usually fail. As a team member, low self-esteem leads to low confidence, poor productivity, and no job satisfaction. Fortunately, both can be fixed.

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Stressed business executive working overtime 2022 01 05 19 42 51 utcGallup’s new data on the global workforce in 2021 reveals that employees around the world are experiencing stress at an all-time-high level, and worry, anger, and sadness remain above pre-pandemic levels. These emotions are organizational risks: If leaders aren’t paying attention to employee wellbeing, they’re likely to be blindsided by top performer burnout and high quit rates. Today’s leaders must think beyond physical wellness to capture the broader dimensions of overall wellbeing, capture data on how their employees are doing, and make employee care a permanent part of organizational culture.

 

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Bear and laptop with stock exchange chart on the s 2022 03 22 15 46 42 utcThere’s no way around it: We’re in a bear market, and layoffs are hitting startups across sectors. Even though many investors are sitting on freshly raised funds, VC purse strings have tightened.

At Canvas, we take an optimistic but measured view that capital will continue funneling to startups and founding teams that have what it takes to enter, then lead in the market that power the global economy like marketplaces, fintech, and healthcare.

 

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Pills 2021 08 26 20 11 08 utcA staggering 1.8 million people worldwide lost their lives to lung cancer in 2020. The World Health Organization says that it is the second most common type of oncology.

According to a new study, the natural herbal ingredient berberine can effectively inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells in a laboratory setting.

The study was done by researchers from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), who, like their colleagues abroad, have been looking for lung cancer therapeutic possibilities. There is currently no cure for the condition.

 

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Children in sneakers 2021 08 26 15 45 27 utcNew research by the mental health organization Sapien Labs shows that half of young people worldwide have experienced mental health decline and a deterioration of their “social self” in the wake of the pandemic. In this article, the author provides concrete actions companies can take to better connect and support young employees, including making onboarding more of a community-building exercise, supporting young talent with coaching, and  trading screen time for connection time.

 

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