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1. Pitching Formula

Do you really know how to pitch investors successfully? Hunter Walk, the co-founder of venture capital firm Homebrew, says you need to walk investors through three phases of commitment: Convince them your startup is in a solid market, that now is the opportune time for disruption, and your founders are the right team for the job. Easy, right?--Hunterwalk.com

2. Twitter's Profile Makeovers

The new Twitter profiles have arrived--and boy, do they look like Pinterest. Will the new look attract users? It's hard to tell now, but one thing's for sure: You'll love the ability to pin a tweet to your profile page.--Mashable

3. Wage Debate

The debate over whether to increase the minimum wage is unlikely to abate anytime soon. But the flip side--imposing a maximum wage--is far less discussed. Most CEOs probably won't like the idea, but there is some evidence to suggest that capping top salaries at a set multiple of the minimum hourly rate could go a long way to rectifying the country's growing income inequality.--The Week

4. Speaking of Salaries...

How much more money do you make than your employees? Bet it isn't close to this: According to a new report, the CEOs of the country's top fast food chains make 1,200 times more money than their front-line workers.--Mashable

5. Late Risers

The city that never sleeps affords its workers the most time to sleep in, as New York's median work arrival time is 8:24 am--about half an hour later than the U.S. median. You can see where your city ranks by looking at this recent analysis of Census data by data journalist Nate Silver.--Five thirty eight

 

 

Last updated: Apr 23, 2014




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