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INFLECTION News - Issue #5 - Billion Dollar Failure & Your Moment In History

We hit our inflection point last week with the release of our first written piece called "If Your Dre
INFLECTION News - Issue #5 - Billion Dollar Failure & Your Moment In History
By Frank Denbow • Issue #5 • View online
We hit our inflection point last week with the release of our first written piece called “If Your Dreams Don’t Serve You, Let Them Go”. It inspired a lot of great conversation, and we hope the future articles are similarly thought provoking.

Now thats an INFLECTION
Now thats an INFLECTION
INFLECTION Updates
This week we kick off another series called “The Blueprint” with actionable advice from entrepreneurs on how they built profitable companies.
Our first edition will include Adam Schwartz of TeePublic, which recently sold to RedBubble for $57 million.
We’ll be releasing the piece over the week on our blog, twitter, and instagram, so follow to catch the updates.
A key quote from Adam's last fireside chat
A key quote from Adam's last fireside chat
News & Commentary
Reflecting on My Failure to Build a Billion-Dollar Company
The fundamental problem with Silicon Valley’s favorite growth strategy — Quartz
Top Tweets

Patience
  • Broke inventor pitches on Shark Tank and doesn’t get a deal.
  • 5 years later he sells to Amazon for $1BN & returns as a shark.
  • Sometimes, you just know.
Shark Tank
Remember Jamie Siminoff? Well, he's back, but this time it's a little different! #SharkTank https://t.co/mrDL2GIIG1
Twitter Fail
Sahil Lavingia
Me: *writes a post urging caution about raising venture capital*

Twitter: you're a VC now https://t.co/bImbtknmHJ
Diverse?
Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i
“Diversity” doesn’t mean “Black”

Thank you for coming to my TED Talk...

P.S. ONE person isn’t “diverse”

✌🏽
Staying +
Laura Behrens Wu
Tricks I’ve learned to be more positive:
- positive reframing
- take responsibility by saying what I did, no blaming others
- recognize what choices I made, I have agency
- choices aren’t limited, find more options
- be curious about sth I disagree with w/o immediate neg reaction
Weekly Hiten Shah Tweet
Hiten Shah
Do fewer things extremely well.
In Case You Missed It. Click Through & Read.
Thompson Plyler
Trying to do coding homework in a bad wing at a great hospital. Every now and then a new voice is sobbing somewhere down the hall. Only the pathogens are glad to be here. Someone should really patch our shared mortality. https://t.co/ANx1cMEasf
Tactical Guides
Top Diversity & Inclusion Tips for Job Seekers, Hiring Managers, and Interview Panelists
Compounding Knowledge
Opportunities
MicroConf 2019 Starter Edition Scholarship Application
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