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Talking Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies with Alyse Killeen

Talking Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies with Alyse Killeen By Adam Rice Around the Loeb.NYC offices in recent months, I’ve noticed a lot of chatter about cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Given the nascent, confusing, and somewhat mysterious nature of the technology and its ecosystem, I suggested that we host Alyse Killeen for the monthly Loeb.NYC Speaker Series. Alyse is a Los Angeles-based venture…
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What Can Be Done About Offensive Content on Social Platforms?

What Can Be Done About Offensive Content on Social Platforms? By Peter Kelly Content moderation on social platforms is a weird pet obsession of mine. You don’t need me to inform you that the internet is full of garbage, but a number of recent headlines bring the issue into stark relief: Google links to hoax articles during breaking news. Twitter…
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Let it Be Real: Silicon Valley Valuations

Let It Be Real By Michael Loeb My Dad told the joke of “this guy” (joke maker-uppers are evidently misogynists – or is the opposite the case?) and the $10,000 dog. Each day he goes to a bar, mangy mutt in tow. This guy is subject to unrelenting derision from his fellow revelers, which only intensifies when in defense of…
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How Important is Office Culture to Startup Success?

One of the best things about starting your own business is that you get to (try to) build whatever type of company you want — including the culture. Everybody has been in organizations where the overall culture and values, or at least certain management styles, were toxic. Or maybe a lack of leadership undermined employee morale and performance. So why…
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The Entrepreneurs’ Gene

So… you want to start a business. And you want to know the most important thing? Forget capitalization, the right industry, the board of directors or the business model. Why it is the entrepreneurs’ gene, of course. For decades, scientists have been trying to isolate and replicate this elusive gene but have thus far been unsuccessful. The objective is to make…
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My Top 3 Transferrable Skills

  National Job Action Day Didn’t realize it was Job Action Day?  Me neither – and I’ve been working in career development for almost 10 years (with my company, WORKS – a partner to LoebNYC). So I did a little research and discovered that this auspicious occasion was created in 2008 by LiveCareer. In the spirit of this year’s theme;…
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Welcome to Our Company Factory

“Michael, what you have here is unique, isn’t it?” Swinging by our Midtown Manhattan office not long ago was a brilliant and remarkably successful entrepreneur, Jonathan Klein. Jonathan and Mark Getty, were founders of the eponymous Getty Images. All that company did was revolutionize the stock photo, editorial photo and film business. With his work largely done – Getty was…
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10 Things About the Bitcoin Blockchain You May Not Have Known

If you are involved in startups, finance, or investing, you have likely heard of Bitcoin, Initial Coin Offerings (ICO’s), and Blockchain. You probably have a good idea of the basics and are aware of the social, philosophical, and economic issues. Here are 10 things you may not have known about how Bitcoin’s Blockchain actually works:   1: The Bitcoin Blockchain…