Behind the Curtain: How Silicon Valley companies are handling the downturn

Silicon Valley is buzzing with recent activity from several notable investors, who've told their portfolio companies to batten down the hatches for an impending recession that will be extremely challenging. For example, Sequoia, one of the premiere venture capital firms out here, held an emergency meeting with its portfolio CEOs last week. Below is the extraordinary presentation they made. And ...

My post on J.D.’s blog: The best $20 You’ll Ever Spend

J.D. Roth from Get Rich Slowly asked me to make a guest post on his blog about entrepreneurship, so I wrote The Best $20 You'll Ever Spend. I use this technique all the time to meet interesting people -- it really works -- so check out the post. Btw, check out J.D.'s blog, Get Rich Slowly. It's ...

5-minute video interview: How do you get rich?

Here's an interview I did with Piers Fawkes of PSFK last week and I thought you guys might want to check it out. (RSS readers, click here to see the video.) 0:00 -- Why I started I Will Teach You To Be Rich (skip this if you've already heard it) 0:35 -- Do young people really care about ...

The article everyone is talking about today

...is the phenomenal New York Times article written about how a woman named Diane McLeod got into thousands of dollars of debt. It's remarkable because it includes a rich set of multimedia features that let you understand how many of us get into so much debt -- and also allow you to compare yourself to others. They include: An overview ...

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“Why don’t companies ever hire me?”

Because you're no different than the other applicants. Here's how to stand out. Note: This doesn't only apply to programmers. Everyone should have a portfolio. I am in college, but have lots of free time, so I can work fulltime at a startup plus add in a lot of extra hours (I know how startups are) on site or by ...

Why the lady sitting next to me should pay $2,000 for a computer class

I'm sitting at my neighborhood coffee shop listening to two women talk about their careers. Yes, I eavesdrop. One of them is complaining about her job, but says that she can't get another one because she's uncomfortable with her computer skills. Which led me to this post. If you take a $2,000 computer class and it lets you get ...