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Working in Finance: Why I Want to Work in Venture Capital

Everyone wants to do it. However, insiders say that there are very few spots available. Generally, venture capital firms aren’t looking for undergraduates with little or no experience. They are looking for MBA’s with years of experience in a specific industry or executives with extensive experience. However, recently, MBA’s have gotten the chance to jump straight to venture capital firms.…

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Kickstarter Enables Artists to Create

Have a creative project you’d like to see come to fruition but lack the funds to make it work? Venture capital for arts-related projects is often hard to find, but now there’s a new avenue based on an old concept: crowdfunding.The model is a simple one: Promote your idea. Ask others to put up cash. Offer rewards. Receive funding. Bring…

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5 Fundamental Social Design Patterns
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5 Fundamental Social Design Patterns

A few different sites have implemented some very successful social designs. I’ll lay out 5 social design patterns here and then follow up with case studies in subsequent posts. These apply to sites with user-generated content where the content is the primary object. Public Timeline I’m starting with the public timeline because, while it’s not the sexiest thing on this…

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