personal development and self awareness

The boring genius of how Atrium kills legal busy work

by koku_jin
Law firms have little incentive to build or buy software that will save their lawyers time because they often bill clients by the hour. Tasks like tracking down legal documents, extracting key information and drawing up hiring offers or funding term sheets add up to make lawyers expensive, even if they’re constantly repeating mindless busy work. That’s why legal startup Atrium is so exciting — even though it’s developing tech that might seem boring on the surface. After raising $75 million from Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst while growing to 400 clients, today Atrium is announcing its first customer-facing products. […]

How to Do the Deadlift Safely: Ultimate Guide

by koku_jin
Deadlift day is my favorite day of the week. And after reading This Ultimate Guide to Deadlifts – a part of our Strength 101 series – it’ll be yours too! Click any link below or scroll down to read the whole guide: What are the benefits of the deadlift? What is proper deadlift form? How to deadlift safely (with videos) Setting the bar down (Should I drop the bar on a deadlift?) Proper deadlift grip, straps, and other equipment. 7 common mistakes when deadlifting. What are the different types of deadlifts? Frequently Asked Questions on the deadlift (including starting weight). […]

7 Ways to Ensure Effective Communication at Work

by koku_jin
Sometimes spotting barriers to communication at work can be fairly easy. When miscommunication is left unaddressed, you may see it in the form of workplace conflict or decreased productivity. There’s a tendency for miscommunication to happen when there is little transparency. And sometimes this may be unintentional. “Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” — John W. Gardner Many people think they are effective communicators because they went to school or have a certain amount of work experience, but in reality they still struggle to influence others with their message. The result of ineffective communication is missed opportunity, lost time […]

20 Inspiring Writing Podcasts to Subscribe to Right Now

by koku_jin
In the last decade, podcasts have exploded in worldwide popularity. From celebrities like Dax Shepard to your 15-year-old nephew, everyone seems to have a podcast. Still, there’s a reason podcasts are so popular. Their versatility, accessibility and ability to transport, educate and empower is hard to beat. For writers looking to bust writer’s block, hone their craft or spice up a boring commute, there’s no shortage of podcasts from amateurs and experts alike. Here, we’ve compiled 20 writing-related podcasts worth subscribing to. But writer beware: You might find yourself binge-listening for hours. 1. Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for […]

Cleo, the London-based fintech, has quietly taken debt financing from US-based TriplePoint Capital

by koku_jin
Cleo, the London-based “digital assistant” that wants to replace your banking apps, has quietly taken venture debt from U.S.-based TriplePoint Capital, according to a regulatory filing. The amount remains undisclosed, though I understand from sources that the figure is somewhere in the region of mid-“single-digit” millions and will bridge the gap before a larger Series B round later this year. Cleo declined to comment on the fundraising. However, sources tell me the need to raise debt financing is partly related to Cleo Plus, the startup’s stealthy premium offering that is currently being tested and set to launch more widely soon. […]

99 Side Hustle Business Ideas You Can Start Today

by koku_jin
One of the most common questions I hear is how to start a side hustle when you don’t have any good ideas. This is a little list of side hustle business ideas to get your creative juices flowing. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, and I encourage you to add your own idea to the bottom if it’s not on here. The beauty of these side hustle ideas is that many don’t require a huge initial investment or even necessarily a highly specialized skill-set. And certainly, not all qualify as “business ideas,” but each has the potential to earn […]

Forget Rocket League, Roller Champions is the new best PVP sports game

by koku_jin
You have to give Rocket League a lot of credit – it pioneered a new wave of action sports games. Riding that wave is Roller Champions, a new free-to-play game from Ubisoft that blends the best of Rocket League with roller derby and it’s outstanding. The basic premise of the game is that two teams of three players work together to bring a ball around an arena one, two or three times before shooting into a hoop that’s hanging on the wall. The number of times you go around the track impacts how many points each goal is worth (either one, […]

Top 10 Oceanography Audio Podcasts & Radio You Must Subscribe and Listen to in 2019

by koku_jin
Top 10 Oceanography Podcasts Oceanography Podcasts. The Best Oceanography Podcasts from thousands of Oceanography Podcasts on the web using search and social metrics. Subscribe to these audio podcasts because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality episodes. These podcasts are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites Quality and consistency of episodes. Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review Contents [show]  1 Oceanography Podcast Newsletter 2 Oceanography Podcasts 2.1 World Ocean Radio 2.2 Meet the Ocean 2.3 Ocean […]

Lead Magnets: The Definitive Guide for 2019

by koku_jin
You already know lead magnets are essential – that’s why you want to learn how to craft the perfect one. But did you know that the right lead magnet can transform your simple online business ideas? For prospects to hand over their email address, you need to make an offer they can’t resist. Here’s the thing, nobody cares about your free newsletter. At least not right now. When someone first lands on your site, they don’t know anything about you. You’ve got 30 seconds or less to make them an irresistible offer to give you their email address. Once you’ve got […]

NASA ask private companies to share how they might supply the Lunar Gateway

by koku_jin
NASA’s stated goal of sending the first woman ever, and the first man since the Apollo program to the Moon involves setting up a new space station that will orbit the Moon which is supposed to begin being built by the end of 2022 per current timelines. Today, the U.S. space agency issued an open call for industry feedback and insight on how American companies might help supply said station. Like the ISS, the forthcoming ‘Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway (aka the LOP-G, but much more commonly simply referred to as ‘The Gateway’) will need regular resupply runs, and delivery of cargo […]