I’ve been lucky to have worked with some cool startups and met some pretty awesome founders in the process. Unfortunately, I’ve also heard a lot of stories of the not so awesome founders who think they’re the bee’s knees and therefore entitled to be assholes. If you’ve had any dealings in the startup community, I bet you’ve also met your fair share of founders who left you thinking “WTF?”
When my cousin asked me to be a bridesmaid, my first thought was “Yay! Pretty dresses!” My next thought was “Damn, this is going to be a pain in the butt and I’ll actually probably end up in something hideous.” After all, I can’t remember anyone telling me about their awesome experience of being a bridesmaid or how much they wanted to wear their bridesmaid dress again and again. Yeah, this wasn’t going to be fun…
Yes, I’m being cheeky with the linkbait headline, and for good reason. It seems like lately everywhere you look you see a “X ways to blah blah” post full of BS on every topic imaginable. Sadly, with more and more businesses catching on to the content marketing trend, the “content” part of it somehow got lost along the way and we’re left with catchy headlines that lead to articles filled with spam.
Every time you log in to LinkedIn you see that little “% complete” bar just sitting there, nagging you. Maybe you give in and fill out all the details LinkedIn wants, or maybe you procrastinate and let that 40% stay at 40%. My advice? Complete that thing. You’ll thank me later.
My sister had an Android. Every time I saw her use her swype keyboard I got green with envy. So I decided to put aside my pretty iPhone and give an Android phone a fair go. I was able to get my hands on the newest Nexus phone so that it was a fair battle – iPhone 5s vs the Nexus that was most recommended by people who I trust. Here’s my experience setting up the phone and using it for a couple weeks.
(experiment took place in the fall of 2013)