FG Newsletter #302
– Apple confirms $1 billion investment in SoftBank tech fund
Along with Apple’s billion, SoftBank has said it is investing at least $25 billion in the fund and has been in talks with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund for an investment that could be as much as $45 billion.
– Venture Data: A review of VC in Europe & Israel in 2016
61 slides of data on VC investment trends in Europe and Israel in 2016 from Gil Dibner.
– Renewing Medium’s focus
Ev Williams at Medium says they are laying off 50 employees, about a third of its work force, and will close its NY and DC offices as it refocuses on a “less proven” means to pay writers.
– 2017 State of the Blogging Industry Report
The folks at ConvertKit take an in-depth look at it means to be a blogger in 2017 basedon feedback from over 850 blogggers.
– How I decked out my startup’s office for under $6k
A great read on how to kit out an office on the cheap from Drew Wilson at Plasso.
– Sweden reveals results from pilot of 30-hour work week
Swedes looking forward to a six-hour workday just got some bad news: the costs outweigh the benefits.
– Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey All Use the 5-Hour Rule
A good read on how top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning.
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