Excerpt: "My wife Emily had a Little, Big Idea recently. Subscription boxes are a big deal in the States, but not yet in the UK or Europe. She thought it would be interesting to see if she could get a craft subscription box off the ground. I spent a couple of hours making her a logo, she wrote one blog post, no website, no big plan required, and now she has a little business, the Crafty Fox Box, growing. She’s had to learn as she’s gone along, but rather than taking months to get the idea perfect, she just started it. It’s a liberating way of doing things, and she’s already started her second, a stationery subscription box: paper.do."
Excerpt: "Last month, I discovered (and then nearly peed in my pants as a result of) comedian Jason Good’s blog post 46 Reasons My Three Year Old Might Be Freaking Out. (The first three possibilities: His sock is on wrong. His lip tastes salty. His shirt has a tag on it."
Excerpt: "Michelle Crosby, an energetic 37-year-old lawyer in Boise, Idaho, applied for a loan last November from a local bank, Western Capital. She proposed to use the money, $10,000, to help start a new business, Wevorce, which could be described most reductively as an H&R Block for divorces."
Excerpt: "By an amazing coincidence my sister, Cathy, and my Aunt Vere have the same birthday: April 4. Actually, it’s not so amazing. In any extended family with enough siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins, you’d expect at least one such birthday coincidence."
The company's shares are up more than 80% this year, up about 11% over 12 months, down 48% over 5 years and up 13% over 10 years. Is that a confusing picture? I only mention it in passing. Look ahead, not back.
Excerpt: "There has been a growing rate of exits happening for Asian e-commerce companies, but valuations remain small on average. Most are under the $50 million mark, according to CB Insights’ latest report."
Excerpt: "Ever been forced to defend a particular position and ended up believing it? You’ve succumbed to one of the most famous theories in social psychology. If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards. And if you find yourself acting out of line with your beliefs, change them."
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