VC Fred Wilson on Broken Syndicates

And then there is the company that never really figures out how to build a business. In those situations, everyone around the table, including the founders, figure out how to wind things down, either through a sale of the business, an acquihire, or a wind down. This happens all the time and is generally not a particularly painful process.

These 32 Inspiring Leaders Make Their Arguments for Why Everyone Should Vote

Yet for whatever reason, many Americans will choose not to vote. The highest voter turnout in recent memory was 2008, when 58% of eligible people voted. Many were thrilled with that level of civic engagement – even though it meant that 42% of eligible voters did not participate. Democracy needs an active, engaged, educated population. Civic engagement is key. You can vote right, left, or center, just as long as you vote.

How to Survive in an Instagram Retail World

But as Brandless grows, the large incumbents will not go down without a fight. Based on the sheer number of SKUs companies like Target and Amazon carry, they are able to retain customers and get them to transact multiple times. On its way to success, Brandless will be faced with a tough challenge to compete with the incumbents on both price, and on customer retention. Recode reports that only 11 percent of new Brandless customers in Q3 2017 were still making purchases a year later, and average order size for a Brandless customer was $34 (as opposed to $60 for Target). In order to make the unit economics of the business work, Brandless, and others like it will likely have to raise prices, increase repeat order rate, or both.

Literally Everybody Hates the Whole Entire Concept of Daylights Saving Time. (Can You Find Anything Else We All Agree On This Much?)

By the way, I heard from a friend who shall remain nameless, but who wanted to correct my Saturday article about daylight savings time. It’s Daylight Saving Time, this so-called friend insisted, not daylight savings time, with an “s” at the end of savings, as I’d written it a few times in the article.

Google Just Revealed a Massive Innovation Failure, and the ‘Google Walkout’ Made It Even More Obvious. (Everyone Missed It, Which Is Completely Ironic)

Google+ had every advantage–a giant, then-young tech company behind it, more money than its engineers probably knew what to do with, and the ability to sign up people who were using other Google services to Google+ by “brute force.”

That was part of its downfall, it would seem. You probably have a Google+ account, but you might not even know it. That’s how the site could sign up hundreds of millions of users but still have engagement levels that were a mere fraction of its rivals