Reading List Highlights: Tile, 8-Hour Workday, Brexit

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1. Tile raises $18 million to make personal belongings easy to find

By Lora Kolodny – TechCrunch

Digest: Internet of Things

Curator: Michael Kruk

“Tile makes square, waterproof tags that employ Bluetooth low-energy radio and GPS technology to find objects they’re attached to, like wallets, keychains, purses and gym bags.”

Author discusses current progress, how the product works, and creative due diligence tactics used by the investors involved in the latest round of funding. Read More

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2. Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn’t Work

By Travis Bradberry, Forbes

Digest: Leadership & Resiliency

Curator: Sarah Jane Coffey

Science, “Taking breaks boosts productivity. The ideal work-to-break ratio is 52 minutes of work, followed by 17 minutes of rest.” Viva la break! Read More

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3. What would it take for your grandma to buy a 3D Printer?

By Dilanka, Medium

Digest: 3D Printing

Curator: Dilanka

People often wonder why 3D Printing has STILL NOT caught on among regular old consumers. This is an interesting question with no easy answer. For all we know, it might never catch on. In any case, this is my take on what it would take for mass adoption of 3D Printing. Read More

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4. Markets Are Seriously Freaking Out About Brexit Now

By Geoffrey Smith, Fortune

Digest: FinTech

Curators: Thilmin Gee, Camron Miraftab & Karolina Noronha

The UK will vote on whether to stay in the EU or leave on June 23rd. Until recently, European markets have held relatively stable even as talks of the Brexit continued. Now European markets have slid sharply for the fourth day in a row as the voting date gets closer and polls are leaning towards a vote of leaving the EU. Read More

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5. The secret behind VC partnerships…

By Elizabeth Yin

Digest: Startup

Curators: Zubin Chagpar & Chris McCann

“At a champion-based VC firm, it is much easier to get your deal done, because you don’t need the whole investment team to agree. But, there may be a lot of contention within the investment team of that firm.” Read More

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