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Reading list for Associates and Analysts in private equity and venture capital

This is part of a series on building your career in venture capital: Reading list for working in private equity/venture capital, including all of the major online communities, programs, and educational options for people studying VC How to win consulting, board, operating, and investment roles with private equity and venture capital funds (video) How to...

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Free workshop on graduate school and college admissions

I’m about to come out with a book I’ve been writing since I was a Yale junior, To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear. My coauthor is Mandee Heller Adler, CEO of International College Counselors (ICC), one of the largest educational consulting companies in the world.  ICC offers free, impactful one-hour webinars...

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Join the Biden/Harris Campaign as an Industry Ambassador at Large 

Are you a well-connected industry leader eager to make America functional again? We have an opportunity for you to help the country, and also build your relationships with other senior people in your sector.  This is NOT a fundraising role.   As an Ambassador at Large for the Biden/Harris Campaign, your responsibilities are: By far most...

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Get ready: Making your apartment building resilient to COVID

I’m gearing up for a very difficult and abnormal time in the US.  I’ve been thinking about how to make our apartment building, our houses of worship, and more generally our communities more resilient to COVID-19.  We all rely on a range of companies and people around us: doorman, deliverypeople, working hospitals, etc. We can’t...

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Let Your Freak Flag Fly: A Eulogy for my Father

My father, Jean Teten, passed away Monday, December 9, at age 90. He was far ahead of his time, and simultaneously out of time.  Dad was born in Paris in 1929. His father told him, “If you learn a trade with your hands, you can work anywhere in the world. If you get a degree,...

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How to negotiate and evaluate your job offer

“The board has met and we’d like to extend you an offer to join the company.  We’ll send you all the details via email. We are excited to have you join us!” If you get that phone call, what should you be thinking about? I compiled the best resources I found here.  This is relevant...

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Venture Capital compensation data and recruiters list

This is part of a series on building your career in venture capital: Reading list for working in private equity/venture capital, including all of the major online communities, programs, and educational options for people studying VC How to win consulting, board, operating, and investment roles with private equity and venture capital funds (video) How to...

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Should you co-found a company with your friend? And how do you split the equity?

If you’re talking with cofounders about launching a new business, you’re fundamentally recruiting someone to take the job of partnering with you for the next decade.  I see a lot of founders who do less due diligence than I think ideal before making that long-term commitment. Just knowing one another for a long time is...

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