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Y Combinator Warns Startup Founders Of Economic Downturn: ‘Plan For The Worst’

“If for whatever reason you don’t think this message applies to your company or you are going to need someone to tell you this in person to believe it … please reassess your beliefs on a monthly basis to make sure you don’t drive your company off a cliff.”

“We Were Hiring”

Concerns about an economic slowdown, fueled by factors including inflation and a declining stock market, are starting to be felt by individual tech job seekers as some companies start to put the brakes on their employment growth. In some cases, companies are rescinding job offers after they’ve been signed, creating a difficult situation for people who had cancelled interviews or turned down competing offers.

What does emotional intelligence mean for teams?

Teams can improve their emotional intelligence by being open about discomfort and encouraging direct communication and collaboration, writes Evan Watkins about research conducted by TalentSmartEQ. “Acknowledge that emotions are real and make an active effort to work with them, not against them,” Watkins writes.

“How do you build a log home that will not burn?” Everlog Homes

In 2000, devastating Montana wildfires destroyed hundreds of homes and prompted us to ask: “How do you build a log home that will not burn?”
At that moment, EverLog Systems and our concrete logs were born.

Here’s How to Get Infrastructure Funds to Smaller Cities

A coalition of nonprofits is starting the Local Infrastructure Hub to help mayors of small and medium-sized U.S. cities compete for $1 trillion in federal funds.

At Wells Fargo, a Quest to Increase Diversity Leads to Fake Job Interviews

Mr. Bruno is one among seven present and former Wells Fargo workers who stated that they had been instructed by their direct bosses or human sources managers within the financial institution’s wealth administration unit to interview “numerous” candidates — though the choice had already been made to provide the job to a different candidate. 5 others stated they had been conscious of the follow, or helped to rearrange it.

Free Book from the Fed Aims to Highlight Effective Rural Development

Creating prosperity in small towns and rural areas will take renewed investment and changing the kinds of stories we tell about rural America.

Rural Rising: Paper Examines What Makes a Thriving Rural America

Research highlights key themes around economic development opportunities for smaller communities, with an emphasis on work flexibility and a need for reliable broadband.

More investors buying mobile home parks, leaving residents behind. How do you define GREED?

Mobile Home Park University is an organization that runs a boot camp to help investors looking to buy these parks.

According to them, “the fact that tenants can’t afford the $5,000 it costs to move a mobile home keeps revenues stable and makes it easy to raise rents without losing any occupancy.”

States Can Now Line Up for Federal Broadband Infrastructure Funds

The BEAD program, which is part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) that was passed in November 2021, represents the single largest federal investment in broadband expansion in U.S. history.

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