The Path To Expertise

expert There’s a popular meme that it takes ten years of effortful study to become an expert at something. Studies show that in reality, the number of years varies a bit from subject to subject and from one individual to the next, but one thing is clear – expertise takes time.
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Lufthansa cabin crew union says pay talks have failed

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Talks between Lufthansa and its main cabin crew union have failed, the union said on Saturday, raising the prospect of more strikes at the German carrier.

UK police make third arrest over TalkTalk cyber attack

LONDON (Reuters) – British police have made a third arrest in connection with a cyber attack this month on telecoms company TalkTalk in which the company said bank details of more than 20,000 customers were hacked.

How To Extract More Than Capital From Your VCs

espresso The relationship between VCs and their portfolio companies has changed significantly over the past five or so years. In many ways it is still the same, in that VCs provide capital, then take a significant equity stake and often a board seat. However, as the funding process has become more transparent and new capital sources have emerged, startups are looking for more value from their… Read More

Italy court says no proof of wrongdoing in UniCredit mafia probe

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) – An Italian court said on Saturday there was no proof to back up allegations that three executives at Italian lender UniCredit had helped a businessman who prosecutors claimed had links to the Sicilian mafia, according to a court document.

AppDynamics, A “Unicorn,” Raises Fresh $83.4 Million, And It’s Targeting More

appdynamics Looks like investors approve of former Adobe digital chief David Wadhwani. Just weeks after it was announced that Wadhwani has joined seven-year-old, San Francisco-based AppDynamics as its new CEO, an SEC filing shows the company has raised a fresh $83.4 million in funding as part of a round that’s targeting up to $150 million. AppDynamics makes software to monitor the performance… Read More

Vodafone says hackers broke into nearly 2,000 customer accounts this week

LONDON (Reuters) – Vodafone UK said on Saturday hackers had accessed the accounts of 1,827 of its customers this week, the second cyber attack on a British telecoms company this month.