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What keeps Alan Patricof excited after 50 years in venture capital

What keeps Alan Patricof excited after 50 years in venture capital

The backer of Axios and The Skimm is doubling down on digital media.
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Support the Guardian – and help us start important conversations

Shades of Black, our special editorial project on the problem of colorism, was funded with reader donations raised last yearHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Make a contributionWithin
Larry Elliott Q&A: 'History shows that, right now, we're playing with fire'

Larry Elliott Q&A: 'History shows that, right now, we're playing with fire'

Our economics editor reflects on the ups and downs of 30 years at the Guardian – and why he felt compelled to vote Leave It was October 1988 – just over 31 years ago! I was hired to cover business,
Larry Elliott Q&A: 'History shows that, right now, we're playing with fire'

Larry Elliott Q&A: 'History shows that, right now, we're playing with fire'

Our economics editor reflects on the ups and downs of 30 years at the Guardian – and why he felt compelled to vote Leave It was October 1988 – just over 31 years ago! I was hired to cover business,
Colossal Needs You!—Introducing Membership

Colossal Needs You!—Introducing Membership

Since launching Colossal nine years ago, I’ve taken great pride in focusing the site entirely on art and artists. For the first several years Colossal didn’t have advertising—the site was a labor of
Introverts have a superpower when it comes to leadership

Introverts have a superpower when it comes to leadership

"The purpose of communication is to be heard. It's not to talk," says Ron Williams, former Aetna CEO.

Lyft's new monthly subscription is cheaper, but doesn't cover ride costs

Last year, Lyft tried to get users to pay $299 per month for its All-Access Plan. That included 30 "free" monthly trips (as long as they were under $15), but people were, understandably, shocked by

Amazon Fresh deliveries are now free for Prime members

Amazon is ditching its $14.99 a month Amazon Fresh fee for Prime members, which means Prime subscribers in the 2,000 US cities where the fresh food delivery service is offered can use it for free --
Social media that gets users offline can also make them more loyal

Social media that gets users offline can also make them more loyal

For every minute users spend looking at Strava, says CEO James Quarles, they spend 50 minutes outside.
Disconnecting can make CEOs better at their jobs

Disconnecting can make CEOs better at their jobs

Kiva CEO Neville Crawley shares his practice of "benign neglect."
The Guardian's climate pledge 2019

The Guardian's climate pledge 2019

Today, we are making a public pledge to ourselves and our readers, that we are committed to taking responsibility for our role - both journalistically and institutionally - on how to impact the
The US isn’t ready for the future of war

The US isn’t ready for the future of war

The US, in the opinion of its military commanders and grand strategists, is at greater risk of losing a war today than it has been at any time in decades.
Low-emission planes are not as far off as you might think

Low-emission planes are not as far off as you might think

A whole new world of electric planes, biofuels, and synthetic fuel awaits.
For the airline industry, growth means change—lots of it

For the airline industry, growth means change—lots of it

Dramatic changes in technology, infrastructure, demographics, and regulation add up to a turbulent future for the business of making and flying planes.
You Can Buy Alcohol at Warehouse Clubs Without a Membership

You Can Buy Alcohol at Warehouse Clubs Without a Membership

If you don’t need to buy groceries or home essentials in bulk, you may have assumed that shopping at a warehouse club like Costco or Sam’s Club is simply not for you. If you’re shopping for a small
Reporting on Hurricane Dorian: 'It was a scene of complete devastation'

Reporting on Hurricane Dorian: 'It was a scene of complete devastation'

New York reporter recalls challenges of covering a disaster as huge as the category 5 storm that ripped through the BahamasHow do you start an interview with someone who has just lost everything?With
Become a My Modern Met Member and Receive Exclusive Rewards

Become a My Modern Met Member and Receive Exclusive Rewards

My Modern Met was formed in May 2008 to create one big city that celebrates creativity. Over the last eleven years, we’ve set out to become a champion for creatives all around the world by featuring
Can a vaping health crisis be avoided?

Can a vaping health crisis be avoided?

Studying and regulating e-cigarettes is beyond an uphill battle—it’s more like up several mountains.
Watch Out for Retailers With Sneaky Monthly Membership Fees

Watch Out for Retailers With Sneaky Monthly Membership Fees

The next time you’re on a retail site that offers discounts in exchange for becoming a member, double-check your cart before you check out. Some retailers are automatically adding memberships—and
Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty site uses a shady trick to sign up more members

Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty site uses a shady trick to sign up more members

The e-commerce site for the singer's lingerie line is drawing complaints.