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  • A Guide to Marketplaces
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    At Version One, we love marketplaces. Just look at our portfolio, and you’ll understand how important we think marketplaces are to the future of commerce. Over the past year, we have focused much of our blog content on helping marketplace founders build their companies. That’s because we realized that while there is a...

  • Forged In Fire: Stories of wartime Japan
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    Forged In Fire is the true story of a young girl's childhood in pre-WW II Tokyo; her schoolgirl dreams; the violence, starvation and desperation of wartime that drove her family out of the city; and the American Occupation that shaped Japan's future. It is the story of my mother, Rita (then named Tomoko), who was ten...

  • The UnSlut Project
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    I was the 6th-grade "slut." And I kept a diary. So I decided to create The UnSlut Project in the hopes that my own diary entries could provide some perspective to girls who currently feel trapped and ashamed. I am publishing these entries one at a time, without changing a single word except for the names of the peopl...

  • 7 Keys To Happiness
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    Pharrell Williams shares his 7 Keys to Happiness in support of creating a happy, healthy planet through climate action.

  • Homeland
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    In 2010, as South Africa prepared for the World Cup, Time magazine contributor CL Bell travels to the old Transkei, Nelson Mandela's heartland, to report on how democracy has changed the lives for those who still live in tribal villages, under the rule of chiefs. The stories she uncovers, including those of women chie...

  • Tales from a Product Manager
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    Ever wonder what it's like to be a product manager at Wattpad? Product management is an art and science and is ultimately a balancing act to ensure that we are building the right product to solve our users needs. In this story, I share my experiences, learnings and mistakes through a series of personal stories and ca...

  • MBA Mondays - Business 101 for startups by Fred Wilson
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    MBA Mondays was originally a series of "business 101" articles written by noted venture capitalist Fred Wilson that ran between 2010 and 2013. The illustrations included are created by Jason Li on , under a CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.

  • It's Complicated
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    What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens' lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social media. She explores tropes...