Self-Directed Learning: The New Master’s Degree [Infographic]

More and more people are starting to get tired of paying up to 50,000 dollars a year for a quality education. Employers are starting to stop caring about degrees. All they care about now is skills, skills, skills! After all, what’s the use of learning (and paying for) philosophy in college if all you want is to be a programmer?

Fortunately for you, there are many ways available online or offline where you skip paying high fees for a teacher, and you just teach yourself everything you need to know to get a job. Or, if you already have one, maybe you could use a new skill or two without classes 5 days a week. More and more people are doing the same! [Read more…]

The Founder’s Dictionary [Infographic]

Silicon Valley not only has its share of start-ups and founders, it has its own lucrative lingo. Outsiders need time to adjust to such new-found words. Though we see this same lingo popping up in places like New York, Boston, Portland and LA, the Valley is home to some of the most outrageously butchered start-up buzzwords.

If you are just visiting, here for a long-term stay or moving all together, I suggest you become familiar with how the left coasters chat. You may need to know this at your next pitch. Oh, and more importantly, don’t take these definitions too seriously. [Read more…]

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