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How Max Levchin got Peter Thiel to invest in PayPal in one day

Peter Thiel, pictured, didn’t spend much time deliberating. Neilson Barnard/Getty At age 23, Max Levchin moved to Palo Alto, where some of his former startup cofounders lived. One former cofounder recommended he talk to Peter Thiel, who was teaching a class at Stanford.  Levchin wandered into Thiel’s class and they …

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Companies with legit work from home jobs

No office? No problem.Miss Nuchwara Tongrit/Shutterstock • In 2016, about 43% percent of Americans worked from home at least once and a while, according to Gallup. • FlexJobs recently released a list of the best companies when it comes to telecommuting. • The companies are from a range of industries …

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The one question you should ask on a first date

Some people always blame others for relationships not working out, which is a major red flag. Alex Holyoake / Unsplash Sometimes it can be tricky to work out everything about someone on a first date. According to a marriage counsellor, how they answer one simple question can tell you whether …

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Barry Diller’s best hiring advice

IAC & Expedia, Inc. Chairman & Senior Executive Barry Diller speaks onstage at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit on October 25, 2017 in New York City. Cindy Ord/Getty Images Barry Diller is the chairman of media holding company IAC. In his long career in media and show business, he’s …

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Colorado, Pennsylvania and Florida could emerge as tech hubs in 2018

Shutterstock It’s become ever more expensive for venture capitalists to invest in California-based startups. So VC are increasingly investing in startups based in states other than California. Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Florida all have emerging startup scenes and could benefit from the trend. When searching for startups to invest in, venture …

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Here’s how unsuccessful squander their long weekends

Make the most of your free time.Kichigin/Shutterstock • Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday — which means some workers in the US will be getting an extra long weekend. • Business Insider reached out to three experts to get a sense of some pitfalls to avoid during long weekends. …

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