“There’s been some bad news lately,” he said. “We’ve heard of hometown heroes raising a lot of money, growing real big, and maybe getting sold for not that large an exit. We’ve heard of flat rounds, down rounds, some of our favorite companies dying. All this stuff is getting our mood down.”
The United States and China agreed to take measures to reduce the U.S. trade deficit in goods by having China purchase more American goods - particularly agriculture and energy products, according to a joint statement the two nations released on Saturday.
When President Trump promised to run the United States like his businesses, supporters imagined efficiency, strict budgets, and better ‘deals’ for America. As a startup founder who spent 20 years in marketing, I saw something different: A collapse in the use of facts. In many businesses, stretching or denying facts is a strategy for winning deals or internal political battles. Many executives, including Trump, don’t want common facts. In a company, that has company cultural and financial consequences. In a society, it’s corrosive and destructive to the fundamentals of democracy. As President Barack Obama said on David Letterman’s new Netflix… This story continues at The Next Web