Don’t Keep Your Superpower Hidden

The Mission Newsletter, 9/28/18

“Fight if you must, work hard, give your best but never quit in the face of difficulty.” -Sanchita Pandey

Stories to Get Your Day Started

Don’t Keep Your Superpower Hidden —

“If you really and truly solve a problem in a new way or you solve a problem that people didn’t even know needed to be solved, then by definition the market is not ready for you.

The market must be taught to accept you, and it’s your responsibility to be that teacher.”

How to Get More Energy 

One of the most difficult questions to answer: How do we create new healthy habits for our bodies and brains? Learn how you can upgrade your sleep, eating, and fitness habits to gain more energy. 😴 💪 🍣

Becoming A Monopoly Of One With Skill Layering —

“The secret that all polymaths know is that it becomes easier to learn when we increase our workload. When we have many things going at once, we can cycle through projects appropriately. In order to tap into the full power of our brains, it helps to have the right amount of projects (sometimes dozens) going at once. We can start slowly, but by moving in and out of overwhelm, we’ll be able to increase our mental capacities to handle it all.”

50 Questions Founders Should Ask Themselves About Investors

In the current early-stage investing climate, it’s easy to get sucked into the vortex of fundraising distractions. Founders, more than ever, need to be thoughtful before they pursue or take money from any investors. 💸 💸

The best way to do that is to ask better questions about who you want to work with and why. These 50 questions will help prevent the nightmarish scenario of having to work with the wrong investor for the next 5–15+ years!

Get Your Skate on with Tony Hawk…

Have you gotten your tickets to SIGNAL, yet? 🧐

SIGNAL celebrates the developers, the builders, the innovators, the doers, and the dreamers who are reimagining how the world communicates. SIGNAL will also be hosting legendary entrepreneur and skateboarder, Tony Hawk!

Don’t miss out! Go to signal.twilio.com and get your ticket for 20% off by using the promo code: MISSION20.

News that Matters

Researchers in London have found that people who live in places with more air pollution are up to 40% more likely to be diagnosed for dementia

Minute Media recently made its first major acquisition when they purchased Mental Floss

– A recent study has found that people greatly underestimate how much people like them after brief encounters or conversations. There’s a disconnect between what our conversation partners thought about us (10/10, would recommend) and how we think they thought about us (OMG she hates me). It’s called “the liking gap.” Learn more.

– Why have a car when you can take a bus? Las Vegas introduced an autonomous bus route offering free rides along a favorite tourist stretch of Fremont Street.

– Recent marketing trends have shown that private brands are becoming more and more popular than the big names that used to reign supreme. Over the next 10 years, it’s projected that private labels will be taking 25% of every dollar spent.

– MarketWatch anticipates huge growth in the education sector when it comes to AI, with an expected market value of $2 billion by 2023.

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