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Increase your income (not a scam)
Hit an income plateau? Here are 7 stages of income growth of an entrepreneur that you might relate to. The article tells you why you might be stuck and how to overcome the hurdles. See, we aren't always joking in our subject lines.
Start 2022 right
Something new It's fun to build in public, and it's fun to experiment. We're keeping this issue REAL short just to see how it feels (and how YOU feel so please send us some feedback).
TikTok on the clock ⌚️
I just got an email informing me that my Magoosh GMAT account has expired... Oops. But that brings me to a very important question: to MBA or to NBA? How many employers today really care if you're part of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (ok just saying that sounds alluring lol). This article by Forbes assures me that my decision to *stall* the MBA isn't too bad. Especially in the startup world, who really cares if you studied or didn't. On the other side of the table, however, some venture capitalists still find you shinier if you're a grad from a top MBA school. Musk the menace thinks it’s an over valued degree that has decreasing relevance in the world we live in today.
A bag of chips
Mid-week blues Remember how some months ago we thought the hot dinner party topic would be "which vaccine did you get?" - we're changing that now to "have you been to space yet?" It looks like Musk is the loser in the space race with Branson taking the lead by flying first and Bezos winning in terms of miles (he flew 62 into space).
Missed penalties, not opportunities ⚽️
Skip it We're kind of superstitious here so we've jumped an issue and are now at 14! Hope you're enjoying our quick little news pieces and remember, feedback is always very helpful so send us some. The space race has ended sooner than we imagined, with Richard Branson taking the comet. Branson flew with 5 other crew members 52.5 miles in air. A taste of what 600 other people have paid ($200,000 each) to get.
Space Jam 2.0 🚀
Watch out for Delta As expected, another Covid-19 variant is making its round across the globe! The Delta variant is more transmissable, was first identified in India and has now spread to over 77 countries. Guess what? Vaccination appears to provide good protection against this variant too, so if you still haven't, this is your sign to go get #vaxxed.
I'm a content creator, duh ⭐️
Summer mood It's getting hot. Like climate-change-is-real hot. Western U.S is facing record breaking heat wave. As is the Middle East, Morocco, Taiwan, Vietnam, Pakistan, Philippines and basically most of Asia. Time to take a close look at infrastructure and how (ill)equipped it is in dealing with the effects of climate change.
Hey, we're TEN! We're already ten issues deep in HOV Access and our subscriber list is growing - slow but it's definitely steady and we're confident we can get there with time. P.s if you like this issue, send it to a few friends so you can have something to talk about 💐
Do you even Lyft, bro? 🚗
Waiting on the world to change... Well apparently, waiting just isn't going to cut it. Don't underestimate the power of social media, so post wisely and raise your voice for things that matter. And while the world of politics, injustice, corruption and war never sleeps, the tech/startup news was kind of boring these last couple of weeks. In any case, we're here delivering top tier information so you don't have to consume more than you need!
Last game babe, promise 🤖
Time for a riddle Your friends ditch plans because of it, your partner would probably choose it over you, your kids won't stop talking about it and even your office shares updates about it. It's nothing short of Epic... What is it? FORTNITE. Yes COD would probably be top of the list as well.
Paint me like one of your avatars
Is April really almost over? 😅 Where is time going and is there a way we can slow it down, just a bit? There’s a lingering sense of hopelessness in the air as a year on from the start of Covid-19, most countries still have strict travel and lockdown restrictions. Another set of birthdays, anniversaries and milestones are being spent away from loved ones and more and more people are finding cases of Covid hitting closer to home…
Do anything for Clout ✨
¼ down, ¾ to go 🕰 What do quarterly wrap ups look like in your company? Ours are reflecting on what we achieved in Q1, doing some goal setting for Q2 and gearing up for an intense Q3. Q2 and Q3 are basically the meat and toppings in the burger, and Q1 and Q4 are the essential buns holding it altogether. Enough with the terrible analogies - we hope you enjoyed our special issue of Access last week!
No more office space
New way of working 👋🏾 If it wasn’t obvious enough, Covid-19 has impacted our lives in unimaginable ways. It’s also changed the way we work and the ‘dream of working from home’ has finally come true for many. Are these companies going to remain remote first or will everyone be scrambling back to office the moment it’s deemed safe?
Looking for a blank check
Hey there 👋🏾 We live in a wild world and it’s getting hard to cope with all the crazes and unique creatures that keep trying to grab our attention. Could it be the pandemic and boredom that has caused people to derive unique and rather questionable ways of making and spending money? We’ve talked about Crypto, NFTs and now we’re talking SPACs. Oh, Prince Harry is also joining the startup world...
Beyond the Universe 👾
Celebrating women this month (and every month)! One of our female founders is making waves in Vietnam, a country ranking 1st in Asia in Female Business Ownership yet plagued with challenges in the workplace. Chi Anh is working hard to help women feel more empowered and ready to take on the world by launching HER.vn, a platform created for women by women. In other news, how much would you pay for this tweet? This is not a rhetorical question, you actually have to answer...
Third time's a charm
For all our new subscribers, absence makes the heart grow fonder (or so they say) which is why we hit your inbox only 2x a month, every other Wednesday. If you miss us too much, we can always increase the frequency. For our old readers, if you still aren’t hooked - third time’s a charm! Looks like it’s been a slow couple of news weeks... Bitcoin only crossed $55,000 and the cryptocurrency’s market value passed a meager $1 trillion. Oh, the downside of creating this much allure and FOMO over something has also been discovered! You become more suspect to hacking; which is what happened to Clubhouse when someone managed to stream the audio from the App onto their own website.
What do you meme
A digital coin with a picture of a dog on it. Much wow!* Welcome to the 21st century, where a meme can move markets and sentences such as the above make perfect sense. So scare, right?*. By combining the internet's two most talked about things in 2013, Jackson Palmer created the Dogecoin that was, at one point, worth $2 billion. A three-word tweet from Elon Musk in December sent Dogecoin soaring 20%. And let’s not forget the GameStop drama of the past few weeks. What we’re seeing is a shift in the definition of market fundamentals - and it’s getting hard to predict what lies ahead.
Not your usual clubhouse
Welcome to High Output Ventures! For our first-ever issue of HOV Access, we thought we’d give you a short introduction into who we are and what we do. HOV was founded in 2014 as a remote-first company (yes, remote-first in 2014!) with the idea to bring together thinkers and doers from various backgrounds into creating something bigger than themselves. We believe entrepreneurs are the agents of change and are the key to bringing positive innovation across industries. At HOV, we do things differently; encouraging everyone to go beyond their potential and utilize the resources that they have been provided. HOV Access is a newsletter curated for entrepreneurs and ambitious individuals looking to find inspiration, answers and guidance. Happy reading!