What You Need to Know Today

Good evening, Early Risers!

 

Tech

Apple unveils new Macbook. Why should you care? You shouldn’t, or at least you shouldn’t go out and buy itHere’s why? Your old Macbook pro is salvageable. For less than $150 on Amazon you can buy a 256GB solid state drive and a cheap optical bay expander that will have your old Macbook pro running like new, all in less than 45 mins, plus reinstalling the OS. Best of all, you don’t have to be a tech whiz to do it, just follow these instructions.

The Tinder inspired stock app newbie investors love. Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt are removing all obstacles for millennial investors offering a no-fee stock trading app that is said to be as addictive as Tinder. Robinhood (the app) has a wait-list of more than 700,000 people. It’s appeal to young investors is the simple design (think swiping on Tinder), and unlike its competitors (E*Trade and Scottrade), there’s no transaction fees or minimum balances required.

Career

How an Uber driver makes $252,000 a year. Ever heard of an uberpreneur? No, it’s not your buddy who bought a 2010 Corolla and signed up to become an Uber driver. Gavin Escolar turned his Uber taxi into a showroom for his jewellery business and explains exactly how he makes his money here.

The tweet that turned this guy into a Billionaire. On January 5th, 2010 Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp, two of Uber’s founders, sent out a tweet that said: “Looking 4 entrepreneurial product mgr/biz-dev killer 4 a location based service.. pre-launch, BIG equity, big peeps involved — ANY TIPS??” Ryan Graves reply to that tweet landed him a job with Travis and Garrett and made him worth $1.4 billion.

Personal Development

Kitchen Hacks every 20 something needs to know. If you live alone or can’t bare the sight of throwing out another rotten-half of a cucumber. Read Architecture and Design’s 25 Brilliant Kitchen Hacks That Will Help You Waste Less Food. PS. wrap that cucumber in tin foil and it will keep fresh up to one month! Boom.

 

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