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July 17, 2015

Hope you are enjoying summer if you are in the north or staying warm if you are in the south. Enjoy this week's digest where we have input on what is like to work with a company full of women, the rejection emails received by AirBnB when they were raising $150K, and a couple of additional articles to keep you busy this weekend.

Also, check out Chris' mapping of the VR Market Ecosystem when you have a moment.

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Zubin Chagpar

Zubin Chagpar - @phylosopher

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Chris McCann

Chris McCann - Co-Founder, GroupTie

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7 Rejections

Brian Chesky

"Next time you have an idea and it gets rejected, I want you to think of these emails."

What It’s Like To Work On A Team Full of Women

Talia Goldstein

"Whatever the reason for the gender disparity in tech companies, one fact is quite apparent in our majority-female business: we are incredibly good at working as a team."

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Ben Horowitz

Tren Griffin

"Ben Horowitz adds to the point made by Michael Mauboussin by saying, you can do things recommended by these books like setting a “big, hairy, audacious goal” and still have the business flounder. What do you do then? Running a business isn’t the equivalent of a well-planned garden party."

Bootstrapping Advice, Briefly

Aytekin Tank

"Play to your strengths. If you are good at something, be the best in the world. If you are weak at something outsource it."

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