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5 Things to Know Today: November 14, 2016

5 Things to Know Today: November 14, 2016

Liz Biscevic — 5 Things to Know Today

Photo via Wikipedia

Photo via Wikipedia

In case you missed it, David McClure talks about a new way to invest in seed companies, you might be able to retire earlier than you think, and a second-generation American talks about growing up with immigrant parents. 

1. WIRED: “Most VCs are full of shit” except, maybe David McClure.

David McClure has invested in almost 1,600 companies, including Lyft and Twilio. In spite of that, he sees himself as a rebel in the Silicon Valley. A self-proclaimed “Geek, Investor, Troublemaker, Sith Lord,” McClure has developed an untraditional investing method: invest in bulk.

2. Lifehacker: Want to know when you can retire?

Compare your spending to your salary to see when you can safely retire. Don’t worry—it’s pretty far away for all of us.

3. DW: Germany’s climate action plan: explained.

Germany plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 to 95 percent until 2050. Even if the goals are achieved and the greenhouse gas is reduced, it won’t keep its promise to last year’s COP21 Paris agreement – to stabilize global warming at around 1.5 degrees Celsius.

4. Fusion: What my immigrant, Jewish father taught me about the American Dream.

Editor and journalist Laura Feinstein reminisces about injustice, fear, and the importance of community growing up as a second-generation American. “There is no us versus them.”

5. Nieman Lab: Why the Wall Street Journal is cutting its sections.

As their advertising revenue declines, the Journal looks to reduce costs and keep the paper on a “sustainable economic footing.”

Finding Worth in What You Buy

Finding Worth in What You Buy

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