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Danielle Morrill of Mattermark: Talk To People Outside Of Tech

May 17 2014, 12:34pm CDT | by

We are all involved in different interests, careers, and aspirations. Keeping informed is an important part of evolving your perspective, but also staying up-to-date. How I’m Informed is a look into...

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10 weeks ago

Danielle Morrill of Mattermark: Talk To People Outside Of Tech

May 17 2014, 12:34pm CDT | by

We are all involved in different interests, careers, and aspirations. Keeping informed is an important part of evolving your perspective, but also staying up-to-date. How I’m Informed is a look into the reading and learning habits of people from all walks of life. Tweet me @kaviguppta  if you know someone interesting who should be featured. 

Danielle Morrill is co-founder and CEO of Mattermark –a “deal intelligence” startup that aims to make investing in private companies more efficient.

What is your daily reading habit?

We have a newsletter here at Mattermark, so a lot of what I’m reading is being curated for that. I do very little reading during the middle of the day, and in the mornings I get a variety of newsletters relevant to what I’m doing—for example Strictly VC .

During the day I suppose most of my reading consumption is coming from links on Twitter. And in the evening I’m digesting the newsletter—which use to be the output of my daily reading from RSS feeds.

As far as periodicals go, I probably spend about 2-3 hours on those. I also read books in the morning, before I start my day while I’m having my coffee.

How do you learn?

Reading is a big part of it. I probably learn more by doing things. People here in our office are always learning, and often times when executing I’ll say, “you should be doing this”, but then I’ll realize that I should be learning it too.

Where do you go for inspiration?

It’s all really little bits of inspiration everywhere.

null —if you talk to a writer about their process you learn a lot of similar traits that take place in product development.

Another example is storeowners; when I talk to them I learn they face the same challenge with customers as I do with startups.

Any advice for someone who wants to do what you do?

Everyone always thinks they have to learn something else, read something else, or check some kind of box—but the reality is you learn best from just doing. Especially people in big companies. It’s just teaching you how to work in big companies and it’s not teaching you what you need to know on how to start or what you need to start.

 
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KUALA LUMPUR: About RM47 million of contributions in the Teachers Provident Fund (KWSG) still remain unclaimed, the Dewan Rakyat was told t ...
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Jun 9 2014 3:39am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

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Jun 8 2014 1:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

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PUTRAJAYA: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives, and Consumerism ministry has seized some 9.1 million litres of diesel and property worth RM58 million since mounting ‘Operasi Diesel Selatan’ in the southern states last month. ...
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7 weeks ago

Girl, 9, awarded RM2.78m compensation for medical negligence

Jun 6 2014 4:56am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

Government Weekly Cabinet Meeting
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7 weeks ago

Malaysia's total trade in April up 12pc

Jun 5 2014 11:52pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's total trade in April 2014 rose by 12 per cent from a year ago to RM123.86 billion due to growing trading activities, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed ...
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Works Ministry to spend RM20m for upgrading works at 50 accident black spots

Jun 4 2014 11:35pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

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JOHOR BARU: The Works Ministry will implement upgrading works at 50 accident prone locations in the country that have been identified this year involving an allocation of RM20 ...
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Najib launches loan scheme for Ramadan traders

Jun 4 2014 10:24pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

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7 weeks ago

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Jun 4 2014 4:49am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: A group of 20 Petaling Jaya residents held a meeting with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) over their objection against the proposed RM2.2 billion Kinrara Damansara ...
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