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The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English in Thailand

Posted: 2/15/2020 / February 15th, 2020 Thailand is an English teacher’s dream. With a low cost of living, incredible food, rich culture, plenty of partying, and a mai pen rai (no worries) attitude, the Land of Smiles is a very popular country for English teachers. For Thais, English is considered a necessity to work in the global market, so there is always a need for teachers. With language schools, primary schools, universities, and other locations offering English classes, there are numerou...
Tags: Travel, Asia, London, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Thailand, Portland, New Zealand, San Diego, Dublin, Seattle, Detroit, Bangkok


Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentines Day from Austin, heading home to Seattle. Meeting a friend visiting Seattle from Atlanta who has traveled the road I have recently traveled, and more. Looking forward to it, enough so to catch a 6 AM flight home and get to up at 3:30 to run up Congress Ave and around the Capitol. Running every morning has certainly made it a habit, so, believe it or not, it’s enjoyable to get up and get out, no matter the time. Though a 5 AM flight could make for an all nighter. Austin was good...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Austin, Jeff Bezos, Oklahoma, Seattle, Aba, LexisNexis, Fastcase, Phil, Rick, Congress Ave, Ed Walters, Phil Rosenthal, Jim Calloway


Ryan Holiday — Turning the Tables (#410)

Welcome to The Tim Ferriss Show! It is — usually — my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types to tease out the habits, routines, favorite books, and so on that you can apply and test in your own life. This time we have a “turning the tables” episode. What does that mean? Well, I will not be the one doing the interviewing. Instead, I will be the one being interviewed by my friend, Ryan Holiday. So who is this Ryan fella? Ryan Holiday (TW/IG: @RyanHoliday) is one of ...
Tags: Facebook, Molly, Lifestyle, Investment, Best, Austin, New York Times, Peter Thiel, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Ben Goldacre, Michael Lewis, Wall Street Journal, Tyler Cowen, Dave Chappelle, Bay Area


Cape Town Itinerary: What to See and Do in 4 (or More) Days

Posted: 2/13/2020 | February 13th, 2020 Cape Town is one of those places I can never get enough of. Its natural beauty, climate, people, chill atmosphere, and delicious food scene always make my visits memorable. Backed by Table Mountain, Cape Town is really one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world. There’s a lot to see and do in the city, so to help you make the most of your trip, here is my suggested itinerary for four (or more) days. Suggested Itinerary Overview Day 1: Table Mo...
Tags: Travel, London, Boston, Africa, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Unesco, Atlantic, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Portland, San Diego, Cape Town, Victoria


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

I’ll be in Austin on Thursday for the ABA’s Annual Mid-Year meeting. In addition to ABA officials getting together, the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) holds its Mid-Year meeting at the same time. NABE serves the management staff of bar associations and law-related organizations and its membership is comprised largely of employees from such associations. Knowing that relationships with people are the lifeline of any business, especially at LexBlog where we’re often more interested...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Google Analytics, Austin, Ed, Aba, Lexblog, Fastcase, Phil, Ed Walters, Phil Rosenthal, NABE, Garry Vander Voort, National Association of Bar Executives NABE, Facebook Meetings


What the jury didn't hear, against SWAT raids for routine search warrants, bail explainers, courthouse architecture, and other stories

Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention: Margaret Moore, Rosa Jimenez, and what the jury didn't hear Weird comments from Travis County DA Margaret Moore on the Rosa Jimenez case in The Appeal: “There is an ultimate fact question that was resolved by the 12 men and women who actually saw all the evidence and heard opinion testimony,” Moore told The Appeal. “Everything after that is opinion by people who were not in that courtroom.” But here's the thing: The reason four ju...
Tags: Texas, Law, Obama, France, Austin, Sex Crimes, Michigan, Houston, Department Of Justice, City Council, Dallas Morning News, Rosa, Moore, Harris County, Jimenez, Texas Tribune


SXSW Pitch Finalist: Renzoe Box

René Graham with her ingenious, portable makeup solution: Renzoe Box. The Forrest Four-Cast: February 12, 2020 Women who wear makeup know that leaving the house with more than a single lipstick is a pain. Having a full complement of beauty products available, whether you’re going on a trip, to the gym, or heading out after work, generally involves cramming them in a messy, jumbled makeup bag, which gets dirty fast.With one elegant, modular, and intelligent system, Austin-based Renzoe Box solv...
Tags: Startups, New York, Texas, Entrepreneurship, China, Los Angeles, Startup, Earth, Austin, Graham, Mars, WNBA, Founders, Sxsw, Lady Bird Lake, Hugh Forrest


Best live music cities in the world

Vegas is not just for Elvis anymore. Or Celine. Or Britney. Or the Thunder from Down Under and Cirque du Soleil. As of this year, it has officially become the world’s capital of live music, at least according to leisure travel planners lastminute.com. In a recent survey, the travel site took a look at the number of live music events set to take place in major cities around the world. And not only did Sin City place far ahead of live-music perennials like Austin and Nashville, it was the top c...
Tags: Travel, Music, New York, London, Berlin, US, Toronto, Los Angeles, Austin, Miami, Nashville, Las Vegas, Montreal, Elvis, Sin City, Vegas


Silicon Valley is betting $750 million that people don't want to buy stuff anymore. These 14 startups are bringing the sharing economy to sailboats, swimming pools, and luxury watches.

The share economy is booming, with giants like Airbnb and Rent the Runway as well as a long list of smaller startups targeting specific markets. From construction equipment and RVs to party supplies and luxury jewelry, consumers have the ability to rent almost anything. Some of these startups are peer-to-peer, while others offer an inventory of rentable items. We took a look at 15 startups and their VC backers in the share economy. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Rent the Runway has sho...
Tags: Utah, Nordstrom, Florida, UK, New York, London, Australia, California, Germany, US, Trends, Walmart, Paypal, Austin, Canada, Brooklyn


Swiftmile is bringing advertising to micromobility

Swiftmile, the startup that wants to become the gas station for micromobility vehicles, is getting into advertising. Swiftmile already supplies cities and private operators with docks equipped to park and charge both scooters and e-bikes. Now, the company is starting to integrate digital displays that attach to its charging stations to provide public transit info, traffic alerts and, of course, ads. “It adds tremendous value because it’s a massive market,” Swiftmile CEO Colin Roche told TechC...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Verizon, Berlin, Tech, Austin, Verizon Media Group, Colin Roche, Swiftmile, Swiftmile Swiftmile


$100,000 Investment Challenge at Black in Tech Summit in Partnership with DivInc

Capital Factory, in partnership with DivInc, is excited to announce the next $100,000 Investment Challenge at our 2nd Annual Black in Tech Summit. DivInc is a pre-accelerator based in Austin that bridges the gap between underrepresented entrepreneurs and the resources they need to build profitable, high-growth companies. We’ve had the pleasure of working with DivInc in the past on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenges in Austin, Houston, and Dallas. We’re dedicated to increasing diversit...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Investment, Austin, Aws, Dallas, Houston, Founders, Capital Factory, Austin Houston, Austin Startups, Diversity-in-tech, Diversity Equity, Capital Factory Mentor


2019 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Capital Factory

We know that there is a systemic discrimination problem in the tech industry caused by hundreds of years of institutional discrimination based on race, gender and sexual orientation. We know the facts show that businesses perform better with diverse teams. We know things won’t get better without intentional effort. We know we have a lot of room to improve at Capital Factory and we need to start with our own team. We know we can do better and we will keep trying. In 2018 we published our first Ac...
Tags: Google, Startups, Texas, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Diversity, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Adler, Sabrina, Capital Factory, UT Austin, Austin Startups, Diversity-in-tech, Bunker Labs


The FBI Makes a Bizarre Claim About Pro-Choice Terrorism

The FBI is expanding its focus on domestic terrorism, and that includes pro-choice violence — even though such violence is so vanishingly rare, it’s all but nonexistent. In testimony before the House judiciary committee on Wednesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray disclosed that the bureau has recently “changed our terminology as part of a broader reorganization of the way in which we categorize our domestic terrorism efforts.” It’s part of a much-heralded reinvigoration of the bureau’s domestic ...
Tags: Florida, News, Obama, Colorado, Washington, San Francisco, Fbi, Austin, United States, House, Aclu, Islam, Jezebel, Princeton, Wray, Troy Newman


Yes, We Are Still Talking About Booth Babes And, Yes, They Are Still Here to Stay

Whether you like it or not, booth babes are still very much a part of exhibitions. Despite the controversy, bans and threats you will almost definitely see a booth babe at the next trade show you attend. Promotional models spend their time posing for photos with delegates and gawkers alike. Questions have been raised as to whether or not using booth babes can improve the effectiveness of your exhibit. Let's, once again, take a deep dive into the world of booth babes. Promotional model agen...
Tags: Advertising, US, Ces, Austin, Flores, Chen, Molly Wood, Rab Florence, Jonathan Gross, Spencer Chen, William Breathes, Booth Babes E3, Edgar Cedeno Orion, Naughty America They, Natalka Antoniuk


7 Surprising Facts About The Austin Airport

Austin airport has been one of the fastest growing in the United States for several years. This past year they inaugurated 9 new gates. There’s now transatlantic scheduled service to London (Heathrow and Gatwick), Paris, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt. Here are 7 surprising facts about my home airport. Continue reading 7 Surprising Facts About The Austin Airport...
Tags: Travel, Airports, Austin, Frankfurt, United States, London Heathrow, Austin Airport, Gatwick Paris Amsterdam


American’s New Inflight Wifi Ad Makes A Strong Case To Fly Delta

American has an amusing commercial about how much we've come to rely on inflight wifi. And American does a great job with domestic wifi, as Delta does and United does not. In fact the major reason I've continued to fly American Airlines is because United's connectivity is so poor (and because Delta's route network doesn't work super well for me in Austin). This new ad could have just as easily been made by Delta, and there it would have been even more persuasive. Continue reading American’s Ne...
Tags: Travel, General, Austin, Delta, Wifi, Airlines, United, American Airlines


America's pig problem

How many feral hogs are there? Their population has exploded to an estimated 6 million across 39 states, with the greatest concentration in the South, particularly Texas. Feral hogs — also known as wild boars, wild pigs, and "razorbacks" — are prodigious breeders, have few natural predators, and are voracious, causing $2.5 billion in damage to farms and ecosystems annually. Like all pigs, the feral variety are omnivores and will devour anything they can tear up with their long snouts and 6-inch-...
Tags: Asia, Florida, Texas, News, Congress, France, China, Germany, America, Austin, Thailand, Canada, Denmark, Oklahoma, Fidel Castro, Msnbc


These 14 startups let you borrow everything from sailboats to Cartier jewelry — and show how VCs are betting big on the Rent the Runway mentality

The share economy is booming, with giants like Airbnb and Rent the Runway as well as a long list of smaller startups targeting specific markets. From construction equipment and RVs to party supplies and luxury jewelry, consumers have the ability to rent almost anything. Some of these startups are peer-to-peer, while others offer an inventory of rentable items. We took a look at 15 startups and their VC backers in the share economy. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Rent the Runway has sho...
Tags: Utah, Nordstrom, Florida, UK, New York, London, Australia, California, Germany, US, Trends, Walmart, Paypal, Austin, Canada, Brooklyn


Facebook’s Twitter account compromised, hacker group claims credit

There’s this brilliant feeling on Fridays if you’re a reporter when you think that all the things you have to write about are complete. You kickstart some work for Monday. Maybe you tighten up a to-do list. Hell, you might even read some email. But then on Fridays like today, something eye-catching happens and the Great Content Gods demand written sacrifice and here we are. Facebook’s Twitter main page and Messenger were temporarily vandalized by a person or persons claiming to be from the...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Tech, Austin, Niantic, Zack Whittaker, Khoros, Khoros Khoros


These 14 startups let you rent everything from bulldozers to Cartier jewelry — and show how VCs are betting big on the Rent the Runway mentality

The share economy is booming, with giants like Airbnb and Rent the Runway as well as a long list of smaller startups targeting specific markets. From construction equipment and RVs to party supplies and luxury jewelry, consumers have the ability to rent almost anything. Some of these startups are peer-to-peer, while others offer an inventory of rentable items. We took a look at 15 startups and their VC backers in the share economy. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Rent the Runway has sho...
Tags: Utah, Nordstrom, Florida, UK, New York, London, Australia, California, Germany, US, Trends, Walmart, Paypal, Austin, Canada, Brooklyn


Advice from Austin CBD Startup Tessera Naturals

CBD 101: Look for US-grown, organic, non-gmo, and solvent-free. “Austin is the perfect environment to lead the charge for the burgeoning CBD and hemp industry.” — Tessera Naturals Co-Founder, Jason CohenAustinites Jason and Olga Cohen embraced CBD’s possibilities early-on, but were frustrated by the inconsistent product quality across this new and rapidly changing industry. With purity and transparency at the forefront, they founded Tessera Naturals. The company now offers tinctures, topicals,...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Wisdom, Colorado, US, Startup, Austin, Gmo, Peru, Machu Picchu, Cbd, Cana, Inca, Jason Cohen, Austin Startups, Startup-lessons


Are Tiny Homes Really A Socially Responsible Option?

This article is part of a series highlighting the intersection of social responsibility, real estate and technology. Visit the free SXSW event Real Tech X Texas REALTORS to tour a tiny home and hear from industry leaders about climate change, energy, technology and the future of real estate.Across the country, tiny homes have continued to gain popularity for their impressive designs and beautiful interiors, and for offering peeks into the niche lifestyles of those who own them. In addition to b...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Housing, Sustainability, Austin, Waterloo, Sxsw, Climate-change, Gallup, National Association of Home Builders, Kyle Texas, Austin Startups, Miguel Vasquez, Tiny-house, Real Tech X Texas REALTORS


White House architectural order

It’s a good thing that one of the responsibilities of the Executive Branch isn’t determining what constitutes “good art” and “bad art.” While all forms of art and architecture are subjective, most would probably agree that the US government isn’t exactly an authority on architectural aesthetics, but that may not stop them from dabbling anyway. According to a preliminary draft order obtained by Architectural Record, the White House may be trying to rewrite the Guiding Principles for Federal Ar...
Tags: Travel, White House, US, San Francisco, Rome, Austin, Athens, Miami, AIA, Executive Branch, All, Trump, Justin Shubow, National Civic Art Society, American Institute of Architects, Trump Administration


LA startup FloQast raised $40 million with this pitch deck that shows how even accounting software can inspire passion (BL)

Los Angeles-based FloQast offers software that helps companies close their accounting books each month. While other companies, including BlackLine, have offered similar software for giant corporations, many of the mid-sized and smaller enterprises FloQast targets are still relying on manual methods, FloQast CEO Mike Whitmire told Business Insider. FloQast released its its product in 2015 and now has some 800 customers, including Lyft and the Los Angeles Lakers. It just raised $40 million in ve...
Tags: Microsoft, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Austin, Los Angeles Lakers, Sap, Blackline, Whitmire, Mike Whitmire, Oracle Microsoft, Farm Bureau Financial Services, FloQast, Norwest Venture Partners Whitmire


Lindsey Morgan Joins Jared Padalecki’s Walker Series at The CW

Lindsey Morgan joins Jared Padalecki’s Walker series at The CW The CW’s The 100 star Lindsey Morgan has joined Jared Padalecki’s (Supernatural) Walker series in a lead role, Variety has confirmed. The upcoming project received a series order at The CW for the 2020-2021 season. RELATED: Supernatural 15.12 Promo: Galaxy Brain Walker follows Cordell Walker (Padalecki), a widower and father of two with his own moral code, who returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years, only to di...
Tags: TV, Texas, Movies, Superman, Austin, Army, TV News, The Cw, Cw, San Antonio, Texas Rangers, Morgan, Walker, CBS Television Studios, ComingSoon, Jared Padalecki


An investor crushing 98% of his peers told us why Tesla's meteoric rise echoes the dot-com bubble era — and warns it's super-dangerous to buy now

It is dangerous to buy Tesla's stock now with hopes that it will continue its wild ride higher, says Brian Yacktman, the founder of YCG Funds.  The stock's pop this week has widely been attributed to a short squeeze, as well as investors' fear of missing out. The fund Yacktman manages has outperformed 98% of its peers on three- and five-year bases by investing in "boring" companies.  Click here for more BI Prime stories.  Brian Yacktman is among the 10 best-performing mutual fund managers of ...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Austin, Netflix, Mastercard, MSCI, Tom Lee, Brian Yacktman, Yacktman


Corrupt Houston drug cop allegedly set up innocent people, bail reform and mental illness, sensory penalties, and other stories

Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention: Conviction overturned based on Gerald Goines testimony A man allegedly set up in a drug case by former Houston PD narcotics officer Gerald Goines has been declared actually innocent by a local judge. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals still must approve those findings, but regardless, with Goines having investigated 14,000 different cases over the years, the implications are huge once convictions start to be overturned. Readers w...
Tags: Law, Georgia, Austin, Houston, Chris, Chris Harris, Rosa, Texas House, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Travis County, Court of Criminal Appeals, Joe Bryan, KXAN, Gritsforbreakfast, Goines, Austin PD


The Zebra raises $38.5M as the insurance marketplace race heats up

This morning The Zebra, an Austin-based insurance marketplace startup, announced it has closed a $38.5 million Series C. Accel led the funding event, which was participated in by prior investors Silverton Partners, Ballast Point Ventures, and the company’s CEO Keith Melnick. Floodgate and Weatherford Capital also invested in the round. According to Melnick, the company had targeted a final sum closer to $30 million, but interest in putting more capital into the business by the company’s extant i...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Austin, Accel, Gabi, Mike, PolicyGenius, ARR, Insurify, Mike Moritz, Melnick, Keith Melnick, Weatherford Capital, Silverton Partners Ballast Point Ventures


Insurance startups are the hottest sector for VCs, but one Austin-based company thinks it can stand above the crowded industry with a little help from VC powerhouse Accel

Insurance startup The Zebra announced $38.5 million in Series C funding from Accel Partners, Silverton Partners, Daher Capital, Floodgate Fund, Ballast Point Ventures, and Weatherford Capital on Wednesday. The Austin-based startup operates in the increasingly competitive insurance space, with millions of VC dollars going into a range of carrier startups.  The Zebra operates more along the lines of travel comparison site Kayak, allowing users to compare plans and carriers on its site. In 2017, ...
Tags: MetroMile, US, Trends, Austin, Silicon Valley, John, Expedia, Accel, Locke, John Locke, Melnick, Dziabiak, Keith Melnick, Josh Dziabiak, Business Insider Accel, Weatherford Capital


Tiff's Treats: Austin Gets It ... Delivered

Austin Texas based Tiff’s Treats has been delivering warm cookies in a classic white box with a blue ribbon for 21 years. Locals in Austin know what they’re looking at when they see a white box with a blue ribbon, from any angle they see it ... a package of delicious warm cookies. On a billboard adjacent to Tiff's flagship location in Central Austin, we capitalized on the iconic nature of Tiff’s to create a board where a logo was rendered unnecessary. ...
Tags: Advertising, Austin, Austin Texas, Central Austin, Tiff 's Treats