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How To: Best Take Advantage of a Pluralsight Free Pass

I just noticed on the Pluralsight homepage they are offering another Free Weekend. This one is from today, Friday, through Sunday. I also have on good authority that Pluralsight Authors (aka, content creators) might have 30 day passes you can take advantage of (just ask an Author you know if they have one). Disclaimer: I have 36 courses in the Pluralsight library. See them here (they are mostly on soft skills, careers, and professional development) I wanted to share some thoughts on how you can...
Tags: Careers, Pluralsight, Joe Job Seeker


Improve Your Hard and Soft Skills for Income Security

A big theme I’ve been talking about over the years is “income security,” which replaces the outdated concept of “job security.” Income security comes through (1) building and communicating our personal brand, through (2) growing our network with relevant contacts and (3) nurturing individual relationships, and (4) creating and working multiple income streams. Since 2006, when I got laid off by a “committee of chickens,” I have been working on each of those things. If you have followed me for mor...
Tags: Europe, Careers, Netflix, Salt Lake City, Pluralsight, PMP, Skilling, Piotr, Pluralsight Courses, Piotr Gaczkowski


A YouTuber whose Tesla channel has over 30 million views says 2 key signs show you're ready to quit your day job and make videos full time

Before you quit your job to make YouTube videos full time, you should string together a few months where you earn enough money doing it to meet your financial needs, Ben Sullins, who runs a YouTube channel about Tesla and electric vehicles, said. And you should be able to hit that goal without having to make videos at an unsustainable pace, Sullins said. Sullins has over 200,000 subscribers, and his videos have received more than 38 million views. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Lyft, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Youtube, Trends, Tesla, Austin, Silicon Valley, Pluralsight, Don, Nikola, Ben Sullins, Sullins, Meet Austin


A YouTuber whose Tesla channel has over 30 million views says 2 key signs show you're ready to quit your job and make videos full time

Before you quit your job to make YouTube videos full time, you should string together a few months where you earn enough money doing it to meet your financial needs, Ben Sullins, who runs a YouTube channel about Tesla and electric vehicles, said. And you should be able to hit that goal without having to make videos at an unsustainable pace, Sullins said. Sullins has over 200,000 subscribers, and his videos have received more than 38 million views. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Lyft, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Youtube, Trends, Tesla, Austin, Silicon Valley, Pluralsight, Don, Nikola, Ben Sullins, Sullins, Meet Austin


A YouTuber whose Tesla channel has over 30 million views reveals the 2 key signs that you're ready to quit your job and make videos full-time

Before you quit your job to make YouTube videos full-time, you should string together a few months where you earn enough money doing it to meet your financial needs, said Ben Sullins, who runs a YouTube channel about Tesla and electric vehicles. And you should be able to hit that goal without having to make videos at an unsustainable pace, Sullins said. Sullins has over 200,000 subscribers, and his videos have received more than 38 million views.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Lyft, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Youtube, Trends, Tesla, Austin, Silicon Valley, Pluralsight, Don, Nikola, Ben Sullins, Sullins, Meet Austin


The Job Search and Career Seminar Series

Last week I finished my three week six session series on job search and career stuff, sponsored by Pluralsight. I posted the entire series here… you can watch each of the six sessions as well as download the slides (nothing special there) and see what Pluralsight courses and other resources I talked about. Feel free to share this… lots of people should be needing this stuff pretty soon… Pluralsight Free Seminar Series: Job Search and Career Sessions Here are the individual YouTube videos: The ...
Tags: Careers, Pluralsight, Job Search Strategies, Job Seeker Stories, Job Search Videos, Pluralsight Courses


Pluralsight’s #FREEapril Means HOPE

Pluralsight is still free this month…….. wait. All I ever talk about is Pluralsight, right? WHY??? I tweet A LOT about @pluralsight. Some have complained about it. Please recognize mine is a message HOPE. We get HOPE through learning, becoming, and understanding we can have (or create) options. HOPE in our lives and HOPE in our careers… at your fingertips. #FREEapril pic.twitter.com/DksTVZKzPp — Jason Alba (@jasonalba) April 15, 2020 I absolutely believe in sharing hope and good news. When I...
Tags: Careers, Pluralsight, Joe Job Seeker, Jason Alba, Dick Bolles, Pluralsight Courses


Everee raises a $10M Series A to scale its worker-friendly payroll software service

This morning Everee, a Utah-based software as a service (SaaS) startup focused on payroll, announced that it has closed a $10 million Series A. The funding event was led by Origin Ventures and Signal Peak Ventures. Previously, Everee had raised a $3.7 million Seed round in mid-2019. The company is therefore as well capitalized as it has been in its life, right as the economy enters a rough patch. TechCrunch spoke with one of the company’s founders, Ron Ross, and its new CEO Brett Barlow (formerl...
Tags: Startups, TC, Utah, Business, Tech, Banking, Economy, SaaS, Payroll, Accounting, Ross, Software As A Service, Pluralsight, Corporate Finance, Signal Peak Ventures, Origin Ventures




Pluralsight Free During Entire Month of April: #FREEapril!!!

I just got an email from Pluralsight that they are opening their entire library for free for the entire month of April! Very glad they have jumped on the “I’m at home and not sure what to do” bandwagon. Pluralsight – Learn for FREE all April (click here) Pluralsight says “Stay home, skill up!” Last year at their annual conference the theme was all about skilling up.  Whether you are ready to study for your PMP (project manager) certification, or learn about graphic design, UX, data science, da...
Tags: Careers, Pluralsight, Joe Job Seeker, Pluralsight Videos, Jason Alba, Career Management Courses Jason Alba


Decisions Based On Fear And Other Emotions

A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to make an investment into Pluralsight’s stock. I was talking to Troy, a friend of mine who is also a personal financial advisor, about the opportunity. He told me something I’m guessing all financial advisors say and know, but it was probably new to me. I don’t remember his exact words but they were something like this: “It’s critical to decide NOW when you are going to sell your stock. What is your price point? You want to make this decision NOW, whe...
Tags: Careers, Netflix, Costco, Stock, Better, Pluralsight, Corona, Troy, Joe Job Seeker


Edtech notches a win as Teachable is acquired by Hotmart

Edtech has been a hot category for investors for some time. Surging demand for better classes globally from new entrants to the knowledge economy has pushed revenues to new highs. Now, coupled with the rapid propagation of coronavirus forcing dozens of colleges and universities to shut down and move entirely online, the sector is even further in the limelight. New York-based Teachable rode that wave since its founding in 2013 as Fedora, creating a marketplace for teachers to sell their online co...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Education, Singapore, Tech, Amsterdam, Brazil, Edtech, General Atlantic, Crunchbase, Exit, Udemy, Pluralsight, Durham North Carolina, GIC


Utah tech magnates create new Silicon Slopes Venture Fund to boost startups in the state

Those looking outside of Silicon Valley as a potential hub for their startup might want to take a gander at Utah — at least that’s the kind of trend the new Silicon Slopes Venture Fund hopes to create. The newly formed fund, put together by Qualtrics co-founder Ryan Smith, Omniture and Domo founder Josh James and Stance co-founder turned Pelion Venture Partners’ Jeff Kearl, pledges to invest solely in Utah-based startups. The goal? To become every bit as notable as a16z or Sequoia Capita...
Tags: Energy, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Mark Zuckerberg, Utah, Business, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Tech, Economy, Aol, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Silicon Valley, Sequoia Capital


Cyber Monday Means Pluralsight’s Biggest Sale Yet (40% off)

That’s right: for $179 instead of $299 you get a year of Pluralsight. This is freaking awesome. When people ask me what Pluralsight is I say “have you heard of LinkedIn Learning? That used to be Lynda? Anyway…. Pluralsight is like that, but they focus more on developers and technologists.” Not a techie? Bear with me… it gets good for you, too… First, for techies. Pluralsight finds the best of the best to teach technical courses. These are people who are flown around the world and paid bank to sp...
Tags: Careers, Pluralsight, Lynda, Joe Job Seeker, Pluralsight Videos


Biggest Pluralsight Discount Yet: Black Friday/Cyber Monday of 2019

The last few Pluralsight discounts I’ve shared were pretty great: 33% off of $299. And then I saw this: This weekend, for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, 40% off!  From $299 (the list price), the 33% off meant you got a whole year of Pluralsight courses for $199. But this weekend it’s better than that. 40% off means you only pay $179. $179 breaks down to about $15 a month. For $15 a month you get full and unfettered access to around 6,000 or 7,000 online courses (I’ve heard both numbers). Yes,...
Tags: Careers, Pluralsight, Pluralsight Videos


Pluralsight’s “Upgrading Your Technology Career” Learning Path

Pluralsight has designed “learning paths” to help you know what courses you should watch in order to achieve a certain objective. Many of the learning paths are geared towards learning specific programming languages, and are really cool because you get an awesome amount of breadth and depth for that language from multiple authors (which means you get different perspectives). About the “Upgrading Your Technology Career” learning path: 12 authors with lots and lots of courses to help you become be...
Tags: Careers, Pluralsight, Kevin Murray, Joe Job Seeker, Jason Alba, Technology Career Learning Technology, Dan Appleman, Team Jason Alba Productivity Tips, Different Personalities Jason Alba Time Management, Business Leaders Jason Alba Moving, Shelley Benhoff, Jay McFarland, Jason Alba Career Management, Jason Alba Building, Prosperity Lars KlintTroy Hunt Career


Make Time for Career Management

I saw one of my favorite quotes on Twitter, shared by Pluralsight’s Head of Practices Mariah Hay… and it prompted me to make my own quote: I love the quote she shared… the older I get the more true it rings. Health and wellness is not something that people my age get to enjoy without some effort. For over thirteen years I’ve been acutely aware of the career and job search space, starting when I lost my job after having done everything I was told to do to have “job security.” I soon found out th...
Tags: Careers, Pluralsight, Joe Job Seeker, Mariah Hay


Pillar Fuels Second Go-Round With $100M Fund for Boston Startups

It took a few more years than initially planned, but early-stage venture firm Pillar has raised the $100 million fund it wanted.Launching with fanfare in 2016 under former North Bridge Venture Partners’ Jamie Goldstein, Pillar set its sights on nine digits worth of cash but ended up only raising $57 million. It has since sent that money into early stakes in 26 companies, including Algorand, Desktop Metal, PillPack, Circle, Flipside Crypto, Hometap, Kuebix, PathAI, and Asimov.Today, the firm ann...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Boston, Trends, Tech, Venture Capital, Carbonite, Tripadvisor, PillPack, North Bridge Venture Partners, Ginkgo Bioworks, Runkeeper, Clearsky Data, Draftkings, Pluralsight, Circle


Pluralsight will acquire GitPrime for $170M

Pluralsight, an online training platform focusing on subjects like web development, IT certification, and security training, announced today that it will acquire GitPrime, a dev team productivity tool, for $170M in cash. GitPrime is like an analytics dashboard for code projects. It watches your team’s code repositories on services like GitHub or Bitbucket, tracking things like user-by-user code commits over time, ticket activity, and how different team members tackle things like pull requ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Pluralsight, GitPrime


Lyft’s going public, Uber’s eyeing Bird, Utah’s tech scene and trade tensions

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had Connie Loizos in the studio along with Kate Clark, myself and a special guest. The special guest was fitting, as it was a special episode. Why? Because this is our 100th episode, a milestone that would have probably seemed a silly idea back when we started the show. This week our first guest, SaaStr founder and venture capitalist Jason Lemkin came ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Lyft, Uber, Utah, Podcasts, Tech, Canada, Venture Capital, Bird, Kate, Msnbc, Huawei, Jason Lemkin, Domo, Katie Roof


Testing 123

fasdfsadfssafdfas As CEO and Co-Founder, I know Pluralsight’s story like the back of my hand. Working with Jerry, however, helped me refine and tell our story in a way that resonated powerfully with our investors. Jerry is a master at his craft, and I continue to depend on his methodology on a daily basis. The post Testing 123 appeared first on Suasive.
Tags: Pluralsight, Speaking, Jerry, Testimonials


Testing 456

fasdfsadfssafdfas As CEO and Co-Founder, I know Pluralsight’s story like the back of my hand. Working with Jerry, however, helped me refine and tell our story in a way that resonated powerfully with our investors. Jerry is a master at his craft, and I continue to depend on his methodology on a daily basis. The post Testing 456 appeared first on Suasive.
Tags: Pluralsight, Speaking, Jerry, Testimonials


Felicis Ventures has a new, $270 million fund, and a new managing director: Victoria Treyger

Felicis Ventures, the early-stage, San Francisco-based venture firmed founded a dozen or so years ago by former Googler Aydin Senkut, has closed its sixth fund with $270 million. It’s Felicis’s biggest vehicle to date (the firm closed its last fund with $200 million in 2016). Yet even bigger news for the team may be its new managing director, Victoria Treyger, who spent the last six-plus years as the chief revenue office of the online lending company Kabbage and before that, spent a couple of ye...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Australia, San Francisco, Tech, General Motors, Cisco, Unilever, Canada, Amsterdam, Venture Capital, Monsanto, Adyen, Dollar Shave Club, Felicis Ventures, Kabbage


Insight Venture Partners closes on its largest fund with $6.3 billion

Insight Venture Partners that it has raised $6.3 billion for its latest (and largest ever) fund as technology investors continue to amass increasingly large war chests. In the wake of SoftBank’s massive $100 billion Vision Fund, investors in technology companies have said that capital has become weaponized as a way to create a competitive moat around a startup’s business — ostensibly giving it so much money that investors become de facto kingmakers for the companies they back. rather than simply...
Tags: TC, Technology, Money, Finance, Softbank, Tech, Investment, Economy, Software, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Delivery Hero, Driver, Sequoia, Hellofresh, Insight Venture Partners


Equity podcast: Circle raises $110M, VCs hunt liquidity and the Vision Fund’s possible twin

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today Matthew Lynley, Connie Loizos and I were joined by Semil Shah, the founder of seed-stage fund Haystack and venture partner at Lightspeed. This week, we stuck to our roots: big rounds, venture capital liquidity thirst, one IPO, two Vision Funds and three scooter jokes. Maybe more than three, but who’s counting. First up we took on Circle’s new $110 million roun...
Tags: Apple, Ipo, Tech, Lightspeed, Pluralsight, Semil Shah, Lynley, SoftBank Vision Fund, Vision Fund, Matthew Lynley Connie Loizos


Equity podcast: Circle raises $110, VCs hunt liquidity, and the Vision Fund’s possible twin

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today Matthew Lynley, Connie Loizos and I were joined by Semil Shah, the founder of seed-stage fund Haystack and venture partner at Lightspeed. This week, we stuck to our roots: big rounds, venture capital liquidity thirst, one IPO, two Vision Funds, and three scooter jokes. Maybe more than three, but who is counting. First up we took on Circle’s new $110 million ro...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Money, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Ipo, Softbank, Ceo, Economy, Venture Capital, Private Equity, TechCrunch, Nea, Initial Public Offering, Lightspeed


Online tech training company Pluralsight pops big in its IPO even as its founder maintains voting control

Pluralsight made its debut on the public markets on Thursday, with the stock surging 35%. The company is the first of several Utah-based enterprise tech companies expected to go public. Unlike many Silicon Valley startups that feed from the venture capital trough, Pluralsight used a bootstrap strategy that's left the founder in control. On Thursday, Utah-based Pluralsight became the latest tech IPO success story when its shares began trading on the NASDAQ with a big 35% pop in the stock pric...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Utah, Trends, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Nasdaq, Pluralsight, Milton Friedman, Aaron Skonnard CEO of Pluralsight, Skonnard, Google Facebook Snap


Pluralsight pops more than 30% in its public debut

Pluralsight is having a pretty good day in its debut as a public company, with its shares popping more than 30% after its first trade following its IPO. There’ll be a little bit of debate as to whether Pluralsight might have left some money on the table in its IPO after raising its price last night above its original target range. After looking at a range between $12 and $14 per share, the company settled on $15 in an IPO that would raise as much as $357 including additional shares offered to...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Utah, Finance, Tech, IPOs, Pluralsight


Pluralsight prices its IPO at $15 per share, raising over $300M

Pluralsight priced the shares in its IPO at $15 this afternoon, above its previously set target range of between $12 and $14, and will raise as much as $357 million ahead of its public debut tomorrow morning. Pluralsight offers software development courses, specifically ones targeting employees that are looking to advance in their careers by acquiring new skills in order to transition to higher-level roles. As knowledge workers become increasingly valuable, especially in larger enterprises wi...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Utah, Enterprise, Finance, Ipo, Tech, Pluralsight


Learning platform PluralSight raises IPO price on high demand: Reuters

Online education company PluralSight Inc on Tuesday raised the anticipated price range for its initial public offering by $2, valuing the company at nearly $2 billion at the higher end. The public offering was well oversubscribed, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The IPO is expected to be priced on Wednesday evening and the stock begins trading on Thursday. The company revised its expected IPO price range to between $12 and $14 per share, up from the prior $10 to $12 pe...
Tags: Ipo, Trends, IPOs, Blablacar, Insight Venture Partners, Pluralsight, Reuters, BofA Merrill Lynch, Farmington Utah, Aaron Skonnard, AT T Inc T N, PluralSight Inc, IPO Co