Texas Woman Laura Avila Dies After Botched Plastic

first_img Texas Woman Laura Avila Dies After Botched Plastic Surgery Procedure in Mexico: Reports By Jack Phillips November 25, 2018 Updated: November 25, 2018 Laura Avila, 36, traveled to Juarez for several planned procedures, including a nose job, at the Rino Clinic. https://t.co/cCZ0z9ajZM— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) November 24, 2018 Share Share this article A Texas real estate agent who went to Mexico for a plastic surgery operation has died after the procedure was botched, according to reports. (Laura Avila selfie / Facebook) A Texas real estate agent who went to Mexico for a plastic surgery operation has died after the procedure was botched, according to reports.Laura Avila, 35, died on Nov. 24, days after she was placed in hospice care and was in a coma, TMZ reported.Her fiance, Enrique Cruz, also confirmed her death: “So, instead of having our wedding in Tulum like we planned, we will be having a ceremony to celebrate her life, to celebrate all the light and love she has given to the world,” the Daily Mail reported.She had went to a clinic in Juarez, Mexico, located just across the U.S.-Mexico border from El Paso, Texas, Fox News reported. Avila went there to get a breast augmentation and a nose job.  QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Laura Avila traveled to Mexico for a deal on a nose job and ended up in a coma and on life support.Avila’s plastic surgery in Ciudad Juarez was less… https://t.co/fBa7wkqrAT— SKINCARE (@skincareISA) November 14, 2018  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   During the procedure, she suffered complications from the anesthesia, which caused brain swelling Then, she suffered a heart attack and was placed in a medically induced coma to prevent further swelling of her brain, Fox reported.According to the TMZ report, she was trying to save money by getting the procedure done in Mexico, rather than in the United States.Her attorney, Larry Friedman, told the website:. “She had the best of life in front of her until this tragic, unfortunate and senseless death. So that her death is not in vain, people should think of Laura before they look for cross border discount surgery.”Friedman added: “They should do their homework and investigate the experience, training and track record of anyone BEFORE they sign up,” adding, “Always LOOK before you leap.”Cruz, her fiance, said that when he went to the Rino Center at 3:30 p.m. to pick her up after the procedure at 12 p.m., doctors said they were waiting for the anesthesia to wear off. He said that hours passed before they contacted a nearby hospital for help. The family explained in a GoFundMe page Avila suffered “cardiac arrest for four minutes,” and she was later “placed into a medically induced coma to prevent further damage to her brain that was caused by the complications she experienced during anesthesia.”Before her reported death, “Physicians recently began to slowly remove medications to take her out of the coma. However due to brain lesions, it is too soon to know the state she will be in from the damage she has sustained until she awakens. Laura is still in critical condition. She is currently experiencing seizures as an indication of brain injury,” according to the GoFundMe.“We have hired attorneys in Juarez, Mexico, who are assisting us in our quest for her medical records so she can be better assisted. We fear her records will be altered, so aside from worrying about her well -being, we are simultaneously trying to move quickly on the legal end,” wrote her family on GoFundMe.Days later, in an update, the family wrote that she was moved to another facility.“Her fate is in the hands of God. Visitation is limited to immediate family and very close friends. We appreciate your understanding and respect towards our wishes. Thank you for keeping Laura in your prayers and for all of your continued love & support,” they wrote. Show Discussion US News last_img read more

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first_img US News Stray cats will have to look for someone else’s gentle pats.“As much as I love them, I couldn’t touch a stray cat now. I love pet cats and would stroke them as I would hope they haven’t rummaged around hotel bins,” she told MDW. Follow Miguel on Twitter: @Miguel_EMG Stray Cat Believed to Paralyze 24-Year-Old Blogger By Miguel Moreno, The Epoch Times January 26, 2019 Updated: January 26, 2019 Share this article She stated that one day she felt like she was dragged out of her bed in the middle of the night: her legs, which she couldn’t feel, slid off the bed and the rest of her body followed. To make matters worse, she couldn’t feel the carpet when she stood up, and even after scratching her leg until she bled, she felt nothing.Realizing the severity of her illness, she went to the Southport Hospital, where she was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). The syndrome confuses the body’s immune system into attacking the nervous system, and is known to be triggered by food poisoning, the flu, and cytomegalovirus, according to the National Health Service in England.Because she did not receive early treatment her bladder and bowls were affected by the syndrome, she told MDW.Recovery, Graduation, and No More Stray CatsBirch learned how to walk and use her arms again in rehabilitation, and it took her a little over a year to recover. She managed to graduate from her university along with her twin sister. And rather than thinking negatively, she changed her perception about what happened and is thankful for the learning experience. She can still feel the damage caused to her nervous system whenever she suffers from infections or injuries, experiencing numbness and tingling sensations. Share A stray cat was linked to the paralysis of a 24-year-old blogger during her vacation in Portugal. The feline she befriended and named Catarina during her trip carried a rare bacteria, Media Drum World (MDW) reported.In 2014, Gemma Birch from Southport, United Kingdom, first suffered from symptoms of food poisoning, such as vomiting and a bloated stomach. On the last day before her return to the United Kingdom, she fell terribly ill, and even fainted during the flight home. She went to the hospital as soon as she arrived.“When we got to passport control in England, my stomach bloated, and I looked nine months pregnant despite having no food or liquid in me,” she told MDW. “I was in hospital for a week on a drip as I was very dehydrated.” Campylobacter and the PescatarianAt the hospital, doctors found campylobacter in her stool: a bacteria that is the leading cause of diarrhea in the United Kingdom, according to the Health and Safety Executive (pdf). Birch found it odd that campylobacter was found as it is contracted by eating raw meat, ingesting unpasteurized milk, or drinking contaminated water—she’s a pescatarian.“They found campylobacter in my stool but as I am a pescatarian, and don’t eat chicken, they asked me if I had come into contact with animals, so I said yes,” she told MDW.It is believed that Catarina picked up the infection when she rummaged through bins. Over time, the disease gradually worsened, and her doctors told her that she just needed rest. But that didn’t help. A stray cat rests amongst the ancient Area Sacra ruins in Rome on Oct. 30, 2012. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images) Show Discussion  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   last_img read more

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said tha

first_img White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that the Trump administration is prepared for impeachment proceedings but noted that special counsel Robert Mueller said nothing new in his brief remarks on May 29.Mueller spoke for the first time since submitting his report on Russian interference into the 2016 election to Attorney General William Barr. Mueller reiterated some points his team made in the report and took no questions. He also said he hoped to never speak about the report again in public and that he was resigning to return to private life.“There was no real news in there. He reiterated the points that he’d already made in the report and we agree with him. There was no collusion. There was no conspiracy. And we consider this case closed. He completed his investigation. Now he’s closed his office and it’s time for everybody to move on. He’s going back to his private life and we think everybody else should too,” Sanders said.She also hit back at Mueller’s unusual statements regarding his team’s decision regarding obstruction. The team said it did not establish conspiracy or cooperation between Russians and Trump’s campaign but the special counsel said his team couldn’t exonerate Trump on obstruction charges. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders speaks to the press on the driveway of the West Wing of the White House in Washington, on May 29, 2019. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confers with staff before answering questions at the White House in Washington on May 29, 2019. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) Prosecutors typically gather enough evidence to charge someone with a crime; if they don’t, or if the person isn’t convicted, then that person is presumed innocent.“If Bob Mueller had determined that there was a crime, he would have had a moral obligation to report it. To put that into his report. He didn’t,” Sanders said.“He came to a very explicit conclusion on that front that there was no collusion and there was no conspiracy.”Mueller presented 10 cases his team said may have constituted obstruction. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reviewed the cases and additional evidence and “ruled that the evidence developed by the special counsel is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction-of-justice offense,” Barr said at a mid-April press conference.While Mueller claimed in his appearance that his team couldn’t charge the president with a rime because the Office of Legal Counsel found it would be unconstitutional, Sanders noted that Barr was clear that he didn’t take that opinion into account. Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, at the Department of Justice in Washington on May 29, 2019. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of the redacted version of the Mueller report as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (R) and Acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Ed O’Callaghan listen at the Department of Justice in Washington on April 18, 2019. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was among the Democratic leaders reacting to Mueller’s statements, saying that the statements indicated the necessity of Congress investigating Trump.When reporters asked about Congress probing Trump, Sanders said there was no point.“That’s not necessary because it’s already been done. They spent two years. They interviewed 500 people. They looked at over a million pages in documents, over 50 subpoenas, and made the determination there was no collusion. Again, that’s the entire reason for the special counsel. They’ve concluded it,” she said.“Just because Democrats don’t like the results of the 2016 election or the Mueller report it doesn’t mean they get a do-over. It’s sad that they have no message that they have no agenda. And the hypocrisy of the process that they’re going through, and what they’re going to do to the country, that doesn’t hurt the president. It hurts the American people and that’s unfair and they should be ashamed of themselves.From NTD News Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber Trump Presidency Share this article Share White House press secretary Sarah Sanders speaks to the press on the driveway of the West Wing of the White House in Washington, on May 29, 2019. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) center_img White House Responds to Mueller’s Statements, Says Nothing New Reported: Sanders By Zachary Stieber May 29, 2019 Updated: May 29, 2019  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussionlast_img read more

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Isnt it time the settop box did much more

first_imgQuite simply and aptly titled the Smart Set Top Box, Weilin D and Xican Deng’s conceptual tv box does much more than broadcast televised content to a display. Just as the title of the article suggests, the Smart Set Top Box is capable of much more. With in-built stereo speaker, the set top box complements its crisp visuals with ‘banging’ audio to match, and when not connected to the television, the set top box works as a smart speaker too… However, its feature list doesn’t quite end there. Housed in the top of the box is a retractable webcam that also allows you to make video calls using your television as a display, because Facetime/Skype on a 4K television is quite the experience to have!Designers: Weilin D & Xican DengSharePinShareFlipSharePocket731 Shareslast_img

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3 Ways A Business Leader Gets People To Follow

first_img Pinterest Google+ 0 To get the most out of their workforce, today’s business leaders may need to look at their own role – and their workers – a bit differently than leaders did decades ago.”A strong and effective leader certainly stands at the top of a hierarchy, but great leaders today don’t act hierarchically,” says Don Rheem, author of Thrive By Design: The Neuroscience that Drives High-Performance Cultures, and CEO of E3 Solutions (www.e3solutions.com), a provider of employee workplace metrics and manager training.“While people thrive under great leaders, in today’s business world they are also looking for a safe haven work environment where respect, trust and encouragement are bedrocks of the work culture.”Rheem suggests three ways a company leader can get people to follow, and do so without being punitive and domineering:Don’t treat employees like children. The level of complexity and the pace of change that leaders at all levels face today is unprecedented. The pressure for achievement is intense and when mistakes are made, or when staff show up disengaged, tempers can flare. “Frustration and anger are powerful emotions, and when leaders get flooded with these feelings they typically fall into a model of leadership and accountability deeply embedded in their memories – parenting, So they demote their employees to the role of children,” Rheem says. “But most adults do not want to be patronized or treated like children. Those ways don’t inspire employees to thrive in their work environment or put forth their best effort. Employees today, especially among the current generation entering the workplace, are far more likely to quit or deliberately underperform under those conditions. That’s bad for morale, damages the culture, and encourages turnover.”Be positive. A leader who cultivates a positive culture can reap myriad benefits. Research of 16 different industries, conducted by Dr. Kim Cameron at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business, found a significant relationship between “virtuousness” in the workplace – forgiveness, compassion, optimism and trustworthiness – and improvements in everything from profitability and productivity to quality, innovation, customer satisfaction and employee retention. “Leaders need to move away from the CPO template, where they are the Chief Punishment Officer, and instead move to more brain-friendly modes as mentors, coaches, good listeners and captains of positive recognition,” Rheem says.Don’t be subverted by subcultures. A company’s top leader needs to ensure the next layers of leadership are consistently echoing the company’s ethos at every level throughout the enterprise. “Hold managers and supervisors accountable for communicating the corporate culture and living the organization’s values,” Rheem says. “Don’t let divergent micro-cultures or siloed departments hijack the enterprise’s culture. Having strong and effective leaders as managers and supervisors creates the consistent conditions essential to healthy and sustainable workplace cultures.”“There is a very high emotional cost in making difficult choices that affect other people’s lives,” Rheem says. “Most of us would prefer having those decisions made by someone we trust and have faith in, not someone who brandishes a title or threats of punitive consequences in order to achieve authority. The most successful leaders in the new era of work now underway will balance strength and determination with empathy and understanding.”About Don RheemDon Rheem, author of Thrive By Design: The Neuroscience that Drives High-Performance Cultures, is CEO of E3 Solutions (www.e3solutions.com), a provider of employee workplace metrics and manager training that allow organizations to build engaged, high-performance cultures. Rheem, one of the nation’s principle authorities on leadership science, uses empirically validated research to consult with leaders at all levels within an organization. He is a former science advisor to Congress and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Tumblr Twitter Facebook Share.center_img 3 Ways A Business Leader Gets People To Follow LinkedIn on February 8, 2018 By CBN E-Headlines Emaillast_img read more

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Looking forward to retirement

first_imgLooking forward to retirement LinkedIn on February 27, 2018 E-Headlines Email 0 Share. Twittercenter_img Facebook Google+ Pinterest By CBN Tumblr You’ve worked your whole adult life, and now the retirement that you so greatly deserve is just around the corner. As the last few years have rolled by, the anticipation for ending work has likely grown more intense, but how ready are you for this change now that it’s imminent?Many advisors will stress the financial planning to complete before taking retirement, and while this is of course very important, there are some other factors to consider also. Worry not, these are enjoyable thoughts to work through and will leave you entirely ready to enter your retirement with a smile.Are there any luxuries you’ve always wanted? Now is the time to treat yourself!While you’re still earning a solid wage, you should think about any last minute big-ticket purchases you’d like to make. Sure, you can treat yourself when you’re retired, but it’s possible you’ll find down payments, loans or mortgages a little harder to manage once your professional income has ceased.Maybe you’ve always seen yourself in a new car, perhaps a sports car to zip around in or an RV for road tripping, or there are refurbishments you’d like to do on your property. Even better, maybe you’re looking to buy Costa Rica real estate for a vacation home. Whatever it is, now is the time to make that dream come true.Can you declutter your life, to earn extra funds and greater freedom?Once you stop work, it’s highly likely you’ll be spending more time around the house, socializing or partaking in a new hobby.As such, you can prepare yourself for this time by clearing out belongings that you’ve not used for years, which will give you more space for living while earning a little extra cash. Consider hosting a yard sale, or selling items via the Internet.How will you spend your time?The excitement of suddenly having an abundance of free time may quickly ebb out if you don’t have ways to fill this time, especially if you’ve been living an active lifestyle with a challenging and fulfilling career.Perhaps you’re considering volunteering, or taking up a new pastime, or getting stuck into an interest that has, for years, played second fiddle to your job. Having ideas in mind, and networks already in place, for how you can utilize your newfound time will ensure a smooth transition from work to retirement.What will be your new purpose?While it’s important to know how you’ll spend your time, you should consider where you’ll find purpose in your new life-stage. It may be that you’re hoping to spend more time with family, babysitting grandkids or reconnecting with distant relatives. Possibly you’d like to use your knowledge to help others, or you’ve got grand plans for nurturing your previously abandoned backyard back to life. The purpose will be crucial in enjoying your retirement. Without purpose, you may find that life feels a little empty.Looking forwardRetirement is a great gift; there’s little doubt you’re looking forward to it eagerly. Dedicate some of this energy into planning your time and preparing yourself for the change, and you can stride into this new period of your life with utmost anticipation.last_img read more

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The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report 4418

first_img Tagged With: Genvid Technologies, Makers Fund, March Capital Partners, OCA Ventures The AlleyWatch NYC Startup Daily Funding Report: 4/4/18 by AlleyWatch Genvid Technologies, the providers of software infrastructure applications for eSports broadcasting, has raised $6M in funding from investors that include OCA Ventures, March Capital Partners, and Makers Fund. Founded by Fabien Ninoles in 2016, Genvid has now raised a total of $10M in funding over three rounds. 257SHARESFacebookTwitterLinkedincenter_img Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 4/4/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.PREVIOUS POSTNEXT POST Genvid $6M – Series Alast_img

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Effective Facebook Advertising Strategies for 2019

first_imgPeople get confused when I talk about advertising on Facebook and Instagram.Truth is, I don’t actually care about Facebook. I don’t care about social media.I’d be thrilled to tell all of you to go and buy ads on page 187 of Vogue Magazine or buy billboard ads and outdoor media.The only problem is… they’re massively overpriced.People aren’t looking at billboards. They’re not paying attention to TV commercials. They’re not reading magazines. So in reaction to that low demand, those companies have increased the price of advertising to keep it ROI positive.That means smaller companies have a few years to take advantage of these platforms before big companies start crowding in.But first… businesses need to adapt their mindset to the “new world” of marketing.The Old World Of Marketing Vs The New WorldLook back at what happened when attention shifted from radio to television.Businesses started running TV commercials like they’d run radio ads. There would be a man in front of there holding up an image, and there would be a narrator narrating that image. The ad wasn’t “native” to television, and there was a huge misunderstanding of what makes a ‘good’ TV commercial.Marketers and advertisers hadn’t figured out what a commercial should look like. They were trying to adapt the “old world” into the “new world.”We’re seeing a similar thing happen today as we move from a TV commercial, outdoor media world onto a Facebook and Instagram world.Most people understand that you can’t just take a TV commercial and “paste” it on Facebook. We understand that doesn’t work. But there’s a more advanced conversation that we’re not having around what actually does work in a social media environment.For example… should you be changing out actors and actresses in your videos to demographically match the customer base that you’d be targeting? Should you test your messaging by posting a tweet or a blog post first to see if it’s worth spending money on a video? How many pieces of content should you be creating for each segment?There’s a gross misunderstanding of what it takes to win in the new world.But those that get it are building massive businesses.How Wish Became A Multi-Billion Dollar BusinessWish is a mobile shopping app founded by engineers at Google who worked on the AdWords product.They’re doing billions of dollars in sales, and I genuinely believe that they’re the only conceivable threat to Amazon today.How’d they do it?They’re nearly 100% of their money on Facebook and Instagram advertising.The biggest companies and brands in the world are the ones who take advantage of underpriced attention the most.For example… the biggest advertiser on Google AdWords when it was underpriced 8 years ago was Amazon. The biggest regret of my career as an entrepreneur is not spending more on wine terms when Google AdWords was underpriced.Companies like MVMT Watches and Wish are hitting tens of millions to billions of dollars in sales by spending 100% of their budget on influencers, Facebook, and Instagram.Meanwhile… over 90% of Fortune 500 CPG brands are declining in market share. Their primary spend is on programmatic digital advertising and TV commercials.It’s super interesting to me what Fortune 500 companies spend their money on, versus people who need to feed their families with the money their business makes.This is not a subjective debate. It’s what’s actually happening in the business world.It’s why I’m pushing so many businesses to get more practical with how they make their money.Tactics For Facebook AdvertisingHere are some specific tactics you can use to run campaigns in 2019:1. Create 20 – 100+ Audience SegmentsI’m creating 100 pieces of content around my personal brand per day.And I’m still probably 4,000 short of what I should be doing.Meanwhile, there are businesses out there are creating 4 pieces of content for the year, and they’re putting a massive budget behind those pieces of content.It’s much more impactful to segment your customer base into 20 – 100 segments and create content specifically for each of those segments. For example, I’m not a huge fan of Milky Way candy. But if they targeted me on Facebook with a piece of content tied to the New York Jets, I’m interested.You’ll be much more likely to get a reaction from your audience if you created content contextual to who they actually are.2. Don’t Worry About High CPMsThe reason businesses are afraid to go narrow on targeting is because it increases CPMs.But the broader you go, the more “vanilla” your messaging needs to be.It’s why brands like Coca-Cola and Skittles have used slogans like “Open Happiness” or “Taste the Rainbow.” In the old world of marketing, it wasn’t possible to go narrow. You only had a few pieces of content that millions of people would see – so your slogan had to be vanilla.When you go narrow, you might pay higher CPMs, but your creative has a much better shot at converting because you can tailor your message to your segment.Too many companies are thrilled to pay a lower cost for higher reach, then get confused when their creative doesn’t get anyone to do anything.3. Run Retargeting Ads On The Most Engaged ViewersHere’s a winning strategy that will convince you that marketing works for the rest of your life:Create a contextual, long-form video and get 100,000+ people to see it.Then, take viewers who watched 2-3 minutes of that video and retarget them with a call-to-action.You’ll be stunned how many of them convert.4. Test And Learn Before Spending Money On Promotion  It’s ludicrous to me how companies decide to spend $200,000+ on creating an advertisement based on tiny focus groups and subjective opinions of internal decision makers.There are much smarter ways to test which piece of creative to bet your money on.For example… you could test out your messaging through a tweet or a blog post. If that works, you could make a picture that goes more in depth. If that gets traction, you could make a short video clip. If that works, expand that into something bigger. Filed Under: Advertising, Advice, Business, Management, Resources, Strategic Effective Facebook Advertising Strategies for 2019November 28, 2018 by Gary Vaynerchuk 201SHARESFacebookTwitterLinkedincenter_img Reprinted by permission.PREVIOUS POSTNEXT POSTlast_img read more

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Steps to Forge Immensely Profitable Customer Relationships

first_imgWhile your customers are always right, they aren’t always profitable. Despite all of their other values, the basic rubric to judging customers should always consider their profitability. When a business’s customers aren’t profitable enough, it can quickly become a headache. Having customers that can net you a positive return is a fundamental principal in scaling a business. You can’t grow without a business model that allows you to do so.To improve the profit potential of each customer, you need to genuinely focus on your customer base. When you start seeing your customer acquisition numbers and customer retention improve, you’re on the right path. However, you won’t know for certain until you see your efforts corroborated by revenue.Striking a balance between value and return can be difficult for some companies. By focusing on the profitability of each customer while remaining attractive to your audience, you can maximize your results. For more information on forging profitable customer relationships, read the full article by Colleen Francis.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Getting to Know Nick Petri

first_imgMeet Nick Petri.  Nick joined OpenView Labs last month as a Market Research Analyst on our Research and Analytics team, where he is responsible for analyzing portfolio companies and their target markets to help them focus on opportunities for profitable growth.Prior to joining the OpenView team, Nick was an Equity Analyst for Echo Bridge Capital, a startup hedge fund in Boston. Nick has a BA in Economics and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis, and has completed Level I of the CFA program. Now, on to our Q&A!10 Questions with Nick Petri – OpenView Labs, Market Research Analyst1. Tell us about yourself—Twitter style (in 140 characters or less).NP: Recently crowned by Diana as OpenView Labs’ biggest Red Sox fan. I’m new to VC but have worked with startups before and loved every minute.[Editor’s notes: Congratulations, Nick! It is quite an honor, I’m sure. Nick is new to Twitter, as well — start following him as he explores venture capital @NCPetri!]2. What are you most looking forward to about working at OpenView?NP: I’m really looking forward to working directly with the decision makers at our portfolio companies, and giving them actionable insight into how to take their business to the next level. I love that entrepreneurs are willing and able to pivot and take risks in order to be disruptive. That’s the biggest difference from my previous role as an equity analyst, because big public companies don’t give you much access to data, and are usually pretty resistant to change.3. What do you think will be your biggest challenge?NP: Some of the analysis I’ll be doing in the Research and Analytics group requires pretty detailed knowledge of our companies’ technologies and how they’re applied. Since I don’t have a tech background, I think it’ll be a bit of a challenge to get up to speed. Luckily I find the companies really interesting, so I’ll enjoy learning about them.4. What is your favorite type of analysis?NP: I find sizing new markets—where there isn’t already a powerful incumbent—both extremely challenging and extremely rewarding. Looking at a promising new business frontier and trying to estimate how big it will be really embodies the spirit of Venture Capital.5. What is the last book you read?NP: Black Mass – It’s a fascinating book about Whitey Bulger and his illicit ties to the FBI, plus it all took place in South Boston about a mile away from our offices. I almost always read non-fiction because I think a story is much more captivating when you know it actually happened.6. If you had to eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?NP: Definitely the sandwiches from Viga. I can’t get enough.7. What is your favorite neighborhood in Boston?NP: I grew up on Beacon Hill, and I think it’s one of the coolest historic neighborhoods in the country. But Cambridge, where I live now, is way more fun.8. What are your hobbies outside of work?NP: I love being outside and will jump on pretty much any excuse to get out of the house, whether it’s golf, basketball, skiing, the beach, or just about anything else. I also really enjoy cooking.9. If Hollywood made a movie about your life, which actor would play you in the lead role?NP: I don’t think Brad Pitt could properly capture my awkward mannerisms, so I’d have to go with Keanu Reeves.10. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?NP: At first I wanted to be Mo Vaughn, but I realized that was unrealistic because I was right-handed, so I decided to be Nomar Garciaparra instead. There was no question I was going to be on the Red Sox.For past Q&As with other members of the OpenView team, check out my previous posts here.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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