Tech Cocktail Top Stories: How Your Startup’s Survival May Depend on Your UX Designer, Founders Share Their Thanksgiving Work Hours, Engineering Majors Have Highest Starting Salaries

November 30, 2014

8:06 pm

Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech Cocktail’s posts from this week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and equally as many things to do. You had people to meet, places to be, and tacos to eat. No worries, though, because we’ve curated this week’s top 10(ish) posts as determined by the Tech Cocktail editorial team.

This week’s Tech Cocktail Top Stories include some great posts surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday. Despite our very busy startup schedules, we’re always glad to see that we as well as others in startupland take the time to actually appreciate the holiday and spend some time away from our work and with our families. Because of the holiday, we put together a few Thanksgiving-themed pieces – from what founders are thankful for versus what they aren’t thankful for, to what we can all learn at the dinner table from a Downton Abbey parodyNeed more Tech Cocktail? Sign up for the Tech Cocktail newsletter today, and get the weekly wrap-up direct to your inbox.

Here are this week’s Tech Cocktail Top Stories:

  1. How Your Company’s Survival Could Depend on Your UX Designer: Despite what you may believe, there are noticeable differences between UI and UX designers. Learn why it may be foolish to hire one person to do both of these things.
  2. Why You Should Skip Black Friday and Wait for Cyber Monday for Best Tech Deals: Black Friday is dumb. Why deal with the stress of being surrounded by people when you can just do all your shopping from the convenience of your computer?
  3. Here are the Highest-Paying Programming Languages: If you’re getting yourself into coding, you might as well learn a language that pays you well #amirite?
  4. If You Want a High Starting Salary, Then Major in Engineering [RANKINGS]: Engineering was, is, and will continue to be the foundation of our society’s future.
  5. 17 Entrepreneurs Share Their Thanksgiving Work Hours: Thanksgiving is a time to step away from work, but that doesn’t mean that entrepreneurs out there aren’t still committed to their jobs.
  6. The Future of Web Design is Mobile and Scalable: To remain ahead of the curve, make sure that the online experience for your users is seamless.
  7. How to Optimize Your Day for Productivity [VIDEO]: Here’s a really helpful video on how you can plan out your day to maximize productivity.
  8. 30 Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes from Startups: Startups shared with us some of their favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Fact: I made two things on this list.
  9. Failure Happens: 5 Warning Signs for Startups from Entrepreneurs: From knowing when to shift priorities to staying motivated, here are important things to learn from other entrepreneurs on how to avoid startup failure.
  10. 3 Entrepreneurial Lessons I Received from Scott Michael Foster, AKA Kristoff from Once Upon a Time: I will never let it go.

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Ronald Barba was the previous managing editor of Tech.Co. His primary story interests include industry trends, consumer-facing apps/products, the startup lifestyle, business ethics, diversity in tech, and what-is-this-bullsh*t things.

Aside from writing about startups and entrepreneurship, Ronald is interested in ‘Doctor Who’, Murakami, ‘The Mindy Project’, and fried chicken. He is currently based in New York because he mistakenly studied philosophy in college and is now a “writer”. Tweet @RonaldPBarba.

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