Some bosses aren’t in it to be loved
Kickstarter Projects Raked in $480M in 2013 for Biggest Year Ever
The upcoming Veronica Mars movie raised the most — $5.7 million — on the crowdfunding platform
Who Do You Think Is the Most World-Changing Person Under 30?
Millennials often get a bad rap, but people under 30 have already changed society in profound and positive ways. Just think of digital behemoths like Facebook and Instagram that have radically shifted the way we connect with one another — both were created by people in their 20s. But Mark Zuckerberg and Kevin Systrom are passing the …
Milk, Smokes and Beer Are Shutdown Casualties
The federal shutdown has undeniably damaged the local economy in Washington, D.C., as well as regions where national parks are the lifeblood for local businesses. But—even as the ordeal appears to be winding down—it may have …
David Chang Broke All the Rules
It may surprise you to learn that the Korean-American rebel chef David Chang, known for his delicious, creative food and brash, edgy attitude, majored in religion at preppy Trinity College in Hartford.
Much about Chang’s …
Sharing Is Hard: Legal Trouble for Airbnb, RelayRides, FlightCar
As more consumers turn to services like peer-to-peer rental-car outfits rather than Hertz, local authorities are penalizing participants with fines and ordering the companies to cease operations. Is it still safe to share?
The Late Senator Frank Lautenberg’s Lesser-Known Legacy
Others will remember Frank Lautenberg, the Democratic senator from New Jersey who died today at age 89, for his career in government. To me the more fascinating story is his career in business.
Because the company where Lautenberg spent the 30 years from 1952 to 1982 — longer than the time he spent in the Senate — is a classic …
The Consumer Psychology Behind Warby Parker’s $95 Pricing for Eyeglasses
One obvious selling point for Warby Parker customers is price: The vast majority of eyeglasses sell for a reasonable (and curiously uniform) rate of $95. Perhaps what’s most remarkable of all is that the price of Warby Parker glasses was almost set at $50 cheaper.
A Q&A With the Real-Life Maker of ‘Arrested Development’s’ Bluth’s Frozen Bananas
To coincide with the release of Season 4 of “Arrested Development” on May 26, the Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand is popping up in locations around New York and London. But these frozen bananas aren’t being hand-dipped by …
Viewpoint: Ben Bernanke, Enabler of America’s Fiscal Dysfunction
By trying to compensate for poor fiscal policies, the Fed is making it easier for the President and Congress to evade their responsibilities.
Staying Aloft as the Cupcake Bubble Deflates
Thanks to plummeting stock prices, many experts are warning that Americans have had their fill of cupcakes. But some bakeries are thriving.
More Booze Please! The National Drive to Lift Restrictions on Alcohol-preneurs
The craft beer industry has been on a tear, boasting a 17% rise in sales last year and continued growth expected going forward. Lately, it looks like a big surge is on tap not only for craft breweries, but small businesses that make wine and spirits as well.