When venture capitalists are considering whether or not to invest in a startup, there’s a stock question many will ask the founder: What would you do if Google decided to enter your business? You could swap the name of any tech titan — Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon — into that query. The bigger picture is figuring out whether the thing you’re building is a unique and defensible business or just a cool feature these companies haven’t bothered to focus on yet. Continue reading
Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.
Before there was Vidyard, there was Redwoods Media, a small Canadian startup making marketing videos. Slowly but surely, the company, like so many startups, had to learn two lessons and has come to embrace them over time: being creative is difficult to scale, and they’e actually much better engineers than they are artists. Continue reading
No Vans Land tells the inspiring story of a small business owner taking on City Hall. Hector, like many other Americans, came here from Jamaica for opportunity. But like too many others, he has been forced to constantly defend himself against government attempts to restrict his business and protect powerful interests. Continue reading
In 2011 Shinola, originally an early twentieth century shoe polish brand, was revived as a watch, bicycle and leather goods maker with a strong emphasis on American manufacturing. Naturally, Detroit, Michigan – the original motor city and spiritual home of American industry – became the brand’s base. As Detroit’s regeneration narrative gathers pace, with world renowned creatives such as photographer Bruce Weber shifting their gaze towards the city, Shinola has now opened its first stand alone store outside the US, at 13 Newburgh Street in London’s Soho. Continue reading
With each new product B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen releases, our love for them grows and their BeoPlay A2 isn’t about to change that. The Bluetooth loudspeaker not only promises 24-hour Li-ion battery life on one charge and “True 360″ degree sound, but it’s also super cute and stylish—just look at that dashing bearded man holding it pensively. Continue reading
Melony Armstrong just wanted to earn an honest living this was the start to her success story. She didn’t realize she’d have to change the law to do that. After years of hurdling obstacles that were holding her back from providing for her family, Melony succeeded in breaking down the barriers to success. In the process, she became an inspiration to her community and changed hundreds of lives with her success story. Continue reading