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This Tech Founder Runs His Company Between Surf Sessions in Hawaii

This story appears in the June 2016 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>By day Joel Gascoigne works on the Hawaiian island of Oahu as CEO of Buffer, which netted $8.25 million last year from sales of its social media marketing platform. By night, the venture’s cofounder, Leo Widrich, is performing his COO …

How To Get Motivated? 8 Ideas that Really Work

Let’s face it.You are starring at your blank screen. But words are not effortlessly flowing out of your mind onto your screen.You know that creating …

Slack is About More Than Just Chat

It might not be quite as sexy as its consumer cousins Snapchat and WhatsApp, but the workplace-chat service Slack is highly thought of by many in the …

You need to be earning a lot of money to afford a one-bedroom apartment by yourself in Manhattan

If you're planning to live alone and rent a one-bedroom in Manhattan, you'll have to earn roughly $130,800 a year.<p>That's 40 times the amount of September's median monthly asking rent, which was a record $3,271, according to real estate search engine Streeteasy. Many landlords require tenants earn …

Meet the millionaire 'brand messiah' who went from working in a factory to having 50 Cent and Rihanna on speed dial

He's made millions from his success in turning food and beverage products into brands that everyone from across the globe will recognise — Vitamin Water, Pop Chips, and Vita Coco. Prior to this, he turned around the fortunes of Powerade and Sprite by boosting revenue through some innovative brand …

World's Most Dangerous Travel Destinations For The Adventure Man

For a brave breed of traveller, only the world’s most dangerous destinations will do. They happily trade the daily grind for adrenaline-charged …

Pivot Your Marketing Instead Of Your Product

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, or so the saying goes. Many entrepreneurs have become enamored with the word “pivot” over the past few years, using it as something of a badge of honor, e.g. “Yeah, we started out with a fintech …