Ed Park

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The Future of Iced Coffee

At its cafes, Blue Bottle might make one of the best iced-coffee drinks in America. But are artisan businesses doomed to fail when they try going mainstream?<p>I have seen the future of iced coffee.<p>There I was, wandering the grocery-store aisles—when suddenly, next to the kombucha, opposite the …

The ‘boring’ trait Google looks for in its leaders

<i>This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>The prototypical leader is a hero: gives the rousing speech, inspires the troops and shows up at the last minute to save the day. At least that’s how leaders are portrayed. but that’s not at all what Google discovered as their most important …

Should You Block Social Media At Work?

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Social media in the workplace is a hot button topic. As more employees are reprimanded or even …

Emerging Payment Technologies Will Create New Winners And Losers In The Giant Credit Card Industry

Scores of companies play different roles in the system as intermediaries, most of them as merchant-facing vendors that provide the technology and services that help businesses accept credit cards. Recently, Silicon Valley has decided they also want to compete in this market, and introduced online, …

Amazon and Snapchat rank low for protecting user data from government

Amazon and Snapchat rank among the worst at protecting your data from government requests, according to a US privacy pressure group.<p>The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) publishes Who Has Your Back? report annually, analysing the activity of companies ordered to hand over sensitive user data in …

3 Unconventional Content Marketing Strategies You Should Try

One example worth noting is OnStartups.com by HubSpot co-founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah (disclosure: Shah is an investor in my current company).<p>Since the beginning of 2014, Shah has published six posts. No two posts were published on the same day of the month. Though four first went live on a …

About half of America has zero net wealth

Wealth is the value of everything you own: stocks, bonds, your home, your car -- minus your debts. And while income inequality has taken center stage in debates about the growing gap between rich and poor, what's happening with wealth paints an even more staggering picture.<p>The wealth share of the …