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The Most Creative People In Mobile, 2013

They’re designing your mobile experiences with apps such as Google Maps, Foursquare, and Live Nation, and protecting your security on them, too. Meet the mobile masters from our Most Creative People In Business 2013 list.<p>KIRTHIGA REDDY (No. 4)<p><b>Director Of Online Operations, Facebook India</b><p>When …

Apps

See All The Dumb Ways You Can Die In Australian Metro Ad

A smart, funny PSA by the Australian Metro offers up a buffet of unnecessary, and often rather silly, deaths before declaring that the dumbest ones of all have to do with not being careful around subways.<p>The Darwin Awards are an annual, posthumously delivered honor for people who shed this mortal …

A Real-Life Butler Weighs In On “Downton Abbey”

Alexander Mattinson is a butler who’s served at no less a post than Buckingham Palace. Here, he talks Downton Abbey and service as calling and performance.<p>This October, the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, who reside at Highclere Castle in Hampshire England, advertised for an under butler. The …

Productivity

Bootstrapping a Services Business: 3 Simple Steps | Inc.com

Sixteen years ago, I bootstrapped a services company with a partner who lived 3,000 miles away. We both worked from home. We had pre-owned Macs and fax machines, existing software applications, and cheap office furniture. We spent less than $10,000, including legal fees, to draw up our articles of …

Small Business

Make What You Sell: A New Breed of Manufacturers | Inc.com

Many people who visit my business, Rickshaw Bagworks, ask if they can take photos. They seem fascinated by what we do, because it's something you just don't see every day: We make things.<p>More specifically, we sew custom messenger bags, backpacks, and fashion totes in a small brick warehouse in …

Manufacturing

Why Foreign Entrepreneurs Love America | Inc.com

We recently asked whether Americans are overconfident about entrepreneurship, but apparently immigrants are excited to work here, too.<p>On Wednesday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy honored eleven immigrant innovators in conjuction with the Champions of Change project, which …

Entrepreneurship

Indonesia Jatis Group Co-founder Shares His Two-Decade-Long Startup Journey

At 43 years old, Izak Jenie is still talking about new business ideas and starting projects. He just can’t stop. This is a man who has started more …

Why Copying Is Fucking Awesome And Innovation Is Truly Overrated

Frankly, when I hear that one startup has copied another startup, I really don’t care (give me the numbers, show me the traction). People complain …

3 Things Startups Can Learn From Reading ‘One Piece’ Manga

These days there are so many theories of how to do a startup. There’s the Rocket Internet MBA-style, and then there’s the Lean Startup movement, and …

Startups

Are new ultra-cheap 3D printers revolutionary or just toys?

Meet the Replicator 2. She’s top of the line, for home 3D printers, and she’ll cost you $2,200, not including shipping.<p>That’s about what a good PC cost in the 1980’s. And the parallels between the personal computing revolution and the one in 3D printing are irresistible (they’ve been made countless …

3D Printing

The huge misconception at the heart of “too big to fail”

<i>As banks continue to swell in size, the public might conclude that legislators have gone back on their promise to never again let a bank grow “too big to fail.” But making banks smaller was never what legislators—most of them, anyway—had in mind.</i><p>American banks? Those things that were nearly wiped …

Finance

Anyone Can Be a Mechanic With This Brilliant Augmented Reality App

Have you ever had a problem with your car, but were left completely and utterly bewildered when you popped the hood in hopes of fixing it yourself? …

Who needs investors! Why many startups should bootstrap instead

Advertisement<p>26 Comments<p>Credit: docent/Shutterstock<p>With 500 Startups Accelerator’s new class introduction video and its notorious chant, you can’t …

Why Y Combinator Is The Hottest Startup School In Silicon Valley

Y Combinator is one of the most prestigious startup accelerators in Silicon Valley.<p>It has an acceptance rate similar to that of an Ivy League school, and a track a record for producing billion-dollar-valuation startups, like Dropbox and Airbnb.<p>Over the weekend, YC founder Paul Graham tweeted that …

Startups