Nicholas Haralambous

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David Attenborough Convinces The BBC And The Queen to Ban Single-Use Plastics

Sir David Attenborough is urging the world to cut back on its exorbitant and unchecked use of plastic. His newest documentary Blue Planet II, which …

Pollution

How Mattress Startup Tuft & Needle Said No To VC Money, Borrowed $500K And Opened Its First Store

When JT Marino and Daehee Park quit their engineering jobs in 2012 to start popular mattress maker Tuft & Needle, they kicked in just $3,000 each. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that when they open their first store today, in San Francisco’s design district, they’ll do it without the …

Business Strategy

Just How Toxic Is Richard Dawkins?

If you followed him on Twitter, you might think Dawkins was just a loudmouthed incendiary. Read his science writing and you encounter a brilliant …

Richard Dawkins

10,000 Hours with Reid Hoffman: What I Learned

(Credit: Wired magazine. )<p><i>Time to read: 50 minutes</i><p>We touched down in Las Vegas only three hours before, but we were already back in the plane and …

Leadership

Your 2016 Oscars To-Do List

Bookmark this page now.<p>On January 14, 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the nominees for this year's Oscars. This means you have a month and a half to watch every movie receiving buzz for the top prize. We've made it easy for you by compiling the 30 you can't …

Can’t get your startup funded? Maybe you suck

There’s this guy. He left his seven-figure salary job to pursue a startup. Has spent last three years trying to build it. He approaches venture capitalists (VCs) and angels every quarter but gets rejected every single time. He is running out of the loan he took from friends and family. Should he …

Venture Capital

Why Jack Dorsey Is Ready to Save Twitter

How he went from CEO reject to CEO savior.<p>On a fall day in 2010, Jack Dorsey stepped before his staff at Square, his payments startup, to deliver a pep talk at its weekly all-hands meeting. He was dressed in a rakish dark Prada suit and tie that was much more Don Draper than Silicon Valley …

Jack Dorsey

How Playing the Long Game Made Elizabeth Holmes a Billionaire

Inside the 31-year-old's fight to disrupt a $75 billion industry, and grow it by another $125 billion.<p>You'd have to look really hard not to see Steve Jobs in Elizabeth Holmes. Both Holmes and Jobs were loners as kids. As a teenager, Jobs discovered Plato; Holmes favored Roman emperor-philosopher …

Genetic Engineering

Hermès Is Betting Big on Menswear

Hermès doesn't rely much on advertising to sell its notoriously hard-to-get bags, but the brand is ramping up its social media presence to expand its menswear business. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Hermès is unveiling its new Le MANifeste d’Hermès campaign with a spiffy new website and a …