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How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

Clayton Christensen On What He Got Wrong About Disruptive Innovation

Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, 64, is best known for his 1997 book <i>The Innovator’s Dilemma,</i> which introduced the concept of “disruptive innovation.” He explained how cheaper, simpler or unexpected products and services can bring down big companies like U.S. Steel, Xerox and …

Innovation

The Next Generation Of Customer Centricity: A Methodology To Drive Rapid Innovation

Almost all companies talk about caring about the consumer experience. I dare you to find a company who doesn’t say this is a priority. But this rarely translates into a truly, consumer-centered design and innovation process. The reason is because the systems, processes, and people aren’t always …

Customer Experience

Wired Goes Inside Nike's Secret Innovation Kitchen

And get the scoop behind the creation of the self-lacing Nike HyperAdapt 1.0<p>Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>For its upcoming October Design Issue, Wired …

​Australian government kicks off AU$23m incubator support program

The federal government has officially launched its AU$23 million support program for Australian startup incubators, focusing on innovation in …

Did West Elm Rip Off These Midcentury Masters?

The line between paying homage to a design classic and outright piracy is fuzzy.<p>Recently, the furniture giant West Elm and the L.A.–based design studio Commune released a collection of furniture and accessories with a midcentury-inspired sensibility. But as some bloggers were quick to point out, …

The Top Creative Entrepreneurs in Media and Marketing Today

Creatives are often stereotyped as being disorganized, pie-in-the-sky dreamers. But combined with a great idea and some entrepreneurial thinking, these entrepreneurs show how to turn creative ideas into a full-fledged business.<p>Creative people tend to prefer complexity and ambiguity. They extract …

Comic-Con: Marvel’s New Logos Will Appeal to the ’80s-Video-Game Enthusiast in All of Us

After a day of trailers, trailers, and more trailers rolling out of Comic-Con on Saturday, Marvel Studios supplemented its new footage with new title …

Marvel Studios

Pocket Paper Notebook Showdown: Moleskine vs. Field Notes

When it comes to pocket-sized notebooks, two companies stand above the rest: Moleskine and Field Notes. Both are incredibly popular and work great …

Don’t Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Don’t Worry, It’s Just Another Fad

Why our giant, bloated cesspool of self-proclaimed experts and unicorn startups is about to go dry<p>As human beings we have the remarkable ability to …

Why the Gig Economy Is Sputtering

The <i>New York Times'</i> Farhad Manjoo recently wrote an oddly lamenting piece about how "the Uber model, it turns out, doesn't translate." Manjoo plaintively describes how so many of the "Uber-of-X" companies that have sprung up as part of the so-called sharing economy have become just another way to …

Startups

All 60 startups that launched at Y Combinator Winter 2016 Demo Day 1

“You’ll notice we have many more startups that aren’t in the traditional software category,” said Y Combinator President Sam Altman at the start of its Winter 2016 Demo Day 1. While once upon a time YC was known for legions of social and marketplace apps no one needed, it’s branched out. Now …

Startups

How To Tap The Only Three Types Of Creativity

There are three and only three ways to create. They come from connective, component and blank page creativity. That's it. Those three. If you want to "make new things or think of new ideas" as Webster defines creativity, you must do one of these three.<p>Do you see disparate things you can pull …

What if you change your yes-but mindset to a yes-and one, asks Google Innovation head

It is the world’s largest internet company, with over 70,000 people and a US$500 billion valuation. It still tries to retain the culture of a …

An entrepreneur who raised over $1 million for his company at age 19 shares 3 tips that will make you more successful

Nearly five years after launching One, the app is connecting college students at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and more than 20 other campuses. Levy serves as the company's chief operating officer.<p>He's also the founder of Silicon Valley's NextGen conference, which brings together future startup …

San Francisco

The unicorn era for tech startups is over

This year will go down in memory as the year that the unicorn went back to being a mythical beast.<p>Global stock markets are off to a depressing start, …

Venture Capital

Why The Shape Of A Company’s Logo Matters

Welcome to a world in which curves are a good thing.<p>Think about the iconic brand names you know: Apple, Target, McDonald’s, Gap. What images come to mind? For many of us, probably their logos. That’s because whether it’s an apple or big golden arches, a logo is crucial to a company’s identity. Now, …

Everyone thought Mark Zuckerberg was crazy to buy a 13-person app for $1 billion — now Instagram looks like one of the most brilliant tech acquisitions ever made

What's more, Zuckerberg paid out the nose for it, shelling out $1 billion for an app that had 13 employees, zero revenue, and which most of the buttoned-up investors that would attend Facebook's IPO roadshow had probably never heard of.<p>The deal caused immediate concern. Some considered the deal a …

Social Media

Meet The Man Who Created Papyrus, The World’s (Other) Most Hated Font

Chris Costello sold Papyrus for the equivalent of $2,500 when he was 23. He never could’ve guessed how big it would become–or how reviled.<p>You’ve probably never heard of Chris Costello, but there’s a good chance you hate him. Outside of Comic Sans creator Vincent Connare, Costello is perhaps the …

Typography

4 Tips On Creativity From The Creator Of Calvin & Hobbes

The famously media-averse cartoonist Bill Watterson on his work habits, the power of comic strips, and how to create art.<p>Bill Watterson, the creator of the comic strip <i>Calvin & Hobbes</i>, is famously media-averse. He’s given two interviews, total since he retired his strip in 1995. Reporters have …

Re-Tooled: How Ray-Ban Brought Its Brand Back from the Brink

Nowadays, Ray-Ban sunglasses can be found selling for as much as $300 at high-end stores like Nordstrom (jwn) and Neiman Marcus. The brand recently …

All those office perks? They're ruining creativity.

It's a new year and that means new bean bag chairs. Chances are high that someone in your office — the Chief Innovation Officer, perhaps, or the Senior Motivational Poohbah — will decide that your firm is not innovative enough, not creative enough, for the year 2016. Action will be taken. Free …

Creativity

Amazon is way overvalued

<i>But too much is falling in mine</i><p><i>Into each heart some tears must fall</i><p><i>But someday the sun will shine.</i><p>- "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall," The Ink Spots<p>PARIS - Bad stuff happens. There is no getting around it. No denying it. No pretending it isn't so.<p>The only real question is: Where are you when it …

Silicon Valley has nowhere to go but down

Everyone knows it's going to end. But they really think it will go on forever.<p>There are now 145 unicorn companies (private companies with a valuation of $1 billion or more), with a total combined valuation of $506 billion.<p>And some of the biggest ones don't make any money…<p>Many people think that they …

Venture Capital

Unicorns Vs. Industry Titans: How The Fortune 500 Approach Technology Innovation

An Indicative Research Report<p>Key Findings<br>• Background<br>• Analysis<br>• Conclusions<br>• Appendix A: Methodology<br>• Appendix B: List of Companies<p>Key Findings<p>We analyzed the …

5 Powerful Ways to Create an Inspiring Work Culture for Millennials

In the next 10 years, Millennials will make up nearly 75 percent of the work force. What are you doing to hire and retain them?<p>In the next 10 years, millennials will comprise nearly 75 percent of the workforce; over a quarter expect to have six employers or more during the course of their careers. …

Lost at sea: the man who vanished for 14 months

In November 2012, Salvador Alvarenga went fishing off the coast of Mexico. Two days later, a storm hit and he made a desperate SOS. It was the last anyone heard from him – for 438 days. This is his story

Teens spend a 'mind-boggling' 9 hours a day using media, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> You probably won't be surprised to hear that a new report found that teens and tweens spend a lot of time watching TV, videos and movies, playing video games, reading, listening to music and checking social media, but you might be somewhat shocked (I was!) by just how much time.<p>On any given …

Social Media

How to get rich in tech, guaranteed

<i>Startup L. Jackson is an anonymous blogger who writes about startups and Silicon Valley. This post originally appeared on his blog and is republished here with permission.</i><p>This week's NYT article on how employees sometimes lose out is a great read. Employees who like that might also like [Homebrew …

Startups