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Overdosing on VC: Lessons from 71 IPOs

Venture capital is a hell of a drug. Used properly, it’s like adrenaline energizing many of the greatest companies of the past fifty years. Used incorrectly, it creates toxic dependencies.<p>The conventional wisdom in the startup community is that when building the very best companies, more capital …

Venture Capital

20 striking photos of international borders from around the world

While some boundaries simply consist of markings on a road, in areas of political turmoil borders are marked by high fences and heavily guarded gates.<p>From the USA-Canada border, which spans over 5,000 miles, to satellite images that capture the brightly lit border of India and Pakistan at night, …

10 ways to humiliate yourself in India

Featured Photo: Vinoth Chandar<p>1. Don’t carry toilet paper.<p>This is essential, especially if you just cannot live without toilet paper. In India, usage …

India

The Biggest Tax Scam Ever

In July, the American pharmaceutical giant AbbVie, maker of the world’s top-selling drug – the arthritis treatment Humira – reached a blockbuster …

Finance

A guide to the eateries of Greece

Where to eat and drink in Greece? Perhaps the question should be: ‘Where not?’ Greeks live to eat and drink – they dream about it and talk about it at all times of the day. Wherever you go in Greece you might not find accurate clocks, punctual flights or a good cup of tea, but by Zeus you’ll find …

Europe

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

This iWatch Design Concept is Sexy as Hell

Apple still hasn’t announced made any sort of official iWatch smartwatch product announcement but that doesn’t stop the world salivating at the prospect, and knocking up design concepts to give Apple something to think about along the way.<p>This time around, Berlin-based engineer Thomas Bogner, is …

Where to find 43 hidden wallpaper images in OS X Mavericks

The huge wave image used as the default wallpaper for OS X Mavericks is certainly striking, but if you don't harbor any particular affinity toward surfing, or the ocean in general, you have other options. OS X has some options readily available on the Desktop wallpaper screen in System Preferences, …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Robin Williams

18 Super Chic No-Carve Pumpkins

If you love Halloween, but aren’t exactly into wielding a knife to carve out that jack-o’-lantern, you’re in luck. There are <i>tons</i> of great no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas out there. From using paint to stencils to cut paper, the ideas are almost endless. To get you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve …

It's Getting Harder and Harder to Love a Song

<i>Published in the May 2013 issue, on sale any day now</i><p><i>Part of the Songs Every Man Should Listen To, hosted by the beautiful Nina Agdal.</i><p><b>I am a collector.</b> I am not on Spotify and only occasionally make use of Pandora. I disdain both. I am the listener Steve Jobs had in mind when, in 2007, he said that …

Nina Agdal