Suggesting you rise before the sun is even up may seem a little mean. So we’ll wake our groggy selves up, too, for some extra motivation.
Everybody knows what the first and second rules of Fight Club are. Ditto the identity of Luke’s father. Sometimes, however, a bit of dialogue drops from someone’s lips and just hangs there in your ear canal, undiagnosed. Neither the title of the film nor the context in which this line was uttered break through the clatter of your overwhelmed modern-day brain. Googling might’ve helped, but it also might not have. Instead, this is a job for the movie quote search engine—a thing that now exists.
Yes, it is possible to make your commute into something you cherish instead of dread.
The affects of climate change can be harmful to the earth—and your mind.
“Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now.”
Don’t stay in denial, or blame others—learn from the tough times these entrepreneurs experienced when their startups fell flat.
Choosing to leave behind the regular paycheck and benefits to build a
venture from the ground up is a huge risk.
With the odds against you, entrepreneurs feel like they’re literally pushing against the tides every day so when companies fail, the price, which can include financial ruin, utter embarrassment, and even mental collapse, is a hefty one for the founders.
We spoke to four entrepreneurs to explore what they learned from this mourning and accepting period, how they picked themselves up and moved on to become the success stories they are today:
It may be the middle of summer, but you’d never know from looking around offices, where, on the hottest days of the year, it’s not uncommon to see workers wrapped up in sweaters at their desks. As temperatures outside rise, most corporate office buildings become hermetically sealed, air-conditioned ice cubes, forcing workers everywhere to grab a Snuggie. In a study of government office buildings, for instance, 60% of workers complained of thermal stress—that they’re too hot or too cold in their workplace. Why can’t we manage to keep offices at a comfortable temperature?
In order to justify opening up a copycat coffee shop that serves every Starbucks menu item with the word ‘dumb’ in front of it, Nathan Fielder had to demonstrate his history of corporate parody. Boy, did he deliver.
Most garages are terrible but necessary (for now) sores on the urban landscape. But why do they have to only do one thing?
A new social media platform aims to subvert the traditional model by paying users for their updates. But what’s the value of what people put on the Internet?
Everyone’s talking about Richard Linklater’s Boyhood at the moment—as well they should; it’s a remarkable film—but in honor of the director’s birthday yesterday, you should revisit his first feature, Slacker.
It’s surprisingly effective storytelling, if you ignore how dumb the jokes are.