Subway dogs always make my day
Here are 5 rules for growing your business like a baller from the team behind the highly successful NYC Meatball Shop.
1. Keep it simple.
2. Embrace f—-ups.
3. Play with your food.
4. Pick your battles, know your strengths.
5. Let the neighborhood drive the vibe.
BONUS VIDEO: 5 rules for making a great meatball
Stay hydrated New Yorkers- it’s going to be a hot one!
Hybird - Photo: Joe Buglewicz/NYC & Company
One Innovation By Design entrant is Hello Compost, a proposed program in which low-income families will be able exchange compost for produce credits.
“We need to re-imagine the role of food waste from being a smelly, unattractive side effect of eating to an attractive resource for residents to positively impact their community and to help put fresh food on the table,” says cofounder Aly Blenkin.
Introduced last month, the Cronut has customers lining up outside Cronut creator Dominique Ansel’s SoHo bakery at 6 a.m., and the store regularly sells out its daily production of at least 300 within a half-hour after opening. This enormous popularity is no accident. In fact, the Cronut’s success reflects the many strengths that characterize America’s small-business sector.
Here’s the small-business recipe for a Cronut-level hit:
1. A dollop of product innovation.
2. A dash of social media and marketing.
3. A pinch of sustainable growth.
[Image: Flickr user Katy Watts]
It’s 90 degrees here in NYC.
What this Fast Co. employee loves about her job today is:
- 7 World Trade Center’s frosty air conditioning.
- Fast Company’s unending supply of cold beverages.
- (And challenging, stimulating work, etc.)
What do you love about your job today?
One thing that makes NYC so great is all of the free things to see and do.
Like this concert that is happening outside of our office right now.
The 7 WTC 7th Anniversary Concert Series will be held at 12 pm on every Friday from July 12 through August 23.
The rise of NYC over the past 150 years.
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Good morning Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- Photos of the block-long lines for cronuts are an unsettling reminder of the NYC’s often-forgotten class/wealth divides.
- Motorola unveiled a patriotic ad for its new Moto X smartphone just in time for Independence Day.
- The death-toll is rising as Egyptian President Morsi refuses to step down. The Egyptian military has now forcibly taken over the state television network.
- Despite the $630,000 of tax-payer money a State Department bureau spent on Facebook “likes,” its social media promotions have been a flop.
- Two patients have been able to stop taking HIV drugs after bone marrow transplants seem to have cleared the virus from their bodies.
- Former Nirvana guitarist Jason Everman may represents some of the most amazing pivots ever
- Yahoo has purchased the movie-making app Qwiki. It is relocating the Qwiki team to NYC, where they will “reimagine the Yahoo storytelling experience.”
- Apple has poached Yves Saint Laurent CEO Paul Deneve as VP for special products… is this another sign of their move towards wearable tech?
- A Chinese firm is suing Apple over its iOS personal assistant software Siri, which the it claims was a copy of its Xiao i Robot.
- Michael Bloomberg announced yesterday that NYC is now at the “forefront of the digital revolution” with its new .nyc domain.
- On July 18 government agencies and a who’s who of Wall Street, including Citibank, Bank of America, and Homeland Security will host cyber war games in preparation for digital megathreats.
- An interesting stat from the first official Reddit survey: 11% of those without a high school diploma use Reddit.
Have a great day!
[Image: Flickr user cumi&ciki]
Now Yelp will help you avoid hipster hotspots with its "Yelp Wordmap"
Take a quick tour of the Fast Company offices, and tell us what makes your office fun!
smartphone distribution in NYC:
blackberries in midtown
iphones in manhattan
android elsewhere other than the airports
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These amazing maps generated from Twitter metadata will blow your mind
We’re counting down the seconds until the NYC BigApps 2013 Award Ceremony on the evening of Thursday, June 20th, where we’ll announce the winners of Mayor Bloomberg’s annual challenge to developers and designers to create apps that solve key city challenges.
This year’s competition…