“If you can’t fit it [the entire plan] on a page, you’re not simplifying it enough.”
“Using three different experiments, the study found that both regular people and experienced angel investors are more likely to be swayed by a man’s business pitch, especially an attractive man’s, compared with the exact same pitch delivered by a woman.”
“Nobody is growing enough marijuana. Activity is off the charts, but we’re still not meeting demand.”
“The no set work hours and unlimited vacation are just a small part of a much bigger idea.”
While hiring someone you just met and then telling them they have no set hours and can take a vacation tomorrow, if they so choose, may sound a little crazy to most employers, CEO Sam Decker believes other companies should look into the practice because he says Freesponsibility isn’t simply built on a foundation of blind trust, it’s built on a psychological and social phenomenon called the Pygmalion Effect.
“The Pygmalion Effect says that the more trust you put in someone, the more they will fulfill that trust.”
“In spite of repeated setbacks, LEGO still found the strength to rebuild over and over again. If they gave up, the world would have missed out on one of the greatest sources of imagination, inspiration, and impact on children and adults alike.”
"I started making mobile games 14 years ago. A long time before it was a good idea to make mobile games." —Tommy Palm, Games Guru for King Digital, the company behind the massive mobile gaming hit Candy Crush Saga.
Earlier this week, King filed for an IPO. But just as Zynga rode the massive success of a single game—FarmVille, if you’ll recall—all the way to Nasdaq, so now King must contend with the frightening possibility of being a one-hit wonder. Can the king of candy keep its throne?
"Feeling like you have a scarce sense of time will tunnel your vision toward getting the most done as fast as possible—rather than attending to long-term goals."
This 4,400 square-foot desk creates hiding holes for an escape within the office.
One creative agency decided to reinvent the idea of a “desk” entirely. Instead of installing a metal slide or set of pinball machines, the New York-based Barbarian Group built one giant “superdesk” out of plywood and a single pour of resin. The whole thing stands at 4,400 square feet, and undulates throughout the space, creating regular desk-like slabs, but also oddly-shaped nooks and crannies.
“We really wanted everyone sitting under a desk, but we also wanted to create spaces where people could escape to.”
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- Council of Fashion Designers of America—For giving the fashion industry a conscience.
- Refinery29—For publishing fashion coverage that everyone wants to read.
- Editd—For using big data to analyze the whims of fashion trends.
- Farfetch—For creating a one-stop shop for browsing high-end boutiques around the globe.
- H&M—For branching out of the crowded chic-for-cheap space.
"There really are two kinds of food entrepreneurs," says venture capitalist Paul Matteucci, who encourages and connects food-tech upstarts through his not-for-profit, Feeding 10 Billion. “There are the ones that hang around Berkeley or Brooklyn, and build businesses mostly for the end consumer. Then there is a whole different group of highly technical people who are building robotics for the field, sensor-based technology, automated watering systems, new food-packaging technologies, and big-data-related inventory control to reduce waste.” These, he says, are “the people who are going to solve the big problems.”
A raft of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists made their money in tech, and now want to do something with an even longer-lasting impact. Meet the Silicon Valley companies trying to fix our broken food system
"Every year the editors of Fast Company pick 50 of the world’s Most Innovative Companies. We pick them not just for financial reasons, these aren’t just good businesses, but because we think they’re changing the way we live.”