The founder of travel startup Peek shares how she stays open to inspiration, wherever it finds her.
“If we had been in the industry before, it might have changed how we started. We focused on what readers want, which we later learned is totally unusual.”
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Getting around San Francisco just got easier, at least if you don’t mind a little bit of wind in your face. The Scoot Network and its fleet of electric-powered scooters just announced that it was expanding, adding five new locations for riders around the city for a grand total of 17 Scoot hubs.
What is Scoot, exactly? Think a CitiBike or ZipCar membership but for green-friendly, Vespa-like mopeds. Since launching 16 months ago, Scoot claims its members have treaded over 50,000 miles, and have kept 62,000 pounds of CO2 out of the environment.
For cyclists, a drone to fly in front of and behind you to warn of upcoming danger.
“Too much automation, too soon will frighten the average car buyer. It has to be done right or potential customers will be scared off, making it even harder for us to transition from driver to driverless down the road.”
Surrounded by lava fields, with views of the Northern Lights and Iceland’s largest natural lake? Yes, please.
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A six-year veteran of Yelp, Miriam Warren established the user-generated review company’s London outpost and oversaw its European expansion, most recently into France, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, and Denmark. So she knows from turbulence! How does Warren stay productive while racking up the frequent-flier miles?
"If you can cut an hourlong commute each way out of your life, it’s the [happiness] equivalent of making an extra $40,000 a year if you’re at the $50,000 to $60,000 level. It’s an easy way for us to get happier. Move closer to your place of work.”
To raise money and attention for a village in the heart of Jakarta, a young man named Jeremy is renting out a space in the slum on Airbnb.
"You’re not going to be served iced tea while you watch the sun set or be given a massage just before your three-course dinner…if you’re lucky, the children will share their toys with you."